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Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Journey to a Healthy Me

Oh I miss blogging so much! I know a lot of my readers here are wondering where I've been these past months. Well, to tell you honestly, I wasn't anywhere. All this time, I was here in the same old desk, doing my everyday task as a full-time employee. I really did not intend to forget this blog, it's just that my health was deteriorating so I had to set aside some usual things that I do like maintaining this blog.

So why a journey to a healthy me? It's because from this day on I want to shout to the world that "I am going to be healthy and that this hypertension will not get the best out of me!" Yes, believe it or not, at the age of 29, I was diagnosed with Hypertension stage 2. It all started with the feeling of nausea and vomiting and a different throb at the back of my neck. And when I asked our company nurse what could be the problem, she immediately took my blood pressure, and there was the shocking truth - a blood pressure of 140/110.

When I consulted a cardiologist about my condition, she confirmed that I was hypertensive and will continue to be if my cholesterol level will not go down. So she advised me not to eat too much meat, salty foods, sweets, and more. Also she told me to change my lifestyle, at least to have exercises, and have enough sleep everyday.

I no longer eat a lot of fatty foods but I do take 30 mins. to 1 hour walk everyday. And as far as sleep is concerned, I make it a habit now to sleep at least 6-8 hours a day. But in spite of these all, I felt something was missing. So when a friend of mine recommended a nutritional supplement called Essentials, I got curious in an instant.

Essentials is a product of USANA, one of America’s leading companies in the field of health and nutrition. Actually, USANA is operating for almost 18 years now, and in 14 countries including Philippines. Essentials is a vitamin & mineral supplement for adults which is a combination of two products: Mega Antioxidant™ and Chelated Mineral™. Together, they provide a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and other plant nutrients that form the foundation of USANA’s nutritional system. They also have the advantage of USANA’s patented Olivol™ olive fruit extract that provides the nutritional benefits of the Mediterranean diet. And if I am to compare these products with other vitamins around like Centrum and Kirkland, USANA's Essentials are way more reliable because they have higher absorption rate.

Need I say more about Essentials and USANA? Well yeah, I'd definitely talk more about them here as I start this journey to a healthy me. It's really high time that I take really care of my health now. Being hypertensive at the age of 29 is not fun and is no joke. So with USANA here with me, I'm sure gonna beat this thing!

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