Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Better Choices Benefit Me

As I start this new year I want to pick better choices that will benefit me for a better life.  Thought I would search out some things that would benefit me and share them with you.

1.  More water!  I get in habits of drinking alot and then stopping, so I am going to try to stay in my good habit of drinking my water fullfillment everyday, our bodies need water everyday!!
2.  A Multivitamin-"Do I really need to take a multi-vitamin supplement?" The answer, after countless medical and scientific research studies, involving thousands of people, hundreds of doctors and almost a hundred years of study, is -- YES. Yes, you do need and want to take a multi-vitamin supplement. So if you are not already taking a one a day multi-vitamin supplement, then you need to start doing so immediately. It can and will make a positive difference in your life.
3.  Walking or Some Kind of Exercise Everyday- You do not have to exercise vigorously to reap health benefits. You can still stay healthy if you do moderate-intensity physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week.  The 30 minutes can be broken down into 10 min segment throughout the day. 

1.helps manage weight

2.reduces body fat

3.increase lean muscles tissues

4.increase physical fitness

5.helps to build and maintain healthy bones

6.lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

7.Relieves stress, helps you to relax and sleep better
4. Pray MORE and read my Bible more!  For me, relying on God more, helps me to have more faith in him and know that giving it all to him, and taking it off me, is what it is all about!
1 Thessalonians 5:17  Pray without ceasing
This is just a few things I want to change this year!!

Low Vitamin D??  I am!!!!!!!
Here a few things that has lots of Vitamin D in it.
You need to get a mininum of 1,000 IU a day through supplements and food.
Salmon (sockeye), cooked, 3 ounces 794 199

Mackerel, cooked, 3 ounces 388 97

Tuna fish, canned in water, drained, 3 ounces 154 39

Milk, nonfat, reduced fat, and whole, vitamin D-fortified, 1 cup 115-124 29-31

Orange juice fortified with vitamin D, 1 cup (check product labels, as amount of added vitamin D varies) 100 25

Yogurt, fortified with 20% of the DV for vitamin D, 6 ounces (more heavily fortified yogurts provide more of the DV) 80 20

Margarine, fortified, 1 tablespoon 60 15

Sardines, canned in oil, drained, 2 sardines 46 12

Liver, beef, cooked, 3.5 ounces 46 12

Ready-to-eat cereal, fortified with 10% of the DV for vitamin D, 0.75-1 cup (more heavily fortified cereals might provide more of the DV) 40 10

Egg, 1 whole (vitamin D is found in yolk) 25 6

Cheese, Swiss, 1 ounce 6 2
Make sure you get your vitamin D and eat plenty of the Vitamin D enriched foods!  It is very important for your health and bones!

POWER FOOD:  Cinnamon
This spice may benefit your cholestestrol levels, blood sugar, and so much more!!
Here's something that may come as a surprise: that cinnamon you've been stirring into your oatmeal, cookie dough, toast is probably cassia, a close relative to Ceylon, or true cinammon.  Health benefits warming qualities, both varieties of cinammon have long served as an appetite stimulant and as a remedy for abdominal pain and gas.  So start sprinkling that cinnamon everywhere, use those sticks in all your dishes, get the benefits of cinnamon!!  A true powerfood!
Enjoy Life and think Positive Thoughts, reach out for Life and don't let it slip through your hands, we only have one life that God has given us!! Let's make the most of it NOW!!

Bible Verse for Today=Proverbs 17:22 - "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."


Marlene said...

oops, I think I lost my comment, oh well... I just said thank you for all the great info, I too am low vitamin D.

Kathleen said...

Lots of fun info on your blog - Thanks for sharing! Love 1 Thess 5:17 =)