Thanks to Home Herb and Garden CEO Patrick OBrien
Lets get serious for a moment about your health! As we have seen in the Gutbuster BBQ section above, it is possible to have good tasty meals without blowing away your good health. All nutritionists agree that there are only a few essential requirements for good health, and they include a healthy diet, sufficient exercise, good sleeping habits, and a positive attitude to life.
60% of Australians and Americans are overweight or obese. Almost all cases of obesity are caused by simple energy imbalance or, too much energy in, and not enough out! Our increasingly sedentary lifestyles means that we consume increasing amounts of high energy (and usually high fat) foods. The combination of these two factors, overweight and unfit, can and often does kill us!
Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and arthritis, and other life threatening health problems. One only has to look at the millions of diet fad books that are sold each year, to realise that what the experts have been telling us for years is true, that fad diets don’t work! What will work though, is a sensible lifelong commitment to healthy eating, and a good exercise regime.
An exercise regime doesn’t have to be onerous either, park the car a bit further away when you go shopping. Walk whenever you can, don’t just drive to the corner store and back. Walk up the stairs at the supermarket, rather than use the escalator. Stairs are good for you, and good for your heart! Get into golf, bowls, or better still, regular walking.
Eat healthy low fat foods, there are plenty of them. Read up on healthy eating. Drink lots of water, and lots of herbal teas. There is considerable evidence to show that green tea and other herbal teas can reduce some forms of cancer. If you live in an area where it is hard to get fresh grown vegetables, grow your own (gardening is just the best and most pleasant form of exercise!) and/or take a good herbal supplement.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that most of us really do need to take a herbal and vitamin supplement. The environment we live in is becoming increasingly polluted, and a good supplement can help you avoid tiredness, and improve your health and energy. Click here http://health.cgio.net/PO21620.asp to read more about herbal supplements and how you can easily lose weight with them, and stay fit and healthy.Don’t forget the other couple of requirements for a long and healthy life, good living habits, and a positive attitude! So, lets light up the barbie, relax with a nice cup of herbal tea, or a light beer, and cook up a healthy low fat meal!
About Patrick OBrien: Patrick is a retired Master Butcher and businessman who also has broad horticultural experience. He has owned a restaurant, commercially grown organic vegetables, and he operated a herb nursery for many years.
To learn more about home herbs, garden, health, and homebiz, please visit: http://www.home-herb-garden.com