Take Charge of Your Health!
We are all creatures of habit. Some of these habits are good and some are, well, just plain bad. Bad habits directly affect not only physical health, but also mental health. Adverse behaviors and behavior patterns not only affect us, but also affect those around us . . . family, friends, coworkers. Lifestyle changes are always difficult.
Initiating change requires self-awareness, self-discovery, and of course, self-discipline. Positive change can be initiated, executed, and maintained independent of professional assistance. Taking charge of your health and wellness can be the most rewarding accomplishment a human being can experience. It will improve your quality of life!
It doesn't require a pair of fancy boots to start walkin'. Find a comfortable pair of shoes, grab the dog, and get moving. Walking is an effective, low impact stress reducer. Best of all, it is an activity for all ages and requires nothing more than a consistent commitment.
Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Despite this fact, more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. You can beat the heat by taking specific steps to protect yourself and others.
Situations that create stress are as unique as you are. Your personality, genes, and experiences influence how you deal with stress. For you, a big family dinner may be stressful. Other people might enjoy the increased activity and responsibility, but find stress in other situations that are beyond their control.
One of the challenges with New Year's resolutions is that most people set unrealistic goals, then quickly become frustrated and give up. Any successful resolution needs to include small goals accompanied by a solid plan to achieve those goals.
Ever notice how lifeless a house plant looks when you forget to water it? Just a little water and it seems to perk back up. Water is just as essential for our bodies because it is in every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. That's why getting enough water every day is important for your health.