HYGIENE SAYS A LOT: HOW YOUR HYGIENE IS VITAL TO YOUR HEALTH

Woman Washing Her Face With Water

“Washing the body.”


daily regimen

When I go home each night after work, I hop in the shower, then shower when I wake up. So that makes two per day, sometimes three depending on the activity. Why, well some of you might think it’s about the body smell. But me I think about the health associated with showering. As a man, there are places on you that can gather dirt if you are not getting the daily showers you are supposed, as well as women. I don’t want to gross anyone out, but, if you don’t shower regularly as a guy, you can develop the dirt between the thigh and the genitals. This caked up dirt is grim that comes from you not having the two showers per day especially in the summer, when you might need three.

watch the food you eat

If you are consuming certain foods, it will effect the way you smell. And no one really would truly want to believe this, but it’s true. If you are eating fast food all the time like McDonald’s, you will develop a smell from the food you eat. You also will start to develop a breathe smell as well. So, if you plan on being alone in your personal life, then fine, smell how you want; oh yeah and being unemployed. But otherwise, you might want to think about freshening up. But back to the food, eat foods that are more fresh like I don’t know, fruits and veggies. You like eating meat, fine, then baked chicken breast are better to consume than fried chicken.

“reach” for the stars

Let me just be straight forward, you have to get deep in all the crevasses. And when I say that, I mean, bending over and digging in those hard to reach places and if you’re a guy like me, lifting, “wink wink” certain things wiping underneath. And you want to scrub those areas, not wash. You scrub because you have to take into consideration that scrubbing gets rid of bacteria. But the reach areas don’t stop at shower, you have to reach in areas after with oils also. And that is something that I do, after the shower rub my body down with proper oils and maybe a dab of powder in certain areas. Oh yeah, wear certain underwear when you dress. And yes, I know all this sounds excessive, but it’s not. Living in New York City, you’re constantly around large crowds so you are aware of smells in this city.


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HEALTH SCARES WORK: HOW INTERNAL PROBLEMS FORCE YOU TO CHANGE COURSE

Doctor Pointing at Tablet Laptop

“You will change or forced to do so.”


test results

Most people go to sleep and wake up not really thinking about their health. Problem is, things arise that force you into the doctor’s office. Now, for me, I like to go to the doctor’s office throughout the year. And even with that nothing is guaranteed. So you say to yourself, why even do it if there is no guarantee with health? Well, statistically it puts you at a strong disadvantage. You are supposed to care for your body even when the doctor’s visit renders there is nothing wrong. That doesn’t mean you’re supposed go, “Oh, there’s nothing wrong, back to the donuts and ice cream.” Bad decision to make once you have been given clearance.

longevity means a lot

Everyone want to have a long life on Earth. But when you get news that you must change your lifestyle, then you are forced to come to a realization. You want to live longer than you are going to live change the lifestyle. Or, you can go at it like you have been doing. That is the thing that wakes people up. And hey, you still may live longer, but do you want to live longer and be forced to live in an assisted living quarters. Because there is nothing more upsetting to see someone that is much much older who refused to change their ways early in life. Now they have to have someone around the clock caring for them until the day they die.

use others as an example

Depending on your family history, you may be prone to have sicknesses unlike others. In my family, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease is a problem. So I have to be extra careful considering it is on both sides of my family. Now, granted, since childhood, I grew up an athlete, but every now and then I feel a little sick. A lot of times it’s nothing but a little bit of stress and anxiety. I will say for the most part I am fine. But if you come from one of these families it should be a wake-up call when you see people getting ill from sicknesses you know you have a lot of control over.


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GROWING YOUR OWN WELLNESS: HOW TO CULTIVATE YOUR OWN FOOD FOR HEALTH

Selective Focus Photography of Vegetables in Basket

“You eat what you grow.”


personal garden growth

Living in New York City, I wish there was an ability to grow your own crop. I would love to have a space to grow some type of crop for my own personal consumption. But if you live in the majority of the United States, you can grow your own crop in a garden in your back yard. Or, if you have enough land there are ways to grow more for you and your family. Just make sure your know what you are doing, because growing crops takes more than just digging up the ground and throwing some seed in the Earth hoping to have a successful outcome. But you also want to check on other aspects of growth before you start, such as laws.

growth laws

You want to start eating healthier foods, but you can’t just go to the store because the cost is so much money. So now you want to grown your crops to consume, but check the laws. In the United States, there are laws prohibiting the growth of certain crops in certain areas of your property. Which means, you may not be able to grow crops in the front yard of your house. But as far as the backyard, there are a lot less regulations. But also, make sure that the crop in the backyard is something you can grow as well. Meaning, strawberries are a better pick to grow, than cabbage because cabbage has a smell that resonates in the air. But beware of strawberries considering mice need fruit for energy. So understand, your health is important, but we do have laws.

surviving the right way

If you want to teach your child/children a great way to self sustain, then teach them how to grow crop. It not only promotes a healthy way to live, but it also shows them how to survive off of the land in which they reside. Before I spoke of the laws concerning growing your own crop, but for those that can, they don’t. Utilizing your land fully to the best of your ability is crucial to your survival. So for those out there with the means and land to do it, go for it. And if you know someone with the land that will allow you to grow, ask them as well.


