By: Pamela Egan, FNP-C CDE
Nurture Your Body, Protect Your Physical Wellbeing
The most frequent question that I’m asked in the Women’s Health Clinic is how to get one’s body back in balance?
We all know that increased stress, sedentary lifestyle and poor diet will throw us out of balance in nothing flat.
Consider the following as a reminder and keys to physical well-being. As you nurture your body with an abundant supply of the following key points, you will quickly discover increased health and energy, as well a greater enjoyment of life.
Establish a proper diet with balanced nutrition – A balanced diet, rich in whole foods combined with quality nutritional supplements created to meet your specific needs, will give you the energy and vitality you need to get the most from each day.
Build a strong immune system – By getting enough rest, eating a healthy diet, engaging in physical activity and effectively controlling stress and toxins, you can support your body’s ability to prevent disease.
Practice weight management – A healthy body weight strengthens your immune system, significantly reduces your risk of disease and allows you the freedom to actively participate in all life has to offer.
Ensure low toxicity – Reducing your exposure to processed foods and toxic environments while providing your body with internal cleansing will improve the way your body functions and reduce your risk of disease.
Drink pure water – Your body relies on clean, pure water to perform every body function. Be sure you give your body the water it needs throughout each day.
Enjoy physical activity – Physical activity strengthens your immune system, reduces toxins, speeds nutrients to your cells, helps you control your weight and lifts your spirits. A small investment in moderate activity will enable you to reap tremendous health benefits.
What about emotional health? Peace of mind, freedom from negative, destructive influences and an abundance of loving relationships are the priceless rewards of emotional health. As you explore and apply these four principles of emotional well-being, you will discover invaluable keys to health and happiness.
Give and receive love – As you give and receive love freely and generously, you will be blessed with meaningful, lifelong relationships and cherished memories that will bring joy in happy times, and strength and peace in difficult times.
Be forgiving – By forgiving yourself and others for past and present mistakes, you will gain unlimited freedom from negativity and guilt that will strengthen you and those you love.
Practice gratitude – Sincere gratitude will lift and inspire you. Recognizing and appreciating all you have empowers you to find and express true joy.
Develop acceptance – When you develop the ability to accept what you cannot change about your life, yourself and others, yet strive to make positive changes whenever and wherever you can, you will discover lasting peace.
Did you know that research has shown that people who practice spirituality are healthier.
Develop a relationship with God – You build a relationship with God in the same way you build a relationship with those around you – through sharing and listening. As you recognize and develop your relationship with God, you will be inspired to live a life of purpose and love, and you will experience health and well-being beyond measure.
God loves you and wants you to be healthy and happy. You are His precious creation. He has blessed you with unique gifts and created you for a divine purpose. God wants to have a relationship with you. He has chosen your body as His temple.
By offering a simple prayer daily, you will enjoy a sense of well being you will not experience in any other way:
“Dear God, Thank you for giving me this day. Help me to accept those things I cannot change, knowing they will develop my character and personality. Inspire me to make the right choices today that will bring me health and well-being. Help me to be forgiving when others do or say things that hurt me. Guide me to live my life with love. Let me be an inspiration to others so that they too will seek and discover health and well-being.”