"The World Health Organization considers the state of good health as one of total physical, mental and social well-being, rather than just being the lack of infirmity or disease."
The key to achieving lifelong wellness and good health lies in having a solid foundation of healthy habits. An in-depth knowledge of personal wellness along with having the proper resources will be essential giving you the energy, will power, and mental capacities it will take to pursue a life of self-improvement and self-actualization. The secrets of looking fit feeling great don't have to be a burden; rather, they can be enjoyable and easy to incorporate into the unique demands of your own schedule whether you're young, middle aged, or a senior citizen.
Whether you place the blame on a technological revolution or too many energy drinks, there’s no doubt that the quality of human sleep is rapidly declining! From an evolutionary point of view, our species abandoned its natural habitat much faster than we were able to adapt. Our sleep mechanisms, anchored to the most ancient rhythms of Earth and wired deep into our central nervous system have been systematically disrupted and agitated. There are many millions of people around the globe that experience various health issues and an overall lack of stamina, will power, and energy. We’ve had to resort to pills, serums, and of all sorts other ridiculous supplements in order to lead what can only be called a semi-normal life. If you have trouble resting, you are not alone. Poor sleep and a lack of physical energy is a perfectly logical consequence of your modern lifestyle. The more you learn about proper sleep, the more you will see that a lot of your productivity and time management problems stem from lack of energy which in turn stem from very poor (and very modern) sleeping patterns. You will also begin to understand how these bad sleeping habits are something that can be replaced with healthier ones.
Wow! How much has been written on nutrition in the last 50 years? It seems like every single day there is a new fad diet, a calorie counting app, or some "ground breaking study" espousing the long lost secret to a healthy and fit body. Open a magazine, turn on the television, or search “weight loss” on the internet and you will find promises of good health, a long life, and six pack abs readily available in pill or potion. So, how does one separate fact from fiction and avoid all the fraudulent scams? The truth is that eating right involves self-education and learning about your personal nutrition type and the effects of different types of food on your unique body, slowly creating good eating habits, and avoiding foods and chemicals that negatively affect your health. A great tenet of advice for both general self-improvement as well as proper nutrition is “progress, not perfection.” In other words, making small positive changes toward improving your nutrition choices will eventually make a big difference in your quality of life and lead to sustained good health, higher self-esteem, and overall better performance!
The true purpose of exercise is to send a repetitive message to the body asking for improvement in metabolism, strength, aerobic capacity, and overall fitness and health. Each time you exercise, your body responds by upgrading its metabolism throughout the day and night. Exercise doesn't have to be intense to work for you, but it does need to be consistent.
Aging is a part of life to which most of us don't look forward. Our bodies have been designed by nature to evolve, age, and eventually die. We cannot change this fact but we can take charge of HOW we age. Knowing what to expect as you get older and accepting aging with dignity and pride is critical to achieving good health, both mentally and physically.