The Three W’s to a Healthier Better You

The Three W’s are Walking, Water and Writing. I chose those three to be the powerful steps to starting your own War on Weight because of their importance.

Water is a very important source to a healthier you. Be it bottle or tap you need to drink 8 or more full glasses of water EVERY DAY

ImageYour body is estimated to be about 60 to 70 percent water. Blood is mostly water, and your muscles, lungs, and brain all contain a lot of water. You need water to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to your organs and tissues. Water also transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs. You lose water through urination, respiration, and by sweating, and you lose more water when you’re active than when you’re sedentary. Lost fluids must be replaced by the fluids in the foods you eat and the beverages you drink. If you don’t get enough water, you may suffer from hydration. Symptoms of mild dehydration include chronic pains in joints and muscles, lower back pain, headaches and constipation. A strong odor to your urine, along with a yellow or amber color, may indicate that you may not be getting enough water. 

My mother-in-law was recently hospitalized for her kidneys being severely dehydrated. This is a serious condition.  Increase Your Water Intake.

Walking is something I feel is important as it allows you to get in those necessary steps everyone needs in a day. It allows for you to stretch those muscles out that become tight as you sit in your cubicles everyday or chose the elevator over the stairs.

ImageWalking is an easily accessible activity that can be done anywhere, anytime, anyplace. And, other than a pair of decent walking shoes, no fancy equipment, special clothing or expensive paraphernalia is required. Numerous studies have shown that walking regularly can result in a significant reduction of the so-called heart risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We are all subject to stress, but going walking is definitely better than going the cigarette, booze or drugs route. And in addition to stress reduction, you will also gain a greater sense of well-being, better productivity at work and a more intensely experienced sensual life. In essence you are creating a healthier better you with every step you take.

I take measures such as parking in the back of parking lots, taking stairs instead of elevator, using the stairs in my home often, and doing things myself instead of asking my kids to do it. Walking is something we take for granted.

Writing I feel is just as important to a healthier, better you because it allows you to always have someone to talk to. Not getting a response to what you have to say is not as important as saying what is on your mind.

ImageThis is a hugely powerful way to focus your attention, keep track of life, create a permanent record for the future, and much more. When you’re faced with a knotty problem or a difficult situation in life, try writing about it. Setting aside some time to write about it will help you to process emotions, see the problem in a different light, and work your way towards a solution.

Writing is another way to remind yourself to stay focused.  It allows you to hold yourself accountable for your actions or inaction’s. Writing has also been shown to reduce anxiety and panic attacks.

These few simple things, the Powerful 3 W’s will start you on your journey to a healthier better you.  As you begin to implement these things and routinely do them you will be more likely to take further steps to bringing your health full circle.

All The Best,

Tamara Brown

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

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    Mar 14, 2012 @ 12:54:35

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  2. Cory Tetu
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 14:15:07

    Some people may have been nursing a broken spine for a long period of time and not even know about it. That back pain may have been due to a fall during any sports activity such as basketball, skiing, horse-back riding or a football game wherein you’ve been misdiagnosed with only a broken right arm. However, after the injured arm heals, there seems to have developed an intense back pain that made regular activities such as sleeping and moving around too difficult to do. The pain goes on and would never seem to leave you. Aside from the stress and agony it brings, chronic pain can lead to other serious medical conditions.-

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