Health MATTERS: Relationships

Good relationships are not just found.  They must be created.

Relationships – Where Fantasy meets Reality:


The following was written by *Brad King:

We’ve all heard the saying, “You need to love yourself before you can truly love another.” But what does that really mean? To love yourself is to respect yourself, which means you need to learn to respect the vehicle that allows you to love—your body and your mind.

When it comes to respecting your body and your mind, you need to understand that what goes into the vehicle, eventually dictates how efficient that vehicle will be able to perform. In other words, our ability to love with extreme passion is—to a large extent—subject to the way we feel from day to day, and science dictates that we can greatly enhance the way we feel by the way we move, by the way we think and by what we consume.

Regardless of why we feel love—love is… always has been… and always will be the force that drives us as humans. Everything we do in life is for one specific reason: to experience pleasure! And the ultimate pleasure is LOVE. You’ve fallen in love; maybe you’re getting married; now how do you keep your love alive?

Unfortunately as a relationship progresses, quite often the waist line expands. Couples tend to not try as hard, thereby allowing their exercise routine and healthy eating habits to go by the wayside.

As we age, our hormones start to wreck havoc within our bodies and with that comes a whole slew of complications, including: depression, moodiness, fat gain, difficulty sleeping, aching joints, low passion for life affect our love lives. So how do you become happy and healthy for life and maintain the incredible sex life you’ve always enjoyed? Following are my tips on how to feel, act and perform at your very best for life:

  • Have more fun and reduce stress
  • Consume smaller meals at regular intervals throughout the day (every 3-4 hours) to balance blood sugar and hormones
  • Eat organic foods whenever possible, as these foods contain more nutrition and less toxins
  • Smile more
  • Exercise (high intensity, short duration)
  • Dim the lights in the evening
  • Lose the belly
  • Avoid excess caffeine and alcohol, as both can exacerbate the stress response and interrupt sleep
  • Develop a healthy sleep routine: do the same things before you go to bed each night, it will train your body to get ready for sleep

    Brad King
    Brad King

*Brad King, MS, MFS, a nutritional researcher and award winning formulator has been touted as one of the most influential health mentors of our time. He is the author of 10 books, including Fat Wars, Beer Belly Blues and Losing Fat for Life. Visit him on Facebook @ Transforming Health with Brad King or on his website at: – See more at:




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