Feb 11, 2011

Living healthy......

I 've been trying to live healthily since early this year as more and more the people I know seem to suffer from chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart attack and what not..... Last month, my hubby went for a check up and the doctor said that his cholesteral level is increasing from 5.3 to 5.5 since his previous check up two years ago (it should be below 5.2).....he had been warned by the doctor to lower it down or else he will put him under medication after the next check up (after three months).

 It had really opened his eyes on healthy diet, which right after the check up he tries to control his eating habits and watches out for what he is eating. Inevitably, it also made me to be more health conscious and follow suit (mine was 4.7 in 2009 and didn't bother to check it up again after that). Anyway, I'm hoping that at least mine is maintained at that level..... so, now hubby and I are trying to live healthily by living green..... 

Other than cutting down on fat, coffee and seafood as advised by the doctor, we are now drinking more green tea. Much has been said about the benefits of drinking green tea and I've done a lot of research reading on the benefits of green tea. It is rich in antioxidants and prevents many harmful diseases such as cancer, blood pressure, diabetes and most importantly inhibit the rise of cholesterol....it is a miracle drink!



Other than getting hook on green tea, we are also trying to exercise at least three times a week.....no time for jogging or outdoor activities, so we opt to jog on this cross-trainer. Even though it is there waiting in the living room, it's hard to be done given the hectic life we are leading now..... 


Besides, I sincerely believe that hubby's new hobby, gardening really helps to release the strain at work  that we had the whole week. Tending the garden and watching the plants in the weekends are really fun and calming......and the most exciting part, now that we can enjoy fresh vegetables right from the garden to the table..... 

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