Optimal health we have been told is “a state of wellbeing in mind, body and soul”. So why is this state of being so elusive and why are the statistics climbing for mental and physical ailments? Despite advancements in medicine, pharmaceuticals and healthcare product we are overwhelmed by questionable influences of modern living.
Wellbeing in mind
Emotional intelligence defines how adaptable we are at handling different personalities, experiences. Anger, disappointments, betrayal, bereavement are some of the expressions we have to the not so positive experiences in life but an unavoidable part of the human existence. Happiness, joy, a sense of purpose and accomplishment are positive reaffirming states of mind.
The state of mind and emotions affect our state of health. A poor emotional state, weakens the body’s immune system leaving us more susceptible to illnesses
Wellbeing in body
The golden rule is healthy eating, being physically active and keeping the body free of harmful toxins. These toxins include nicotine and excessive use of alcohol. Stress management and healthy behaviours are equally important. To achieve and maintain the body weight recommended for you, eat a balanced healthy diet by incorporating more veggies, fruits and whole grains. Engage in physical activity daily. Get recommended health screening for your age and gender.
The body is constantly repairing damaged tissues and generating new cells to renew tissue and organs. Macro and micronutrients are essential to this vital function to repair and renew the body. The mind and body work in tandem to repair the body after illness, injury and surgery.
Wellbeing in Mind & Spirit
Being at total peace internally (within oneself) and with the world is said to be the highest state of spiritual being. Attaining wellbeing in spirit requires discipline, practice, fellowship with persons of like-mind. Setting aside some time each day to read and reflect on spiritual writings helps to build one’s understanding of life. Actively seeking daily guidance through prayer and meditation keeps us on the path and living purposely.
Threats to health are numerous and include:
- Physical stress caused by illness or overwork
- Emotional stress with depression or anxiety
- Toxins in the body
- Poor Nutrition
Re-establishing and maintaining optimal health
Our bodies respond to the way we are feeling, thinking and acting. This is something we have control over.
The following can be physical signs that your emotional and spiritual health are out of balance:
- Sleep problems
- General aches and pains
- Loss of appetite, overeating
- Chest pain
- Constipation, diarrhoea or stomach problems
- Chronic fatigue
- Uncontrolled blood pressure or blood sugar
- Shortness of breath
A holistic program will help to restore balance in mind body and soul. The habits of healthy, well balanced individuals with good emotional health include:
- Mindfulness: living in the moment and being aware at all times of their thoughts, feeling, behaviour and environment
- Emotional Intelligence: displaying great coping skills to deal with everyday stress, they feel good about themselves
- Eating healthy and fitness are a way of life
To live in balance requires a commitment to healthy living. So release your nature. Natural verve products and services are designed to help you purposefully reset the compass of your live so that you can chart a course to live optimally to enjoy good health mind, body and soul.