• How to Achieve & Maintain Wellness in the Next 5 Years

    Unfortunately, the American dream has turned into a lifestyle that keeps us sick instead of well. Knowing how to achieve and maintain wellness is not something most of us have figured out. On a daily basis, we deal with:

    • An American diet that is low in nutrition and high in processed, chemical-ridden foods
    • Low levels of activity
    • Toxins from the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the products we use
    • High stress jobs and financial stress
    • Little time for ourselves or to spend with loved ones
    • Insufficient amounts of sleep
    • Emotional stress as a result of poor life/work balance and difficult relationships
    • Spiritual disconnectedness

    By leading this way of life, we are setting ourselves up for disease, a lower quality of life, and a shortened lifespan. The good news is that it is never to late to make a change. Every lifestyle decision you make has an impact on your state of health, and the sooner you make healthier lifestyle choices, the sooner you can enjoy a life of feeling great, looking great and reducing your risks.

    How to Achieve & Maintain Wellness

    If you want more energy, happiness, and a greater sense of wellbeing, along with the chance to live a long, healthy life, achieving wellness should be a priority for you.

    How to Achieve & Maintain WellnessHealth by the CV4P™ Approach

    An easy way to think about achieving wellness is to take part in P4 Health. The four P’s in P4 stand for Predict, Prevent, Personalize and Participate.

    Predict

    Imagine being able to predict what your greatest health risks are so that you can prevent them before they happen. With genome sequencing, that is now a reality, and its accuracy is growing stronger each day as scientists study more and more genomes. You can get your CarpeVITA GenoTest here today!

    While some people argue that knowing this information can hurt you because it can lead people to make poor lifestyle choices if they are shown to not have a risk to a certain disease, the science is here to stay and it is only in its infancy. The idea is not to assume you are immune to a disease that you don’t have a genetic predisposition to, but to know which diseases you need to keep ahead of to a greater extent because you do have a genetic predisposition. All in all, healthy lifestyle choices are the answer either way.

    Learn more about Prediction and P4 Health here.

    Prevent

    Preventing disease is the only road to true wellness. While medical science is getting better at treating certain diseases, nothing compares to never getting the disease in the first place.

    Prevention happens when you make responsible choices that lead to better health. We always have a choice when it comes to our health, and you probably make hundreds of these choices on a daily basis, from what you eat and drink to how much you sleep, how much physical activity you engage in, the products you use, and the list goes on and on.

    Get Some Prevention Tips here.

    Personalize

    Fortunately, we are living in a world where medicine is getting more and more personalized everyday. Since everyone is different, the cookie-cutter approaches that we have been using are not as effective as they could be. The more customized you can get with your healthcare, the better results you’ll get, which is what we are finding as people use genomics and personalized care plans to tend to their health.

    Learn more about Personalized Medicine here.

    Participate

    Your health is your responsibility, not your healthcare provider’s. While your physician and healthcare providers can serve as guides for you, you are the one who has to do the daily work to either heal from a health condition or prevent one from occurring.

    Participating in your own health is the most important thing you can do. Without it, you can’t predict, prevent or personalize your health.

    Awareness is the key to participating in your health. Be aware of how you feel after you eat certain things, and after you take part in or don’t take part in certain physical activities, etc. And be aware that wellness is not just physical. It is about the whole person.

    Learn more about Participating in P4 Health here.

    The 5 Aspects of Wellness

    To achieve and maintain wellness, you must consider all aspects of health and wellness, including: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Financial Health. Following is a list of tips to help you nurture your whole self so that you can achieve and maintain wellness within the next 5 years.

    Physical

    • Eat Nutritious Foods – Strive to eat more whole foods and medicinal foods, and less processed and sugary foods. Eat clean!
    • Physical Activity – Get at least 20 minutes of physical activity each day, and for better wellness, keep moving throughout the day, even if it means standing up and stretching or walking around once an hour.
    • Natural vs. Toxic Choices – Toxins are everywhere, but you can do your best to keep them to a minimum. Look for organic food choices, natural body products, natural cleaning products and filtered water.  
    • Proper Sleep – The better sleep you get, the more your body can heal and rejuvenate. Try to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
    • Additional Tips – Maintain an ideal weight, don’t smoke, and keep alcohol to a minimum.

    Mental

    • Mental Activity – Pay special attention to your mindset, beliefs, and the knowledge you engage in. These mental activities make us who we are and help determine our state of mental health and happiness.
    • Time Management – The better you can manage time, the less stress you will endure.
    • Knowledge About Health – Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to health and wellness. Take some time to learn about how to stay healthy.

    Emotional

    • Emotional Health – Your emotional health includes your feelings, your willingness to forgive, and the laughter you engage in. Nurture your emotional health to enjoy overall wellness.
    • Stress Management – By keeping stress under control, you will not only help your emotional state, but also your mental and physical state as well.
    • Healthy Relationships – When our relationships with family, friends, coworkers, and community members are healthy, we enjoy a better emotional state.

    Spiritual

    • Spiritual Connection – When we feel a spiritual connection, we experience a greater sense of inner peace, trust and faith in what is good. Nurturing your spirituality is an important part of wellness.

    Financial

    • Financial Health – If your financial state is unhealthy, you will likely suffer from stress and the physical and emotional conditions that are caused from stress. For that reason, we include financial health in all wellness plans.

    Wellness is an ongoing process that involves consistent small steps and good choices on a daily basis. It’s about balancing the whole person, and being aware of your health state. What choices will you make today to support your health and wellness?

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