Living Healthy means Being Healthy

healthy_livingWhat a difference a day makes. After declaring a day of healing yesterday my body received all of the rest it needed to heal. My muscles and joints feel stronger today and ready to take on today’s workout routine. I can’t tell you just how important it is to listen to your body. When it is time to let the body heal we must recognize that your body is sending in the troops of white bloods cells to torn muscle and overworked joints to repair those area’s. In this process the area’s of repair become inflamed, thus giving us the process of inflammation. As these area’s become inflamed pressure pushed upon the nerves in the area will send the signal of discomfort or pain. This is the signal we must pay attention to because it is our indication that it is time to sit back and let the white blood cells do their jobs and heal that area. The white blood cells are our natural defense system for fighting injury and foreign invaders to our systems and are part of what we call our immune system. It’s sort of like a hospital and ambulance squad in our bodies. Just like a well run medical system which keeps a good staff of professionals, medicines and a clean environment, our immune systems must also be maintained if we want them to work efficiently. We do this through good nutrition, exercise, drinking clean water, getting fresh air and sunshine and maintaining a low stress lifestyle. This is just one of the powers we possess and it is our responsibility to keep our immune systems in top form if we expect to live a long healthy life and avoid any types of diseases that my attack us. Living healthy means being healthy.

Blood Sugar- 98, Weight- 171.0

Treadmill- 20 Minutes

Bowflex- SHOULDERS
Shoulder Press- 260 lbs – 15
Front Raises- 70 lbs – 12
Side Raises- 70 lbs – 12
Shrugs- 310 lbs – 15
Situps- 30
Leg Lifts- 16

Meals
Breakfast- 2 Eggs
Lunch- Eggplant, Salad
Dinner- Steak, Salad

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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3 Responses to Living Healthy means Being Healthy

  1. Wonderful post, thanks for doing this. One little thing, increase in white blood cells happens and is one of the symptoms of inflammation. Not the other way around. I enjoyed reading this.

  2. Raymond says:

    Reblogged this on Encouraging Life and commented:
    Look at the real example of being healthy here at this blog.

  3. Couldn’t agree with you more. Rest is as important as exercise and you have to listen to your body when it’s telling you just that.

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