My Healthy New Year Challenge

New Year is the time for new resolutions in life. Switching to a healthy life is one of the most common new resolutions. Check out what I have come up with for this new year.

I had not been a health conscious person during my young ages and always felt proud of my health that can digest any food, cop with any climate and rarely falls sick. But all that shattered emotionally and physically about 12 years ago. It all started with a routine medical checkup.

A brief from the doctor send shock waves to my brain. I was told I am diabetic and need to start medication or lifestyle changes immediately. I was shocked and my wife was panic. But the doctor gave me a ray of hope - I have been careless about my food habits and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and that gives some scope for making a good change just by switching to a healthy lifestyle. I decided to take the lifestyle challenge instead of taking medication.

It has been more than a decade now. My lifestyle is completely changed. I do carefully choose my food, try my best to avoid sweet/fatty food and also spend a considerable amount of time for physical workouts. I was able to control my diabetes within healthy limits for more than a decade by controlling food and lifestyle.

Nutritious Food & Supplements for Healthy Life

I am in my forties now and started feeling I need supplements to support my health, in addition to the controlled food I am taking. Moreover, about an hour-long daily walk makes me really tired. I consulted the doctors and I was advised to go for supplements to stay strong and active. I am not in favour of taking energy boosting medicines or other quick energy drinks for instant energy. What I really need is a balanced diet and then take some rich nutritious supplements.

Ensure Nutrition Products

I've seen Ensure® boxes and bottles in all medical shops and supermarkets but tasted it for the first time a few weeks ago when my mother asked me to buy one for her based on the recommendation she received from her circles. I did try it myself and felt comfortable with the taste and also the energy it gives. It took a few more weeks for me to start using myself as I felt more and more tired especially due to the excessive year-end workload in the office and running around for Christmas shopping.


Ensure has multiple products, including its Oral Nutrition Supplements and Ensure Nutrition Shakes. The Shakes come in different flavours including strawberry, vanilla, milk chocolate, blueberry etc. What I have started using is the Ensure Nutrition Supplement, which is a powder that can be added to either water or milk. If you want to make it like a tasty drink, then milk is the best option but if your dietary requirements need you to control the intake of milk, then go for the warm water. Ensure is available in Low Sugar Vanilla flavour and Rich Chocolate Flavour.

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Author: Natarajan12 Jan 2018 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

A nice motivating article about one's journey through a disease brought on by unhealthy lifestyle. Many have health checks that throw up diabetes or high cholesterol and go on tablets. I'm glad that the author has chosen to change his lifestyle and controlling diabetes for more than a decade without medications.

Ensure is a high energy/protein drink powder fortified with vitamins and minerals that is often used for people recovering from critical illness, major surgery or disease with weight loss. I am not sure that it is the right supplement for normal people.

I'm not for or against Ensure, but please check and if you feel it's appropriate have a discussion with your nutritionist or family physician.

Author: Umesh14 Jan 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 3

Lifestyle change is one thing which can drastically change the outlook of a person towards his life.

A balanced approach to food intake and exercise is the key to success. There are people who sit for a long time in inconvenient postures and soon get a backache. Continuously taking junk and fried food takes a toll on our throat as well as the stomach. Taking tea and coffee number of times in a day and avoiding water is a mistake which lands us in miserable condition.

A change in these habits associated with healthy food having a right combination of protein, fiber and minerals can do a miracle to a person of any age.

Author: Neeru Bhatt16 Jan 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

Health is wealth. There is no doubt that we must take measures to keep our health in good condition. The only road which leads to good health is the road to discipline and good lifestyle.
As well said, prevention is better than cure. We must, by all means, try to follow healthy lifestyle if we want to have a satisfactory and fulfilled life.

Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao17 Jan 2018 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

In everybody's life health is very important. These days many people are running after wealth and ignoring health. That will have a negative effect on the overall system in the long run. Eat healthily and be happy. When we see good food we will not control our desire to eat those items and that will result in overeating. This will cause many problems in our life. A balanced diet with fewer carbohydrates and more proteins is the requirement for maintaining a good health. So controlling the food and doing sufficient workouts will keep everybody in good health conditions.
Consuming more oils is very dangerous to health. It is better to use oils made from grains like groundnut oil, coconut oil and not to use refined oils.

Author: Ramakrishna Kambhampati24 Jan 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

Mr. Tony Sir, Have you heard about Dr.B.M.Hegde who is a World famous Cardiologist, Padma Bhushan and a highly educated and held offices of various world famous institutions says all present-day English Medicine is developed by Corporate organizations to develop their wealth by many many folds. Through his speeches he promotes holistic healing through Ayurveda, lifestyle changes, and home remedies. His many inspiring speeches you can find on Youtube. If you are interested you can go through them and you can gain excellent knowledge on holistic wellness.


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