ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Health»
  • Alternative & Natural Medicine

Eat healthy, Be Healthy

Updated on October 22, 2011

Eat healthy, be healthy.

Eat healthy, be healthy. It is as easy as that, there is no need to spend money on supplements or weight loss programs if your food intake consists of real food and you get up off the couch now and then and get some basic exercise.

Real food is fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and fish. The best way to be sure what you consume is fresh is to produce your own food.

Now, not everyone can grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruits, nor can they raise chickens or practice aquaculture(fish farming) but these are all activities that could readily be conducted in an urban environment, thus providing a local source of food.

Until this happens on a large enough scale, what we can do when it comes to food, is buy fruits and vegetables when they are in season and from a local producer. The same applies to meat, fish, cheese and so on.

Try and buy as close to your home as possible. Naturally, personal finances play a major role in a person’s ability to but anything, but what that suggest to me is the need to increase peoples’ incomes and access to ways to earn a living so that can purchase what they need.

Healthy food is also tied directly into the health of the soil that the food is grown in and when we ignore this reality we open the door to many problems, our health being but one.

The second part of being healthy is to keep your weight as close to what is normal to your body type as possible. The most effective way to do this is to eat real food as mentioned above, make sure you, if weight loss is a goal, burn off more calories than you consume and get some exercise.

For exercise, we use the Wii Fit and I have shed a few pounds while feeling overall better. However, I do not rely on the Wii alone, I walk. Walking is great exercise and perhaps the cheapest way to get some exercise. After all you only need clothing that is suitable for the outside temperature and a good pair of walking shoes.

Now, I walk regularly as it is my main means of getting around town but not all the walking I do would qualify as a physical exercise walk as I am not walking fast enough to burn off many calories. Still, I am up and out not sitting in my living room watching TV as my life drifts by and that in itself can contribute to your overall health. Get up and out and interact with the world.

Starting life healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the best way to be healthy. Unfortunately we live in a world that treat the environment very poorly and this makes remaining healthy an ongoing challenge.


Submit a Comment

  • Bob Ewing profile image

    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    I have heard that but gardeners love a challenge, happy gardening and thanks for dropping by.

  • gracenotes profile image

    gracenotes 7 years ago from North Texas

    Well, my garden has gotta happen! I believe that it might take a couple of years until I find out what works best in our area. There is lots of experimentation still to come in my back yard. I had some very maddening and disappointing lessons to learn last fall.

    They say if you can learn to garden in Texas, you can garden anywhere.

  • Bob Ewing profile image

    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    Enjoy your new home, thanks for dropping by.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

    Dim Flaxenwick 7 years ago from Great Britain

    Thanks for such an interesting hub. I'm moving soon to a very small town and my house will be opposite the only fruit and veg store in town. I look forward to seeing what they sell and where it comes from. Take care.

  • Bob Ewing profile image

    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    CCF, I willcheck your hubs out and I agree local agiruclture must happen.

    Lyria, let us know how the upside down tomatoes turn out.

    Thank you both for dropping by.

  • Lyria profile image

    Lyria 7 years ago

    I have tried for several years to grow my own veggies in a backyard garden but the plants either get eaten by bugs or my dog. My dog loves the lettuce plants for some crazy reason! This year I'm going to try a potted garden and maybe try one of those upside down tomato planters.

  • Cedar Cove Farm profile image

    Cedar Cove Farm 7 years ago from Southern Missouri

    Excellent! Read my hubs for more on the soil. There needs to be a huge movement toward local agriculture and get away from big agribusiness. That is the only way people will get real food. Good information here!

  • Bob Ewing profile image

    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks for dropping by.

  • Sandyspider profile image

    Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

    I would like to eat more organic. Nice hub.

  • Bob Ewing profile image

    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are both most welcome and happy eating. Thanks for dropping by.

  • Pamela99 profile image

    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Bob, I am buying more food at the organic markets when I can. Your hub was excellent as what you eat and exercise are the keys to good health. Thansks

  • Hello, hello, profile image

    Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

    I am glad you informed us about that banana lark. Thank you. It proves that you don't know what your eating. I think what mother nature grows is safe. Anything what Man fiddle with it always backfires. Thank you Bob for a great hub again.

  • Bob Ewing profile image

    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks for the banana info and thanks for dropping by.

  • Katherine Baldwin profile image

    Katherine Baldwin 7 years ago from South Carolina

    I agree on the locally grown food. I quit eating bananas after my "day job" trip to a major food distributor. They had just installed their banana room gas machine. The bananas were as green as a John Deere tractor and the Engineer couldn't wait to show me how they used the machine. He was so excited and said "how many days should we age this batch?" We decided on a 21 day span. He pressed a button and before my very eyes the banana room filled with gas and the bananas started to turn yellow. Now, I'm not saying that this process wasn't safe, but I haven't eaten one since. You just can't be too careful. Trust me, local is very good, lol.

    P.S. Sorry if this banana info upsets anyone. Not my intention.

  • Bob Ewing profile image

    Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

    Home brewed beer and wine can be very good, thanks for dropping by.

  • Eileen Hughes profile image

    Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

    Gee bob you are still writing good healthy gardening hubs. I have to agree with you whole heartedly. You cannot beat eating fresh home grown food.

    Yes and even home grown brewed beer, haha. And disagree that not everyone can grow good fresh vegies. They can they just cannot be bothered. Anyone can have a few pots and grow the smaller fresh vegies in pots. at least its a start. Anyway Great hub. Long time no see your hubs.