Find your missing link to wellness at home, work or play.
How many readers at this moment feel well, not of optimal health but keep pushing because missing work is not an option and everyone from family, friends and whomever depend on you?
The hours in the day do not cover all that needs to be done before the day starts over again. Physical and emotional energy plunge daily and the body is left to recharge on 3-5 hours of sleep or less, push the reset button and repeat. Add over-the-counter or prescription medications, drive-thru, microwave meals and all sorts of preservative laden energy drinks and the sky is the limit. The question of concern is for how long?
As a health professional, I care deeply to educate the meaning of health and well-being. The words are synonymous when it comes to a balanced lifestyle of goodness. The importance of a health conscious proactive lifestyle bring benefit to all facets of life. Pretty much when the body balance from within, life aligns without the distraction of uncomfortable body signals of discomfort.
How many think of self-abuse from a lack of proper nutrition and hydration?
Without proper food and water consistently, the body suffers down to the cellular level. Many survive from experience, what is taught from one generation to the next with the thought that is the way it is. The family is predisposed to ill-health and continue to move through life with the expectation of the demise set to happen because so many family members have it, whatever it is?
Move beyond the family discomforts or ill-health and focus on how a life of balance and great health is achievable. First, advocate for yourself, take charge of your health, know how your body feels and what is important to maintain yourself at optimal health and wellness.
Question your doctor to be clear which medications, surgery and medical test are necessary to regain and maintain your health. Are there alternative holistic options to diminish side-effects and minimal invasive procedures?
Next, exercise is key, movement is a fundamental to increase circulation. There are many books, articles and such available as to the best strategy when it comes to exercise. Is a gym membership, personal trainer, an accountability partner or going it alone the best option?
Bottom-line, maintain a commitment to get up and get moving several times a week to enhance good health. Decrease stiffness, increase flexibility and respiration helps the body to function cohesively from day to day.
Frequently when the topic of water enters a conversation, many liquid substitutes replace the crucial impact water has on the body. The body is 60-70 percent water and systems depend on water to function properly. Not in the form of alcohol, soft drinks, caffeine, juice and whatever else comes up.
Research shows at least half of one’s body weight in ounces is a good measure to hydrate daily. Dry skin, lips, nails and hair to include the color of urine is a great indicator of a lack of proper hydration. Next time constipation is an issue think, how much water and natural fiber is in the diet?
This next step is so vital, consider this a shout from the mountain top. EAT TO LIVE. Acid-alkaline, ph balance is underrated in our society. Dis-ease and discomfort cannot thrive in a ph balanced body.
Living on fast-food, fried, packaged, denatured foods and animal products leave so many in a constant state of physical distress it is the norm. So many conditions thrive from the lackluster choice of living to eat instead of eating to live.
A difference to move toward a healthy lifestyle is choice of nutrition. After a recent workshop of food-healing, I highly recommend “Conquering Any Disease”, author, Jeff Primack. This book is an A-Z list of foods and their phytochemical elements to heal various conditions, in my opinion this is one of the best books of food healing. In addition, a cookbook and smoothie book are available for purchase at www.food-healing.com.
Finally, in closing, I encourage all to include therapeutic bodywork. The healing touch of the right touch is found to encourage the body to release the stressors from life.
Energy is bound in the cells and the negative flow on the body is evident in soreness, tense, tingling and tight tissue under the skin. Blocked energy manifest itself in the form of dis-ease and discomfort and to ignore lends itself to unhealthy lifestyle. Should one not be accustomed to bodywork and shy away from removal of clothing or perhaps the idea of touch from a stranger, seek a professional & discuss the options for optimal therapeutic bodywork session to address the area/s of concern.
I recommend CranioSacral Therapy as a therapy of choice which allow the body to self-correct and balance itself through the touch of trained hands. From infants to adults, all benefit to release the issue in the tissues. Begin today and schedule www.iahp.com/alternativehealing
A journey to wellness may well be on target or a few of the steps above are necessary to move the body to balance and optimal health. The key to better health and wellness is knowledge, Eat to Live, exercise, hydrate, sleep and bodywork.
DISCLAIMER*** The information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. We make no medical claims and make no statements of validation. Always consult with your professional health care provider before beginning any health care regimen.