A Journey To Better Health

Welcome to my site. I hope to take you on a journey to better health. I will be focusing on health as we get older. This site will deal with not only physical health, but emotional, psychological and spiritual as well.

As a starting point, I've made a list of rules which I have been following in my own life. I hope they help you in your own journey towards better health.

25 Rules For Better Health

1. Don't diet.

2. There is no such thing as perfection.

3. Honestly evaluate yourself.

4. Set realistic goals and expectations.

5. Believe in something.

6. Small Steps.

7. Getting over the hump (One of many).

8. Make the right choices.

9. Put away the scale (Save for special occasions).

10. Reach out to those around you.

11. Get a pet.

12. Walk before you run.

13. Build Muscle.

14. Push yourself, but know your limits.

15. Rest.

16. Relax.

17. Have balance in your life.

18. Know yourself (Physically and emotionally).

20. Try to be a good person.

21. Boost your metabolism.

22. Don't be afraid.

23. Realize that life is hard.

24. Laugh at yourself and the absurdity of the world around you.

25. Reach your potential.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Breast Cancer

     All of you are familiar with the pink ribbon which symbolizes breast cancer awareness. I pulled this particular ribbon off a wonderful site which has other ribbons you can download. The site is Pink Ribbons by Carol Sutton. I did this post because breast cancer is an important subject which affects so many women's lives. I believe we should all support any efforts not only for awareness, but research for a cure. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among woman. Only skin cancer affects more woman in America. Over their lifetimes 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women, but it is the number one cause of death for women between the ages of 35-54. Overall only lung cancer kills more women each year. In 2009, 192,370 women where diagnosed with invasive (malignant) breast cancer. Of these 40,610 died. It is no wonder that we are seeing so many efforts to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

11. Rule For Better Health-Get a Pet

"The famous Chase, searching for an opportunity to run."

     A little over a year ago we got our dog, Chase from a family who lived in town, and didn't have the room or time to give him what he needed. They could give him plenty of love, but not the exercise he required. At the time we had just lost a Golden Retriever, named Kinley at the age of thirteen. Her loss had left a big hole in our lives as well as in our home, which suddenly seemed so empty. When we got Chase he was nine months old, full of life, fast, energetic, and loved to run. He actually got the name "Chase" because he will chase anything. If it moves and God put it on this good earth he will chase it. Kinley, as she got older loved to lay in the sun, and watch the days pass by. She was happy to sit beside my Wife, have her head rubbed and sleep the days away. Chase, on the other hand needs to be moving all the time. If you take him for a walk you need to have a strong harness, a lot of patience, and a good pair of jogging shoes.