Seven Ways to Improve your Health
January 1, 1970This is the first of my newsletters and although I have written books on several topics including popular science, Einstein, James Bond and cars, this newsletter will be directed to health and fitness, the topic of my latest book "Feel Great Feel Alive: Seven Steps to Super Health and Fitness." The book centers on seven major ways that you can improve your health. And I'm sure that everyone wants to improve their health, or at least maintain it if you're already healthy. The seven ways are as follows: Get the proper amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients every day, get them as much as possible from "superfoods," maintain proper weight, exercise regularly, avoid stress, get sufficient sleep, and take care of your emotional health. I'm sure these are not news to you, but there may be more to them than you think. In future newsletters I'll talk about each of them in considerable detail, as I do in my book.
Looking at some of them you may say they're easy to talk about but not so easy to do in pratise. Take stress as an example. Merely telling yourself to avoid stress won't accomplish it. But avoiding stress is particularly important; according to many researchers it causes more illness and disease than everything else put together; indeed, it may account for over 70% of all illness. So it's pretty obvious that we should avoid it. The question, of course, is: how do we manage to do that? Some of the things that stress is related to are: poor diet, lack of sleep, and little or no exercise, so it's obvious that the above ways to improve your health are interrelated. But there are other things you can do, and one of the major things is called relaxation techniques. Several fo these are: meditation, massage, and music. I'll go into each of these in detail in the next newsletter.