IN YOUR DAILY DOSE today you’ll discover that the choices you make before you HAVE children will affect their weight management and potential risk for disease and illness.
IN MAKING CHANGES today are 9 specific strategies you can do to improve YOUR health, and ultimately, the health of your children.
IN FACT OR FICTION you’ll discover a specific physical trait the koala bear has that has stumped some experts.
In The News
You knew the decisions you made after your child was born had an impact on their weight management and health - but did you know that the decisions you make about your own health has an impact on their health BEFORE they are born?
Researchers, led by Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, compared the sperm of 13 lean men and 10 obese men. They discovered that comparatively, the sperm between the lean and obese men had different markers that can alter the appetite of the next generation.
It turns out that the way we care for ourselves has an impact on our children and their children.
Daily Health Tip
You’ve known that you are what you eat. Now it turns out that your children are also what YOU eat. Your nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices have an impact on your health and on your future. Your children watch what you do. In fact, they will do what you DO and NOT what you say.
So, if you want the best for your children, it’s time to do the best for yourself - even if you don’t have kids.
The rules are simple. You must want to make the changes in order to have the motivation to make them permanent. Make one change at a time. Do it for six weeks and then add another one.
1. Reduce your sugar intake each day.
2. Reduce your carbohydrates to less than 100 grams per day.
3. Get 30 minutes of exercise each day.
4. Don’t sit for eight hours all day. Get up and move around every 20 minutes.
5. Eat high quality fats, such as raw nuts, seeds and using coconut oil in your cooking.
6. Drink high quality green tea each day.
7. Consider a fiber supplement - organic psyllium husk - if you can’t get 30 grams a day.
8. Drink enough water to stay hydrated, at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses.
9. Sleep 8 hours each night.
My Daily Affirmation
I gain insight about myself after a mistake. I realize the power of resilience.
Today, my opportunities to learn come in many different forms and I like that. I use each chance to better myself. My ability to take accountability for mistakes helps me to prevent them from happening again.
Fact Or Fiction?
The koala bear is cute, cuddly and often friendly. But, did you know that they have a physical trait that has stumped experts?
Yes! The Koala bear, the gorilla and chimpanzee are the only animals with fingerprints, other than ourselves. The difference is that the chimp and gorilla are primates and the Koala is a marsupial. The marsupials distinguish themselves from other animals by having young that are not completely developed. Such as the kangaroo whose baby is born, crawls into their pouch and nurses and continues to grow before emerging. The Koala bear has fingerprints that are so similar to a human’s that they can even fool experts.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team