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Keeping a Healthy Lifestyle: The Imperative Command of Having a Good Lifestyle in order to Remain Healthy

The dawn of the Agricultural Revolution, thousands of years ago, brought forth the modern lifestyle that has brought comfort to the billions of humans who have lived after the event. Sedentary Lifestyle, the almost exact opposite of the activeness, has been the norm for centuries. The active hunting lifestyle of our nomadic ancestors have given way to the armchairs and sofas of which our populace has sought comfort every day.

The Sedentary Lifestyle has many benefits, but it has also caused a plethora of ailments and diseases to visit our populace. Obesity is on the rise and so are the cholesterol-related diseases. Children are dying because of the aforementioned ailments. For example, cholesterol-related diseases were usually common on the aged but younger and younger people are catching this “bug” nowadays. Of course, child obesity is on the rise much to the chagrin of the medical practitioners and parents alike.

The world may be better than centuries ago because of the better technology and even better ideas that has captured the minds of the people. However, this better world has been blighted by ailments that has been largely of our making. Superbugs has developed due to the careless consumption of antibiotics. The rise of ailments related to the Sedentary Lifestyle has also proliferated.

Exercise and Healthy Lifestyle

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Exercise may be the number one answer in battling the ill-effects of the Sedentary Lifestyle. Exercise helps in stimulating the rigorous existence that our hunter ancestors bore throughout their existence. Our body, although living in the modern age, are still stuck with the realities of a bygone era. The advance of the Human Civilization  has been blisteringly fast and it causes our bodies to have a certain kind of lag when it comes to adjusting. One of my favorite ways to keep healthy is fishing, as it gets you out of the house and moving around.

Exercise helps in stimulating our bodies and makes it more stronger. The opposite of which is the ;lack thereof and it makes our bodies brittle due to disuse. Exercise also helps in burning the fats that has caused the rise of obesity. It will also utilize the blood vessels which will hamper the cholesterol-related diseases.

Of course, exercise is not the only remedy against Sedentary Lifestyle. Eating healthy foods is also a key towards a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Choosing organic foods over the processed one is a good step. Choosing the greens over the meat ones is also a good choice.

Effects of a Healthy Lifestyle

The main reason in enacting a healthy lifestyle is to ward of diseases and ailments. In fact, some may define health as the endeavour of fighting off diseases. Of course, diseases will always be ever-present but it still worthy to fight it.
The healing properties of a good lifestyle can be observed in Gallstones. Having gallstones will always trigger the question, “how to dissolve gallstones?”. As you may know, gallstones are fluids that have crystallized inside the gall bladder. Surgery might be the best option to excise the gallstones but not anyone is willing to go under the knife. The best way to dissolve such is through medications. Of course, gallstones can be avoided whatsoever by having a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Confessions of a Fly Fishing Addict

Up to bat today on Fly Fishilicious is Sean Anderson from Up the Poudre. I’ve had the privilege of fishing with ‘Sanders’ a few times now and I can honestly say that he is A-Class. I asked Sanders if he could give me a few pointers on fly tying – since that’s been on my mind a bit lately. Here is what he came up with ~

My name is Sean, and I tie flies. This is my confession

About a year after I started fly fishing, I started listening to people as they were talking about catching fish on flies they had tied themselves. A new language of equipment and materials  was presented to me, and it soon became evident that no matter how much I tried to resist, I too must catch fish in a similar manner. I could no longer look at the store bought flies in my box, they were too pretty. They weren’t mine.

It wasn’t long after, that I had apparently made the subconscious decision to start accumulating hooks, vises, hair, feathers, scissors, books, whip finishers, movies, glue, epoxy, bobbins, hackle pliers, UV lights, and anything else that was to be had at the local fly shop. I was out of control, and I hadn’t even tied a fly yet. How was I going to explain this to my wife? Would I even like tying flies? Thats right, I said vises Plural. Not even when after we went fishing after spending hours reading hundreds of reviews for fly fishing sling packs. 

I let the dust settle for a couple of weeks after my manic purchasing was done. I stored all of this newly acquired paraphernalia in three or four blue bins, the kind you would find at Target. Thus, considerably shrinking the living space in our one bedroom condo, but at least it was stowed away.

After a few weeks of the materials and gear being idle, the guilt of not tying a fly became too much, it was time. So I cracked the book. Chapter One: Brassies. Brassies were my gateway drug, pretty soon I was tying harder bugs. I was staying up all night, just to finish one more dozen. It didn’t matter, I tied them all; Midges, mayflies, streamers, stoneflies, caddis, and my favorite, attractor patterns. I was a fly tying fiend. I couldn’t stop, I needed more. I still do.

I wish that is where the story ended, but unfortunately, there is never enough. Like I said before, I often times put want before need. How do you think we ended up with two bulldogs? Anyway, I still find myself at work, home, or on the water, thinking of bugs I have yet to tie but want to. Constantly trying to come up with patterns, while trying not to ignore my daily responsibilities. I am plagued by the urge to make lists and draw diagrams of how I am going to fill each and every fly box I own. I plan. But this is the life I chose. This is the life of the average fly tier.

Is my confession different from a lot of people who start tying flies, probably not? I think that like fly fishing itself, you subconsciously take a leap, trying to experience one more aspect of a sport that has already given you something you couldn’t find anywhere else. And besides, catching a fish on a fly that you tied (no matter how ugly or pretty), is a pretty cool thing.

Now get after it!