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Physical Wellness Indicates Physical Health

Anna Banana (34/52)Continuing on the topic of wellness, physical wellness is something that must be kept in mind because in order to achieve wellness in all the other aspects attainable you must remember being fit comes along with it. Most people do not understand that you can be fit, but that does not mean that you’re fit in a healthy manner. That also encourages questions about health to be asked. (Image by Suus Wansink via Flickr)

  • What do you think of, when you hear the term health?
  • What kind of picture is created in your head, when someone tells you, that they are healthy?

You probably already know that in order to prevent the occurrence of heart disease, you should eat foods that are less fatty, or to reduce the possibility of cancer should not smoke cigarettes, and also to practice preventive medical examinations.

But this is still not the whole picture of physical health. Other components are also important, including:

1. Social health, which is the ability to interact with people and the environment in which interpersonal relationships will be carried out with a pleasant feeling.

2. Mental health is the human ability to learn and to soar intellectually.

3. Emotional health is the ability to control emotions and opportunity for appropriate expression.

4. Spiritual health is a belief in a unified force, which is different from person to person.

So when we talk about health, we shouldn’t only focus on our body, but to be interested in social interaction, intellectual dimension, emotions and spirit. Health is the sum of the physical, social, emotional, mental, spiritual status, and the balanced and healthy nutrition.

All these health components are present to a greater or lesser extent. If these components are balanced, then we can say that someone has a perfect wellness condition.

WHAT does it mean to be fit?

To be “fit” means to own all of the above identified aspects or components of fitness. But not only the physical but also the social, mental, emotional, spiritual, and the most important: balanced and healthy diet.

In the past, people significantly less get sick of modern diseases such as cancer, heart disease, blood pressure, etc… And it owes on the much more active and less stressful life, the organic and healthy food, and the soil at that time was much richer in minerals than today.

…More at Fitness And Healthy Diet – An Important Element Of Mental & Physical Health – Hive Health Media (blog)

As you see being physically well and fit is more than just being able to run a mile without huffing and puffing, but physical wellness embodies everything from eating right to thinking right.

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Creating and Implementing Wellness Plans

Living that healthy lifestyle is what we are all working towards. We all have our own idea of what healthy is and how we are going to work to achieve that, whether it be physical wellness or mental wellness. Setting up your own beliefs for your own wellness plan will get you headed towards achieving your goal or goals. This video should assist you with making your own wellness plan that you can follow and implement in your life on a daily basis.

Workout Routines for Women

Workout Plans for Women

Blonde Girls Doing Yoga Poses -7936Women it is time to get fit and fit into those clothes we secretly have hiding in our closet knowing one day we’ll be able to fit into them again. You will be able to accomplish that goal with the right diet and work out plan. You will be on your way to physical wellness in no time if you have the drive and passion to do so. Your inner confidence will keep you on the track to achieving your goals not just with being fit, but anything that you set your mind to which means avoiding failure. (Image by Edson Hong via Flickr)

Avoid failure

No one sets out to change with a plan to fail, but if you make your expectations and time frame too ambitious, that could be the ultimate effect. “Behavior change takes time. Moving toward a healthier lifestyle is all about replacing old habits with new, healthy habits. Focusing on too many changes at one time is likely to lead to failure,” says Heather Mangieri, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, the owner and nutrition consultant for Nutrition CheckUp, LLC. She’s also spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Instead, focus in on one change at a time, no matter how tiny.

“When we focus on small changes, one at a time, they are much more likely to stick. Over time, all of the small changes lead us to a healthier life. It’s important to remember that living a healthy lifestyle is a journey, not a destination,” says Mangieri.

Making a dent in your weight

When researchers at Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab launched the National Mindless Eating Challenge (NMEC), they found that if participants kept to their little eating changes for at least 25 days in a month, then they saw their weight decline. “Of the 504 participants who completed at least one follow-up survey, more than two thirds (42 percent) either lost weight or maintained their weight (27 percent). Weight loss was highest among people who made changes consistently,” reports Medical News Today. The study was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

What’s your change?

Ready to make small changes to work toward your goals? Try these:

  • Drink two glasses of water as soon as you wake up.
  • Trade one of your usual junk food snacks for fruit or veggies.
  • Skip soda. Drink water instead.
  • Indulge — in moderation.
  • Eat off of smaller plates.
  • Start your dinner with a salad.
  • Don’t eat after a certain time of day or evening.

…More at Women’s health: These little changes reap big benefits

Getting fit and losing weight is not an easy challenge, but if you really want it, it is capable. The number one thing to remember is to not be your own worst enemy, you have to be your own cheerleader and cheer yourself all the way to the end.

Workout with Denise Austin and be on your way to a better you.

