Are We in Hot Water and Do Not already Know It?




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Every day in every way we are supposed to be getting better and better, but are we? It appears that we may be in hot water and do not already know it.

Every day, each and every one of us becomes placed under stress in many forms, pollution, toxins, unhealthy diets, emotional and mental pressures at home and at work, family problems and the list goes on. Adding to it is the fact we do not get nearly enough exercise, sunshine or laughter in our lives.

This vicious course of action we are in, brings to my mind, an experiment that we did back in my high school days in biology class, (more than likely not permitted any more) where we took a frog and put it in hot water and it jumped out. This was done to test the frog’s nervous system and its reaction to uncommon things. If the frog was put into room temperature water it just stayed there and swam, there was no need to jump out. However, if you took that same frog and the same water, put it on the stove and slowly raised the temperature a bit at a time, the frog did not notice the water was getting hotter and the end consequence was a cooked frog.

Granted this was not a nice thing to do to a frog and more than likely it is not being done any more, but the example stayed strong in my mind. This is what is happening to us, as living, working human beings, we are regularly being put in hot water and the temperature is rising and we blithely go along not realizing, we are slowly cooking ourselves.

Instead of getting better and better each and every day, we are slowly killing ourselves. Our nervous systems little by little get used to the unnatural and unhealthy things we do to it and like the frog in the hot water, accepts it as the norm. Generally, by the time most of us notice anything is wrong, a great deal of time has passed by and if we do notice something is amiss, we ignore it or take a drug to disguise the symptoms.

It is hard for most of us to realize that heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer and already tooth decay is due largely to our unhealthy lifestyles.

The frog has someone to blame for its decline, but in our case, we are the ones that keep raising the temperature on our boiling water with little thought to the outcome.

Fortunately for us, our bodies are amazing and with a little help from us, have a great capacity for healing itself. All it takes is a little thought and effort from you. There are many natural and healthful ways you can have a positive affect on your body. With a little research on the Internet, finding a local homeopathic person to direct your health needs or making some easy lifestyle changes, you can make your body take a one hundred and eighty-degree turn around.

Good health is not just about feeling good, it is about adding years to your life and saving you money on doctor visits, prescriptions and expensive tests.

By following just a few of these ideas, you may be on the way, not only to better health, but also to a whole new advantageous lifestyle change.
Smoking: by stopping smoking you not only gain better respiratory health, remove a possible cancer threat, you can save money to use for finding more enjoyment in your life. Drinking: by cutting back on your excessive drinking, you can save money, avoid liver damage, avoid weakening your immune system, avoid weight gain and the psychological problems that too much booze, sometimes cause. Unhealthy Snacking: junk food is good once in awhile, but continued snacking on stuff that has little or no nutritional value can only rule to weight gain and possible diabetes, not to mention tooth decay and acne problems to boot. Nail sharp: I know you never thought of that as unhealthy, but more as a nasty habit and one bad for your nails. But, think about this, your hands and nails are nasty and dirty, think of where they have been in just the last half-hour. Keep your hands and fingers out of your mouth, they are “germy,” you can pick up all sorts of viruses and germs from them. Colds are a great source of sickness that come from your hands to your mouth. Do not be compulsive about washing your hands, but do wash them often. Don’t sleep around: sex is good for your health, no one agrees more than I do, however, safe sex practices are necessary for good health. Changing partners as often as you change your socks, it not necessarily practicing good safe health care. There are many diseases that can be passed around by unsafe, quick rolls in the sack. I preached to my girls “get a health certificate along with a financial statement” from the men they dated. Drug abuse: naturally drug abuse is not good for your health, but already casual abuse can be unhealthy not only to your body, but to your bank account and possibly that of your family. It is important to think about rehab, if the problem is great or you think you cannot stop on your own. There have not been enough studies done to show people what truly happens to the body by all the types of drug abuse that is going on. Get help quickly, if this is one of your problems. Eating on the run: yes, we all eat on the run sometimes, but if you are experiencing from an acid reflux or other digestive problems, the fast food and grease is not doing you any good. Take time to sit down and eat a halfway decent meal and eliminate grease and the hundreds of unnecessary calories. Drink more water: water is much cheaper than soda and it is healthier. Your skin will look better, you will have more energy and your metabolism will work faster. Take vitamins: our diets are lacking in many things, take time to do some research on what supplements to take, or talk to someone educated in such things. If all else fails, at the minimum try for one multi-vitamin a day. Eat more fish, take Omega-3 supplements, drink milk, add fiber to your diet, do the little things that promote good health. Exercise: you do not have to join a gym to get exercise, climbing the stairs at the office building, walking around the block at home, riding your bicycle, and just plain moving will help your cardiovascular system. Your brain needs exercise and so does your body to continue good health. Getting enough sleep: sleeping erratically at strange hours and not getting enough sleep is bad for your health, it opens the door to obesity, cancer and other major diseases. Getting at the minimum seven hours of sleep is not only good for your soul, but for your whole body. Turn off the late show and close your eyes, sleep your way to better health, clearer skin and a healthier outlook on life. Eat breakfast: eating breakfast is a good way to start the day, you give your metabolism a jump start and you put some needed vitamins and minerals into your body. Breakfast also helps avoid unneeded snacking urges throughout the day. Relax your posture and your jaw: We all have the habit of hunching our shoulders and tightening our jaws, when we are under stress. Learn to relax both your shoulders and jaw, make a concentrated effort to do that several times a day. By doing this you will help alleviate back pain, headaches and stress on your teeth. Take time to meditate, close your eyes and relax your muscles and breathe slowly. Take time to get away from what you are doing, walk away from your desk, your computer or balancing the budget. Relax your eyes and muscles in order to get a new perspective about what you are doing. Embrace your age: learn to be happy with the age you are, be proud of your age. Look at your accomplishments, the big and the small ones, take pride in yourself. Feeling good about yourself is good for your health. A happy person is generally a healthy one, so strive to be happy, be proud of the person you are. Enjoy the company of others, friends are what makes the world go round. Treat yourself well, cook for yourself, cooking at home is far healthier than eating out all the time.

These are just a few of the things you can do to become a healthier you.

Make everyday a challenge. If necessary force yourself to do something new each day, whether it is trying a new fruit or vegetable, walking a longer distance, fitting a new exercise routine into your schedule, at any rate it is, do it, you will be healthier and happier for it. By doing this, you will no longer be the frog in a pot of boiling water, just waiting to expire, you will be a happy healthy human just waiting for a chance to jump into some new and exciting experience. Try it, you just might like it.




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