Don’t we promise ourselves a few times every week that we’re going to start taking better care of ourselves? We are determined to maintain our quality of life as we grow older, but do we really know how to do this? What is the optimal eating plan, and should I be eating the same as my best friend? If you are asking these questions, you have opened the door to an enlightening world, and finding the answers to these questions will take you on a journey of discovering the way to quality of life and of life extension.
Life Quality Extension
Life quality extension has become a central issue when examining the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, focusing on slowing down or preventing age-related processes. We grill and bake our food instead of frying it, using fresh, healthy ingredients. We count our calories and try to get enough exercise every day. But is this enough? Is eating a healthy, low-calorie diet teamed with a vigorous fitness program enough to ensure life extension and quality of life?
Experts today claim that our body is not able to get all the necessary vitamins and minerals from the food that we eat, even if we avidly stick to a healthy diet. In some cases it may be due to sensitivity or allergies to certain foods, such as Celiac disease or lactose-intolerance. In other cases it may be due to diet preferences – choosing to be a vegan or vegetarian. But in most cases individual counseling is recommended, in order to find out exactly which vitamins and supplements each person should take in order to maintain our body in the best possible way.
Vitamins and Supplements
The market today is flooded with a huge variety of vitamins and supplements that promise you the moon if you’ll only buy them and take them religiously. But can I really just walk into a health store and take a few down from the shelf and expect to suddenly be healthier?
Before deciding which vitamins and supplements to take, we should always consult with a professional to get answers to the following questions:
· Which vitamins will improve quality of life?
By reading up on your medical condition, you may decide that a certain vitamin will improve your condition, but have you taken into consideration the prescription medication you’re already taking and its interaction with certain vitamins? Maybe another supplement would be more beneficial in your case.
· Do you need to take vitamins or supplements?
Without professional counseling and maybe even blood tests, it is very difficult to determine whether vitamins or supplements will add to our health.
· What is the ideal dosage for your condition?
The answer to this question depends on many factors, such as our medical condition, prescription drugs we are taking, how active we are, our eating habits and even the season of the year.
When taking an active role in improving quality of life and striving for life extension, there are many factors to take into consideration. Professional counseling can give us answers on many occasions, but it is important that we understand our own bodies and decide on the direction that is best for us.