Rather than thinking of all the things you aren’t able to do, why not focus on activities you can take part in. Consider the following:
Have you ever looked at the list of ingredients on the label of store bought body wash? You may be surprised to learn it contains toxins. These may include:
You don’t want to be putting those on your body every day. Instead, make your own body wash. This simple recipe is easy to make and contains natural ingredients. It uses essential oils to make it smell nice and to nourish the skin.
Just like changing your diet, implementing, and sticking to, a fitness regimen can be quite challenging. If you don’t currently have one in place, now is the time to start. Exercise provides many benefits to your body both physically and mentally.
If morning is the best time for you to exercise but you hit the snooze button every time the alarm goes off, use Mel Robbins’ 5 Second Rule. When the alarm sounds, count 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and get up. That’s the amount of time it takes your brain to change your mind about doing something. Purchase a dawn simulator so it’s light in your room even if the sun hasn’t come up yet. Your body will think it is time to get up because it is light.
It is recommended that adults get 30 minutes of high intensity aerobic activity 5 times a week or 90 minutes of moderate aerobic activity. If you aren’t physically able to perform the recommended amount of exercise, then start from where you are and build up to...
Changing how you eat can be one of the most difficult tasks to undertake. Until you change how you think about food and the relationship you have with it, the harder it will be to implement dietary changes. Start viewing food as a source of fuel for your body instead of something that brings you pleasure.
Consider this, 7 out of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States have a strong link to nutrition. They are heart disease, cancer, lower respiratory disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and kidney disease. You have the ability to improve your health by changing your diet.
The Standard American Diet Is:
Good Nutrition Is:
We live in a toxic world. Water, air, food, and the environment at large are full of harmful chemicals. Synthetic, man-made chemicals are in many household cleaning and personal care products we use every day. They are found in antiperspirants, makeup, toilet bowl cleaner, skin care products, air fresheners, candles, and more.
To rid your home of toxins you need to know what they are. Below is a non-inclusive list to help you get started. These ingredients may be linked to infertility, obesity, cancer, thyroid problems, birth defects, migraines, allergies, and more.
Common Household Toxins
This is the first blog in a series on wellness. Upcoming entries will focus on: diet, fitness, emotions, and your home environment. You are encouraged to assess behaviors related to each area and decide if there are any you’d like to change. Or, are there new practices you’d like to start?
What is wellness? The definition is, the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as a result of a deliberate effort. Or, an approach to health care that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
First and most important, KNOW YOUR BODY. In order to promote wellness you must be aware of your current state of health. Where you are starting from?
Make a list of:
Review your list and pick...
Recent research has found that exercise and physical activity can help prevent some cancers and help some cancer survivors live longer. The information was released in a report, Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors. The panel of researchers found that cancer related symptoms may be affected by performing moderate aerobic exercise, resistance training or both.
The evidence based recommendations include:
Other findings include:
Stress is a natural occurrence. It’s impossible to eliminate, but an overabundance can reek havoc on your physical and emotional health. Developing a natural way to relieve stress and manage it, as much as possible, is key to reaching and maintaining overall wellness.
Determine what causes you stress. Is it work, family gatherings and obligations, shopping for the “right” gift, travel, work, or etc? Spend some time analyzing the things that make you feel anxious. Consider writing them down and reflecting on them.
STRESS INDUCED ACTIVITIES
What self sabotaging activities do you engage in when you’re feeling stressed out? Do you engage in any of the following, or some other activity: eating, drinking, yelling, binge watching the Hallmark channel, shopping, or sleeping? Bring awareness to how you react to stress and how it affects you.
WAYS TO ALLEVIATE STRESS
There are a variety of actions you can take to handle unwanted...
It’s easy for your healthy lifestyle to get derailed during the holidays. There are parties, celebrations and gatherings galore. To stay on track, make a point of implementing the following tips.
In the past couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure to talk to two people who are managing their diabetes, type 2, with diet and exercise. One individual has lost 60 pounds this year and they both no longer need medication. How is this possible?
Many of the choices we make every day affect our health. It’s a matter of whether you want to manage your wellness naturally, when it is possible, or take medication. Both people I spoke with are being very intentional about their health. They have altered their diet and have made significant changes in patterns of behavior.
Dr. Michael Greger on his website nutritionfacts.org shares, “We’ve known since the 1930s that type 2 diabetes can be prevented, arrested, and even reversed with a plant-based diet. Within five years of following the diet, about a quarter of the diabetic patients in that early study were able to get off insulin altogether.”
Dr. Greger further explains that meat may play a role in increasing...