Updated 10/8/23; Originally posted 6/6/21
Why Choose a Wellness Lifestyle?
Lifestyle choices are heavily tied to the top five reasons Americans die: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and aging. You can actively prevent or delay these conditions through your daily choices about how you live your life. Do you want to:
- feel great every day
- avoid needing a doctor
- take charge of your own health and wellness
- live in harmony with yourself, nature, and the Earth?
I know I do and I think you do to!
Aging and Disease Start with Your Cells
Your body is made up of tens of trillions of cells. Cells live and die on their own timescale depending on where in the body they reside. Daily life make our cells work hard. Some of us make our cells work harder than others!
Our bodies start aging in our mid twenties. Aging happens on a cellular level and grows from there to organs and whole body systems. The aging process can be slow and gentle when wellness becomes a high priority to your daily life.
All disease can be traced back to unhelpful inflammation and trouble on the cellular level. Sometimes multiple troubles! Take care of your cells by giving them what they need when they need it and by removing things that will harm them – every day!
Feel Better Not Older
There are so many ways you can proactively choose wellness over disease: the food you eat, purposeful movement of your entire body, the pattern and quality of your sleep, environmental and personal toxin exposure, beneficial light exposure, stress management, laughter, and more! When you shift your thinking towards daily wellness, your new lifestyle will both slow aging’s downward spiral and prevent chronic disease. How do you know if you have made the right changes? Do you feel better most of the time? Then keep going!
25 Disease Preventing Lifestyle Tips
Disease happens when an imbalance in the body and mind has gone on for so long that the body can no longer do what it is designed to do. Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s are all diseases that involve an important body system or an organ no longer working well. In order to work towards self-healing, your body and mind have stopped using the damaged body part. These killing diseases highly correlate to your personal wellness practices or lack thereof. The good news is that you can take steps today to reduce your risk (by improving your health) and do your best to avoid these diseases.
Which wellness lifestyle changes are most beneficial? Since that depends on the whole picture of your lifestyle and current health status, I offer you here 25 suggestions that work for most people. I would love to meet with you for a Free New Client Wellness Consult to create a more personalized list just for you and your unique situation.
- Get more physical activity throughout the day
- Stop eating sugar
- Pause to breathe with intention
- Eat or drink more vegetables
- Make time for self reflection
- Drink less alcohol
- Improve the quality of your sleep
- Measure your Vitamin D level
- Spend more time with your feet directly on the Earth
- Drink more water with minerals
- Get sunshine on your skin and eyes
- Stop eating fast food
- Experience heat and cold more often
- Smile and mean it
- Exercise on purpose several times a week
- Give more hugs
- Stop eating charred, fried, and grilled foods
- Check your iron and magnesium levels
- Make time for joyful sex
- Take an epsom salts foot bath
- Ditch the toxic chemicals used to clean your house
- Avoid eating for 12+ hours a day
- Nurture both yourself and your relationships
- Get closer to an ideal weight for your body
- Focus on gut health to boost your brain
Change Your Lifestyle, Change Your Health
It’s not always easy, but huge shifts in your health and wellness are achievable, if you put the time and work in to get there – and if you have the right guidance, tools and support. At Zen and Vitality, you gain tools to boost any and all lifestyle elements that will benefit your overall health and wellness. Body, mind, and spirit are all addressed to provide a holistic approach to your personal well-being.