How Do You Keep Yourself Healthy ?

@SIMPLYD (90722)
Philippines
September 15, 2015 4:22am CST
Everybody wants a long and healthy life . I started keeping myself healthy , when I was operated for a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy at the age of 38 . I was on forced menopause because of my operation , so I followed my doctor’s prescriptions of vitamin supplements , such as vitamin E , C and calcium . In addition , I take fish oil . In the morning upon waking up , I drink more than 2 glasses of water . I don’t eat the fats of meats . Although sometimes , I would eat the skin of a fried chicken . I see to it that I eat veggies and fruits . I exercise on weekends and on holidays and whenever I can , after office hours in the evening . I drink at least 3 cups of green tea in a day . I seldom drink carbonated drinks . Before going to bed I drink a glass of water . I have a medical check-up every 4 months or so so I could check how healthy I am. So far , at my age of 55 year old , my health concern is sometimes my cholesterol would be above normal . However , it’s manageable after taking medication for a month or two . How about you guys ? I presume those younger ones , have no health problems at all yet .
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@LadyDuck (461034)
• Switzerland
15 Sep 15
I am 60, I have to say that I never changed my eating habits. I have always eaten fish, fruits and vegetables using olive oil. I almost never eat red meats or fatty meats like pork. The only thing I can say is that I am healthy, I have no health issues.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
Wow , you have no health issues at that age ! No high blood or even above the normal cholesterol ? Well, just reading at what you eat , made me conclude that you are healthy . Olive oil is a healthy oil . Keep it up my friend .
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
@LadyDuck Wow, you really have a healthy genes ! Yes, i also truly believe that health is genetic . Is your mother at her age now , still have a sharp mind ?
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@LadyDuck (461034)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD I have low blood, sometimes even too low early in the morning, no cholesterol at all. I believe that health is genetic, my Mom eats everything she likes, including cured meats, pork and fatty foods. She is 94 and never had a health problem, her mother was the same.
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• United States
15 Sep 15
I make sure to walk always. I do not have a car and do not want one. It is good exercise for me. I try to watch my diet and have cut out sugar. I do have a few health related issues but in general am fortunate. Good you watch your health Simply.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
Yes, walking is beneficial to health . Cutting of sugar is also good and so is watching your diet . It's good that you are careful of your health . As for me , yes i always watch my health .
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@Rosekitty (19368)
• San Marcos, Texas
15 Sep 15
You take care of yourself pretty well..I am 64 and try to eat healthy but then the chocolate tempts me..hahah..I love my tea and water too
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
Tea and water helps too in making our body healthy actually. Well as to the chocolate as long as it is not everyday and eat in moderation , you are okay . Yes, i take care of myself well, so i still live many more years and see our daughter have her family too.
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@vandana7 (99205)
• India
15 Sep 15
By having firm belief in god?
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@vandana7 (99205)
• India
16 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD ..Yeah, so I help myself to larger helpings of pickles, and whatever. God didn't say don't eat this, this will give you ulcers, don't drink that, it will give you lactose intolerance. So it is his problem not mine.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
But it is said that God helps those who helps themselves .
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@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
15 Sep 15
I go astray sometimes but always feel we get out what we put in and will pay a price for our neglect if any. It's really good that you take the time to look after yourself. Really.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
@Bluedoll I guess when we become older we become choosy with our chips though . Don't you think so too ? Most seem to be so salty to me now .
@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
I do go astray also sometimes , like today where i drink soda and ate chips ! Thank you , but i do that so i can still live many , many years .
@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
16 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD Chips are my weakness too usually doing movie time when a bowl sitting next to you is available. It used to be popcorn but I lost my desire for it.
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@sofssu (23662)
15 Sep 15
I have a few.. I follow a fairly strict diet and not so strict exercise program
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
Maybe you compensate the not strict exercise program with your strict diet . Our bad diet and sedentary life are what contributes to bad health.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
@sofssu Well your strict diet can compensate for your lazy days on exercise .
