Paradise is a state of mind and the Hawaiian people have proven that "living Hawaiian" just may be the secret to lifelong good health. You don't have to live in the Hawaiian Islands to adopt some time-honored lifestyle suggestions practiced by the Hawaiians in order to improve your quality of life and ensure lifelong good health.
Living Hawaiian Style means practicing the "Spirit of Aloha" on a daily basis, a philosophy that involves taking joy in every moment, focusing on both giving and receiving pleasure, and making dietary and lifestyle choices that emphasize kindness, laughter and taking your time rather than choices that encourage hurry, worry and stress.
One of the first secrets to Living Hawaiian is to spend as much time outdoors and in the fresh air as possible. Taking a simple short walk after dinner can work wonders for your blood pressure and circulation. Try your hand at gardening just for the pure enjoying of feeling the earth in your hands and growing your own fruits, vegetables and flowers. Call your local city Department of Recreation to find out the location of your nearest parks and take a break by spending a lunch hour there.
Living Hawaiian means eating as much fresh food as possible, the original "fast food." Buy fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables from your local farmers' markets and increase your consumption of such fruits of paradise as bananas, papayas, pineapples, mangoes and avocadoes. Try blending guava nectar and passionfruit juice into your traditional morning glass of orange juice.
Hawaiian nutmeats are also extremely healthy for you, including coconut, macadamia nuts and cashews, which when eaten in moderation are better alternatives than candy and potato chips for snacking. Use nut oils in salad dressing and check out your supermarket produce department for white young coconuts to enjoy coconut milk, a natural cocktail that will knock your socks off.
Living Hawaiian means making a conscious effort to point out and bless what's good in our everyday lives rather than being swept up in the contemporary media's emphasis on gossip, negativity and name-calling. Set your mental wristwatch to "Hawaiian time", an attitude that rolls with the punches and enjoys life while travelling to a destination slowly but deliberately. Take a daily calcium and magnesium supplement to help combat stress in the body.
Take every opportunity to listen to uplifting music and dance as often as possible. Make flowers a regular indulgence, even it's just one lovely rosebud or carnation stem in a vase on your kitchen table or desk.
The choice is yours, no matter where you live in the world or how far away you live from the Pacific Ocean. Pay hundred of dollars monthly for therapy bills and prescription drugs. Or try living Hawaiian for 30 days and see how your worries and anxieties start melting away!