Health Wellness Tips – The Basic Yet Crucial Ones

In today’s fast paced world, it sometimes seems impossible to follow through with even the most basic and well known healthy habits. But when it comes to applying the following health wellness tips, something is a lot better than nothing.

The first, and one of the most important, is balanced eating. But who really, has the time or motivation to eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables every day? And if you’re trying to watch your weight, it’s hard to afford the extra calories. So here’s a suggestion-a banana with your breakfast, and a Ziploc bag of cut and peeled baby carrots (sweet and low calorie) for an afternoon snack. Then back it up with a simple multivitamin/mineral supplement to cover the rest of your needed micronutrients.

Secondly, and I know you’ve heard it dozens of times-proper water intake. Here again, most of the people I know don’t even get near the suggested 8 glasses a day. But if you shoot for 3 or 4 glasses daily, you’re still going to be better off than not having any. One easy thing you can do-make drinking a glass the very first thing you do after crawling out of bed (or after your first restroom trip!). Now you only have 3 to go the rest of the day. Some people heat their water up in order to enjoy it more.

Thirdly, and this has been hammered into us also, is getting enough sleep. Here again, the time element comes into play (the lack of it). Most of us don’t get the needed 8 or so hours recommended. But with a little practice, a power nap will really help you get through the day. It may take a few attempts to be able to shut your mind down so you can doze off for 15 to 20 minutes, but once in the habit, it can be a life saver. It will get you back on track mentally when you’re fading, and will even help reduce stress.

By trying to implement these few, simple health wellness tips into you daily life, you can reap many of the benefits of healthy living without burning yourself out from attempting the sometimes impossible goals set for us in order to obtain optimum health. Something IS better than nothing!

Five Key Secrets to Health Wellness

I’m doing something different in this time. Instead of the usual injury this and neuromuscular disorder that, I’m going to discuss health wellness. If you exercise and do yoga regularly, are you contributing to your health wellness? Of course you are. What about taking vitamins and supplements? Absolutely. Staying active with regular exercises and having a proper diet and nutrition are only a few components of good health. Not a lot of people know about it. But there are five components to health wellness.

Most people already knew about exercises and proper eating and nutrition. The third part of wellness is good old rest. That’s right. Rest. Passing out when you’re drunk is not considered as rest. Believe me. I tried it and it didn’t work. Your body and mind endure a lot of physical strains and mental stress throughout the day. The cells in your body and mind need to recharge completely before the dawn of a new day.

Have you ever encountered or dealt with someone who is bitter, doubtful and pessimistic? Unfortunately, there are plenty of half-empty-glass kinds of people. I believe that the fourth part of wellness is the most difficult to achieve. You need to train your mind and remind yourself constantly to have a positive mental attitude (PMA). It’s not easy, but doable. If I can develop a PMA, so can you. PMA requires constant self awareness of your actions and thoughts.

There will be time when you forget about PMA, and you’ll slip. You may be impatient and be quick to anger about something. You may regret about what you did or said. And that’s okay. We’re all humans and no one is perfect. The key to PMA is to realize what you did or said and avoid the repeat in the future.

Before I reveal the final part of wellness, let’s think about exercise, nutrition, rest and positive mental attitude. You stay active with regular exercises. You eat well and supplement your diets. You pass out; I mean sleep soundly every night. You’re positive and always look on the bright side. And for bonuses, you have no pain, stiffness or any other symptoms. Your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar level are good. And you brush and floss your teeth twice a day. You have this wellness thing down baby. You’re a wellness superstar.

So, what else is missing? How about taking care of your muscles, joints and spine? When you’re active, you’re using your muscles, joints and spine. Without them you couldn’t walk, run, ride your bike, do yoga or work out at the gym.

Your muscles, joints and spine endure a lot of physical strains and stress during daily living. And these mechanical strains and stress increase with exercises and other physical activities. Why? Because the muscles, joints and spine move when you move. Similar to the mechanical wear and tear in your car’s engine and brakes with driving, your muscles, joints and spine sustain micro-traumatic injuries with daily living, exercises and bad postures. Why do you think people get more pain, stiffness and other muscle, joint and spine problems as they get older? As the wear and tear injuries accumulate, aches, pains, tightness and stiffness become more persistent.

So, how do you reduce the mechanical wear and tear in your muscles, joints and spine? Simple. With preventative chiropractic care. It’s no difference than having a regular tune-up or oil change for your car. You may not agree with me on this. And that’s okay. Positive mental attitude in action baby. You’re entitled to your opinions and thoughts. The final component to wellness is preventative chiropractic care. Let’s think about this before you roll yours eyes.
Chiropractic spinal and joint adjustments restore normal movement which reduce mechanical wear and tear and improve your mobility. Chiropractic soft tissue treatments reduce and prevent build up of fibrosis scar tissues in the muscles which reduce strain and tension in the muscles during exercises and other physical activities.