According to Dr. Norman Shealy at the International Institute of Holistic Medicine (IIOHM), only about three percent of people have good health habits.
Not surprisingly, those same people tend to remain in good health and avoid major illness and disease.
There are some basic good health habits and guidelines to help one live a healthy and productive life such as exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet and adding missing nutrients and supplements. There are also other recommendations, which include: maintaining optimal weight and managing stress. It is also well documented that smoking and drinking alcohol excessively are not habits that support well-being.
More than two-thirds of adults are considered to be overweight or obese. Many individuals suffer from a magnitude of chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease, strokes, renal failure and other major issues.
What most people want is a “silver bullet” to magically fix all their health issues.
The end result: many individuals take a multitude of drugs and endure invasive medical procedures, such as dialysis and open-heart surgery. Frequently, side effects and complications from taking the medications and having the procedures outweigh the benefits.
There Actually Is a Solution
But, this “magic” formula does require some effort and attention. The way to improve ones health and well being is by following the recommendations listed below:
- Keep your body mass index between (19 and 24 percent). Less, than 35 percent of Americans do this.
- Do not smoke.
- Eat a minimum of five servings daily of fruits and vegetables, which is accomplished by less than 20 percent of Americans.
- Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes at least three days per week. Ten percent of Americans do this. If you are wanting the opportunity for optimal results, it is our opinion that targeting six to seven days to exercise a week is ideal.
By following the guidelines above, our estimates indicate that up to 75 to 85 percent of chronic issues could be prevented. The individuals who start practicing good health habits early in life are less likely to face major medical challenges.
It’s Never Too Late
What if you already have developed some major complications or health challenges? Is it too late?
No! Return to practicing the four essential health habits and lower your stress levels. By doing so an individual can reverse the negative trends and can maximum their health.