Good Health Starts with Stepping Outside
We all want to be healthy, but what is health? Nowadays, there are thousands of commercials and social media ads telling you that if you take the next big drug, cream, oil, etc. that you can feel young and healthy. The conventional medicine model is set up to address health in a cookie cutter manner. Prescription medications are the mainstay. Occasionally, you'll get a provider that actually emphasizes diet and exercise. Less often, you'll get a provider that talks to you about nutrition.
In a world where many people are so overwhelmed with work and home-life responsibilities, it's very tempting to use as little effort and time as possible to feel on your game. We do this by consumption of pills, coffee and energy drinks throughout the day. By doing such, we push our health to the bottom of our daily priority list. Subsequently, we experience side effects, afternoon energy crashes, and fatigue.
Health is very subjective but it does include a few mainstays: the body's ability to function all the way down to the cellular level, the ability to manage stress, a sense of well-being, and a good night's sleep. We are divinely designed to have a connection to nature. Nature gives us many opportunities to connect and unplug from this synthetic world. Sunlight on your eyes and skin upon waking in the morning can reset your sleep/wake cycle giving you more energy during the day and a peaceful night's sleep. Listening to, or being near water impacts our own internal rhythms providing stress relief and relaxation. Grounding (placing your bare feet on the ground) increases blood flow, energy, and healing, and also reduces inflammation and pain bringing the body back to a state of balance.
Making these methods a part of your daily routine is a great way to begin your health journey. Reconnect with nature, be present with yourself, listen to your body. We are powerful electromagnetic beings that are in charge of what our vessels become. Start connecting today and see what big things can come from small changes.