Optimal health and wellness is a subjective phrase. Period. If you ask 100 health care professionals what it means to them, you would most likely get many different answers. What does this phrase mean to you? And how important is it to you, your family and your future?
The phrase can be broken down really quite simply. In the chiropractic profession the term “wellness” consists of basically 3 ways to live your life.
Eat Well. Move Well. Think Well.
In this article I’ll break down each of the of the terms above and give you some “real” life advice you can use, to help you and your family live a supersized life (not McDonalds supersized! LOL!)
How can optimal health and wellness help you?
According eatwellmovewellthinkwell.com we have a chronic illness pandemic. Humans are now the sickest species on the planet. We have the sickest children, the sickest teenagers, the sickest adults, and the sickest elderly in the history of our species. Over half of our entire population has a chronic illness, over 80% of our workforce has chronic illness.
Chronic illness is responsible for 9 days of absenteeism per employee per year and up to 91 days of lost productivity per employee per year. Chronic illness is the leading cause of death and suffering; 80% of our population is dying and will die from chronic illness. The black plague only killed 30% of the population.
Why don’t people strive to live an optimal health and wellness life?
Obesity has been on the rise for some time now… our children are FAT… and our children our unhealthy. Many of the health gurus out there today have hypothesized that metabolic syndrome will be the number killer in the next 40-50 years. Not heart disease, and not cancer. Follow the three simple steps listed in this article and you will greatly decrease your family’s chances of developing this disease.
It’s easier to be unhealthy than it is to be healthy, look to your left, now look to your right. Everywhere you look is an advertisement for “fast food.” Which sparks our interest because we want everything as fast, cheap, and convenient as humanly possible.
We’re all tired at the end of the day and it’s so easy to go through the drive through at McDonalds and have an instant meal without going home to prepare a good healthy meal. It’s hard to live an optimal health and wellness life because it’s hard to get up and go to the gym everyday and it’s hard to come home from work and cook a good healthy meal. It’s much easier to do what’s fast, easy, and convenient. I hope this article changes your thoughts on your lifestyle habits. Trust me, it will be worth it to eat well, move well, and think well.