Access Medical Wellness

The StethoscopePhysical wellness is about making sure you are healthy and at your best physically. Exercising, eating healthy and working out are the best things you can do to live a long happy healthy life. Taking these steps will help in the long run when it comes to fighting off diseases and procuring your medical wellness. (Image by Alex E. Proimos via Flickr)

You can reduce your risk of developing heart disease or having a sudden cardiac death.

The good news is there are many things we can do to reduce our risk. Quitting smoking, identifying and treating high blood pressure, knowing and managing our cholesterol, relaxing and exercising more in order to ease some of our daily stress, and preventing or carefully managing diabetes are all things we have some control over. We know that people with diabetes have a three times higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease than individuals who are not diabetic. Cardiologists consider the diabetic patient to have the same risk as a patient who has had a previous heart attack.

heart diseaseImage by Danny Guy via Flickr

Watch your weight and be mindful of not only what you eat but how much. Being overweight or obese tends to increase the risk for heart disease, not to mention many other serious medical conditions. Making healthy food and beverage choices is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Choose foods in “nature’s own wrapper” and avoid foods high in saturated fat (animal fats) and cholesterol. Avoid trans fats entirely. A high-fiber diet will help you manage your weight. Salt (sodium) often worsens high blood pressure, so limit your salt intake to about three grams (3000 mg) daily. Avoid simple sugars like those found in soda, candy and desserts.

Remember to exercise regularly. Physical activity is critical to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Keeping your weight down will result in lower cholesterol and blood pressure. The U.S. Surgeon General recommends that adults engage in moderate-intensity exercise for at least 30 minutes most days of the week. Get plenty of good sleep. Obesity is three times more common in people who get fewer than seven hours of sleep per night. Poor sleep is also associated with heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and many other medical conditions.

Get regular physical checkups and talk with your doctor about your personal risk for heart disease. 

…More at Exercise, eat right and avoid heart trouble | HEALTH AND FITNESS – Enumclaw Courier-Herald

No one want to go to the doctors and get bad news about their health, so eat right, exercise regularly and this natural form of medication should keep you in the clear when visiting your doctor.

The Importance of Nutrition

Nutrition and WellnessYou are what you eat…

Being healthy will always be the hype because it is something that is important. We all want to be at our best physically and mentally. To get there we must start with what we are putting inside of our bodies because what we eat has a lot to do with our physical wellness. Knowing the importance of nutrition is key to getting on the path to happiness.

Eating right is the cornerstone to a healthy lifestyle. There are many factors we can’t control in regard to health — hereditary conditions, environmental concerns — but we can control what we eat, which can help us fight disease, encourage healthy metabolism and more.

In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of nutrition, how protein and fat fit into the picture, how to reduce fat and more. You’ll learn about vitamin and mineral supplements, special needs diets and how important drinking water is. We’ll cover:

The Importance of Water – Water is essential to life. Every part of your body relies on it. Your blood, for example, is more than three-quarters water. Other body fluids, like saliva and digestive juices, are based on water. Almost every chemical reaction in the body takes place in a water medium and you couldn’t get rid of body wastes without it.

The Truth About Carbohydrates – Is bread really bad? Many diets eschew carbohydrates in favor or protein, but truth be told, eating carbs — in moderation — can be a huge asset to a healthy diet.  Balancing complex carbohydrates with fiber is another essential tool of healthy eating. Don’t fear bread and sugar.

The Protein and Fat Connection Eating too much fat is an obvious diet dilemma, but what about eating too much protein? Although it’s not as widely known, an excess of protein can also cause health problems.

Breaking Down Vitamins and Minerals Because there are so many, vitamins and minerals can be very confusing topics. But they are often a necessary dietary element. Vitamins and minerals are crucial to normal body functions and some of them may have a role in preventing our most deadly diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Getting enough for normal metabolism used to be our primary concern, but we now know that certain vitamins and minerals may be beneficial in even greater quantities, while others can be dangerous in excess.

The Basics of Supplements Sometimes, everyone’s diet needs a little something extra. Although nutritionists like to insist on “food first,” that isn’t necessarily the end of the story. Supplements, by definition, are there to supplement a diet, not substitute for it. Pills can’t provide you with the disease-fighting phytochemicals that are in plant foods. Yet with smart supplementation, you may be able to make a good diet better.

Reading Food Labels Healthy eating guidelines are supposed to help us, but they can be a little daunting. However, planning smart menus and shopping wisely are crucial links in the good nutrition chain. Standardized food labels can provide some guidance, as can a few calorie-cutting menu ideas and cooking techniques. But how do you know what to look for? By reading food labels and looking for key items.

Ways to Restrict Fat Cutting back on fat, especially saturated and trans fat, is one of the most important changes you can make in your diet if you want to prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer. But how do you reduce fat when it seems to be everywhere? Start slowly. Count your fat grams. And use these tips.

…More at Discovery Health “Introduction to How Nutrition Works”

You’ve been given the tools to change your life around, so go out into the world and conquer those issues you had before when it came to eating healthy and getting fit. I see a better you budding and ready to bloom.

