Reflection Questions – 5 Pillars Of Health

Body:

  • Do I feed and care for my body as a finely made vehicle (the only one I will have in this life!)?
  • How am I caring for my body preventively?
  • In what ways am I taking my good health for granted?
  • Do I have dental, vision and other preventive examinations routinely?
  • What stress am I carrying in my life/body?
  • What toxins/chemicals am I allowing into my body? (pesticides, food additives, chlorine, pollution, skin care products, cleaning supplies, etc.)
  • Am I drinking significant amounts (#oz. = 1/2 my weight) of pure healthy water daily?
  • Does my diet give me balanced nutrition (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, healthy fats, protein, etc.) through real, organic foods – (not processed with additives, chemicals, etc.)? [Read more…]

A Balanced Lifestyle – The 5 Pillars Of Health

Most people believe that when we’re over 50 our body starts to fall apart and we can expect to live with aches and pains. This myth is prevalent in our society. Studies are showing that we are meant to live a life that is enjoyable and purposeful-physically healthy and mentally sharp, full of vitality-for up to 120 years!

In his book Defy Aging, Michael Brickey PhD, reports on scientific studies about aging as well as interviews with vibrant centenarians to learn from their experience. He determined that 30% of longevity and vitality is attributed to heredity, while 70% derives from our attitudes and lifestyle. Clearly our health and well-being are ours to determine. His conclusions corroborate many other recent studies: diseases (e.g. heart attack/cancer/diabetes) may be preventable. They are clearly affected by [Read more…]

Who Is Responsible For Your Health?

Who is responsible for our health and well-being? Our doctor? Our insurance company? Ourselves?

Though genetics plays a part in predispositions for certain illnesses, studies are showing that many illnesses (heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes…) may be preventable – by us! Our health is clearly affected by what we eat, what we drink, our level of stress, how well we sleep, and how much we exercise. It is also affected by how we think, our attitude and our choices of lifestyle and environment. This is a shift in how health care is being perceived.

One significant aspect of the field of wellness is the growing understanding of the connection between the mind and the body. Our thinking and attitude (our way of seeing and experiencing the world) affects our physical health. Our emotional and mental stress manifests in our body in the form of [Read more…]

Tips for Healthy Eating and Living

Live your life with an attitude of gratitude –noticing and appreciating the blessings of each day.

Develop a healthy self-image. Learn to love and accept yourself as you are. This is the foundation of inner peace.

Make a habit of looking for the good in yourself, others and all situations.

Do something good for yourself each day.

Eat for health and true enjoyment, not weight loss. Develop habits that are geared for a healthy, balanced life. Think: “Health gain,” not “weight loss!”

Do not deprive yourself. Let meals be source of healthy pleasure and never skimp on [Read more…]

Tips for Healthy Living

Notice and enjoy the blessings of each day. Live with an attitude of gratitude.

Start each day with the intention of giving and receiving kindness in every contact throughout the day.

Pamper yourself in some small way each day. Remember that you can care for others only as you care for yourself.

Listen to your body. Appreciate and follow its wisdom.

Be conscious of what you put into your mind and body. Nourish both your body and soul – with healthy food as well as positive, life-giving, joy-enhancing thoughts, habits and experiences. [Read more…]