@sofssu (23662)
16 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD I am not sure if I compensate .. but some days I am more lazy than the others
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@owstalaga (4707)
• Philippines
28 Sep 15
I wish I can stop abusing my body by not sleeping too late. That's one health problem I need to curb. And also I need to exercise everyday. Even if I do walk a lot I still feel my blood circulation isn't doing good. I started eating healthier less than a decade ago so I hope that counts for something. I did it because I've got my own health problem so I have to do it.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
28 Sep 15
So we both have this problem of sleeping late . But since last week , i forced myself sleeping already at 10:00 -10:30 . That way i get at least 7 hours of sleep , as i wake up 5 in the morning on weekdays . I think your eating healthier already counts a lot . But still you must couple it with exercise as the health experts say .
@glenniah (1197)
• Mandurah, Australia
15 Sep 15
Every now and then I do try to look after myself and eat properly and such. I do walk every day with my dog, so that is something I guess. Other than that, I keep thinking tomorrow I will do better. I also work one day per week to keep my brain active. At 70 years old I have no problems as yet
@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
Wow, a 70 you have no problems as yet ! Walking and eating properly has done your health good. Keep it up , my friend .
@allknowing (130292)
• India
16 Sep 15
You seem to have a healthy approach to reaching your goal. I more or less do what you do but not everything. I like sweets specially chocolates which I will not trade for anything in the world I also do not follow your water drinking habit.
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@allknowing (130292)
• India
16 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD As you know I have travelled a lot and most of my shopping was chocolates. Each country has their own brand and taste different too
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
@allknowing Wow, i can just imagine those Swiss chocolates if you have been there .
@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
Oh , if you love chocolates then you must drink lots of water . I do love chocolates too , but i seldom buy . I love it when it's given as a token of a friend from trip abroad.
• Philippines
15 Sep 15
My father has high blood pressure which means I am at risk as well. At 41, my bp is still normal but knowing that hypertension could run in the family I am taking some preventive measures. I exercise regularly. After driving my son to school, I do a 45 minute walk in the park near our house before I go home. Then at night I jog in place in front of our tv while watching my favorite teleserye, lol! With food, I don't have much problem with what to prepare since my family loves fish and vegetable, except my 7 year old who is very picky.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
Wow, that's really enough to keep you healthy , that 45 minute walk in the house and jogging in place and a diet of fish and veggies. As to your son being very picky , it's normal for most kids . Our daughter was that also when she was still a kid.
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• Philippines
16 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD Because I love to eat, I have to exercise, lol!
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
@Magnolia74 Very good ! It's good you know how to counteract eating .
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• Austin, Texas
18 Sep 15
I'm not in the health condition I would like. Could always improve. But I thank God for the health and strength I do have.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
18 Sep 15
We can only pray for God to make us better , when we are not in the healthy condition we like .
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@jstory07 (135300)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Sep 15
Try to eat healthy and go for a walk every day.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
I am always trying . But sometimes some sinful foods can be a tease specially at parties. I get to walk rushing everyday on weekdays morning in my high heels , going to the jeepney stand outside of the subdivision where we live . And that's for 5 minutes .
@gregario888 (1276)
• Aurangabad, India
15 Sep 15
You seem to be following a very scrupulous health regimen after your operation, I am sure it would have paid rich dividends by now. I was operated upon for a gall bladder removal three years ago, since then have kept away from high calorie foods, but it is a difficult thing to keep pace with a strict diet regimen.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
Thank you , i have to . As for you ,at least you always go back to your strict diet regimen . It's natural to cheat sometimes , my friend .
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• Aurangabad, India
16 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD Yes, it is indeed a hard thing to shake off old habits. But I'm for giving it a serious try.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
15 Sep 15
I'm afraid I haven't taken very good care of my body, but I'm pretty healthy for a 75 year old. I've had a hip replacement due to arthritis, but apart from that I'm fine.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
Wow at 75 with just arthritis and hip replacement you are healthy indeed , despite not having taken good care of your body !
