Improving Your Health

It was Mark Twain who observed that “The only way to keep your health is what eat what you don’t want,drink what you don’t like, and do what you ‘d rather not.” Twain was cynical,but there’s a lot of truth to what he said. If we could write our own rules for healthy eating,I think they could look like something like this:

1. If no one sees you eat,then it has no calories.

2. If you drink a diet soft drink with a candy bar,the calories are canceled out.

3. If you eat with a friend and you eat the same amount,the calories don’t count for either of you.

4. Foods used for medicinal purposes never count: Examples include chocolate,brandy,and cheesecakes.

5. The secret of looking thinner is getting the people around you to gain weight.

The key to healthy eating is moderation and managing what you eat everyday.

– Don’t rely on crash diets.

– Don’t worry about what you ate yesterday.

– Don’t put off good eating until tomorrow. Just try to eat what’s best for you in the moment. Focus on now.

If you are not sure how you are doing or what you should(and shouldn’t) be eating,get a physician. Your doctor will let you know how you are doing and how to change your diet.

A hundred years ago,most causes of illness were related to infectious disease. Today,they are related to stress. The United Kingdom-based National Association for Mental Health produced a list of questions to help a person gauge whether stress was becoming a problem. Here’s what the people were asked:

  • Do minor problems and disappointments bother you more than they should?
  • Are you finding it hard to get along with people(and them with you)?
  • Have you found that you are not getting a kick out of things you used to enjoy?
  • Do your anxieties haunt you?
  • Are you afraid of situations or people that didn’t bother you before?
  • Have you become suspicious of people,even your friends?
  • Do you ever feel that you are trapped?
  • Do you feel inadequate?

If you answer yes to many of these questions,stress may be a problem for you. Everybody faces problems and feels pressure at times. Whether that pressure becomes stress depends on how you handle it.

I have found out that the worst thing I can do when it comes to any kind of potential pressure situation is to put off dealing with it. If you address problems with people as quickly as possible and don’t let issues build up,you greatly reduce the chances of being stressed out.

Here’s how to handle issues to keep them from becoming stressful to you:

  • Family Problems: open communication,unconditional love,spending time together.
  • Staff leaders with bad attitude: Remove them and look for better ones.
  • Limited options: Creative thinking,advice from others,tenacity.
  • Staff productivity problems: Immediate confrontation with the person and addressing the issue.

The body achieves that which the mind believes.

Mental Health,America