As a CEO, entrepreneur or busy professional we often start the year looking at our businesses’ fiscal soundness, yet forget about our own physical wellbeing.
In the quest for success and a constant pressure to meet deadlines, deal with issues and keep the business afloat, it is easy to overlook our own self-care. The never-ending stress eventually drains our energy and ability to focus, causes premature aging and robs us of our good health.
Yet, without our health, not much else matters.
What if there was a way to keep your heart strong, your mind sharp, and your body youthful? According to Lester Packer, Ph.D., author of The Antioxidant Miracle, “Scientists now believe that free radicals are causal factors in nearly every known disease, from heart disease to arthritis to cancer to cataracts.
“In fact, free radicals are a major culprit in the aging process itself. By controlling free radicals, antioxidants can make the difference between life and death, as well as influence how fast and how well we age.”
There is a constant war going on in your body between free radicals and antioxidants. Free radicals are attempting to damage your cells while antioxidants are protecting them.
Think about what happens when you slice an apple. It begins to turn brown as oxidation takes place. The same process is occurring within your body. Free radicals come from external toxins, like cigarette smoke and air pollution. Poor diets and even our water sources contain free radicals in the form of pesticides and other toxins. Drinking alcohol triggers free radical production as well.
Free radicals are also generated internally as your body creates energy for physical activity, breathing, thinking and keeping your heart beating.
Normally, the body handles free radicals, but if the antioxidant level is low, or free-radical production is excessive, damage occurs. The extent of the damage accumulates with age.
The antioxidant defense system is a group of compounds that are designed to disarm free radicals. Antioxidants are a family of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that helps to ensure healthy cells and tissues.Their role in the human body is nothing short of miraculous.
How do you increase your level of antioxidants? Mother Nature provides a way through common foods, especially bright colored fruits and vegetables like carrots, beets, blueberries and strawberries. Whole grains, nuts and legumes are rich in antioxidants.
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), 9-12 servings of fruits and vegetables are needed daily which are virtually impossible to get through food alone. Supplementation is necessary for adequate protection.
Why not make changes today for a healthy start to the new year?
For more information, contact Pat Morgan at Pharmanex/ageLOC Technology, tel.305-458-2849
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