In 1928, our US congress appointed Dr. George Calver to set guidelines for Senators and Representatives of the House because there was such a high death rate among them. He called his formula “The 10 Commandments of Health”.  Dr. Calver’s list was presented to top government officials of congress proclaiming a longer, healthier life if these simple ten recommendations were followed.

Today 70% of our nation is regarded as overweight. Everywhere you look you can find health tips, diet plans, new exercises and much more, but that doesn't mean we are becoming any healthier.  Since most people are just looking to find small things they can change in their everyday life that will improve their health the drastic change of most diets and exercise plans can be overwhelming. By taking a step back and looking at a small list such as Dr. Calvers “Ten Commandments of Health” becoming healthier seems more realistic.

If you don't already practice these guidelines we encourage you to do so.  By living a healthy life, our journey down the path of life will keep us focused on important things like relationships, family, workplace and friends.

P.s. Give 5% of your time to keeping well. You won’t have to give 100% getting over being sick.

 

The enclosed information appeared in the January-February 2012 AARP Bulletin