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@excellence7 (3647)
• Mauritius
18 Sep 15
I am 27 and I am fit and fine though some years back, I had a sport injury by hurting the soft tissues of my left elbow. I had a torn ligament. It took me years to stabilize. I took vitamins, glucosamine, fish oil and other supplements that helped in the healing process. I can no longer hit the gym as I used to before. I have a home gym. I exercise as and when time allows; I'm no more that gym-obsessed person. I do it mostly to keep fit these days. But so far, I am health-conscious though sometimes, I forget my limits and go on consuming excessive candies, sweets and junk foods. I really need to control myself. I do wake up and do water therapy by drinking 2 to 3 glasses of warm water first thing in the morning. I do monthly detox (home made juice of green apples and coriander) as well. I try to consume mostly vegetables in addition to red meat. If I have to rate myself on how health conscious I am on a scale of 10, I would say 5.5 at this phase. But I am trying to be stricter on this.
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• Mauritius
19 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD But honestly enough, I don't keep myself healthy to live longer. I am not really interested to have a long life. I focus more on living a quality life and I truly mean it. I keep myself healthy because I love it. It's a discipline I instill in myself.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
19 Sep 15
Tha t's good because at an early age you are already health conscious . Sometimes we will notstart keeping ourselves healthy until we meet an injury . In addition , getting older would also make us be one because we know that the only way to live longer is to live healthily .
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@bunnybon7 (50973)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Sep 15
i used to take great care of my health. then when i turned 55 yrs. it all started going down hill no matter what i do. it is frustrating for someone that hardly had a sick day before to suddenly never have a good
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
But why did it went down hill already ? What are your health issues my friend ? Can it be that it runs in your family ?
@toniganzon (72279)
• Philippines
15 Sep 15
I'm not sure if I am that healthy! I drink two glasses of water upon waking up. I drink green tea instead of coffee because it has less caffeine or sometimes none, depends on the brand I am drinking. It keeps my skin from breaking out so it's always green tea for me. Recently I'm down to 50kg so I want to gain more weight though the gym instructor told me that I am still within my ideal weight. I prefer eating fish and seafood over any meat. I eat fresh fruits whenever I can. i eat Korean style cooked vegetables because I couldn't stand Filipino cooked vegetables for some reason. I ride my mtb or road bike on an average of 25kmph and going up a hill whenever I have the spare time which is usually early morning of Saturday or Sunday. I couldn't run anymore because my knee hurts sometimes from a volleyball injury I had when I was 12 years old. I keep myself away from sweets. Not very fond of chocolates unless they're swiss dark chocolate.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
I can assure you , that you are healthy Toni , reading your eating lifestyle and activities . The way i see you in your profile picture you got a sexy built . Keep it up !
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@Beatburn (4287)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
Oh and one more thing, I'm 21 years old (mentally).
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
Why 21 years old mentally ?
@SADCROSH (46)
• Sri Lanka
15 Sep 15
I'm a 24 years old boy.Still I don't have any big health problem because everyday i attend to the morning PT sessions and I'm doing swimming,volleyball,cricket,basketball in my leisure time.Also I don't think about a special meal because I'm doing PT and games.I have another thing according to my job I must maintain my body and BMI range,also physical fitness.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
It's good that at your young age you are physically active and is into physical fitness . Keep it up even if you get older , so you will always be healthy .
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
17 Sep 15
@SADCROSH wealthy ? Oh no , i don't dream to be wealthy , just healthy is best for me to choose already .
• Sri Lanka
16 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD thanks.You also must keep well your health.you must take your treatments on time and be wealthy.
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• Mexico
16 Sep 15
I try to go everyday to do some jogging in the morning, and in a very general way, I keep a mostly healthy diet. Not a lot of fats, red meat or very sugary foods. I am fairly young (twenty-something), but I think you are never "too young" to start caring for your own health.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
16 Sep 15
Yes, you are correct , no one is never "too young" to start caring for his health . It's nice to know that at your young age you are aware of how to keep yourself healthy . Keep it up!
• Mexico
16 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD Thank you very much for the encouragement! It´s not easy, but in the end, it´s worth it :)