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Hey Health Vinglers! :) @allischaaff here, your fellow health nut!! :D I'm pretty obsessed with leading a healthy lifestyle, like eating right and exercising, because, well, it makes me feel good! And I want to know what brings all of YOU to the Health community, so we can all chat and be friends and help each other out on our individual journeys to a healthier lifestyle :)
So don't be shy!! Say hello and answer this poll in the comments below ^_^

Q: What is your biggest health goal? Is it...

eating better? getting in shape? fostering mindfulness? preventing disease? starting a steady exercise plan? aging well? losing weight? overall self-improvement? other?
To get the ball rolling, I'm gonna tag some of the peeps I've seen around the Health community, as well as those who have followed my Easy Health Hacks collection :) looking forward to meeting you all!!! Let's get healthier... together! :D
I wasn't tagged, but I would say, aging well. I was diagnosed with early-onset congenital congestive (that means non-hereditary) heart failure at 25. I had been a fulltime firefighter for about 7 years. I was very, VERY fortunate that I was in great physical condition and well-trained when diagnosed. I credit that (and good docs/meds) for keeping me alive through 2 years of waiting on transplant list until they finally rebuilt the bottom half of my heart with ventricular mannequins. I'm pretty meticulous about what I put into my body, especially for longevity's sake and since leaving fire-ground operations (I was an engine-driver/pump operator) I tour as a public speaker and HeartHealth/Stroke Awareness and BLS/Cpr/Aed Educator. In any case...sorry for the long post. As you're going through these lists of potential self improvements, remember the BASICS. Know your numbers, your risk factors, and your family history. If you are 18+, you should know these off hand and get them checked yearly. Take good care of yourself and your loved ones. Heart Disease, congenital or otherwise kills roughly 1:2 people in the US, with growing #'s world-wide. AND approx 35% of ALL cardiac-related deaths are in young people UNDER the statistical age 55-65. This staggering fatality rate is in large part due to a lack of publuc awareness and having access to prompt care. While you're taking care of your fitness, think about adding a CPR/AED certification class to your to-do list. You can take a Saturday course with friends at your local Red Cross Chapter or American Heart Assoc. 1/10 of those certified will use their skills to save a loved one or stranger within (about) a calendar year. When talking about health, I just can't leave this out. Sorry again for the long response... Jules, OUT. 馃挏
@allischaaff well. It's been proven recently, I believe it research took place in Germany. You should check Wim Hof on VICE. He and he's students been injected with bacteria which had to cause severe vomiting, headache, fever. And all of them passed the test with no problems. What scientists found, that during he's breathing techniques, amount of antibodies in blood increased dramatically. Governments are bought and they don't really care for their "citizens" how many people die from pharmaceuticals every year? Side effects which includes death. Corporations have more power than governments. Oh,This is not a political debate. We are trying to help each other. Apologies :)
PS. Got sidetracked before. Ongoing health goal is definitely mindfulness/life balance. :-)
My goal was to have a flat stomach and I think I'm there already ^^ now my health is important to me :D
My ultimate health goal is to be absolutely focused on my mental health and well-being. For so long I was concerned about my body, when I should have paid more attention to my mind. I want to be happy, confident, and alive. I want to be absolutely dedicated to making sure my mental health is tended to.
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