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Where You Live Wellness

Where You Live Wellness

During the course of your growing-up years, you lived wherever your parents chose to live.  You didn’t give any thought to the health implications of the location your parents chose, or if they had chosen a place that was conducive to your overall wellness.  Chances are your parents didn’t give it much thought either. Not until recently, has there ever been given any thought to the fact that where you live affects your health and wellness.  But it does, and it’s a piece of information that is sure to influence many generations to come.

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So how is this information compiled, and what can we learn from it?  The information is compiled based on statistical information from areas such as smog levels, pollution levels, water quality, government-based fitness incentives, and recreational and fitness facilities available.  Generally, one of the major magazines published in the United States, will compile all this statistical data, and publish an article as a recreational guide to healthy cities.

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What do we learn from all this published information? Where we live does affect our health and well-being, and sometimes, there’s very little we can do about changing that fact. Unless, of course, you want to move.

Often, the greatest contributor to our health and wellness, via our outside environment, is the level of pollution we’re forced to live with daily. How do we absorb pollutants in our outside environment?  The most common way is through the air we breathe.  It is not the only way, however.  The water we drink, the homes we live in, and the cars we drive, all have the potential for unhealthy contaminants. 

Our work environment at one time was a contributor to the pollutants we were exposed to, but thanks to greater Environmental Protection regulations, most of those dangers have been eradicated. 

Past the pollutants contribution, the availability of health facilities, the amount of government support for health and fitness, and the availability of medical faculties also affect our health and wellness from a location standpoint.  If you live in a rural area with no direct access to health facilities, and there is no medical facility, your level of overall health will not compare to that of a person who lives in a more populated area that can offer those things.  The downside to the more populated area, of course, is a greater risk of air pollution.

Some areas of this country are just fitness conducive. In places where the air is still free from pollutants, there is an availability of hiking, biking, and walking trails, and the medical and fitness facilities are numerous.  The problem with most of those places, however, is that they are usually recreational based, not manufacturing or otherwise industrialized, and jobs are not that numerous.

What can you do about your fitness concerns, in relation to where you live?  Make the most of where you are.  Educate yourself about the greatest fitness problems in your area, and do what you can to make corrections for your fitness benefit.

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DISCLAIMER:

This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read.
Since natural and/or dietary supplements are not FDA-approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product label: that the statement has not been evaluated by FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

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Wellness

Wellness

You pick up the magazines each day, and you’re bombarded with health and fitness information. Advertisements and articles are designed to impart much-needed information to the reader about the state of fitness and health in America today, and what we as responsible citizens should do.  I want you to stop, and think for just one moment.  How do you determine your current fitness and wellness levels?  Does your regular doctor as you each time you go if you believe yourself to be fit and well?  Probably not.  Nor does he give you any method for determining the status on your own. Fitness centers abound in this country, and most are staffed with counselors who can test your fitness level.  What about your wellness level?  Are they the same?  They are not the same, yet they rely heavily on each other to keep you healthy.

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Being fit and being well are totally different conditions.  Your wellness rating is dependent upon your immune system, and what vitamins, supplements, and nutrition you provide for your immune system.  Fit people can sometimes be unwell.  And well people can sometimes be unfit.  However, when you do combine the two, and use sound principles based on clean living, exercise, and healthy eating, you attain a state of equilibrium where you are both fit and well.

Completely Understand

Most individuals do not take the time to completely understand the advantages of being both fit and well.  We read and absorb the information we’re given through the media and health organizations, without ever pondering if we’re receiving all the information we need, or simply the part that is profitable to be seen or heard.  Fitness gyms need your monthly fees to remain operational.  They have no real concern about the condition of your immune system.  Physical fitness is a condition of the body alone.   Hospitals and doctors need you as a patient to remain operational; they want you to know you need to be fit and well, but often leave out important pieces that affect your wellness and, therefore, your ability to be fit.

What about eating habits?  What about vitamins?  What role does our daily intake play in our health, wellness, and our fitness?  More than you have been led to believe or understand.  The body’s ability to remain well under anything other than ideal conditions is a direct result of the nutrition received daily.  The mind’s ability to remain well is, again, a direct result of our nutrition intake.  For instance, the human brain doesn’t develop well without the necessary input of protein in our daily diet.  No protein, no intelligence.  No intelligence, then none of the other states is attainable.

