To maintain the health of your mind and body, you need to MOVE on a daily basis. This includes activities that strengthen your bones, muscles and connective tissues, activities that challenge your cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and activities that maintain the extensibility of your muscles and the movement of your joints.
- Resistance training (Functional Strength, Power, Muscle Endurance)
- Aerobic Exercise (Fitness)
- Flexibility (Suppleness) – Range of motion exercises, stretching.
- Healing activities – Yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi.
The food and water you consume on a daily basis is essential to your spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health.
Optimal nutrition, in relation to optimal health, is a vital component of your daily routine.
Many people feel that being thin automatically reflects physical health and wellness and is a sign of quality nutrition. Unfortunately this is not necessarily the case. Thin people can die from heart disease and cancer or suffer from conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis and Alzheimer’s. And this doesn’t take into consideration days lost to illness, feeling run-down, perceived levels of stress, concentration, critical thinking and ability to make quality decisions; areas that are all affected by the food and water you consume each day.
Optimal nutrition must be based around consuming foods and water that have undergone the least amount of processing and contain the fewest additives, chemicals, antibiotics and hormones possible.
Only by choosing to consume the highest quality food and water, and by limiting your exposure to toxins and chemicals, can you begin to move towards optimal health.
Stress management is a conditioned reality that is best avoided. It’s kind of like debt management: Would you rather manage your debt or create wealth? That choice should be obvious.
The best way to manage your stress is to minimize your exposure to activities or situations that have the potential to create stress in your life.
The first step may be to identify activities that deplete your energy levels and create stress: Mobile phones, television, traffic, pollution, feelings of fear and conversations of gossip, judgement and criticism, just to name a few.
Life enhancement strategies are designed to raise your level of awareness and your energy levels, and to enhance your life experiences. By following these strategies you learn to be more aware of the activities and experiences in your life, the choices you make, and how each affects your happiness.
These strategies allow you to select more energy-inspiring activities, in favour of fewer energy-depleting ones. The result is less stress and greater enjoyment in your life.