Healthy Body and Healthy Mind

A wonderful way to stay healthy: Learning.

Traveling, reading and staying informed is so fulfilling. Sharing here some articles I've found interesting from various sources. 

How A Brain Researcher Discovered The Fountain Of Youth In A 93-Year-Old Athlete. By Timothy Gower. Prevention Magazine.

Exercise Alters Our Microbiome. Is That One Reason It’s So Good for Us? By Gretchen Reynolds. New York Times.

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why. By Carl Zimmer. New York Times.

Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece

Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece

Make It Your Own

During the last weeks, I have been in meetings related to health and wellness thanks to my job, my studies, and my community. I heard concerns, ideas and possible solutions. My head is still spinning, but at the same time, I'm thankful to be part of these conversations.

As I posted earlier today in Instagram, there's not a "life improvement plan" that applies to all. Thankfully, we're all different and have different taste. We can all agree though, that improving our life takes time and effort. Patience and perseverance are some of the essential ingredients to create our own healthy recipe.

I started mine more than ten years ago when I got tired of feeling tired all the time. "Tired of tired" is what motivated me to try.

To be clear, this is not a five or ten year plan. This is not a diet or training for a race. This is not for a specific age. This is the marathon of life. 
The action of taking time to simply try is the way to get there. And with a clear understanding that we, individually, will shape that healthy lifestyle.

Here are more ideas to try. Remember to start small. Baby steps.

*Grow something green at home. Herbs are easy to grow in a window
*Move some furniture at home to create space for exercise, relaxation even meditation if you're up for it
*Use natural ingredients to clean your home
*Cook at home
*Try to run
*Try a new exercise
*Try a new class or machine at the gym
*Try different types of food
*Try to visit a museum or go to the theater or to a concert. Museums usually have a suggested admission and/or a day of the week when you can pay what you wish
*Take a class or participate in an event related to a subject that interests you

After you try something new, make a mental record about how it makes you feel. Do you like it? Do you dislike it? Keep the likes, toss the dislikes. Always keep trying (the trying never ends). As a good editor, make adjustments until it uniquely represents you. 

Stay healthy!


Morning run with blue skies, avocados, and palm trees in Puerto Rico.

Morning run with blue skies, avocados, and palm trees in Puerto Rico.