Our spiritual input is a determining factor when establishing our wellness level.  We all need the benefit of spiritual reflection, as a way of cleansing ourselves of the toxins of our daily life.   Spirituality is a way of assuring ourselves of a renewing, and rebirth of ourselves as caring humans.  Wellness encompasses our state of being, mind, and health.  It is a condition of the whole.  Wellness is a condition of the mind, body, and soul.

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DISCLAIMER:

This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.
Since natural and/or dietary supplements are not FDA-approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product label: that the statement has not been evaluated by FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

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Wellness Needs

What Are Your Wellness Needs?

As we go about our busy lives, our wellness needs don’t often come to mind.  Probably until you read the title of this article, it never even crossed your mind.  But even when we are well, we have needs that help us to sustain that wellness.   Have you ever given thought to what those needs are?

 Your wellness rating is dependent upon your immune system, and what vitamins, supplements, and nutrition you provide for your immune system. Nutrition comes in the form of our daily intake of food our eating habits determine the value of our daily nutritional intake.  What about vitamins? What role do vitamins and minerals play in our wellness needs?

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Body Abilities

More than what some of you have been led to believe or understand.  The body’s ability to remain well under anything other than ideal conditions is a direct result of the nutrition received daily.  The mind’s ability to remain well is, again, a direct result of our nutritional intake.  However, when you use sound principles based on clean living, exercise, and healthy eating, you attain a state of equilibrium where you are meeting your nutritional wellness needs

What about our preventive needs for our physical body?  Alternative medicine, holistic medicine, and meditation all address different areas of preventive maintenance for our physical health.

We don’t often think of the chiropractor until some part of our body isn’t functioning as it should, most often our back.  But what about chiropractic care for the well individual?  Is it a benefit to the good person, to visit a chiropractor when really nothing is wrong? You bet it’s a benefit and here’s why.

The very nature of chiropractic care is the belief in the body’s healing properties.  Quite often, we can have small problems in one area of our body, and not even realize it until the effect is felt in a much larger way, somewhere else.

The practice of chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between your spine and your nervous system.  The spine is the structure, and the nervous system is the function.  Chiropractic believes these two systems work in unison to keep and then restore your body’s health.   

Acupuncture is the basic foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine and is based on the belief that there are two opposing and inseparable forces within our body.  They are known as the Yin and Yang of the entire person. The Yin is representative of the cold, slow, or passive principle, and the yang represents the hot, excited, or active principle.  A healthy state is achieved by maintaining a balanced state of yin and yang.  This is done through vital pathways or meridians that allow for the flow of qi, or vital energy.  The vital energy flow occurs along pathways known as meridians. These meridians connect over 2,000 acupuncture points along the body.  There are 12 main meridians and 8 secondary meridians.  Although traditional Western medicine does not completely understand how acupuncture works, the proof that it does work has been shown in several studies conducted by Western medical facilities. Meditation is the other form of preventive maintenance that we need as we maintain our overall wellness.  Meditation is preventive maintenance for the mind.  Meditation allows us to reflect on our inner-self.  To listen to that small inner voice that is supposed to help guide and direct our mental processes, but in modern-day existence, is often drowned out due to excessive noise pollution.

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DISCLAIMER:

This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.
Since natural and/or dietary supplements are not FDA-approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product label: that the statement has not been evaluated by FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

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Wellness of the Body

Wellness refers to the condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits.  Nutrition refers to the nurturing of our body, in our ability to keep it healthy and functioning as it is supposed to.  Our ability to provide the body with all the necessary food, vitamins, and minerals so that we continue to thrive in our daily life processes

Wellness of the body occurs when all the body processes, physical and mental are functioning at peak levels. What does it take to achieve complete body wellness? It requires more than simply taking a trip to the gym or a walk in the park.

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Many factors come into play when we consider our body’s wellness. The daily intake of food, vitamins, and water are absolute necessities, and most often the items thought about.  What about the conditioning of our body to deal with life each day?

