“There are 7 no-cost resolutions one could adopt for 2009 that could help improve one’s health in the New Year. If someone did just a couple of things differently, his or her future health could be better, in fact, much better,” says Dr. David Minkoff. “And these steps can be done on any budget.
The 7 no-cost tips are: 1. Eat only real food. Real food doesn’t come in a box, doesn’t have ingredients that you don’t recognize, and actually the only ingredient is the food itself. Broccoli is broccoli, beef is beef, an apple is an apple. Captain Crunch isn’t food and neither is a McDonald’s hamburger. Chemicals, additives, preservatives, etc. aren’t food.
2. Exercise an hour a day; walking counts. Do it for 45 minutes, then spend 15 minutes doing body weight exercises or work with stretch cords. Do squats, push ups, pull ups, sit-ups. Get strong.
3. Get 30 minutes per day of sunshine.
4. Make sure you poop twice a day.
5. Get 7-9 hours of sleep every night and a short nap each afternoon.
6. Drink plenty of pure water, half an ounce for every pound of body weight.
7. Stay away from people who put you down, are critical of you, or who take joy in your failures.
For those wanting to take their health a step further, Dr. Minkoff suggests a check-up by a health care practitioner to test one’s vitamin D level, bone strength, inflammation in the arteries, and test for any silent diseases brewing that one may not be aware of. LifeWorks Wellness Center (www.lifeworkswellnesscenter.com)
As well, taking high quality nutritional supplements to fill in missing dietary needs and supporting detoxification of toxins is always a good idea. One good source is BodyHealth.com (www.BodyHealth.com)
“These points are some basics for body health. They are not complicated. Omitting any of them could reduce one’s health. Adding them could improve health and put one’s body on the road to more trouble free service,” concludes Dr. Minkoff.
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Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and worked as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995, when his wife became sick with an illness no physician could diagnose. Not accepting an uncertain prognosis, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her that led him out of emergency medicine into alternative medicine to find the answers.