posted on Dec, 30 2016 @ 11:35 AM
a reply to: Cobaltic1978
Lol it's all about doing things in moderation really but certain habits do make us ill in the long term, mainly smoking and drinking too much.
Every middle age person should have an 'MOT' once a year, to make sure everything is working as it should; conditions caught early can also be
corrected or cured more efficiently, and I am not talking meds only here, I'm talking about a holistic approach.
I am 46 and quite healthy (fingers crossed), I had my MOT a few days ago and all seems fine, my blood pressure could be better but I will try to start
exercising properly, to try to correct it in a natural way. I refuse to take anti hypertensives at this stage.
The problem with 'being healthy' is that even those who are health obsessed and exercise lots and only eats good things, can end up with cancer or
other diseases (and we all know somebody who had). We can try to minimise the risk, but nobody is free from it. We also should not demonize drugs as
some people are only alive because of the medication they take, a common example is people with diabetes type 1 and insulin.
I am just grateful for every extra day I have to spend here with my children.
Happy new year!
originally posted by: YarlanZey
Who on this forum remembers the food pyramid? I swear that the fruit and veg section used to be the biggest part, followed by meat/proteins and then
carbs (bread/pasta). Why is it that carbs is the highest?
In the UK we use the Eat Well plate, which recommends 33% fruit and veg, 33% bread/rice/pasta/potatoes/starchy foods, 15% milk/dairy, 12%
meat/fish/eggs and 7% fats/sugars.
Eatwell NHS England.