Physical Exercise

Does our physical exercise have anything to do with the wellness of our bodies? Absolutely.  For one condition without regard to the other, is not a complete whole.  The body includes all of our physical processes, our mind, and our physical being as a whole.  When we give thought to the wellness of the body, most often we contemplate our physical condition as it applies to our cardiovascular needs and our weight.  But our bodies are much more than hearts and nice figures.  What about all of our other organs?  Are they well? How do we maintain the wellness of the entirety?  Daily physical exercise benefits the body as a whole, taking time to rest and restore what has been depleted from our body over the day, and making sure that we adequately supply our entire body with the nutrition necessary for healthy function. 

If we use our resources wisely and educate ourselves about the things our body needs to maintain wellness, throughout our life, it isn’t a difficult thing to attain. But you cannot abuse your body for years and then hope for immediate results in trying to attain overall wellness.  It didn’t become unwell overnight, and it won’t become well again that quickly.

Proper attention to the physical needs of each part of your body results in the wellness of the whole.  Every part of your physical body exists to work in unison with another part of the body.  Two hands are necessary for the optimal functioning of the limbs, two feet, two eyes, etc.  The physical body is designed to work better than any machine invented to date.  It is more complex and powerful than any piece of equipment we have on the market.  It takes more abuse than believable and continues to operate, even without the daily requirements being met, for several days.  It is a fascinating machine, as machines go.  But it is an even more fascinating temple when we choose to care for our bodies as the temples they are.  They house our mind and soul, and when the body is well, it does a tremendous job of providing for our needs.

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DISCLAIMER:

This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read.
Since natural and/or dietary supplements are not FDA-approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product label: that the statement has not been evaluated by FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

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Wellness of the Mind

Wellness of the Mind

Our spiritual input is a determining factor when establishing our wellness level.  We all need the benefit of spiritual reflection, as a way of cleansing ourselves of the toxins of our daily life.   Spirituality is a way of assuring ourselves of a renewing, and rebirth of ourselves as caring humans.  Wellness encompasses our state of being, mind, and health.  It is a condition of the whole.  Wellness is a condition of the mind, body, and soul.

Meditation is preventive maintenance for the mind.  Meditation allows us to reflect on our inner selves.  To listen to that small inner voice that is supposed to help guide and direct our mental processes, but in modern-day existence, is often drowned out due to excessive noise pollution.

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Meditation

Our spirituality and meditation practices are the tools we have available to keep our minds as well as keep our bodies.  The mind is a complicated and versatile machine, but it can become overwhelmed and unable to function correctly if we don’t take the time to keep it well and cared for.

Our mind has varying levels of operation, known as brainwaves.  As we pass through the different stages of our day, we enter various stages of brain wave activity.  The brain uses this tool as one way to allow us time to rest our busy minds and cope with all the pieces of information we’ve received, a way to kind of “mind file” for the day.

When we don’t give adequate time for these processes, or we simply don’t get enough rest, our mind cannot maintain its state of wellness, just like our bodies aren’t capable of wellness if there is no chance to rest and replenish.

Modern alternative medicine and holistic healers believe in the power of the energy that flows through our bodies; this energy radiates from our minds as well.  It is believed to be the chief form of transportation for our body’s nervous system to carry out communication.

Breathing techniques, music, aromas, and candle therapy are all ways we utilize the opportunities to reflect on our day, allow our mind to rest, and replenish itself for further use.

We must remember throughout our daily routine, to make time to maintain mental wellness, as we strive to maintain physical wellness. The nice thing about the whole process is that, as we go about accomplishing these tasks, quite often the opportunities for preservation and care are interchangeable.  We can help to quiet our minds as we take our twenty-minute walk.  Or we have the opportunity to build muscle strength as we meditate. Often just the opportunity to listen to music will allow our mind the chance it needs to relax and regroup.  It’s not always the most formal of occasions that we find an available chance to reflect and listen to that inner voice.  It can be in the middle of the day, with the wind blowing through your hair, and the radio turned up loud!

