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A Glimpse into My Wellness

A Glimpse into My Wellness

The concept of “wellness” can hold a variety of meanings depending on who you ask. For me, wellness encompasses my physical, social, and mental well-being. At times it is difficult to actively tend to each of these categories. The fluctuating balance of wellness and life can be overwhelming. Remember that wellness is not synonymous with perfection. Do your best and give yourself some credit.

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My Wellness Routine

My Wellness Routine

The last few years have been a long continuum of changing circumstances in my life. Even if we enjoy the things that keep us very busy it’s easy to start to “lose the plot” and forget why you began caring for your health with a wellness routine in the first place. Since high school I’ve been an avid gym-rat and have lifted weights five, six, or even seven times a week, sometimes multiple times a day. This habit was much more feasible as a teenager and now I’ve scaled this back to accommodate for my work schedule and to enjoy the parts of life that make life worth living.

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Sharpen your Brain with Fitness Training

 

Adding fitness training to your life offers many improvements to your quality of life: Sharpens Your Brain:

 Walking 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week you can increase blood flow to the brain by 15%.

Diminishes the Visibility of Wrinkles: Exercise increases blood flow to the dermis.

 Generates Rejuvenated Cells: DNA proteins are transformed with exercise.

Strengthens Bones and Muscles: Research shows that resistance training increases bone mass in the hips and spine.

 Increases Metabolism: Moving the body more effectively increases metabolism. Promotes a Healthy Heart: The heart is a muscle, and inactivity makes it weak and diminishes its ability to aide your body in all of its essential functions.

 

Reference:

Chiroup.com

Ten Exercises for People in Pain

Ten Exercises for People in Pain

If you’re in pain, there's a temptation to skip exercising. But exercise can often help reduce pain and improve your quality of life.

That doesn’t mean it’s easy. The good news is that you don’t have to run a marathon to get back to the business of life.

“Everybody can do something,” says Perry Fine, MD, a board member at the American Pain Foundation. Exercise "does actually allow people not only to reduce their perception of pain but to overcome limited functioning.”

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What is Wellness?

What is Wellness?

August is “National Wellness Month.” According to The World Health Organization, “Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Wellness is more than being free from illness; it is an active process toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness includes the state of health, happiness, balance, and prosperity.

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