Workout Plans for Men

 

PushMen it is a New Year and a new you, so start this new year out by getting into the best shape physically and mentally with work out plans for men. Working out and eating correctly will not only show physical differences that you will love and your partner or future partner will love, but it will also improve your attitude and contribute to your physical wellness. At the end of the day working out should only be to better your health and attitude. (Image by the Halfwitboy via Flickr)

You Need To Know About Some Foods That Help Burn Fat…

A couple of fat burning foods that you should really consider adding to your daily diet are eggs, nuts, oatmeal, poultry, and salmon. All of these foods have the strong power to boost your metabolism and also burn the extra fats that your body has put on through the years. However, despite the fact that all of these foods can burn fat in your body, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can eat huge portions. No matter how healthy and low calorie a certain food is, if you eat too much, it will eventually turn into fats.

Basically, you’ll just need to eat in moderation, because the only way those fat burning foods can eliminate the fats in your body is if you only eat a small amount. Once you learn how to burn stomach fat, you’ll never have problems with your weight anymore. 

What Exercises Can Burn Stomach Fat And Build Muscle Mass?

A couple of exercises that doesn’t just burn stomach fat, but also builds muscle mass are squats and side pushups. Squats are not just known to really build leg muscles, but also contract the stomach area and burn fat. Actually it’s also known to create muscle around your entire body. So this exercise really is one of the best workouts that you can do, because it flattens the stomach area and, at the same time, builds muscle around your body. For the beginner, it can be very good initially to build size and jumpstart the fat burning.

But I don’t recommend it for intermediate and advanced athletes anymore, but that is another story for another day. Pushups are another one I like to see in any workout program. This exercise has the capability to really minimize and tone the size of your waistline. It kind of gives you static tension through the whole body as you perform it, as well as it dynamically exercises your chest, arms and shoulders. I am a big fan of personalized workout programs and don’t like to give generic advice on how to work out.

…More at Full Body Workouts For Men Who Want Symmetry… | A NO HOLDS …

Here’s a good abs workout video to get you started with being healthy and fit. Remember you won’t see results till you burn off some fat first.

Good luck in your quest to physical wellness!!

 

Old Formula with Great Results, Peace + Love = Happiness

 

 

 

Achieving Peace Love HappinessWe all want peace, love and happiness. Not just one of those three, but all. The thing is we need to step back and realize what each one offers and what all three ofthem can do for us. We ultimately want what is best for us when it comes to our mental state of mind, and these three things are best.

“A state of well-being and contentment,” isn’t that our ultimate goal as humans? Have you ever wondered what makes you happy and why you do the things you do? Basic needs for survival are a given, like food and shelter; everything else you do are things that are intended to make you happy or keep you from becoming unhappy. Agree? Nobody wants to be miserable (although I bet you’ve met some people who seem that way!). The problem is most of us get so caught up in our daily grind that we lose sight of why we do what we do.

WE WANT PEACE LOVE HAPPINESS, we just forget to remember.

Oh, it’s not that easy, is it? Unfortunately not, but new research from the science and psychology of happiness worlds shows that those words – Peace Love Happiness – may not be so unreachable after all.

What Determines Happiness?

How you choose to respond to this data is up to you. The pessimist will not be too thrilled that most of their ability to be happy is predetermined and therefore won’t want to make the effort to improve. My guess is though that YOU are reading this because you care about living a happier life and are excited that a significant forty percent of your level of happiness is in your hands!

So now what? Where do you start? Start with STRONG DESIRE. You gotta want it! Find it hard to get motivated? OK, here you go – happier people are more sociable, energetic, charitable, cooperative, better liked, more satisfied with their work, make more money, they are overall healthier with stronger immune systems and they live longer! Motivated now? If not, then read no further. I wish you all the best.

The most powerful force in the Universe is love. Follow Mr. Anthony’s advice; commit to rid yourself of your self-inflicted emotions of anger and hate. The more you gain control of your negative emotions, the easier it will be to love. Decide to love yourself first, then love your spouse, love your family, love your friends, love everybody. The power of love is profound and contagious. Spread the love and peace will follow. Don’t set out to change the world, concentrate on yourself, but spread the knowledge to family and friends. Do your part to make the world happier one person at a time. When there’s more love, peace will flourish.

True long-lasting Peace Love Happiness can only come from within. External material things are like a drug, they make us want more and more but they will never give us the eternal Peace Love Happiness high we all crave. Don’t get me wrong, I love nice stuff. All things being equal, I’ll take the mansion, luxury cars, boats and beach houses, but be happy within foremost and the nice stuff will come your way much easier.

…More at Happiness In Seven Steps by Lee G Lovett and  Peace Love Happiness

Now that you have the tools necessary to obtain peace, love and happiness, begin obtaining it and spreading it all around to others.