Take the Pressure off

August 29, 2012

in ABC's of Healing, Tips & Tricks

One of the big picture concepts you have to understand before you embark on healing from any sort of chronic conditions is the concept of taking the pressure off.

What kind of pressure am I talking about?

Think of it this way, the average person spends close to 9 hours per day infront of some kind of screen: computer, TV, cellphone, GPS device etc., and less and less time breathing fresh air and moving our bodies.[1]

That sort of sedentary life style, coupled with chemically enhanced food and water and recycled air takes a tremendous toll on the body.

All pressures, physical, mental and environmental force your body to be in a constant state of emergency and prevent it from spending that energy on healing.

If you’re ready to take on the challenge, and to start feeling better without fancy drugs or expensive procedures, here’s what needs to happen:

Replace

    toxic, processed food, take out and sugary drinks
    a stressful working environment
    stress at home
    sedentary lifestyle with lots of screen time
    environmental stress (dirty water + air, chemical overloaded cosmetics, synthetic clothing)

with…

    organic, natural foods as close to their original states as possible
    engaging, supportive + inspiring work
    a balanced home life
    plenty of fresh air + exercise
    Filtered water + air, ‘edible’ skin care and natural fiber clothing

Seems like an overwhelming, impossible feat?

Here’s the thing: All of these factors are weighing down your body’s natural capacity for healing. I’m not saying you have to do all this at once, in fact I would recommend that you don’t do that. What I would recommend is that you tackle one aspect of each of these each week, bit-by-bit.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be giving you some great, easy ways you can start to upgrade your life, one little piece at a time, and start taking steps towards health.

This week:

    Drink more water. Aim for your body weight divided by two in FlOz.
    Make it a goal to eat more greens (Kale, Salad, Spinach)
    Skip your favorite TV show and go for a walk with a friend instead.

You may find that you feel more calm and less worn out by life’s daily demands.

Need help breaking it down and focusing your goals? Gimme a shout and set up a free consult with me.

Stay tuned for next week’s homework.;-)

Source: [1] NYTimes.com

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