Doctors sometimes also use waist and hip measurements to measure a   person's Body Mass Index..

Am I ‘Healthy?’  Are you ‘Healthy?’  

What does that mean - there are many levels of being healthy.  It comes down to the basics of:

Eating a balanced nutritional diet
Physical activity that is appropriate for you
Ceasing addictions.

What does being healthy mean to you?

Eating a balanced nutritional diet

What does that mean - We all know that if we consume more calories then we physically burn we will put on weight. To be overweight, and to be underweight is NOT healthy.  Frequently when our weight or our waist size is not in the healthy range it is because our fat stores are out of ratio with our height and size. 

To determine whether your weight is in a healthy range, doctors often calculate a number called the body mass index (BMI).                                                                                                                                      

Healthy weight is not about a diet, it is a lifestyle, we all know what we should and should not eat, however it is frequently difficult to fit that into our lifestyle. I will share what has changed my life from my former (what I thought was a basically healthy) eating plan into a convenient and nutritionally balanced eating program, that has had amazing results for me.                                  

While this system is certainly not for everyone, it is continuing to help many of my friends to become more healthy and energized.  With healthy eating our minds focus better, our energy levels increase, we sleep deeper and longer and we enjoy life! That all fits in with being Happy.

As a practicing, certified consulting hypnotist, I know the that mind and the body are totally integrated together, so when we eat a balanced diet, one that works for us, we feel better, and we will move more, be more physically active. Being Healthy and being smart about our eating habits will help us to be able to live our lives in the way we choose.

Physical activity that is appropriate for you

Many people track their health by how many miles they run, or by how many push-ups they do. This to me indicates how ‘Fit’ that person is, and fitness is certainly a factor. However to me, being Healthy means that I can play with my Grandchildren, that I can travel and explore. That I can attend my Grandchildren’s graduations and dance at their weddings. 

It is not just about how many miles we run or how many pushups we do, I believe it is about how we are able to live our lives; being able to park the car and walking to our destination or taking the stairs just because we can.

Healthy aging is about choosing how we each want to  live; it’s about the experiences and the memories we gain. Our quality of life doesn’t have to suffer as we get older. Being Healthy and active will help us to be able to live our lives in the way we choose.

 According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 
  •  Unhealthy eating and inactivity cause 310,000-580,000 deaths every year  


According to Psychology Today:

Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health. Users may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others.

When referring to any kind of addiction, it is important to recognize that its cause is not simply a search for pleasure and that addiction has nothing to do with one's morality or strength of character.  To become totally Healthy, users must seek and accept effective treatment.

According to the CDC:

    •    Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States.

​According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence:

   •     Harmful use of alcohol results in the death of 2.5 million people annually, and causes illness and injury to        millions more