The Essentiality of Mental and Physical Exercise

You’ve heard of the old saying, ‘use it or lose it’. I believe there is some truth to this. For example, when I stopped working out, it seemed my muscles shrank. You lose muscle mass, and I lost strength. I think they are right saying this.

Same goes for not using your mental faculties. They get rusty. So, not only do we need to stay active physically, we need do the same mentally. But, I don’t think we need to go overboard about it. In my opinion, moderate exercise of the mind and body should be adequate.

‘Adults who eat a more plant-based diet may be boosting their chance of living longer, according to a large analysis [1]’.

You can search all you want for the secret to ultimate health, but it will escape you. Why? Because there is not just one thing you do to attain it. Life, although we may want it simple, it is rarely so.

There are things I have found that makes for a healthier life. It’s how one eats, sleeps and lives. It is important to think positive and develop our own philosophy of life. People who live to 100 and beyond have done so.

‘We need to find our own happiness developing a lifestyle of our own making which will manifest vibrant health’ ~ your author

What would drive those who are obese to eating all the wrong food? What drives us to do so? Habit? Food addiction? I think the public is confused about nutrition. It is no surprise, since many reputable sources say conflicting things about what you should eat to lose weight, get healthier and live longer.

Nutrition is not taught in medical schools. It is no wonder doctors don’t know much about how we should eat. There is also no funding for nutritional studies. While the NIH has branches like the National Cancer Institute, there is no Nutrition Institute.

The USDA My Plate, is helpful despite it representing both the food industry and the consumer. Some suggest there may be a conflict of interest, yet they do suggest alternatives to animal products. People who eat largely plant-based whole food do not agree with menu items or food groups such as dairy and meat.

Source- 1 URL
Website Title National Institutes of Health
Article Title Vegetarian Diets Linked to Lower Mortality
Date Published March 31, 2016
Date Accessed November 27, 2018

Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.

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