Recently, we lost our beloved miniature pinscher, Max, after enjoying 15 and half years of his 18 years of life. Max was our son, our laughter and our guard dog. After a long day, it was always heartwarming to see his little tail wagging in happiness to see you and then he proceeded to beg for a treat. Max has provided more memories that will forever be on our minds.
It has been a tough few weeks. As we broke the news of Max's passing to friends, family and colleagues, the outpouring of sympathy warmed our hearts. When we mentioned Max's age, that he passed at 18 years old, a sense of amazement and eyes popping our of their heads was a common reaction. Wow, Max lived 18 years? The life expectancy of miniature pinschers was around 14 years. We were always asked, what was our secret to Max's long life?
It was easy.
Love, Nutrition and Exercise.
Love - We were always there for Max and telling him that we loved him and made sure he had all the comforts of home. We treated Max like gold since he was gold to us.
Nutrition - We rarely gave Max human food. After all, he is a canine. We made sure he had his vitamins and ate the best food. He would have a treat here and there, but we made sure the treats had the nutrition Max needed for a long life
Exercise - Max didn't just sit around. Until his last week, we took him out for walks every day, sometimes 3 or 4 times a day. Max has hiked a few short mountains and walked some of our great beaches. Back in the early days, he would sprint after the squirrels and rabbits in our back yard.
What we learned from caring from Max is how important, love, nutrition and exercise is to personal health. I know I am stating the obvious, but for some people that are not in the best of health, perhaps something is missing that will help them reach their health and wellness goals.
Here are some ideas to help you focus on the three important aspects of great health.
Love - At AIMC Health Solutions we always stress that positive mindset and determination is the most important part of a health/wellness plan. First, get rid of any negative influence in your life and focus your energy on the positive influences in your life. Even if you are totally out of shape and are going to the gym for the first time, congrats to you and hang with people that cheer for you, not hurt you. You will notice your energy level go up the more you are around positive influences.
Nutrition - It really is all about what you put into your bodies. You heard that sugar strips your body of nutrients and even causes disease if taken in high doses. Dairy, alcohol and soft drinks do nothing to help your health. Yes, milk has calcium, but it is pasteurized calcium, not the real thing. Focus on food that is naturally produced like fruits and vegetables, and take a vitamin supplement to help closed the gap on your body's daily nutritional needs. Once you start eliminating sugar and artificial foods out of your diet, you will notice your appearance and general feeling about life to be a lot better.
Exercise - Another important aspect of what AIMC Health Solutions preaches to their clients is fitness and exercise. You can eat the best foods, take the best vitamins, but if you don't move, you may still have health issues. A recent study mentioned, that people that sit at a desk all day at their job is worst than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. Put together an exercise program with a mix of cardiovascular work, free weights and even yoga and follow it at least three or four days a week. A little tip is to go for walk after each meal so your body processes your food faster. The more you exercise, the better you will feel about yourself and reach your health and wellness goals.
Finally, when it is all said and done, focusing on love, nutrition and exercise is what it is all about, so lose the negative nellies, eat small nutritional meals, and get the gym and you will experience some amazing results!
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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