In September 2004, Orange County, California published an article
“OC women are the healthiest women in the world.” Rental. Rental. Location is pretty much the case for these women. Well, not everyone is so lucky to have been raised or to live in a resort town, but no matter where you live, you can mimic these important factors.
The first and foremost vital secret: is to focus on exercise. Then, of course, your daily vitamins, nutritional supplements, pleasure, and relaxation. Always walk first, then ride your bike and then if you must drive your car third. It may sound crazy, but these women cycle to work to family functions with or without a baby in tow. All of these women are on sports teams; play volleyball in the sand; softball in the park; skate for lunch. What made this happen in California was none other than the “Boardwalk,” a 100-mile stretch that runs along virtually the entire state coastline from northern California to southern California. The boardwalk is also a favorite spot on the Monopoly game board, the thrill game of our culture, and it is true indeed. What we are seeing across the board, or across the nation, is the need to help all women achieve these incredible health qualifications.
If you’re not so lucky to have a boardwalk, river walk, or bike trails nearby, check out the massive new home builder locations, communities, and websites. These builders are going the extra mile and adding or allowing The Homeowner’s Association to add (vote) on country clubs, pools, jogging tracks, walking trails, bike trails. They are a growing trend, a very healthy trend. These home builders actually set aside 5-15 acres for this very reason. Everyone needs to go outside every day to get some sunny vitamin D (even 5 to 15 minutes without sunscreen). Time to get your positive endorphins pumping, they are the key to that healthy glow and smile! Exercise is her secret and every woman should make a conscious effort to go to the lake or recreation areas in her city every week. Play ball!
Second vital secret: nutrition, especially in some of our toxic environments. Organic fresh fruits and vegetables. Our bodies need to replace what the food supply has fallen short of and many nutrients have been depleted due to many factors, such as pesticides and travel time to market. You can find good deals at your local grocery store on organic foods by looking for their specials. Also visit the local farmers market that is popping up everywhere! Get started growing your own garden and eat your fresh and sweet homegrown tomatoes! Multivitamins are also a must. They should become part of your daily life, period. Water, water, water, yeah, it’s still one of the best things for you. We all have to look inside and out. All natural organic products are the main targets. Another great piece of advice comes from the Pacific Islanders who live off coconuts; coconut meat; Coconut juice; coconut oil and do not experience as many illnesses as our western diets have caused. You can buy extra virgin coconut oil online, in the tub or in supplements, at your favorite health food market, and even at your regular grocery store (for less) in the baking aisle. Substitute coconut oil when cooking, instead of butter. Olive oil is also important, as well as a daily glass of wine after a brisk walk, as they do in Italy and live longer. Vitalizing and energizing your body on a daily basis is a key secret to a happy, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.
Third vital secret: Pleasure and relaxation are essential! Indulge yourself Basically invest in yourself. Take a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and the internet. Head to the spa and tanning salon for a breather. Or just grab a blanket, hit the sand or grass, bring a picnic, and most importantly, invite your family and friends.