It's never to late to take care of yourself. When your body's functions get compromised, you will have no choice if you want to get better. Use these simple steps below to help you get started on the path to recovery.
Having knowledge is best way to avoid any health issues. Many things that are considered healthy are really not. Use these simple tips below as a guideline to kickstart your wellness program.
Stress is any stimulus that is placed on the body. It doesn't matter if it's physical stress from exercise, mental stress from a relationship, or an environmental stress through EMF, food or harmful chemicals. They are all detrimental to your health and should be kept to a minimum. Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same. You need to try and limit everything that is stressful in your life. Surround yourself in a healthy environment, and be positive as much as possible.
1 Have a plan
Know what you are setting out to accomplish. Have realistic goals with a clear path to achieve them. Make sure your goal has your bodies best interest in mind. Keep a wellness diary of everything you do. This is critical to any wellness plan.
Nutrition provides the building blocks of life. Consume foods that are natural with no preservatives. When your body is under tremendous amounts of stress it needs a constant flow of nutrients to function optimally. Try to eat balanced meals and snacks to help the healing process.
2 Establish a baseline
Have full blood work done to establish a baseline. This will be a key reference point to make sure you are moving in the right direction.
Mind Over Matter
Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you cave come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and the fears you have overcome. You cannot change the past. Focus your mind on the future when your health will be better.
3 respect your body
Working through pain or discomfort does not make you tough. It makes you foolish. Your body is telling you there is something wrong, LISTEN!
Stress provides a stimulus to the body. Super-compensation only happens during rest when the body rebuilds itself. Make sure any wellness plan includes rest.
Believe in Yourself
Sometimes the people around you won't understand your journey. They don't need to it's not for them. Don't depend on the support of the others to help you get better. Change comes from within. You alone have everything you need to achieve good health.
You are what you eat. To combat high inflammation levels, you will need to follow a clean diet that is benefecial to your system. Avoid empty calories from processed foods. They do not provide essential nutrients for the body.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain! No matter how bad you feel, there will come a time when this bump in the road will be a distant memory of the past. Stay focused on that time.
You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep rereading the last one. Take it upon yourself to make the changes in your life that support your well being. You may not always end up where you thought you were going, But you will always end up where you were meant to be.
Embrace The Future
Life always offers you a second chance, It's called tomorrow. Live with no regrets. Only look back to the past to see how far you have come.
Take supplements that will support your bodies systems to help aid the body in recovery. Good quality supplements are essential.
Recheck your blood work frequently to monitor any changes. See if you are moving in the right direction. If not make adjustments accordingly
Your body is constantly fighting stress. Reward yourself with a nice message, or anything relaxing. Your body will thank you!
Focused breathing will help balance the nervous system and relieve stress. It's like exercising without the physical stress of the exercise.
Going out in nature is a great way to relieve stress. Whether you go for a walk, or sit by the water, it's a great way to release feel good endorphins.
If you are trying to lose weight, do it in a responsible way. When you do not consume the proper nutrients, the body will find them from within. Cutting weight to quickly, or through starvation adds a lot of stress to your organs.
Put Your Wellbeing First
Just because others may be doing something, doesn't mean its right for you. Take into consideration that everyone is different and results may vary. Stay with what works best for you.
In the age of the internet, there is tons of information available to anyone who looks. Do your own research and monitor your own health. Nobody cares more about your wellness than you do.
Environmental stress refers to how people or animals respond to physical, chemical and biological features of their environment. These stressors may include exposure to natural disasters, electromagnetic radiation, pollution, climate change, or noise. They can be pathogens that invade the body, causing a stress response, or features of your workplace like an uncomfortable chair. Whether one-time or long-term, environmental stressors cause strain on the body and mind. The response of the body ranges from a short-term fight-or-flight response to long-term changes to your health.
Long-term exposure to stress, such as these environmental stressors, causes far more health concerns than quick stress events. Chronic stressors reduce the body’s ability to fight infection and keep up with the normal process of cell replacement. Regular exposure to stress causes the body to produce cytokines, which diminish the immune response. Cytokine production contributes to autoimmune disease, allergies, and a higher chance of serious illness. Long-term exposure to stress can cause blood sugar and heart health issues. Chronic stress can even change your DNA, shortening telomeres which protect against cell damage. Constant exposure to stressors can lead to mental illness, including depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia.
The good news is that you control your destiny. Take the knowledge that you learn and put it to work. It made a difference in my life, as it will yours.