Archive for Thursday, December 28, 2006

Improve your health in ‘07

December 28, 2006

The first thing I want to do is to say a big thank you to Dusty and Rita Rhoads. When last week's paper came out and I was wishing for a color wheel to go with our 1960 model silver Christmas Tree, they saved the day. It was in its original box and works perfectly. Thanks again, Dusty and Rita, we have really enjoyed it, and our big kids did lots of reminiscing about how they remembered the tree as kids.

Christmas came and it was wonderful, especially putting all 26 family members together in one room for a group picture.

Now we have a whole new year ahead of us with great plans and resolutions to make up for all the things we did not get done this past year. According to the Internet, the No. 1 New Year's resolution is for health and fitness, weight loss, exercise and appearance. The list goes on and on. If you have strong interests in any of those categories, this is the time to start working on them.

Good nutrition is on a lot of people's minds. There is so much information available, in magazines and books and on the Internet. If you have a special health issue, it would be worth your while to investigate what foods would be most healthful. There is evidence that the types of food we eat have a big influence on our health.

Every morning I make a fantastic fruit smoothie for breakfast. It consists of banana, apple, orange, oatmeal, blueberries, strawberries, raisins, almonds, walnuts, cinnamon, honey, maple syrup and water. This gets mixed smooth in a matter of 30 seconds in my two-horsepower Vita-Mix blender. In the afternoon I have a meal of mainly vegetables with very little meat.

This is quite different of my diet years ago of very few fruits and vegetables and a lot of hamburgers.

The immune system is important to ward off all diseases particularly in times of seasonal change. Check it out, study it, and make improving your health your New Year's resolution.

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