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DISCLAIMER:

This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read.
Since natural and/or dietary supplements are not FDA-approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product label: that the statement has not been evaluated by FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

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Wellness of the Spirit

Wellness of the Spirit

Wellness of the spirit refers to our ability to cope with the everyday stresses and strains of living our life.  Quite often, the ability to cope overwhelms us, and if we don’t give sufficient time to the wellness of the spirit, or soul, we lose our ability to function properly.

Today, the evidence of that inability exists in the form of anxiety attacks.  The attacks can range from extremely mild to unbelievably severe.  What is happening to us when we experience anxiety attacks?  Our system goes into a form of shock.  I refer to it as a sort of “soul shock”; nothing is physically wrong that should cause us to become ill, and nothing is wrong mentally that should cause us to experience panic; it is within our spirit that we have lost control.

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Loss Of Control

This loss of control can be momentary, or it can last for years.  The most debilitating part of the process is the inability to function even in the most usual of routines.  Short trips to the grocery store become impossible, because of the panic they create within the person. 

Having experienced these panic attacks for a brief period of time, I can attest to their reality.  It is a frightening event that only serves to add to the panic.  The person experiencing these attacks feels as if they have lost control over their ability to function.  They cannot meet deadlines; they aren’t able to provide for their family, there are a host of reasons that cause us to come to the place of loss of control.

I believe the hectic pace of life in this 21st century only serves to enhance the need to give our spirit, our soul, and our inner voice a chance to be heard.  We drown out any opportunity to connect with ourselves during our day because we schedule everything, multi-task everything, and leave no downtime for a conversation with ourselves.  It’s impossible to listen to your inner needs if you’re talking on the phone, listening to the radio, or interacting with your children. 

At the same time, this era has taken from us any chance to meet our spiritual needs, it has also provided more opportunities for planned downtime.  We have audio, video, and even massage clinics that offer us the chance to slow down and connect with our inner-self. Never before has there been so much available to help us help ourselves.  What is the hold-up?  The biggest detriment is our lack of discipline and devotion to our health and well-being.  What we tend to forget during this age of super-human feats, is that the only way to sustain the super-human person is to keep that person, all aspects of that person, well.

Wellness comes through concentrated effort, discipline, and devotion, to our body, mind, and soul.  The wellness of our spirit or soul affects all other parts of our person, as evidenced by the presence of panic attacks, mental breakdowns, and the inability to cope.  The need to attend to our wellness needs should be added to our daily “to-do” list so that we schedule enough time for ourselves!

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This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read.
Since natural and/or dietary supplements are not FDA-approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product label: that the statement has not been evaluated by FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

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Wellness Terminology

Wellness Terminology

There are many words today associated with wellness.  Many of those terms are new to readers, and some of the terms are interchangeable between fitness, wellness, and health.  So let’s take a minute to explain some of the terms you may see from time to time.

Wellness itself is defined as the condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits.

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Meditation

An exercise recommended for everyone, but especially those of use with hectic, stressful lifestyles, is defined as an engagement in contemplation, especially of a spiritual or devotional nature.  Meditation is an effective method of lowering blood pressure, relieving stress, and promoting overall good health, by simply reflecting upon our day and finding happiness within ourselves.

Fitness refers to the condition of our physical body and mental fitness would, of course, address our mental state. Often we will join and participate in fitness centers that provide personal trainers, and stationary fitness equipment.  There are numerous pieces of equipment available that perform many different exercises to address specific areas of the body.  The best time to learn about this equipment is during the orientation session at the fitness center you have chosen.

Exercise covers a lot of ground.  There are so many forms of exercise that we can only try to cover some of the more popular and well defined programs.  There are aerobic programs that focus on heart rate and cardio health.  There is water aerobics that again focuses on your heart health.  Weight training and free weights are used for building muscle mass and sculpting the body.  Walking is one of the best exercises available, as it doesn’t jar our bodies, but uses all parts for toning and building heart rate.  Running, swimming, jogging, and skiing are all forms of exercise, but not recommended for the novice. 

Your nutritional needs refer to the physical supplements of vitamins, minerals, and calories needed for you to sustain optimum physical health.  Much discussion is centered on this topic right now because our nation faces obesity problems of epidemic proportions.

