Motion Is Lotion

     Regular activity helps to prevent a long list of life-threatening diseases. Additionally, staying active helps us all with maintaining or achieving a healthy weight, improving our balance, keeping our minds sharp, our mood up and our muscles strong.  The two easiest exercises that bring us both instant gratification and long-term health benefits are walking and stretching. We do not have to be destined for aching joints and sore backs. Movement of any kind is the key to feeling better.

 

 Simple Food 

Over the years I've seen and tried many diet plans come and go. No matter how great the initial results are," miracle" cures are hard to sustain. It always comes back to the same thing, "eat real food, not too much".

This advice comes from Micheal Pollen​

  1. Don't eat anything your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. 

  2. Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or that you can't pronounce.

  3. Avoid the middle of the supermarket; shop the perimeter of the store. Real food tends to be on the outer edges. 

  4. Don't eat anything that won't eventually rot. There are exceptions like honey, but as a rule, things like Twinkies that never go bad aren't food.

  5. Always leave the table a little hungry. Many cultures have rules that you stop eating before you are full. 

  6. Families traditionally ate together, around a table and not a TV, at regular meal times. It's a good tradition. 

  7. Don't buy food where you buy your gasoline.