How do you stay healthy, physically and emotionally?
There is so much emphasis on trying to stay healthy today but there are also many different ideas about what healthy means. We are all individuals and most of us have tried different diets over the years.
More recently, as I approach the big 60, I have started to have some health issues like high blood pressure and cholesterol and have started to look a bit deeper into what I eat and the chemicals in my environment.
Medical health is important, but there are other aspects of health that I try to pay attention to as well.
How Many Fresh Fruit and Vegetables should I eat?
I try and eat fresh produce whenever I can and usually have about 5 veggies servings in one meal – so with salad for lunch and vegetables for tea – then carrot, celery, capsicum & berry snacks, I guess I well and truly cater for the recommended 5 serves a day.
Eating fresh fruit and vegetables makes me feel good. I don’t feel bloated or fatigued.
What meat do I eat?
I try to eat better grades of meat both red and white. I do try to eat fish occasionally, but I don’t particularly like it. I definitely prefer red meat and find that when my diet has plenty of red meat, I snack less. I look forward to eating when red meat is on the menu.
Should I Exercise?
I have never been a gym junkie, although I did attempt to get fit a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, I found that although I lost a little weight, I soon plateaued and lost heart.
I spend a fair amount of time outdoors, walking and taking photographs and for the past 10 years have been working outdoors as well. This has included a fair amount of standing.
This means I have had a lot of fresh air and I have not been sedimentary. I feel this is an important health factor, as slogging away just for the sake of exercise is a mental drain.
Can I have a vice?
My vice is scotch. I justify my vice by drinking it with water.
Gotta be bad at something I guess.
Fresh is best.
When I had my house, I grew a lot of my own fruit and vegetables and as I had plenty of freezers I was able to buy whole grass-fed beasts from the butcher and do things like squeeze and freeze my own orange, mandarin, and grapefruit juice.
Nowadays I have fewer options so always choose the fresh unpackaged salad, vegetable, and fruit options and better grades of meat.
Organic is harder to get when you travel simply as I have less time to look, so like most things in life one has to compromise and just go for the better options.
I believe we all want healthy bodies, myself included and I am working towards this goal day by day.
In the past, I have always tried to use healthy skincare & personal care products, vitamins & nutritional products, and household cleaning products. I believe it is important to reduce the chemicals in our environment.
As part of my healthy lifestyle kick, I embrace the fact that I don’t work full time. This means I have time to do the things that are important to me rather than grinding away at a job for more money.
I live simply, without being feral. I spend time writing this blog and playing around with social media simply because I enjoy it. I am creating income online and from my hobbies.
Enjoy life and make the best choices you can – that is what I attempt to do every day.
I am a real person who began my semi-retirement at 47 and share my thoughts on life, travel, and creating income streams that all me to continue to fossick, gold detect, travel, and enjoy life.
You can find out more about my history in my post My Journey to build a blog.
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