IN OTHERS PRESENCE: CAN THOSE AROUND US EFFECT OUR HEALTH

Cigarette Stick on Pile of Coins

“Second hand be worse than first hand.”


the bad around us

Who are the people in your life that influence you? They may be the very people in your life as the reason to why your health may be declining. If you are in a relationship with a smoker, you are more at risk at times than they are. Because the second hand smoke is real. But you stay because they are someone you care about. But what about your health and well-being. Is that something that is important to you? Or you know what, forget about the smoking for one second. Let’s say the person or people you’re around don’t eat properly. That could have an effect on the way you consume meals as well. They are eating unhealthy, you’re not going to not indulge. You usually will feast along with them.

not being left out

We see our friends growing up doing something and don’t want to be left out of the pack. So what do we do, we typically join in on the festivities. And this is the reason why we may end up making the same decisions as them when it’s time to take care of our health. I don’t know too many people who are going to hang around people who engage in unhealthy lifestyles, while not doing it themselves. How many people associate with drug addicts and don’t try it themselves. How may people go to the restaurant and eat a salad while their friends gorge on food.

wanting to make others feel comfortable

You want to eat healthy, and live healthy, but you are afraid as to how your lifestyle will effect others. You don’t want to  be the one where everyone else heads home after work and you’re always in the gym working out. You are always trying to make people fell comfortable. When in reality, it is about your healthy and well-being. You don’t let yourself go to make others feel good about their own situation. If you are not motivation enough, maybe they are not the right group of people to be around.


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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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WHO INSPIRES YOU: THOSE WHO GIVE US COURAGE TO FIGHT FOR HEALTH

Man Lying on Floor While Woman Sitting on Man's Feet

“Who impacts your life?”


those who push you

We all have someone we look to that makes us strive for something better. That person can be a relative or someone in society that has no attachment to you. When you are young athletes and entertainers inspire you so much do a lot of things in life. But when we get older a lot of times those inspirations that were great to us then are not always the people we hold close to us as we age. Siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends are the people who change our perspective. Very rare do we hold to the other public figures unless they are someone that really changed to way we think and live our lives. But when it comes to health, the people in the public eye are so many of the people that inspire us.

those exercise tapes are useful

Anyone remember the Tai Bo exercise tapes, or better yet, we all know Richard Simmons. We see these tapes, and for those of us in shape, it really hasn’t impacted our lives. But for the people who needed that extra push to get themselves in shape, Richard Simmons was that man. He didn’t just exercise and explain to you how to stay in shape. He was so animated in making people feel like they were and could be the best version  of themselves. He inspired even the next generation of fitness gurus that dealt with weight problems, or watched someone close to them deal with issues concerning weight.

they are now watching you

Understand that when you start on your path to getting yourself in shape, there are the younger ones watching you. The next generation that will take your cues and persevere in their life’s journey. And even though you may not want the job, it is yours, because you will inspire them as others have inspired you.


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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

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“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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SEXUAL HEALING: HOW ORGASM CONTRIBUTES TO A HEALTHY LIFE

Close-up of Woman Holding Condom

“That oh so good feeling.”


in the sheets

Ever read any statistics on sexual lifestyles? If you have, then you would know that people who have routine sex have healthier hearts and a better quality of life. Now note, when I say routine, I assuming that people orgasm. Which is something that the vast majority of woman can not do during sex. And that is because the average man last considerably less time than a woman. So a lot of women refuse sex from their mates. So what can you do if you are this position to have a better sex life? Or better yet, what is the hope for those out there struggling to have sex? I guess they can’t experience the greatness in health related benefits.

not engaging at all

Things may take place if you are not having sex in your life. This could mean not only the personal feelings associated with emotions, but also the lack of physical abilities. This could mean you have a hard time lasting in bed and erectile dysfunction. But it’s not like you just walk outside and get sex. You have to be desirable and if that is something you lack, then you will never experience any form of love. What a tragic feeling in life, but what are they to do. Our initial attractions to each other are physical, and people can’t help the genetics they have, which contributes to their lack of sex. It hurts, but that is the way of our world.

not able to reach climax

For this one, it is more geared towards women. And that is because women struggle to achieve orgasm than men. And the reason being, performance from the other partner. But how do men last longer because that is a big reason along with other capabilities. And there is no 100% right answer to this question. Because he has to be interested in getting better as well as working at it. But if you are with a partner that is already turned off, how does this work. So this means men lack confidence and women have their own set of depression.


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