Learn 10 strategies to help you achieve wellness for life and maximize your quality of life. Strategies include exercise, nutrition, breathing techniques, lifelong learning, and more …
1. Regular chiropractic care
First of all, we must ask ourselves the question: “Why do people get sick?” We now know that most health problems are caused by stress – physical, chemical, and emotional. Examples of physical stress include accidents, falls, inactivity, and prolonged sitting. Chemical stressors include smoking, alcohol, processed and preservative-filled foods, medications (including pharmaceuticals), and environmental toxins. It is well accepted that the most prevalent and damaging type of stress is emotional. Emotional stress can have many sources and is different for everyone, but the most common sources include relationship problems, financial worries, low self-esteem, and social pressures. The good news is that we were born with a nervous system that is capable of adapting to stress, so we don’t get sick every time we have a stressful experience. Due to the stressful world we have created for ourselves, I don’t think it’s realistic to completely remove negative stress from our lives, but a healthy lifestyle that includes practicing the 10 strategies for lifelong wellness will certainly reduce the amount. total negative stress. stress you experience and help ensure that your nervous system continues to function as designed and manages the negative stressors it encounters. At the same time, regular chiropractic care keeps your nervous system healthy and able to better adapt to negative stressors that you cannot control.
2. Drink lots of clean water
Your body is 80% water and without it we could not live for more than a few days. Only nerve function and oxygen are more important to life than water. It is crucial for the circulation of nutrients through the body, internal cellular health, the regulation of body temperature and the lubrication of the joints. Daily water needs can be calculated by dividing your body weight in pounds by two. That number is the number of ounces of water you should consume daily. Add 2 glasses of water per day for every cup of coffee, tea, soda or alcohol you consume. The type of water you consume is also very important. Tap water, despite regulations that supposedly keep it pure, is full of harmful toxins including: prescription drugs, rocket fuel, heavy metals, chlorine, and fluoride. Currently, the best way to ensure that you get pure, healthy water is to use a reverse osmosis filter in your home.
3. Get enough sleep
Sleep is one of your most precious resources. Like exercise, the health benefits you get each night from sleep depend on how long you sleep and the quality of your sleep. Getting enough sleep is essential to ensure that your body has enough energy to meet the physical, mental, and emotional demands of life. Lack of sleep is such a chronic condition that most don’t even realize they have it. Sleep deficit can have serious and far-reaching effects on your health, including: decreased ability to concentrate and concentrate, increased physiological response to mildly stressful events, a weakened immune system, increased susceptibility to heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The latest research suggests that sleeping more or less than 7 hours a day, including naps, has a detrimental effect on health.
4. Remember to breathe
Breathing correctly can be as powerful as it is simple. The typical person only uses about 20 percent of their lung capacity, but with practice they can harness the full potential of their lungs. Providing more oxygen to the body’s cells can result in significant improvements in overall health, mood, and energy. Good breathing habits are easy to develop, but it takes practice. Start by focusing your attention on your breathing and reduce the number of breaths from a standard 12 per minute to just 4 per minute. A common technique is called “4-7-8 Breathing” in which you inhale for a count of four, hold your breath for a count of seven, and exhale slowly for a count of eight. Focus on breathing through your nose rather than through your mouth.
Exercise and movement are necessary nutrients of which industrialized societies are fatally deficient. The human body requires movement and daily exercise to function optimally. However, as with your diet, it is important to vary your exercise routine to achieve the best results. Your muscles just get used to the same activity and require a level of muscle confusion to keep getting better and stronger. When planning your exercise routine, be sure to incorporate the following types of exercise: aerobic, interval training (anaerobic), strength training, and core exercises.
6. Eat fresh, organic and whole foods
Eat whole foods as nature intended: fresh organic vegetables and fruits, grass-fed beef, antibiotic and hormone free, organic free-range poultry and eggs, wild fish, nuts and seeds. If food did not exist in pre-industrial times, it is probably not healthy to eat it. Shop around the perimeter of the supermarket, as this is where you will generally find the healthiest foods. Most whole foods spoil if you keep them too long. A packaged food that has a long shelf life is likely full of preservatives, food additives, and artificial colors.
7. Develop a spiritual practice
Studies show that people with regular spiritual practice, regardless of religion, are healthier and happier. Regardless of belief, it’s important to thank a higher power every day for the things in your life that you are grateful for. Gratitude is a very powerful human emotion and spending time every day being grateful is an important key to happiness.
8. Positive mental attitude
Studies show that people with a positive mental attitude live an average of 7 years longer than those with a negative mental attitude. Optimists also have a better quality of life, as they seem to attract better relationships. You can focus on what is wrong with the world or what is right with it; the choice is yours.
9. Lifelong learning
Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar? Learn to dance or cook? Do you have a list of books you have wanted to read? Learning new things keeps your brain healthy and makes life exciting and fun. Learning new things has also been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
10. Get outdoors
It is important to make time to get outside and reconnect with nature. Connecting with nature by camping, hiking, and going to the beach or park can help remind us that keeping our environment clean and our planet healthy is just as important as staying healthy. The sun has been sustaining life on earth for years and is even adored by many cultures for its vast healing and therapeutic powers. Statistics show that almost a million people die each year and contract serious diseases due to lack of exposure to sunlight. Too much sunlight can cause harmful and dangerous damage to your skin, so be respectful. But don’t be afraid to get out and sunbathe because the health benefits far outweigh the risks.