Return To The Path of Good Health (VIDEO)
How We Sabotage Our Health
But early on, our environment, our culture, and our own free will conspire to test this marvelous organism—sometimes to the breaking point. There are people who maintain their health and live long, fruitful lives, sustaining minimal wear and tear. They are already living by "The 9 Visual Rules of Wellness." But others among us push it to the limit. Instead of eating to sustain our bodies, we eat more and richer foods than we need, for pleasure. Instead of walking to nearby destinations, we drive our cars, then sit most of the day. Some of us smoke. Some of us drink too much. Many of us allow negative feelings and stress to rule our thoughts. Not many of us get adequate sleep. The wrong choices trap us in a lifestyle that actually endangers our life.
The effects of these choices compromise every system that keeps us well. The damage is not pretty, as you will see in the groundbreaking 3D and animated visualizations produced from real human scans by TheVisualMD for this special online preview. After years of a fatty diet, arteries become narrow and clogged with plaque, like those you saw in the video, raising the risk of cardiovascular disease and sudden heart attacks. Getting too little exercise allows fat to build up around our organs and beneath our skin; lean muscle shrinks away. Smoking fills our lungs with pollution, damaging our health in myriad ways. Losing too much sleep can affect our memory, and disrupt an important hormone cycle that prevents us from overeating. And too much stress compromises our body's natural immune system, the very tool that would help us combat much of the other damage.
Reclaiming the Good Life
There is good news, however, and you will see authentic evidence of that, too. The brilliantly adaptive human body is also capable of stunning recovery. We can never recapture the robust health of our earliest days, but it is rarely too late to make changes that can reverse damage to our abused organs and tissues. Taking steps to eat well, exercise, modify our negative habits, care for ourselves and celebrate life will make a visible difference. It could extend a lifetime by weeks, or years. We hope that seeing how "The 9 Visual Rules of Wellness" can guide us to better health will inspire everyone to embrace a richer, more balanced way of living.
The 9 Visual Rules of Wellness
Rule 1: Baseline Your Health
Rule 2: Define Your Wellness Mission
Rule 3: Develop and Maintain Nutritional Balance
Rule 4: Get Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise
Rule 5: Never Smoke. If You Smoke Now, Quit
Rule 6: Take a Moderate Approach
Rule 7: Make Sleep a Priority
Rule 8: Manage Your Stress
Rule 9: Embrace Joy