Now that we understand the importance of proper nutrition and exercise our third category, wellness, ties a bow on our new big picture. The peripherals of our lifestyle represents the aesthetics of day to day living. These too can contribute to our overall health or our untimely decline.
Here, we'll learn how to manage important peripherals such as stress, sleep, mindset and toxins in our personal environment.
Stress is part of everyday life that can't be avoided, but when it becomes chronic, that's when it becomes a problem. Chronic stress contributes to health issues such as insomnia, inflammation, weight gain or weight plateaus, hormonal imbalances and much more. Learn some simple techniques to manage your stress and help prevent associated illness.
The quantity and quality of sleep we get each night determines how well we function in the days that follow. A good night sleep allows our body to purge and replace dying cells, repair and rejuvenate organs, and facilitates the manufacturing of various hormones. Lack of quality sleep robs the body of these vital functions. Learn how to develop a healthy bedtime routine to set you up for success so you can wake up feeling re-energized.
There's a saying “where the mind goes, the body follows”. We are only ever a thought away from success or defeat. Learn techniques to address mindsets that may be sabotaging your health efforts, or contributing to physical illness.
The most unassuming household products can wreak havoc on our health. Scented products, household cleaners, personal care products and even furniture can contribute to health problems ranging from skin rashes & headaches to cancer. Learn to identify and replace dangerous products with effective and healthy alternatives.
(learn more from the Environmental Working Group)
Green Medicine Cabinet
Many ‘over-the-counter' remedies used on a regular basis have harmful side effects that can also sabotage your health & wellness efforts. Reconnect with a collection of home remedies passed down by your grandparents. (You know…the ones you never listened to.) Learn to harness the power of herbs, spices, foods and essential oils to soothe common ailments such as headaches, sore throat, upset stomach and more. These remedies are still used today in Chinese medicine.
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