Healthy Junkies – Box of Chaos

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Healthy Junkies
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MP3 Album
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On 6 August 2016
Last modified:29 July 2022

Summary:

A few diverse flavours including Dirt Box Disco, Michael Schenker Group and Marilyn Manson make for a varied and interesting album from London based Punk Rockers Healthy Junkies to maintain your interest from start to finish.

We’ve always been told to eat, drink and do everything in moderation and to never, ever overindulge. It’s been ingrained in us that any addiction is unhealthy and dangerous. However, what we’ve been told is wrong; there are many addictions that are not only acceptable, but healthy. Read on to discover eight healthy addictions that are perfectly okay to have.

Whoever said a drinking addiction is unhealthy clearly didn’t take into account an addiction to drinking water. Indulging in glass after glass of water daily — eight cups, or a little more when heavily exercising — can improve your life in a variety of ways. By staying hydrated, you can boost your metabolism and release toxins from your body, giving you more energy for your other addictions.

If you crave your morning yoga routine, or you can’t live without your daily run, chances are you’re addicted to exercise or want to loose weight very fast so if you need to the curb appetite can help you as a supplement. However, while it’s true that excessive exercise can cause health issues, getting in a sweat session every day can improve your mind and body and even extend your life.

If you can truly appreciate the power of a good night’s sleep or an afternoon power-nap, it’s a habit you shouldn’t skimp on. Getting your beauty sleep can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce stress, stay focused and alert while awake and live a happier life.

Whoever said laughter is the best medicine got it right; getting in your daily dose of giggles is one of the healthiest addictions you can have. Laughing often is scientifically proven to not only burn calories but to boost the immune system and even help you get a better night’s rest.

If you’re constantly spending time with your friends, and when you’re not, you wish you were, odds are you’re addicted to your social life. As long as your friends are positive influences, having an addiction to your social calendar can be a very healthy vice.

Not only can hanging out with friends help boost your mood, but your friends can also help you live longer. It’s true that friends can empower you to make better life choices, like attending an alcohol drug and rehab to help you get sober if you’ve made a few bad choices in life. Just make sure your friends’ influence isn’t what landed you there in the first place!

The “Prevention Triangle”: Exercise, Weight Control & Healthy Diet

While the media often reports on foods that “prevent cancer” and we would love to be told that eating one particular food will prevent cancer, it is unlikely that such a food exists. It is more likely that a combination of good foods may have a preventive effect. Studies over the years have looked at our diets and what foods, if any, will lead to a lower risk of cancer. Fruits and vegetables, whole grains and unprocessed foods have all been promoted as reducing cancer risk. Unfortunately, studies have not consistently proven this to be true. Expert panels state that a diet high in fruits and vegetables “probably” reduces cancer risk, but we just don’t know for sure. For more information visit https://www.amny.com/sponsored/exipure-reviews/.

However, a healthy diet plays an important role in a sort of “triangle” of cancer prevention. A healthy diet, combined with regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight makes up this triangle that has been shown to reduce cancer risk. This triangle is thought to be the second most important step, after not smoking, to preventing cancer. An estimated 20-30% of cancers could be prevented if people incorporated the triangle into their lifestyle!

While what we eat is probably linked to cancer development, being overweight and having a diet high in fat is clearly related to the development of 13 cancer types. These include breast cancer (in postmenopausal women), cancers of the colon, rectum, endometrium (uterus), esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, liver, prostate, and multiple myeloma. For cancer survivors, a healthy weight and regular physical activity are linked to lower rates of recurrence for several types of cancer, including breast and colon. Bodyweight is evaluated using body mass index or BMI, which is your body weight in kilograms divided by your height in meters, squared. Experts define a healthy BMI to be 18.5-25 kg/m2, a BMI of 25-29.9 kg/m2 to be overweight and a BMI over 30 kg/m2 to be obese.

The third part of the triangle is physical activity, which studies have found can reduce the risk of cancers of the breast, colon, and endometrium (uterine). How much activity are we talking about? Experts feel that somewhere between 30 and 60 minutes per day of “moderate to vigorous” activity is needed to impact cancer risk. Moderate activity is the equivalent of a brisk walk, whereas vigorous activities increase heart and breathing rates, check out this CKD kidney diet for stage 3 cancer.

Add to this a “sedentary” lifestyle – one that does not include much physical activity. You may exercise a few times a week, but spend many hours sitting at a computer or watching TV. Your risk of many cancers may be higher because of this. Try taking a walk every hour, using a standing desk, or taking the stairs to your lunch break. Any way you can lessen the sedentary time and get some activity is helpful.

Wonder how to get started with an exercise regimen? Make it fun and set reasonable goals. Find a friend to be a walking partner- you can motivate each other and make the walk more enjoyable. Vary the setting; try a park or public garden, use the mall when weather is bad, get creative and keep it interesting! Want to pick up the pace? Look into local gyms and workout groups, yoga, pilates, and swim clubs or YMCAs. Start with an attainable goal- if you haven’t ever exercised, a walk through the neighborhood is a start. Keep increasing your intensity (walk faster, carry weights) and/or distance over time. You should discuss your plans with your healthcare provider to be sure your exercise plan is safe for you. Get started by learning more at the American Cancer Society.

Resources to Learn More About How Diet, Physical Activity, and Weight are Related to Cancer

A healthy diet, regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight can lower your risk of developing cancer. These three components make up the “cancer prevention triangle”. They are strongly inter-related and working to improve one can often lead to improvements in another. Use the links below to learn more about this prevention triangle and ways to work towards a healthier you. This is how exipure works.

  • Eat Healthy and Get Active at the American Cancer Society website.
  • Reduce Your Cancer Risk at the American Institute for Cancer Research.
  • American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention.
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the USDA.
  • The US Department of Health & Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines, 2nd Edition (2018).
  • NIH AARP Diet & Health Study: a study developed at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to improve our understanding of the relationship between diet and health.
  • The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer & Nutrition (EPIC): A large study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer investigating the relationships between diet, nutritional status, lifestyle and environmental factors and the incidence of cancer and other chronic diseases.
A few diverse flavours including Dirt Box Disco, Michael Schenker Group and Marilyn Manson make for a varied and interesting album from London based Punk Rockers Healthy Junkies to maintain your interest from start to finish.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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