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Living your life (my opinion, and a work in progress):

1) Your Health (your physical health and emotional health)
Physical Health:

  Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
   Drink a large glass of water first thing every morning
   Drink 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water or other liquid each day
   Most people are probably not hydrating enough
   If you ever feel thirsty, then your body is already dehydrated to some extent

  Eat 3 meals and 2 to 3 small healthy snacks each day (Example healthy snack: yogurt and some fruit or a protein shake)
   Example: breakfast - healthy snack - lunch - healthy snack - dinner - health snack
   Do not over eat: overeating more then your body needs, even once, leads to your body storing the food as fat
   Do not starve yourself: some fat is good for insulation, protecting internals, and emergency energy usage situations
  Learn what foods do your body good
   Organic noncooked fruits and vegetables
  Learn what foods harm your body and avoid them
   Alcohol, Sugar, Salt, etc...

 Exercise regularly:
  Exercise about 4 times a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) for about 30 minutes per day
  When exercise becomes a habit, it is easier to maintain
  Change your routine up every 6 weeks or so to keep things new and interesting
  Cardio training:
   Examples: rowing machine, swim, jog, bike, elliptical, walk, roller blade, etc...
    Medium pace for first half, high pace for a minute or so, medium pace again, cool down at the end
  Strength training:
   3 sets of 6 to 10 reps per exercise
   weight lifting exercises that work multiple muscles at a time if possible for better efficiency
   Preferably use circuit training style (one set of one exercise followed by one set of another exercise then rest 30 to 60 seconds)
   For muscle growth:  6 to 10 repetitions with heavier weights (gradually work up to heavier weights)
   For toning       : 10 to 20 repetitions with lighter weights
   2 to 5 minutes warmup exercise combinations including:
    jumping jacks
    jogging in place
    mountain climbers
   Stretch after warmup
   9-12 minutes HIIT training (30 second sprint + 60 second fast paced walk) x 6 to 8 sets
   15 minutes strength training

 Sleep and Healing:
  Get adequate sleep daily for your body to heal
   7 or 8 hours sleep is a good rule of thumb, but go with enough to make you feel good and awake daily
  Take a day off occasionally from exercising to allow your body time to heal when your body needs a break

 Physical exams:
  get a yearly physical exam
  get a yearly eye exam
  get your teeth cleaned every 6-months

Emotional Health:
 Simplify your life to reduce stress
  My theory is that stress amplifies the aging process so your body ages quicker
 Stay organized and in control of your life
 Become who you want to be, not what others want or make you feel like
 Do not worry about what you have no control over, it will only lead to unnecessary stress
 Choose wisely who you associate with by being with people who continually make you feel good and avoiding people who don't
 Your helping and receiving help should be even with others.  Otherwise, resentment or lazy reliability can form
 Avoid people who tend to argue often and refuse to respect your opinions

2) Care for and love your family
Encourage the health of your family (Have your family individually work on rule #1 above)

2) Have Fun (your life is short and you should make the most of enjoying it)
Try new things to find out what you like
Travel and experience other cultures
Try new things that may scare you, as long as they are not life threatening

2) Value life
Your own and the life of others, including animals and plants

2) Respect other people
Do not be judgmental.
 People grow up differently and develop their own opinions.  Respect other people's opinions, whether you agree or not
Learn how others hurt you and then avoid doing those things to hurt others

2) Help others when you can

2) Live within your means
Do not spend what you do not have
 Exceptions: home loans, car loans, school loans, and other realistic necessities
Pay off your credit cards fully every month
Thoroughly research expensive purchases
Avoid impulsive purchases

2) Invest wisely
Do not become emotional over an investment.  Emotion in investing leads to poor judgement.
The more you save, the more earnings you can make from that savings
The goal is to have your savings make enough earnings for you, so you no longer need a "day job"

2) Know your limitations
This applies to your physical and emotional limitations

2) Do not dwell on the past
Learn from the past, but do not dwell on the mistakes of others or your own mistakes
Know when to say enough is enough and move forward
Concentrate on making the best of the present and the future

2) Learn from relationships
Learn what you like and dislike about other people
Realize what you can live with and what you can not live with
Do not try to change people too much as people tend to resist change
Learn what kind of person you want to be with and search them out doing things you enjoy


Cancer fighting options:
Gerson Plus Nutrition Therapy
high dose intravenous Vitamin C
organic vegetables
green tea

Depression and anxiety fighting options:
Vitamin B3 - Niacin deficiency
Cashew nuts

Last Updated: November 9, 2010