Sunday, August 9, 2009


Its true many illnesses are unavoidable, yet it is clear that each person has the power to improve his or her own health and well being. By eating well, exercising, resting, sleeping and relaxing, each can have a positive effect on ones health. Another key factor in a persons health and well being is the choice to not abuse alcohol, drugs, or tobacco.

Doctors believe that it is the people who have a positive attitude towards life, who believe that their lives have purpose, are manageable and have meaning, have the best chance of living a healthy and long-lived life.

Before the 20the century there was very little public support for health care. The government rarely got involved and when they did it was only to deal with epidemics or to clean up slums. Much has changed since then.

Staying healthy is both becoming easier and harder these days. We have a constantly advancing health care system along with the advances in technology. On the other hand we are constantly introducing hazers into out lives in the form of pollution and toxic waste. New and more deadly virus's and diseases are always developing, yet our life expectancy in north America has almost doubled in the last century. Spite all the health hazards the choice to remain healthy is still in your own hands. Avoiding unhealthy situations, foods, and life-styles along with staying positive are the best way to have a healthy mind and body.

Today in our modern age we have just about every supplement possible. Every vitamin from a-z can be found in supplement form. Along with vitamins, herbal capsules and high concentrated of other things such as bee pollen and folic acid are common. Todays fast paced and unhealthy diets have lead to a dependency on a multi or daily vitamin. Although our bodies produce most of the necessary nutrients required for living. We sometimes end up not getting enough of one vitamin. Vitamin deficiency of certain vitamins can lead to health problems. Over dosing on vitamin supplements is usually pretty hard, although there are certain vitamins you want to avoid taking high amounts of. Taking large amounts of some supplements can seriously harm you or even cause death. Always consult your doctor for advice before taking vitamin supplements.

Nutrition is becoming a more important issue in todays culture. Vitamin supplements are making it easier than ever to aquire the healthy amount of all vitamins and an asortment of other healthy herbs. Vitamins of course are one type of supplement but others include; antioxidants, diertics, amino acids, bee pollen and many more. High concentrations of some herbs are very beneficial to your health too. Some herbal supplements include; ginsing, echinacea, soy, fish oil, folic acid and more. Supplements generally never expire, but light and heat can often reduce the quality of the vitamin. Proper usage and storage are important things to keep in mind when on a supplement diet.

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