Good Health Is A Matter of Body And Soul

Understanding the mind-body-spirit connection is the basis of good health.

We can’t escape the connection, even when we turn our backs, it is there.

Thoughts control our lives.

All our decisions are based on thoughts. Take a look at NHS Heroes online pharmacy We can learn to control how we think, and positive thinking is a choice.

Thinking about food makes our mouths water, a happy thought makes us smile—and the simple act of smiling releases hormones and endorphins in the body which can help depression…But you knew that, didn’t you?

Negative thoughts cause chemical stress on the body and release the toxic stress hormone cortisol. It affects our bodies by causing tension on muscles and pulling joints and vertebrae out of alignment.

Hunching over keeps us from fully oxygenating our lungs, and cancer thrives where oxygen is deprived. Lack of oxygen also causes a lack of energy and vitality (our bodies burn oxygen as fuel).

Positive thoughts lead to positive results and great health—

Our body’s cells take on the disposition of what we are thinking. You cannot control change, but you can control your attitude or perception of things—the “angle” at which you look at that things.

Change your angle and your perception will change—and then your attitude will follow.

Hydration

Drink up! Water is the most important element in life. The body cannot function without water. Mineral-rich water conducts electricity, and the brain communicates to the rest of the body by sending electrical signals through the nerves. Even the three main ways the body detoxifies (breath, urine and sweat) all require water.

Your daily water quota is one liter per 50 pounds of body weight.  (can you believe that?)

Often our bodies confuse hunger with thirst; so hydrate and suppress your appetite, and drink your way to weight loss and health!

Get Moving

We were not meant to be sedentary creatures….but oh, can’t I  just go back to bed???  Being overweight creates a bunch of  health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, joint problems and diabetes.

Get More Sleep

I’ll drink (WATER) to that! Your body needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night.  When you don’t get enough sleep you do stupid things.  You eat too much, you drink too much, you get stressed out and you make poor decisions.

When you’re stressed, your body starts preparing for a fight or flight moment.  It knows something bad is happening and it wants to be prepared.

Take Some Time To Relax 

I know, easier said than done if you have a family! (But do it anyway) Spend a few minutes alone contemplating all the good things that you still have in your life, go sit somewhere outdoors and enjoy nature, take some time to meditate or just practice your breathing. Taking some time away from it all to relax and lower your stress level is a must for both your physical and mental health.

Worry Less 

Having a bad day?  Bad week?  Bad month? Stress can take a horrible toll on your body.  When you’re stressed, your body is constantly in panic mode.  Hormone levels are high, blood pressure is high, stomach acids begin churning.

When you’re stressed, your body starts preparing for a fight or flight moment.  It knows something bad is happening and it wants to be prepared.  It’s not so good if you’re going to spend months and months like this because of a recent personal or job loss, or finanvial worries.

DO A SKIN AND BODY CHECK. Just DO it, please?

Check your skin and body regularly for lumps, rashes, sores, discolorations, limitations, and other changes. Do checks during and after bathing. Take note of other changes such as those related to urine or bowel habits, thirst, hunger, fatigue, discharge, vision, and weight. If you find or experience anything suspicious, see your health care professional