10 Mistakes Keeping You from Living a Long, Healthy Life

  1. Waiting until your golden years to start taking care of yourself.

Many people let themselves become overwhelmed by daily activities and never learn how to properly take care of their body. Taking good care of the body should begin when we are infants, or better yet before our mothers even get pregnant. When a couple is well prepared and their bodies are well nourished before and during pregnancy, their newborn infant will be healthy and strong. The earlier we start taking care of our bodies, the less our bodies become ill, the less life energy our bodies waste fighting illnesses, and the longer our bodies live.

  1. Becoming concerned with diet and health only after you are fallen ill or become overweight.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Taking care of the body every day prevents illness and increases lifespan.

Overeating, lack of exercise and movement, emotional troubles, and many health problems may cause unhealthy weight gain or loss. Once it has a weight problem, the body is abnormal and ill. Following the right diet and exercise routines and having the right habits and mental states prevent unhealthy weight and enable a long, healthy, and happy life.

  1. Waiting until you are hungry to eat.

Many people don’t eat breakfast because they don’t feel hungry. Food is passed down the digestive tract and the stomach is empty 4 to 5 hours after eating. When you are hungry, digestive juices have already began “digesting” the inner lining of your stomach. Eating regularly at consistent times every day ensures that the body releases more digestive juices at your regular meal times when it will be expecting food. A regular eating schedule and healthy portions of variety of nourishing foods are essential to a healthy body.

  1. Waiting until you are thirsty to drink.

When we feel thirsty, it is already too late as the body already lacks the necessary fluids. People who drink liquids regularly have a smaller likelihood of becoming constipated or developing urinary tract stones.

  1. Waiting to pass body waste until you have to go.

Many people don’t have regular b

owel movements; or worse, they hold their solid and liquid waste until they have an urgent need to go. The untimely excretion of waste causes constipation and bladder overload. The body may also absorb the poisons in feces or urine if the waste remains in the body for days.

  1. Waiting until you are sleepy to go to bed.

About 1/3 of our life is spent sleeping. Sleep is essential for the body to recover and recharge itself. Good sleeping habits with an early and regular sleep schedule and 7 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night is essential for normal body functions and maintaining a healthy body. An abnormal sleep schedule, not sleeping until the body is extremely tired, or even staying awake when the body is exhausted because of a lack of sleep, are all bad for the brain. If these become habitual, they may cause insomnia and shorten your lifespan.

  1. Not resting until the body becomes exhausted.

After your body becomes tired, it is too late to rest. The habit of resting before the body becomes tired prevents overuse of the body and mind and saves the body’s vital energy for a long life. There is no such thing as catching up on rest.

  1. Having no control of your emotional problems.

over 80% of all illness are caused by emotion problems. All negative emotions, such as fear, anger, hate, jealousy, greed, and grief, disturb the normal body functions and may potentially cause illness.

  1. Not understanding that we are able to prevent and cure our illnesses.

All Illnesses, except those caused by the depletion of body’s vital energy, can be cured. Many people have cured their cancers and other diseases that they were told were incurable by Western doctors. The necessary tools have been available for thousands of years. You can learn, prevent, and cure your illnesses, even the congenital illnesses.

  1. Ignorance of the proper diet and exercises for your own body.

Many people depend heavily on the media in deciding what food and exercise are best for their body. There is no diet and exercise plan that meets each person’s unique and idiosyncratic needs. Learn your body’s needs and follow the right diet, exercise, life habits, and emotional hygiene that are suited to you and your body.


This article was written by Julia H. Sun, an independent health consultant in the greater Boston area, Massachusetts. She designs a complete and customized system according to each person’s conditions to help people with their health problems and optimize their health. Feel free to comment and share this article.

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