It is reported that 80-85% of all physician visits are due to the effect of stress upon our bodies. I have come to believe that we have lived with stress for so long that we don’t perceive our lives to be that stressful until the bucket is full and we start have very unpleasant symptoms such as sleeplessness, digestive issues, palpitations or extreme fatigue.
Where to start with our self-care for this stress? The 1st and best place to start is with the breath. Dr. Andrew Weil says that the breath is “The Master Key to Self Healing”. In fact, it can save your life.
3 reasons this breathing technique will save your life!
I say, “why wouldn’t everyone use this technique!!”. The technique empowers us to heal ourselves.
Let me share with you the 4/7/8 Breathing technique:
This is just one example of the power we have to heal ourselves. If you are feeling the effects of stress in your life, call me for a Free Discovery conversation to learn more stress relieving practices. Reducing stress can add quality years to your life.
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October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. Early Detection is the Best Prevention” is what everyone is being told.
5 Ways to Decrease Our Risks of Breast Cancer!
There are risk factors that cannot be changed such as family history, early start to periods, late stop of periods, and having the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene. But there are many changes that can be made in our lives to decrease our risk of breast cancer.
Breast cancer risks we can change are:
Grab a couple friends. Schedule a group hour session with me to see how you can greatly reduce your risk of any and all cancers. When you work to improve your health through prevention, you improve your future health for years to come. I will show you fast and easy habits you can incorporate that will make a big difference in your overall health.
What is the one thing that you can do to decrease your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes? You may think that could not be possible. One thing? How simple can that be? But it isn’t simple because sugar is addictive and our world is full of sugar.
Sugar has been hidden in many foods and under many names, over 50 names, by our manufacturers. We have bought into the myth that carbohydrates are needed for life and fat is our enemy. Dr. Ancil Keys told the science community in 1970s, that fat was the villain, causing heart disease. This information has changed our eating habit for 48+ years.
Dr. Robert Atkins, was a pioneer in 1972, when his 1st book came out promoting “low carbohydrate diets, Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution”. Was he entirely correct with his information? Not exactly, but was a move in the best interest of good health and decreasing carbohydrate intake.
Let’s take a moment to exam our health after 40+ years of believing that fat was causing cardiovascular disease. We have created the perfect storm for chronic illness; heart disease, diabetes, cancer and auto-immune diseases to name just a few by eating processed snack foods, trans fats, chemical-laden foods and added sugar to all kinds of food.
There are many reasons to evict sugar from our lives, but the top 3 are:
Become a label reader, to know you are eating good quality food and nothing your grandmother won’t recognize. It’s OK to use Stevia and erythritol for sweeteners, because usually neither of these natural products raise blood sugar.
If you are struggling with weight loss, fatigue, sugar addition or chronic illness then call me today at 502-295-6251 or email me at email@example.com to schedule a free discovery call. I will teach you how to reduce your sugar intake and cravings, plus how to make healthy eating doable and even fun.
Are you clinging to the myth that aging is all a downhill trip? Do you think it’s impossible to lead a fun, entertaining and enjoyable life after 50? Do you feel like you’ve been put out to pasture?
The good news is, you don’t have to buy into the myth of the downhill trip with aging. There are many things that can be done to increase our energy and vitality as we age.
Here are the top 3 ways to help you age gracefully:
If you are struggling with low energy, loneliness or health issues, email me to schedule a free Discovery Call. It’s time to start adding enjoyment to your life again and get yourself moving in the direction of improved health. Healthy Aging with Betty. 502-295-6251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a great example of Healthy aging! The couple in this Humana video gives us some good pointers. They decide on a recreation that will give them pleasure. They look at the challenges or obstacles they might encounter. Climbing the stairs. Perhaps, one of them has a chronic illness that make the stairs a real challenge or perhaps, they haven’t been exercising and believe they have loss strength.
The couple then sets a goal, they give themselves 30 days to exercise and get stronger, so they can enjoy their goal. And, they have fun, getting to their goal, exercising together. This is smart! The couple gets to the game, climb the stairs and are all smiles!
This is a great example of healthy aging! Keeping your strength up to enjoy life and going for activity that give us pleasure. Very smart!
If you have accepted the myth that you are too old to have fun on your journey and want to enjoy life again, travel and accomplish new things (even in your 70s and 80s) then call me today! Together we will look at your life and come up with an action plan that will give you more vitality, so you can get yourself back into the game.
Your Healthy Aging Coach
Integrative Oncologist. We do not have to believe the stereotypes of old age that means we just have to sit down and grow old. We are not doomed to be lonely, sick and unproductive. We do not have to have a steady decline but can have positive changes. We aging people can continue to learn, be productive and lead a full life. We do not have to gain weight, we can exercise and continue to dance!
Are you ready to plan for the rest of your life? To have more energy, less chronic pain experience better sleep and improved mental clarity.
Several lifestyle changes will do all of the above.
1) Eat whole, real and clean food.
2) Eliminate chemical-laden, processed, gluten/wheat, sugar and dairy foods.
3) Add movement, play/creativity and daily prayer/meditation.
4) Have good sleep.
I started on this journey more than 20 years ago. I was overweight, hurting and not happy. I was always hungry and craving food. I had no energy. I was taking tons of Ibuprofen. I was aging with chronic illnesses.
Fast forward to today. I eat whole, fresh, real food. I do not not feel like I'm 70 years old. I have reduced my stress. I am now a massage therapist and a Holistic Health Coach. I love where I am and I love my life.
Come along with me on this aging journey and I will share the magic with you. It's not a magic pill, but a magic life.
Hugs and love,
Your Healthy Aging Coach
How old do you feel on your best day? Don't buy into the myth that aging means you gain weight, have chronic pain and can't continue living a productive life. Join Healthy Aging Betty to how to avoid the steady decline of aging so you can live your best life.