Here are my 10 essentials for healthy living:
1. Breathe Deeply.
Expel harmful toxins: A rich supply of oxygen can make the difference between feeling tired and stressed and youthful and focused.
» Take at least five deep breaths from your abdomen several times a day.
2. Drink Water.
Drink water to detoxify and hydrate. Nutrient absorption, blood flow, respiration, elimination and your ability to see and hear require adequate consumption of pure, clean water.
» Drink at least eight glasses of water every day.
3. Sleep Peacefully.
Rejuvenate and repair: Sleep deprivation limits the production of enzymes and hormones your body needs to keep you healthy and prevent premature aging.
» Strive to get eight hours of sleep every night.
4. Eat Nutritiously.
Nourish and energize: A balanced diet gives you the energy you need today and the disease-fighting strength you need to build a healthy future.
» Eat whole foods combined with quality nutritional supplements.
5. Enjoy Activity.
Strengthen body and spirit: Moderate daily activity increases your circulation, purges toxins from your body, bolsters your immune system and boosts your spirit.
» Make an investment in at least 10 minutes of moderate daily activity, like walking, each day.
6. Give and Receive Love.
Bring purpose to your life: Meaningful, lifelong relationships and cherished memories bring joy in happy times and strength in difficult times.
» Every day, look for ways to express love for the special people in your life.
7. Be Forgiving.
Let go and move forward: By forgiving yourself and others, you gain freedom from negativity and guilt and you give comfort and strength to those you love.
» Make a point to consciously forgive anyone who has offended you.
8. Practice Gratitude.
Enlighten and brighten: When you recognize and appreciate all that you have, you can find and express pure joy.
» Make a list of the people, things and blessings for which you are grateful.
9. Develop Acceptance.
Release anxiety: When you develop the ability to accept the circumstances in your life you cannot change, yet strive to make positive changes whenever you can, you discover lasting peace and hope.
» Focus on positive changes in yourself and others. Celebrate small successes.
10. Develop a Relationship with God.
Discover unconditional love: By offering a simple prayer daily, you will enjoy a sense of well-being that cannot be experienced any other way.
» Take at least 15 minutes each day to spend in prayer, meditation and inspirational reading.