18 experts reveal their biggest health mistakes.
Better yet, they tell you how to avoid their errors.
Health experts, coaches, life coaches, trainers, speakers, authors, relationship specialists and faith-filled people get vulnerable and dish their own dirt so so you can avoid their choices.
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Experts answered this question. Q: What is your biggest health mistake and what’s the best advice you can offer to overcome it?
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I Was My Wife’s Caretaker
She was recovering from breast cancer surgery and was half-way through chemotherapy. I knew I needed to take good care of myself to care for her properly. In retrospect, I needed a wake-up call to refocus my attention on myself and my wife.
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Writing Is a Hard Life
Health, as it turns out, is a part of every goal we make. Think about it. If I die from a heart attack, it’s pretty unlikely I’ll complete that bestselling fiction novel for kids, right? So what do I need to do to avoid that dreary outcome? “Diet” is a swear word.
Parenting Books That Work is available on Amazon.'Diet' is a swear word.-@WantedHero Click To Tweet
- Rest your mind
- Identify the source of stress
- Walk away from toxic situations
- Build strong relationships
- Don’t give up
Sue’s newest book, Women Who Move Mountains, is coming April 2017.'Chronic stress interferes with your ability to live a joy-filled life'.-@SueDetweiler Click To Tweet
It Doesn’t Have to Be This Hard
My focus is on helping women simplify their lives, but somehow I made life more complicated for myself, for a long time. I ended up with a chronic illness and an autoimmune condition. That was the wake-up call to start taking my own advice to simplify life, and start taking care of myself.
Mommy Simplicity is available on Amazon and Kindle.'I make sure to get plenty of downtime to recharge. I wish I had started sooner' @modernsimplictyClick To Tweet
A strong physical core takes discipline and exercise. A strong “inner me” takes the same thing and Hebrews 12:1 is a great place to start with the strengthening process. “…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”'You might think It's All About That Bass, but it's All About That Core,' (no kidding).Click To Tweet
Everybody Needs Strength Training
- You don’t need heavy weights.
- Learn to do exercises the right way.
- It’s simpler than you think.
- You’re never too old to start.
- You’ll do things you never thought you could do.
- Don’t wait! Life’s too short.
Listen to Your Body
the cause is. Are you tired, sick or just lazy? It might be illness, but it might not be. Listen to what your body is telling you about your life and lifestyle.'Listen to what your body tells you about your life and lifestyle'. @nadaliebardoClick To Tweet
Homesteading is a lifestyle. It’s everything from growing organic foods, to fresh milk from our goats,
endless eggs from our chickens and supporting good heath with herbs and pure essential oils. Keep it simple, keep it pure, keep it healthy.
We plan for the best, but life rarely goes smoothly, and if we are unhappy because of our worry, we will waste whatever good times we have. If I could go back and not worry as much, I would be easier for people to be around. I would use positive thinking against any negative thoughts.You may be missing out on an awesome life, by trying to be like someone else'. @pfunfamliving1Click To Tweet
In the Armenian language, the word “gamatz” means to go easy, be patient, take your time. I understand the wisdom of this. But as a Manic Impressive, I have trouble taking the gamatz approach when it comes to my health. I will heed voice in my head. I will slow down, take it easy, and listen when it says gamatz, gamatz…The word “gamatz” is Armenian, meaning to go easy, be patient, take your time. @aramboydClick To Tweet
Haggis consists of sheep organs, oatmeal, suet and other things best left unmentioned. Gruesome to think about, but delicious when executed correctly.
- Taste the local specialty.
- Slow down.
- Shop local markets.
I would visit with the ladies in their homes to make it easier. As hospitality would dictate, they would almost always prepare me food. How was I to convey my dietary limitations to them without being culturally insensitive?
Is there an area of your life that you are trying way too hard to perfect right now? I challenge you to think critically about what level of ‘good enough’ will actually make you the happiest and then embrace it.
Transitions can turn a passionate, love-filled marriage into an unhealthy relationship.
- Wait longer to take the leap.
- Talk more honestly about expectations.
- Seek community
A poor relationship with material possessions, which, explains my relationship with food.
I have what I need, all I want. I own less than I ever have, and am richer than I have ever been.
I own less than I ever have, am richer than I have ever been. And, I never get sick. @vnelson05Click To Tweet
“I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation,…with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:12-13 NLT
Retirement is *not* at all a scary place. It’s a flexible, vibrant, *creative* place.
“We look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
My biggest health mistake is not trusting my gut with regard to the health of our children. We have two daughters who have severe reactions to food. Sugar, dye, and gluten are triggers that send our family running for cover because they cause the girls react irrationally.
We’re not talking about having a bad day, kind of irrationality. We’re talking about take cover, someone’s going to get hurt kind of irrational behavior.
The doctor evaluated the wellness of the girls and declared them healthy. He was glad to medicate them even though they were “healthy”. I declined his label and his prescriptions because no cause could be assigned.
At age 5 we were in family counseling with our oldest because, by all outside appearances, she was consumed by monstrous behavior. When we realized that family counseling couldn’t help us we walked out and never went back.
Kirk Martin was scheduled to speak from his Celebrate Calm platform. Afterward we shared our struggles about our daughter, her behavior, and that we were in counseling. This story got his attention.
My husband and I enjoy Sunday nap. We don’t get the pleasure every Sunday, but we strive for it when we can. One Sunday our four-year-old fought the idea of a nap so she was allowed to play quietly in her room instead.
Upon awaking we went to check on her and found her room in a disastrous state of play adventure. Everyone knew it was clean up time and we all got to work. I found a mangled window screen under her bed and pulled it out in awe of the possibilities it presented.
It took some time to determine that she had removed the screen from the window in hope of climbing outside to play while we slept. She used her stool from the bathroom to touch the off button on the house alarm display pad. She knew the alarm would sound if she used the door to exit so she returned to her room in pursuit of climbing outside. Luckily we lived in a one story house, and her bedroom window was three feet off the ground. She said, “I did it last time”.
‘Last time,’ was the previous Sunday when my husband and I enjoyed a nap. One week earlier we were awakened by the door chime. We sprang from our slumber thinking our daughter was leaving the house. We found her by the ajar front door and stool under the alarm pad. Hindsight, and the newly found window screen, reveal that she may have been returning home rather than leaving.
Did she accomplish her goal? Was she actually returning home from playing outside?
We may never know.
Kirk was astonished by our story and over the course of months we established an email relationship where he continued to offer help. The subject line “Our escapee from Austin” was the queue to our continued progression of events. Clearly, at the time, we lived in Austin, TX.
Over time, with Kirk’s help we learned that when something doesn’t make sense with behavior it is gut related. It’s what we feed them. It’s why I began studying food. It was a 6-year journey to establish balance in our home. A balance that required us to evaluate everything we put in our bodies.
Our youngest, now age 5, shows the similar tendencies, but we are better prepared. If I had known then what I know today I would not be able to share our food investigation with you. The knowledge I earned from trial and error is your gift.Trust your gut…it always knows.Click To Tweet
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