Monday Morning Wake Up Call:
Your Motivation, Inspiration, & Direction for the Week Ahead
I hope that you had a relaxing weekend filled with friends and family. Are you like the millions of Americans who are constantly looking for ways to improve your health? You may have heard the new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke that finds that the artificial sweeteners used in diet drinks have been linked to a greater risk of stroke and dementia.
The April 2017 study, observed participants for 17 years and learned that those who drank at least one artificially sweetened drink per day were nearly three times more likely to have a stroke or develop dementia. Their findings held up even after adjusting for other factors such as age, gender, calorie intake, diet quality, physical activity and the presence of genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. Matthew Pase of the Boston University School said, “We recommend that people drink water on a regular basis instead of sugary or artificially sweetened beverages.” We work in a high stress business and we need to take care of our health!
Something to Think About
It’s not just stokes and dementia. A 2015 study of adults 65 and older found that those who drank diet soda daily gained more weight than those who did not drink it. Still another previous study found that diet soda could disrupt gut bacteria, leading to glucose intolerance in some people and raising the risk for Type 2 diabetes. Take care of your health so you can be around to celebrate your success for a very long time to come.
Take the water challenge and replace sugary drinks with good old H2O!
Words of Wisdom
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. John F. Kennedy
I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. Joyce Meyer
Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well; and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man. James H. West
Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open. B.K.S. Iyengar
The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together. Kurdish Saying