My health is extremely important to me, as is the health of my children. I intend to do as much as I can over the next few years to learn all about how to keep myself healthy. So many of my friends, or their partners, are experiencing so many health issues now that it’s getting frightening.
I spent quite a lot of time researching ways to keep myself healthier. For instance it really becoming clear to me that exercise is a huge part of staying healthy, and for that reason I have tried extremely hard to incorporate more exercise into my life. I am now taking up cycling seriously and spending lots of time cycling. I’ve joined the local cycling club and have been very surprised to find that it’s a lot of fun as well as being good exercise.
And of course there’s plenty of other things that you can do to keep yourself healthy other than exercising. And you need to do them all in conjunction with each other, there is no one thing.
Good nutrition is extremely important. I’ve been reading a lot about nutrition lately because I firmly believe that what you eat determines your health.
I mentioned friends of mine who have been getting seriously unhealthy lately. When I look at their diet I can understand why. It’s full of junk food, chips, pizzas and worse. They all eat a terrible diet that is full of fat, salt and sugar and very low in nutrition.
I avoid all junk food and takeaway food and always make a point of cooking fresh, healthy and nutritious meals for my children. From time to time they grizzle that their friends get lots of junk food and takeaways but I just tried to ignore the complaining.
One thing I’ve been doing lately is to spend some time researching the health benefits of Omega 3 fish oil. Omega 3 is the fat found in oily fish and it seems from what I’ve found out from my research is that most of us used to eat lots of fish in the past but fish has gone out of our diet over the last few decades and the result of this has been very negative for our health.
It seems that this reduction in the amount of Omega 3 fats in our diet has all sorts of health implications. Even a significant organisation like the American Heart Association recommends that we eat more fish for the sake of the Omega 3 in the fish.
Sadly fish is seriously expensive and I can’t afford to buy a lot of fish so I’ve been taking a fish oil supplement. More research that I’ve done has indicated that not all fish oil supplements are as good as others, some are contaminated with things like mercury because many of the fish in the ocean are contaminated with mercury.
So I spent plenty of time researching how to find the best fish oil supplement (here).
But I’ve also discovered another problem. When I initially started taking Omega 3 supplements I discovered that they created some nasty and unpleasant “fishy burps”. It’s a bit embarrassing to admit to and it wasn’t very nice.
So I’ve now been looking for some burpless fish oil supplements here.
So I’m hoping that my good diet, fish oil supplements, lots of exercise and a whole lot more are going to keep me and my children healthy for a lot more years.