(PRWEB) January 03, 2014
Adam McLeod, a gifted Vancouver-based Naturopathic Doctor and energy healer, gives you several New Year's resolution suggestions to significantly improve your health. Keep your changes easy and do-able. Small changes that become healthy habits create permanent improvements in your health.
One of your main goals should be to create a healthy immune system, since it is your immune system that keeps your body in good health. A major suppressor of your immune system is sugar. Americans on average consume 165 pounds of sugar a year on a per capita basis, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Soft drinks account for 33% of all added sugars consumed, says Kristine Clark, PhD, RD, a spokeswomen for the Sugar Association. The list of health issues directly related to overconsumption of sugar includes obesity; hyperglycemia; tooth decay; arthritis; gallstones; heart disease; food allergies; diabetes; ovarian cancer; eczema in children, to name a few.
Make it your resolution to reduce your sugar consumption by eliminating unnecessary foods like soft drinks and sweetened fruit drinks. As a healthy alternative, keep a jug of cold water in the fridge with lime wedges in it handy. Make it a habit to reach for this thirst-quenching substitute every time you open the fridge.
The next food group to focus on changing in your diet is processed foods, which increase the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer. Making smart choices when grocery shopping will definitely be a step in the right direction in staying healthy. Reducing processed food from your diet will help you lose weight and have more energy. The old saying, “You are what you eat” is very apt. Take time to read the labels as you shop for food. Zero in on what is a healthy choice, and make it a habit to purchase these choices.
Of course, one of the common resolutions each year is exercise. Fitness Centre memberships boom at this time of year, however most people tend to leave this one by the wayside after the first or second week into the New Year. Rather than exercising until you are in pain find an activity that you enjoy and make it a regular daily practice. Simply doing a brisk walk every day is habit forming and will definitely add to your well-being. You are more likely to stay with an exercise plan if you enjoy doing it. Remember, making small changes that become healthy habits is your goal.
Last but not least are visualizations. Most successful athletes use visualizations to help them become the best they can be. No matter what your resolutions are you should use visualizations to stay focused on your goals. When you reduce sugar and processed foods from your diet, in your mind’s eye see and know that your body is improving and staying healthy. There are many tools you can use to help with your visualizations on the Dreamhealer website. Integrate these into your daily routine to make them the most powerful they can be.
In summary, resolve to improve your immune system and stay healthy by using small steps to create healthier habitual choices. What you do every day this year is what really counts as change.