Have you noticed that your diffuser seems to build up an icky brown sludge after several uses? This is because the diffuser is breaking down the aromatic molecules with heat. But just like when you cook with oil, there is an oil residue left over. Simply dumping out the water won’t work, and any remaining moisture will still have some scent from the previous oils.
When I hear the phrase “health and wellness”, my first thoughts are exercise and nutrition. It wasn’t until I began my own journey, that I discovered Health and Wellness actually encompass seven dimensions of our lives. I want to share with you what those dimensions are, how they affect you, and how we can help you obtain health and wellness in every dimension of your life.
(1) Physical Health and Wellness
Physical health is sustained through good nutrition, regular exercise, restful sleep, and maintaining a balanced routine. Avoiding harmful behaviors, such as alcohol or substance abuse, also help to contribute to health and wellness. One must be proactive with your wellness – knowing symptoms of illnesses and diseases and regular yearly check-ups with your doctors – also aids your health. Our class, Reinventing Healthcare, is a great place to begin.
(2) Spiritual Health and Wellness
Spiritual health is the willingness to the purpose and meaning of life, to ask questions about what you don’t know, and to accept things that cannot be understood or explained. Our foundation is in our faith in Jesus Christ’s free gift of salvation; without it, there is no meaning or purpose to life. Our faith defines right and wrong, outlines the principles and boundaries of our actions, and guides us on the path outlined by God in the Bible. Visit our class, Essential Oils of the Bible, to learn more about spiritual health.
(3) Emotional Health and Wellness
Emotional health is the ability to identify internal or external stress, define the reason for the stress, and choose a calm response. A consistent stress causes a consistent response that becomes second nature. Emotions fluctuate throughout the day, and we can experience different levels of emotions all at once. Emotions are a chemical reaction to stress, and it affects our entire bodies. In order to have a healthy emotional response, we need to purposefully train ourselves to react to stress in a manner we find appropriate. Join one of our Essential Emotions classes to learn more.
(4) Social Health and Wellness
Social health is the ability to function well with others in your community and to live within the normal expectations outlined by that community. Your social health is based n your ability to communicate well with others, make new friends, and maintain a support system – friends and family within your community. You can exercise your social health when you attend a DIY class.
(5) Mental Health and Wellness
Mental health is vital to our entire being; without it, we aren’t able to consciously make good decisions for ourselves. Our brains need constant creative inspiration and activity. An intellectually well person can keep up with current events and form a healthy response to them, continuously looks for more knowledge and expands his understanding, and regularly pushes his boundaries to improve his skills. One way to increase your knowledge and skills is to attend one of our Emergency Preparedness classes.
(6) Vocational Health and Wellness
Vocational wellness is important as it encompasses most of the other dimensions. Your mental, physical, emotional, and social health can be enhanced or destroyed by your vocational health – and visa versa. If your vocation is easily injected into your daily life and it enhances your personal life, then you are probably fairly healthy. However, if it adds higher levels of stress and leaves you lacking fulfillment, you should re-evaluate your vocation, decide what you want to do, and make plans to achieve a more fulfilling vocation. When you feel fulfilled, you become generous, loving, kind, long-suffering, and content.
If you are interested in attending one of our classes, visit our Calendar page to view all upcoming classes. We’d love to help you feel healthy and prepared for whatever life brings your way.
Dietary supplements are designed to give your body nutrients that may not otherwise be available through your daily eating habits. The optimum result is a healthier you! However, not all supplements are the same, and it’s important to know what you are buying and putting in your body.
Reasons to Take Dietary Supplements:
(1) Support your body during the aging process
Let’s face it, we aren’t getting any younger. As we age, our bodies require more nutrients to function properly yet we aren’t able to digest and absorb nutrients the same as when we were younger. A supplement will increase your body’s intake of the nutrients it needs.
(2) Promote healthy brain function
Brain health is vital to the body – without its healthy function, the body would digress. One function we see diminish across society is the short-term memory. By boosting nutrition, the brain’s memory increases according to many studies.
(3) Increase energy levels
As you increase the amount of nutrients absorbed and used by your body, it increases the body’s energy levels.
(4) Support muscle strength
Muscle deterioration is believed to be associated with free radicals (unbalanced atoms withing the cell). Proper dietary supplements will address the issue of free radicals and muscle ability.
(5) Promote healthy skin
As we age, so does our skin. Taking a supplement increases the body’s ability to age with grace.
(6) Boost mood and manage stress
Supplements support brain function as we already discussed. Your brain controls your mood and how your body manages stress. A healthy body handles stress easier than an unhealthy body.
Not All Supplements Are the Same
Many supplements found on the open market today are manufactured in a lab. Scientists find a mineral or vitamin to mimic, and the result is a high boost of one or two properties from that particular compound. It is synthetic and unnatural, therefore, your body doesn’t know what to do with it resulting in one of two outcomes. (1) The pill/capsule you swallow doesn’t change from between the time you swallow it and the time it exits your body, or (2) what little part your body is able to break down is then stored in the fat cells of your body.
A healthy supplement will be 100% plant-based and balanced so that you are not overdosing on any one vitamin or mineral. It will be something to take at least twice a day because your body cannot digest a full day’s vitamin and mineral needs at one time. Double check what you are using and make sure it is what your body needs and can use!