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YOU LOOK THE PART: CAN YOU REALLY TELL SOMEONE’S HEALTH BY SIGHT

Blue Denim Jeans

“Lose weight, you, oh no.”


aesthetically pleasing

You look in the mirror, your body looks all together, and to other people you are fine. But when it comes to the doctor’s appointment, you have all these physical ailments. And for the life of people, they don’t get why you may be so sick. Well, the reason for you being sick is not because of how you look, it is the internal makeup of the body. Not everyone is meant to be slim in frame, and not everyone is meant to be heavy in frame. It’s what we consume and it is also the genetic makeup. If you are already predisposed to certain health issues, then think twice about the food you consume.

looking big, feeling great

I have seen women lifting weights and not matter how much they lift, they will never look like a Victoria’s Secret model. They just become a more toned version of themselves. So why are certain people labeled as being big and out of shape. Because some of it may be true, but other times it is the result of a more social norm in our society. But this is also a generational view as well because Marilyn Monroe would be considered a plus size women by today’s standards. So just because you may look a little more on the heavier side, you could be healthier than someone half your size. But it’s always good to get some good health facts.

the mobility test

Moving around is always a good indicator of good health. When you are less mobile because it is hard for you to move about, your health could be failing. I look in the NFL and see men 300 lbs. But they are professional athletes. That is a different 300 lbs. then a guy who just sits around his house eating all day. So you won’t find too many unhealthy people who have great mobility skills.


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LIQUID CONSUMPTION: THE FLUIDS THAT GO INTO YOUR BODY

Clear Glass Cup

“The effects of drinks on the body.”


quenching our thirst

Whenever you take a sip or even guzzle down a drink, understand this, it’s just like food. Whatever fluid you bring into the body, will inevitably alter the body’s chemistry. So if you bring into the body soda, you will have a breaking down of the body because it is highly acidic, and the sugar content that exist in each soda. Conversely, if you drink water the body is 75% water, so you are bringing into the body something that is natural. Water also has the benefits for the Kidneys in expelling waste. Soda drinks out the body, and this is how you can develop things like Kidney Stones. Well, what about those delicious fruity beverages. Because they have their benefits as well: kiwi, bananas, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, and cherry.

beware of the fruits

I eat all the fruits I need to be eating, but there is still something wrong with my blood sugar levels. And the problem is because they have quit a bit of sugar in them as well. That is a hard concept to understand because growing you you are always told to eat your fruits and vegetables. Now you have to make sure they balance out as you age. Because something that is suppose to aid you can hurt you when your intake is too high. So you have to bring into play the vegetables, which can also be used as a beverage as well. That’s right, a veggie beverage. And you’re probably wondering what does that taste like.

veggie drink

Me personally, I have never had a veggie beverage. I think the idea of drinking your vegetables is something I can’t find delicious. Now, I am sure there are many health benefits from consuming vegetables this way. And by all means, if there is anyone out there who can tell me of something that is good for you, that also taste delicious, please show me in that direction. Because I am always trying to look for new places to eat food, especially if the food serves some sort of holistic benefit.


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THE BODY IS A TEMPLE: CARING ABOUT WHAT GOES INSIDE

Women's White Top and Orange Floral Skirt

“We are pure in form.”


what goes inside

We often grab something to eat, downing it into our stomachs, not realizing what we are doing to our bodies. We engage in activities that can cause our bodies harm. And those side effects we don’t feel until time progresses. So I say, your body should be treated with care and it will continue to care for you for a long time. Now, so many people don’t look at the human body as this sacred temple to be cared for until they get older. Once they age and realize it, the damage is far along. So deal with the situation at a young age or deal later.

how we see ourselves

As you take a look in the mirror, do you like what you see? Because if you don’t it will show itself in the decision you make concerning your body. I walk the streets of New York all the time and see people jobbing and power walking. Then you see people shoving the greasy food down their throats. And for them, they are not too willing to give up the bad stuff to make their lives worth living. They also may not care how they see themselves, especially if no one else is checking for them. But we also have to take into account, keeping your body together just takes a lot of work. Work that is beneficial in the end, but hard in the beginning.

take the first step

In order for you to live that healthy life, you have to first start actively caring. Not just reading books and taking notes. That is the minor adjustments, you must do. Live the holistic life and hold true to it. Get yourself into a pattern so that it becomes what you do, and not a job. Because then you’ll start to get frustrated with the lifestyle. It has to be more than just exercise and eating right, it has to be a belief system.


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PASS IT ON: HOW TO TEACH THE NEXT GENERATION

Selective Focus Photography Person Holding Two Hands

“Teach them well.”


they learn from us first

Whenever we eat certain foods, remember that a generation is behind us watching. So it is in our best interest to try to make sure we set that example for the next group. They see us exercising, then they will want to follow suit and do the same. We eat certain foods good for our bodies then they will also. But there is a slight catch, young people generally don’t take their cues from older generations. They take their cues from people that are young who are in the public eye. So an athlete looks cooler eating fruits and vegetables than a middle aged man or woman. It’s the reason brands gives endorsement deals to athletes.

creatures of habit

We do something 3 times in a row, it will continue for 5 – 10 times, and so on. That is how we will approach teaching a group underneath us. They need to understand that just as with anything in our lives that we continuously do, we have to look at the same with health. You come everyday from school and do homework, that same thing must be applied to the idea of eating right and exercising. We should have an open gym opportunity for working out like we do for open gym basketball courts. Not everyone hoops, but some want to do other things. Once we start them off early, we do so for years and they take over after a while.

we need to know as well

They don’t know if we ourselves can’t comprehend as well. There are far too many adults that are not well-educated in how to care for themselves like their offspring. And it comes as no surprise that when the parents are unhealthy so are the children. Now, for people like my mother who battled weight issues, she always told her kids to care for self because of what it did to her. So in order for “them” to do better “we” have to do better.


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