Little Things We Do Daily That Make a Big Difference

By on February 28, 2014
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By Hugh Woodward –

Medical research studies continue to confirm that maintaining our health is a far better option than fixing problems once they occur. Antonia Novello, M.D., the former US Surgeon General, summed it up well saying “It is easier to maintain good health than it is to recover it.”

Medical research clearly shows that sleeping well, eating well, regular daily exercise, drinking adequate clean water, getting exposure to sunlight each day, and maintaining nutrients and hormone levels support better health. Dr. Greg Nobel, a primary care physician at Health First Physicians in Colorado says the top 3 ways he tells his patients to maintain good health are: Sleep right, eat more produce, and exercise for 30 minutes or more 3-5 times per week.

Recurring behaviors or actions we do each day are what keep us healthy and happy over the long haul. These daily behaviors yield not only better health, but also allow us to enjoy the everyday pleasures of life.

hands holding appleGood health and happiness builds upon itself in a cycle of repeated daily habits we develop over time that lead to a healthier living.

For most people, a decline in hormone levels begins to occur between the ages of 30-40. Hormones are the chemical messengers communicating to all the tissues in your body.

When we, as humans, are in our reproductive “prime” between the ages of 18 to 25, we enjoy optimal hormone levels. In our 20’s people are typically “at their best” or “in the prime of life”. These are the years when men and women feel great, have lots of energy, easily maintain weight, desire and enjoy sex, sleep great at night and have a sharp clear mind to handle stress or frustrations with ease.

Unfortunately after about age 25 the most abundant base pro-hormone in the body, DHEA, starts to decline at a rate of about 2% per year. This leads to a gradual decline in about 50 other smaller more specific carbon chain hormones that the body makes with DHEA, like testosterone and estrogen.

Unfortunately, as hormone levels decline in the body, hormone receptors on the surface of cells decline too; so it is not simply a matter of replenishing hormones once the decline has occurred. The hormone receptors on the cell walls that allow hormones to do what they do cannot be easily restored if hormones drop too low.

woman sleeping soundlyThe gradual decline of hormones begins to be felt noticeably in various ways after about age 35. Some of the most common things people notice is that they do not sleep as well; they toss and turn at night and say they don’t sleep soundly like they used to. They begin to have less energy and drive during the day, less focus, and overall reduced sense of well-being. By age 50 males and females alike produce only half the hormones they did at age 25.  Since hormones drive how we feel and function, the results are important in many ways.

Dr.John Woodward, Board certified OB-Gyn and bioidentical hormone replacement specialist, says “Keeping things at their best over the course of our lives keeps us healthy. Maintain good quality health habits each day: eat right – give your body the nutrients it needs, exercise, water, sleep, and bioidentical hormones. If people 35 and up apply a bioidentical DHEA skin cream each day, the body can make hormones it needs to function well to maintain health.“

person riding bikeMaintaining DHEA levels helps people to get deeper REM sleep at night. If people sleep well at night they awaken refreshed, rested and ready to go. If you start the day well rested, you have more energy, are in a better mood, and are thereby more focused and productive at work.  With more energy and focus, people are more apt to exercise.  When people exercise and are more active, they feel good, maintain muscle tone and lose weight. After a productive day and exercise, you sleep better at night.

The cycle repeats itself. Good deep sleep allows more energy, better mood. Exercise and productivity make you feel happier.  You thereby eat less and exercise more so you lose unwanted weight.  The repeated daily cycle is very powerful over time.  Living a healthy lifestyle each day yields incredible benefits; and if hormone levels are maintained, combined with complete nutrition and hydration – the results are amazing – you feel better and look better.  Keeping the body healthy averts falling into a downward health spiral that can result in greater risks of weight gain, insomnia, depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer and more.

It is all the little things we do each day that make a difference in our health and appearance over time. If you are 35 or older, using Twist 25 DHEA cream every morning and evening allows your body to maintain youthful hormone levels, sleep well, wake-up refreshed, energized and ready to enjoy life!

Hugh Woodward is the President of Health2Go, Inc. He founded Health2Go in 2007. Health2Go makes and distributes top quality leading edge anti-aging and wellness products. Mr. Woodward has a Master of Science in Health Care Services Administration (MHA) from Trinity University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Business Management from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

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Little Things We Do Daily That Make a Big Difference