When a person’s wellness is heightened, so too is their ability to be productive in all phases of their life: home, work, relationships, etc. Of course, the overall sense of wellness also helps with illness and therefore decreases the need for the traditional healthcare system. In addition, this newfound health allows for a happier environment where you can be a productive member of the community where you can improve your life and the lives of others.
There isn’t a formula for how wellness can be achieved, but there are some helpful tips that can assist you in reaching that goal.
- Exercise & nutrition: Exercise and the food we put into our bodies play a huge role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our bodies demand the “right” foods and without them, we start to feel less energetic, grumpier, and our immune systems begin to dwindle. With regular exercise and a healthy nutritious diet, you will be more able to stay on track to your path to wellness.
- Relaxation & meditation: Encourage yourself to relax and take it easy. Bring your world to stand still for a moment each day; this will immediately reduce stress levels. Focus away from the chronic every day stressors that kill our energy and bring down our emotional and physical wellness.
- Improve relationships: It’s important to maintain healthy, positive relationships, whether it’s with your family, friends, co-workers or nature. Strengthen your connections to your family, and you will mend your sense of worth that will help others–and yourself–feel loved and supported.
Although you may feel like total wellness is not an attainable goal, making the first steps will help you realize that wellness is completely up to you and your desire to be healthy, happy, and full of life. We all have great potential and the path to wellness is the first step to accomplishing it.
* From Lanier Adult Medicine