Health Issues Of The United States

1525 WordsJun 28, 20167 Pages
The 4th of July is a holiday in which we celebrate the freedom and independence that we all enjoy in this beautiful and unique country. But when we become sick, or are afflicted with chronic health issues, some of that independence and freedom is taken away from us by our own ill health. While it may seem that illness and health issues pop up overnight, the fact is, they take a long time to rear their heads and are a result of weeks, months, and even years of poor lifestyle choices (ie poor nutrition choices, lack of exercise, etc.). The good news is, we are not victims of the aging process like our parents and grandparents believed. We do not have to surrender our health, freedom and independence once we hit “a certain age.” Instead, we can make healthy choices on a daily basis that will keep our bodies and minds working optimally so we can enjoy our lives fully. With this in mind, and in honor of this great holiday, here are 10 things you can start doing RIGHT NOW to maintain a healthy body and mind. 1. Kick Those Bad Habits to the Curb! Before you can see gains from making positive choices, you’ve got to halt your repetitive negative choices. What are some of the bad habits that should be completely eliminated, as opposed to “just cutting back?” Smoking, doing drugs, and unprotected sex would be the top three. There is simply no way to do any of these in a healthy way, and so they have to go from your life. On the other hand, there are some bad-ish habits that can be
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