Alternative therapies refer to alternative medicine options such as chiropractic care, acupuncture, herbal cures, and holistic medicine.  Of the examples given here, chiropractic and acupuncture are becoming more widely accepted as complements to the traditional form of Western medicine.  Studies are conducted often that support the evidence that chiropractic care and acupuncture are effective forms of medicine.

Herbal cleansing and healing are terms used by many natural healers to describe what ingestion of certain herbal combinations can provide for the body in the effort to bring it back to optimal health or to sustain optimal health.

Today wellness is used not only in conjunction with health and fitness, but also with the wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. There is an ever-increasing movement among health-conscious citizens, that wellness should include not only our physical being but our mental and spiritual health.  The only true form of wellness must include the entire person.

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DISCLAIMER:

This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read.
Since natural and/or dietary supplements are not FDA-approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product label: that the statement has not been evaluated by FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

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What is Metabolism

Metabolism: What Is It?

The dictionary defines metabolism as the sum of all biochemical processes involved in a life or the sustaining of life.  An application concerning our health and metabolism is related to the intake and use of food.  As a case in point, we can utilize our food to the fullest extent.

Some people have high rates of metabolism.  In other words, when they consume food, their bodies burn it up almost as fast as they consume it.  Then there are those of us who use our food intake so slowly, as not to even notice that we’re burning calories.  These people who burn quickly are often slim and trim, the people who burn more slowly are the people with a tendency toward obesity.

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The body’s metabolism is a unique process for each person.  No two people metabolize food at the same rate therefore no two people have the metabolism.  We all use our calories at different rates, with different results.  Our metabolism, like our fingerprints, is unique to each of us.  But the need to understand and accommodate this metabolism is an issue that we all face.

Metabolic Process

All of this metabolic process is related to our calorie intake, our vitamin and nutrition needs, our thyroid and endocrine production, and how well all these processes come together.  For years, people have sought ways to raise the metabolic rate.  If you can raise someone’s metabolic rate, you are then better able to control the burn of calories, especially for overweight or obese people.  This would make the goal of better or improved health a much easier reality for those people.  Efforts to date have produced very few results.  There are foods that we can consume that naturally raise our metabolic rate, but not to a great extent.  What we need is a way to directly alter the rate.  We need to be able to raise our metabolism to a point where we can actually see a benefit. 

What determines our metabolic rate, as far as our genetics?  Generally, we tend to inherit the same tendencies for metabolic rates, body frames, and other related body functions from our parents.  Thus, the origin of “well, she comes from big people; naturally she’s going to be big”. 

Right now, the greatest results in raising our metabolism come from exercise and building our muscle mass, while reducing our body fat.  Adding more muscle to the body, in turn, causes us to burn more calories, and this helps to elevate our metabolic rate.

Our metabolism functions also depend on how well we have taken care of our nutritional needs.  The process of burning calories and creating energy is a delicate one and one which must be carefully tended to, or it can become imbalanced.  It is often through these natural imbalances that we tend to “inherit’ our metabolic rate.

I believe through careful analysis, and attention to each person’s unique needs, we could bring about a more natural balance of metabolic burn vs. calorie intake. To a level where optimal health and weight control are in equilibrium.

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This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read.
Since natural and/or dietary supplements are not FDA-approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product label: that the statement has not been evaluated by FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

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What Makes Us Well

What Makes Us Well?

Wellness refers to the condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits.  Nutrition refers to the nurturing of our body, in our ability to keep it healthy and functioning as it is supposed to.  Our ability to provide the body with all the necessary food, vitamins, and minerals so that we continue to thrive in our daily life processes.  But what makes us well?

The first place to start would be with the examination of your eating habits.  Since we are a product of what we eat, if our eating habits are unhealthy, or do not provide the nutrition we need, we’re not going to be healthy individuals at the end of the process. Do you take in more calories than your body needs?  Are you supplementing your vitamins and minerals to make sure you are getting your recommended daily allowances?  If you’re not making the most basic of efforts to take care of your nutritional needs, you aren’t a well individual.

