WELLNESS

Stress, which most of us experience daily, causes our bodies to release the hormone cortisol which is toxic on the areas of the brain that deal with memories and emotions and also causes fat to collect around your stomach which is then difficult to remove. We need to reclaim a little time and space in our lives to help us relax, de-stress and gain balance in the juggling act of life.

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Wellness is first and foremost a choice to assume responsibility for the quality of your life. It begins with a conscious decision to shape a healthy lifestyle. Wellness is a mind set, a predisposition to adopt a series of key principles in varied life areas that lead to high levels of well-being and life satisfaction.

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence.

  • Process means that improvement is always possible
  • Aware means that we are continuously seeking more information about how we can improve.
  • Choices means that we consider a variety of options and select those in our best interest.
  • Success is determined by each individual to be their collection of life accomplishments.
 

Diet

Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible– all of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and using them in a way that works for you.

Healthy tips-

  • Set yourself up for success
  • Moderation is key
  • It's not just what you eat, it's how you eat
  • Fill up on colorful fruits and vegetables
  • Eat more healthy carbs and whole grains
  • Enjoy healthy fats & avoid unhealthy fats
  • Put protein in perspective
  • Add calcium for strong bones
  • Limit sugar and salt
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Exercise

Exercise is physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive for the purpose of conditioning any part of the body. Exercise is used to improve health, maintain fitness and is important as a means of physical rehabilitation. Exercise is useful in preventing or treating coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, weakness, diabetes, obesity, and depression.

 

Relax

Learning to practice relaxation is great and provides huge benefit to everyone choosing to improve their life and their health, as a practice relaxation has a positive benefit to everything in your life. A relaxation technique is any method, process, procedure, or activity that helps a person to relax; to attain a state of increased calmness; or otherwise reduce levels of anxiety, stress or anger. Relaxation techniques are often employed as one element of a wider stress management program and can decrease muscle tension, lower the blood pressure and slow heart and breath rates, among other health benefits.

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Meditation

Engaging in a meaningful relationship with your own mind and training it to perform optimally, yields a multitude of health benefits for the body and soul. A number of spas offer meditation instruction to help you cultivate mindfulness in a variety of settings--from nature walks and floating guided meditation sessions in pools, to moonlight breathing regimens and stillness in a simple, quiet room. Normally, stress triggers the release of these hormones, which in turn causes your heart rate and blood pressure to rise (the "fight or flight" response). But meditation interrupts that flood of stress chemicals, so you do not feel on guard or tense. In short, when you meditate regularly, you're able to control your body's reaction to stress instead of it controlling you.

 

Spritual

Being spiritual means different things to different people, from religion and order to nature and the super natural anything pertaining to the human spirit can be seen as a type of spirituality. We can define spirituality as any practice or activity that helps us enjoy ourselves and improve ourselves while we nurture our inner spirit. Based on this definition, one can become more spiritual through activities we enjoy and through things that help us learn more about ourselves and become better people. Basically, all you really need is some time with yourself.

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Benefits

The following are benefits from wellness:

  • enhancing spiritual awareness
  • increase the body’s energy flow
  • improving flexibility of our body
  • reducing high blood pressure and hypertension
  • healing emotional distress
  • reduce the effects of ageing
  • soothing our tired muscles
  • toning and nourishing the skin
  • detoxifying our body
  • stimulating circulation
  • reducing weight and weight-related problems
  • reducing insomnia, stress and fatigue