It is clear that everyone wants a healthier lifestyle and that they want to live a happier life. This is why many people are flocking to any and all that promises ‘instant’ wellness and health at a fraction of the cost. It is often said that some things are too good to true.

How much money has been spent on gym memberships and new tonics, drinks, and ‘potions’ which sometimes make wild claims and even promise miraculous results?

Gyms can be great for cardiovascular and physical strength. A physician may recommend gym activity. It is not possible to build up your physical body without consuming the nutrients the body requires over the long-term.

However, for most people, increasing your physical activity and eating healthy foods by themselves is not enough.

Either being physically lazy or nutritionally lazy will not lead to a healthier lifestyle. It is not uncommon for people to be both.

Is there a solution for total health and wellness? There is no single answer. We can improve our health by taking deliberate and methodical steps and making each step one at a while.

It’s simple to say, but it can be difficult to do. To achieve total health and wellness, you need to take a holistic approach. The end result of a holistic approach to anything in life will be gratifying.

To this end, I’m not going to recommend you join a gym or eat only hydroponic food. Try to find organic chicken.

I recommend that you take a look at your health and lifestyle. The following should be included in your inventory:

Daily food intake: which includes categories like fat, carbs and sugar. There are many great websites online that offer nutritional calculations and the totalization of what you eat.

Daily liquid intake: Check how much water, tea, sweetened beverages and alcoholic beverages you’re drinking.

Supplements for Nutrition: All vitamins, minerals, combinations and multi-purpose supplements are included.

Daily Activity: List all activities that you engage in each day, regardless of whether they are for exercise or daily living.

Stress Contributors List all the things that cause stress in your life. These include illnesses, disability, separation, divorce, or the death of a loved person.

I would love to be in a position to calculate each of these, assign a number and place them on a “healthier lifestyle” matrix. This will allow you to see exactly where your current is and where you want it to go.

It’s not that easy. Although we are all aware of the basics of improving our health and wellbeing, some people may not have the knowledge or will to go into detail to make the best decisions.

You can identify areas where you are weak or exceedingly in your abilities and take steps to improve them.

My overall health and well-being have improved since I started making small, incremental changes in each of those areas. I am a semi-retired senior who doesn’t exercise a lot in her daily walks.

However, I joined a “senior” boot-camp twice a week. It has changed my eating habits and I am now taking a combination of proven supplements that have significantly reduced my dependence on certain medications.

You should always consult your doctor and your Naturopath, but you can take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, if that is something that is important to your heart.

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