If there is anything that I’ve learned about proper physical health it’s that there is no “one right way.” In fact, there are multiple “right” ways to go about improving your health, as well as multiple “not-so-healthy” ways. The fact of the matter is you have to find what feels right for YOU.
There are many different ways to tap into our physical health, but for the purposes of my posts, I’ve decided to break it down to 5 different categories.
Exercise is important and necessary for overall wellness. This includes cardiovascular endurance, muscle endurance, muscle strength, flexibility, and body composition. Good exercise has obvious effects on your heart, muscles, and lungs; taking it a step further your body also benefits in your diaphragm, stomach and intestines, brain, kidneys, skin, and more! Read more about it here.
Good posture is good health. According to the Kansas Chiropractic Foundation muscles being in the proper alignment help to keep your organs in proper functioning order, and attributes to proper workings of the nervous system.
This should seem obvious enough, but I’ll bring it up anyway! Proper diet can help one avoid illness, disease, and certain types of cancer, overall improving weight as well. In a favorite TV show of mine, Poldark, Dr. Enys is called out to help many of the men working in the mine. Turns out, they all had scurvy, which can result in death from bleeding or infection. Simple fix, oranges filled with vitamin C.
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute sleep is necessary for the healing of our heart and blood, maintaining a healthy hormone balance, and helping your immune system among other things. Personally, I’m quite fond of sleep!
This includes but is not limited to: hair, skin, nails, teeth, mouth, and eyes. Some of these are quick fixes, some of them more difficult. Showers and clean clothes can generally help with skin health, but some individuals require more attention to things like dental health or blurry eyesight.
Individual physical health is all about creating a personal plan to improve our ability to be healthy and happy as we go about our daily lives. Proper organization of our health (just as we organize our daily schedules) can help us see what works and what doesn’t, it will help us notice our personal improvement in health and happiness, and can have an effect on every other aspect of wellness.
This is the place to start!
Have you recognized anything that specifically works for you in your life?
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