Your body’s cells and organs communicate with your brain via the nervous system. Nerves travel up and down your arms and legs and send messages through your spinal cord to and from the brain. If there is any disruption or interference to the nerves this communication will be compromised. It does not take a science degree to understand that your body will then function less well, and your health can suffer.
The body requires a certain amount of rest in order to function efficiently. During rest some aspects of your body slow down whereas others are more active to help digestion, growth and repair of damaged cells. Some people function well with 5 or 6 hours per day, and others may need 8-9 hours. Similarly a baby needs different amounts of rest to an adult and not getting sufficient rest is one of the first barriers to natural healing.
If you want to recover in the quickest possible time make a decision to get sufficient rest – starting tonight.
You are what you eat. Your body has evolved to extract energy and ‘building blocks’ for growth and repair from just about anything you eat. It is no secret that your diet affects your health. But there is no need to convert to vegetarianism – your body was designed to consume both meat and vegetables.
Although we regularly hear of exotic foods that may have ‘super’ qualities, the truth of the matter is that you can be 100% healthy with quite ordinary foods.
Numerous studies identify that regular exercise has dramatic positive effects on a person’s health. Whether you cycle, run, play tennis, bowls, pilates, yoga even gardening – these are all good choices.
Exercise helps regulate your digestion, strengthen muscles, increase your energy levels, improves your self-confidence and helps you get a better and more restful night’s sleep.
Exercise should help you rely less on treatments and more on your own efforts. It’s not only better but may also save you money in the long run.