I was recently reading a recent health report written by John Von Rodavitz, a correspondent for Science Press Association. These are some of the staggering facts he reports after his research.
1. In 2008 more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight.
2. Obesity in the United States, the fast food nation, is among the highest in the world.
3. Over 18 percent of deaths in the U.S. among people 40 to 85 are linked to be being overweight and obese.
You know my mantra is to live out loud. In order to live a fulfilling happy life, we must take control of everything affecting it, health being in my opinion the most important. That’s why I decided to share with you some of my personal strategies to maintain a healthy weight; easy, natural, and safe ways to stay healthy, of course, adding an active life to it.
1. Bring the palm trees to your life. My ancestors knew better. Coconut oil is powerful. It lowers the bad cholesterol thus helping you shed those extra pounds. I take 1 tbsp. every day; use it on stir fry’s, and cakes. Coconut water is refreshing and a great source to stay hydrated.
2. Don’t forget your garlic, raw of added to your dishes. Use it every day to lose weight plus give your heart and immunity a boost.
3. Oatmeal for breakfast with honey and cinnamon will keep your weight on check; low calorie and fiber rich.
4. An apple a day…in this case apple cider vinegar. I must admit that when I first heard of it my stomach closed. However this is an age old remedy to lose weight. To add some taste to it, I add some honey to a cup of water and 1 tbsp. of the vinegar. It serves as a great detox agent as well.
5. When I was a child I used to play with the papaya stems. Well, time would show me that this fruit is a digestion wonder and natural weight loss agent.
So here it is my naturally simple weapons to maintain a healthy weight. To my friends from around the world, I would love to hear yours. If there’s any proven tip you would like to share? Stay healthy my friends and as always, live life out loud!
"There's nothing more important than our good health- that's our principal capital asset." ~Arlen Specter~