As we conclude 2014, we recap previous #OptimalU focus topics and provide self-improvment questions from my practice members and tips which you can start today in order for you to live at your optimal health level in 2015.
How can I make better decisions about my health?
Because there is only one you, and your choices are important, I believe it is wise to take a weekend afternoon or evening and create an attainable lifestyle goal you can reach, compared to your current health situation. Ask yourself if the patterns you are currently observing will sustain you to have a pain-free and medication-free life.
Creating a goal, whether it be your weight, blood-sugar level, or the amount of pain you can tolerate, would be one of the smartest decisions you can make. Once you have decided on your optimal level of health, then create your daily routine in order to accomplish that goal. I encourage our practice members to focus on these optimal healthy steps: Eat green, non-starchy vegetables, organic protein, pure water, exercise a minimum of thirty minutes a day, and get a minimum of six to eight hours of sleep (All focuses of #OptimalU this year).
What are three “self-improvement” concerns you had at one time, and how did you change your outlook and implement it in your daily life?
I made the very wise choice over forty years ago to quit smoking (two packs a day!). Smoking depletes your body of vitamin C, sulfur and minerals, plus it adds toxic compounds which compromise your body’s function. People who smoke heal slowly, and sometimes not at all.