Healthy living a lifestyle decision

In our modern and abundant world, we have much choice in how we live our lives, the foods we eat, the patterns that become part of our daily routine, and the environment we create around us. Others around the world are not as fortunate.

Overwhelmingly, research indicates that practicing healthy lifestyle habits promotes longevity, is a prevention measure against disease and makes people happier.

Living a healthy lifestyle on our increasingly busy island requires discernment and decision.

Choosing a healthy, balanced and less stressed lifestyle is remarkably easy.

Here are tips from Lifestyles with Donna that will not only help you feel better, but are preventative measures for life-threatening diseases including cancer.

Read food labels. Eliminate foods with scientific sounding names, dyes and additives. In purchasing butter recently, it was interesting to discover that many brands contain only cream and salt (pure butter) while many others contain unnatural additives.

Reduce alcohol. Research indicates that more than two drinks per day increases the risk of certain cancers.

Stay lean. Obesity increases the risk of many forms of cancer as well as diabetes and heart disease. Lifestyles’ weight loss programmes begin in October and are in session until Christmas. Email [email protected] for details.

Exercise regularly.

Create a sense of harmony and order at work and in your home. Fresh flowers, open breezes and natural sounds promote a sense of well being and health.

Children role model after adults, so beginning to educate yourself and your family in healthy living practices is essentially a gift to your children’s future.

By taking time to look at the ingredients of the food you eat, practicing moderation with alcohol, and keeping your weight within normal ranges, you are investing in your life and theirs.

Get active and then relax at home. Turn off the television and gain a sense of harmony without the noisy background clatter. Contentment then becomes a continual feast.