Connecting Mind and Body
Encouraging health and wellness for our guests, we focus on leading healthy lifestyles to inspire all who come our way to do the same. Living healthfully isn’t just about getting regular exercise or eating lots of fruits and veggies – it’s about creating balance in your life that allows you to feed your physical, spiritual and emotional health. While you can expect to have a few off-days along the way, a healthy lifestyle incorporates nutritious eating, regular exercise, plentiful sleep, positive social interaction and mental stimulation. Skimping on any one of these things can lead to life imbalances that could hurt your health. Together we will create a health and wellness lifestyle.
Healthy Living Doesn’t Have To Be All or Nothing
It’s not all or nothing. Studies indicate that the more people changed their diet and lifestyle, the more they improved and the better they feel at any age. If you indulge yourself one day, just eat healthier the next. If you don’t have time to exercise one day, do a little more the next. If you don’t have time to meditate for an hour, do it for a minute. What matters most is your overall way of eating and living.
This year, instead of seeing health as an all-or-nothing outcome, look at is as a continuum. Every positive move you make, such as using the staircase instead of the elevator, will get you closer to good health and every negative move, such as having a soda, will move you in the opposite direction. If you keep that continuum in mind, you’ll slowly start making small positive steps that will eventually lead you to your health and fitness goals.
Making lifestyle changes are part of the most influential trend in medicine today. “Lifestyle Medicine,” is making adjustments in your lifestyle choices as a part of your treatment cure, but more importantly as a way of prevention.
More than 86% of the $3 trillion in annual U.S. health care costs are from chronic diseases which can often be prevented and even reversed by making healthier diet and lifestyle choices, at a fraction of the costs—and the only side-effects are good ones.
Cut your stress level
Who doesn’t encounter some form of stress in their lives? However too many worries, long work hours, not enough sleep, and not spending any recreational time can all contribute to something more risky; chronic stress. Long-term stress can increase your risk of heart disease, insomnia, depression, obesity, and much more.
Thanks to modern electronics, we’re switched on at an average of seven to eight hours a day and are more stressed than ever. The solution? Learn to unplug daily by spending an hour or two without your smart phone, iPad, TV and laptop.
You probably already know that a good night’s sleep can do wonders for your mood, appearance, and stress level. But sleep is more beneficial to your health than you might think and the lack of it can put you at risk of obesity, diabetes, and weaken your memory. Aim to get at least seven hours of sleep a night. Looking at what hours you wake up and the organs and emotions they correlate to can open your eyes to new solutions.
Catch the Spirit
There is a growing body of research that has discovered that religion and spirituality can help relieve anxiety and stress. So why not pick up yoga and meditation as a new hobby.
Get Connected For Real
Finally, learn to be a happier you! As humans, we’re wired to having deep and meaningful connections like marriage, close friendships and staying in touch with family and friends. Connection and belonging are essential for a healthy and happy life. In today’s era, many people are losing this connection so make sure you actively pursue it in person. The Life in Balance Wellness Center is a great way to build long lasting relationships.