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Exercise Habits

Next, you might want to look at your exercise habits, if there are any.  If there aren’t any exercise routines to examine, no wellness.  Everyone, no matter what their age, benefits from exercise.  Whether it is organized exercise activities, free weights, or simply establishing a personal routine, exercise is an excellent wellness tool.  It keeps our bodies conditioned, and our mental sharpness working at top speed, and thanks to the physical aspect, we get a boost to our cardio health, extra calorie burn, and more oxygen to those cells!

Being able to deal with and handle the daily stresses of life keeps us well.  Make sure we take the time to accommodate our needs for stress relief, such as downtime, therapy time, massage time, or simply take the time for a nice, hot bath.  The body tends to retain stress in the muscle of the shoulder and back.  Take the time to relax, do relaxation exercises, and combine this with physical exercise for the entire body, and you shouldn’t have any trouble maintaining a state of wellness. 

Our personal habits either keep us well or prevent us from being well. If you smoke, drink, or lose sleep to excess you’re not the well individual you could be.  Smoking, drinking, and loss of sleep work to our detriment, and it takes extreme discipline to stop.  Smoking fills our bodies with carcinogens and works to keep us tired and lethargic. 

Giving ourselves adequate time to devote to all areas of our physical needs, from our nutritional intake needs to our physical fitness needs, to the need for quiet time contributes to our level of wellness.  How well we allocate time for these needs, and the choices we make in fulfilling these needs, keep us well. There are so many occasions to stop and question our efforts at maintaining optimal health, that we usually don’t even take the time to begin the examination. But it is beneficial to our overall health, the quality and quantity of our life, to make every effort to be well, healthy, individuals.

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This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read.
Since natural and/or dietary supplements are not FDA-approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product label: that the statement has not been evaluated by FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

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What Role Does Intelligence Play in Our Health

What Role Does Our Intelligence Play in Our Health?

This is a double-sided coin.  Does health affect intelligence? Yes.  Does intelligence affect health? Yes.  This is one of those wonderful situations where cause and effect work both ways.  What happens in one area, will generally affect the other.

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It is a known and proven fact, that the eating and health habits we use as children, directly affect our level of development.  This includes the brain.  Protein, one of the most important basic life building blocks, works directly in the brain’s development.  No protein, no proper development.

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Well, it doesn’t take very much intuition here, to notice if the brain doesn’t develop to optimal operation levels, you will not have a health-conscious individual. Generally, you do not have individuals develop to become productive, prosperous citizens, and certainly not healthy, productive, prosperous citizens.

Past the consideration of intelligence development, our level of education and intelligence plays a tremendous role in our ability to educate ourselves about the health options we should exercise.  With generations before the 20th century, physical energy expenditures used up whatever nutritional resources you had provided earlier.  Physical work and a real lack of nutritional supplements kept the body in constant need of nourishment.  That is a time passed.  Today, with the advent of the computer, physical activity is no longer a part of the work equation.  We no longer lack vitamins and minerals, thanks to the boom in the vitamin market.

Today, we must determine how much nourishment we need, how much physical exercise we need, and how best to accomplish those ends.  Calorie needs, nutritional needs, physical needs, and education about those needs now is the information we should all understand, at least as it applies to our selves.

Our level of income directly affects our health.  Did you know that?  How much money you make helps to determine how healthy you will be.  Doesn’t make sense, if you don’t look at the broader picture.  In the big picture, however, here is the view: you are educated, have a degree, and are exposed to tons of information during your college years.  You are exposed to health classes, athletes, and all sorts of professional people who already understand the importance of health in your life.

You graduate college, your income levels are quite nice, and you have the opportunity to purchase magazines, health, and fitness of course.  Can you see how your education and intelligence levels affect your health now?  This is a generalization that has proven itself time and again.  All you have to do is observe your developed countries versus the third-world, underdeveloped countries.  Standard of living and health are directly related. If the evidence presented above is not enough to satisfy your curiosity concerning the role intelligence plays in our health, take the time to visit the US Census.  This information is available through the Internet. There you will find all kinds of statistics, from income averages in areas of the United States to education levels in those same places.  Also available is information related to the household.  Check for yourself.  You can see a direct relationship in many areas of the country between income levels and health statistics for that area. 

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