11 months ago
Viewed 1259 times
What are you doing to get or stay healthy? Are you taking any supplements? What works for you?
I walk an hour every day rain or shine, exercise in the pool 2-3 times a week, eat the good stuff - fruits, veggies, whole grains, low-fat dairy, avoid anything with sugar or bad fat in it which eliminates processed foods. I always take stairs, park far away and walk the distance. I try not to sweat the small stuff and am exceedingly grateful I am alive, healthy and mostly pain-free.
I exercixe 6 days a week for an hour. I do 40-45 minutes of cardio and 15 minutes strength training I eat vegtables, 2 servings of fruit each day and I allow myself one really good snack per week. I just make sure the snack fits in the palm of my hand.
I take supplements because my body doesn't absorb most of the nutrients from the food I consume.
When the weather permits I go for a walk or bike ride simply because it makes me happy.
I do a fast paced walk for 3.5 miles 3 to 4 times a week and work out my upper body with push ups and 5 to 10 lb weights 2 times a week. I don't eat red meat, and as little fried foods as possible. I also try to eat at least a couple raw fruits and a salad each day. I have a son with Celiac Disease (cannot digest weat gluten). When he was diagnosed, I also tried to avoid it as much as possible and had a 5 lb drop in my weight. I was never very good at taking supplements until I turned 50 and my doctor reccomended that I take a good multi vitamin, 1000 mg D3 and a B12 that melts under your tounge. After a few months of taking these regularly I noticed not only do I have more energy, but my hair, eyes and skin all look better. I'm a believer now. Make sure you get good ones either online or from a health food store. Study up a little on them. I just take them 5 days a week.
Last Sunday I ran the San Francisco marathon. It was my birthday--the day I began my 70th year of life! It was great! Yes, I do take supplements and lots of them, eat a gluten-free, sugar-free diet, stay out of the sun, never smoked and am told I look 20+ years younger than my age.
Love all the regular exercising you guys speak of; I walk often and take the stairs doing brisk walking without support from the rails. Yes, I believe supplements are needed because the foods we consume are very often lacking in the needed nutrients, quantities.... Omega 369, folic acid, b complex are my regular features and I feel great. Omega at nights gives me great zeeeez. You have to first of all determine where your shortfall is and then supplement. Fruits and veggies are daily must haves
Stay protected from harmful UV rays with this season's newest sunscreen launches.
Are you addicted? Learn how to break the habit.
Amp up your summer wardrobe with these flattering finds.
We'll help you pinpoint what's triggering those weird eyelid tweak-outs.
Get moving for a firmer and better toned behind.
Return to the Mobile Site
Our experts and readers can help you—post your questions in YouTalk.
Do you have feedback, questions or concerns about YouBeauty? Send us an email using this form, or a letter at the below address.
* Fields marked with an asterisk are required
648 Broadway #705
New York, NY 10012