Healthier Living in Today’s World

Those of us who are old enough to remember the 40’s and 50’s can remember a time when preservatives were not the norm. The meats and vegetables were purchased on a weekly basis and sometimes daily. We knew what was in our food because we saw it being prepared. Personally, I never used a ‘mix’ to bake a cake or a pie until I was well into my teens. In most cases, it only takes a few extra minutes to bake using the ‘old fashioned’ method. In addition, I can’t remember any of my classmates with allergies or asthma… today everyone is worried about health problems… could there be a connection?
Today, most of our food comes pre-packaged and filled with preservatives to keep it ‘fresh’. For some of us this is not acceptable and we have started preparing and serving healthier meals and restricting our intake of ‘junk food’. However, this is not always the case for pet food… in most cases, our pets are receiving prepared foods… ‘treats’, ‘kibble’ and ‘special diets’ which may (or may not) contain all the nutrients our pets need for a long and healthy life.
With all the advances in veterinary medicine, we … Read the rest

Tips To Help You Become A Healthier You!

Are you looking to get into better shape and become healthier? There is so much information out there that it can be quite overwhelming when you are trying to better yourself. The following article will help you get started on your journey to better health.
The first thing you should do when beginning your journey towards better health is to define where you want to go and how you want to get there. You should make both long term and short term goals. Write down your goals so you can see them and remind yourself of them often. Research has shown that people who make goals and write them down are more likely to reach them.
Once you have made the choice to live a healthier life, make a grocery list. You need to purchase fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. The perimeter of the store is the healthiest place to shop, so most of the items you buy should come from there. Buy plenty of healthy food for both meals and snacks.
Exercise is another aspect of living a healthier life. You need to decide what kind of exercises you will do. You can exercise at home on equipment … Read the rest