Are you troubled by specific physical wellness issues that are interfering with your quality of life? First, let me say I'm sorry you don't feel well and that you are having health problems. I know they make life difficult and feel scary, confusing, and overwhelming.
Whether you're suffering from a diagnosed illness or you are suffering with the pangs of unpleasant symptoms or concerns, my hope is that you find here the information you need to feel more confident and empowered to heal and take care of your body for the rest of your life. It is my hope that you feel encouraged by the fact that although getting better takes commitment and consistent action, it can be easier and enjoyable than you thought possible.
If you are already in good health, congratulations! The information on the following pages offer you tips and suggestions for staying healthy and getting even healthier. Although there is no guarantee that you won't succumb to an illness no matter how well you take care of yourself, it helps to stack the deck in your favor (so to speak) and to do what you can to live a vital, healthy life.
Physical wellness is one of the dimensions of holistic health and well-being. It is much more than the absence of disease or being plagued by unpleasant, painful, life-disrupting symptoms. Overall, a healthy body functions well. It absorbs nutrients and handles everyday toxins, and stress with ease. It is strong, flexible, well-nourished, rested, and free of chronic and degenerative diseases. It provides you with ample energy to go about your daily activities.
Your level of physical wellness is influenced by your environment, your mental and physical habits, and to an extent, your genetic makeup. How you take care of yourself has a big impact on the general health of your body for better or worse. Learn more about healthy living habits - exercise, sleep, eco-friendly living, and nutrition - that influence wellness here.
Congratulations for wanting to improve your physical health. You will find the following topics covered in this guide: digestive health, releasing excess weight, holistic pain relief, energy, detoxing the body, cancer, insomnia, and smoking.
If you feel healthy and want to continue to promote your physical wellness in midlife and beyond, this info will help.
Are you dealing with a specific health issue? Although this site does not delve into specific illnesses (except for cancer), many chronic and degenerative diseases have their roots in the same cause - lifestyle habits and toxic exposure. When you are ill, it can really help to have a wellness plan in place so you can make the best choices about how to create a healthier life.
Note: Please consult with your medical provider before taking supplements, changing your diet, or making significant lifestyle changes to make sure there are not contraindications with your medications or health condition. Also note that if your doctors cannot figure out why you are having symptoms or you want to do more for yourself than just address symptoms, complementary and alternative medicine options may help you get to the cause and offer options for healing.
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How to Boost Your Immune Health and Protect Yourself During Outbreaks - Your immune system is your protection against incoming bacterial, fungal, and viral invaders. Even if you succumb to a novel germ, a robust immune system can clear out the infection faster than a weak immune system. It can prevent you from becoming very ill for a longer period of time, or worse. This article discusses commonsense practices to protect yourself from contagious illnesses, as well as foods, herbs, and supplements that support your immune system and overall physical wellness.
Stress and Health - Physical, mental, and environmental stressors can have a detrimental effect on your mental and physical wellness. Stress causes elevated cortisol levels, which impacts physical functioning and your ability to heal. Over time, chronic stress causes your body to age faster. Emotional distress, such as the loss of a loved one, can negatively affect the health of your heart and cardiovascular system.
Sleep and Health - Getting enough quality sleep is an important part of being healthy and staying healthy in mind and body. If you suffer from insomnia - the inability to get to sleep and/or stay asleep long enough to feel rested - there are several possible reasons why you can't sleep. Figuring out the reason and taking steps to help yourself sleep better are important for getting the rest you need.
Holistic Pain Relief - Pain can put a major crimp on your life and your lifestyle. It can make doing even the simplest tasks difficult or impossible. Physical wellness can suffer when you can't exercise, sleep well, or eat right because pain keeps you down.
There are many reasons for pain - injury, degeneration, disease, and not a one-sized fits all answer for alleviating it. Fortunately, when physical pain is a problem, holistic pain relief techniques and pain relieving supplements, herbs and foods can be a godsend for easing discomfort, making movement easier, and providing other health benefits.
How to Restore Your Digestive Health - If you are experiencing 'tummy troubles', intestinal problems, or unexplained physical symptoms (including fatigue and low energy), take a look at your digestive health. Find out how to heal your gut so you feel better and are better able to absorb the nutrients your body needs for optimal health.
How to Have More Energy - Are you suffering from excess fatigue and lack of energy? If burning the candle at both ends instead of getting enough sleep isn't the reason, then the first step to restoring your energy is to find out why you are always so tired.
You don't have to settle for an inactive life or live from one caffeinated drink to another (which only drains your energy reserves in the long run). You can have more zip by closing your energy drains, putting some of these tips into practice, and using natural, healthy energy boosters to help you get up and go with more ease.
Detoxify Your Body - Did you know that by your late 50's, your body likely houses over 700 types of synthetics? Yuck! This toxicity can compromise physical wellness and put you at higher risk for disease.
Fortunately, your body's natural detoxification system is well equipped to eliminate metabolic waste and other toxins.
Learn how to take the strain off this overburdened system and give it what it needs to get the job done optimally.
Healthy Weight Tips - Frustration with body weight is a top of mind issue that compromises mental well-being and body wellness. In mid-life, maintaining a healthy weight in order to look and feel good can be a challenging goal.When we put media-driven ideas of perfection aside and focus on good health, realistic goals, and a positive body image, it is attainable.
The following tips can help you eat for healthy weight and health.
Cancer can have several causes. This scary disease is predicted to affect half of us by our later years.
The good news is that medicine is making great advances in treatment. There is also much you can do to prevent cancer and help yourself heal using a holistic natural approach. Safe, effective alternative and natural cancer treatments are being developed and successfully used to slow progression and promote healing with and without conventional methods.
Why Stop Smoking? - If you are a smoker, one of the best things you can do to take care of your body and lower your risk of cancer and heart disease is to stop smoking - the sooner the better. You can do it. And with the right quitting methods and support, it can be easier than you think.
Specific physical health issues can be problematic at any age, but the older we get, the more at risk we are. Pain, digestive troubles, lack of energy, and extra pounds are common issues that put a serious damper on your quality of life. Not only that, but they put you in a vicious cycle of premature aging, a variety of unpleasant symptoms, and lifestyle diseases.
If you are suffering from any of these health problems, know there is hope for healing. Learn about your condition, seek help from a coach and/or medical professional if needed, and do what it takes to heal and feel your best. You can do it.
Physical wellness guide updated 09/2021
For Educational Purposes Only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult with your health provider before using natural remedies and/or complementary therapies if you are pregnant, nursing, or you are being treated for a medical condition. Be aware that certain herbs and supplements interact with medications.
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