What is Wellness?

Some people who are into fitness will talk about wellness as well. You’ll hear about companies that sell wellness products and so forth. But you may not be sure what this wellness stuff is. What does it have to do with a healthy lifestyle?

Wellness is basically one way to express how healthy your lifestyle is. However, many also include all the body processes, physical and mental, when they discuss wellness.

One of the goals of wellness is an improved quality of life for an extended period, even far into retirement. The idea is that by having a healthy body and strong immune system, you can avoid conditions such as macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s, strokes and so forth. It’s also about generally feeling healthy. Continue reading “What is Wellness?”

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditation may not fit into your personal definition of a fitness and exercise program, but there are definite advantages to taking a little time from your day to meditate.

I personally don’t follow any particular form of meditation. Instead, it is a time to relax, refocus myself and get away from the stresses of the day.

You may feel that you don’t have time for meditation, or that it would just be a waste of time. I would suggest you give it a try. If you are having trouble carving time for meditation out of the middle of your day, try meditating at bedtime. It’s a great way to wind down from a hectic day.

Do you need to do anything special to meditate? Continue reading “The Benefits of Meditation”

Fitness Essentials

Working out is a great improvement to your lifestyle. Being fit helps to decrease your odds of a wide range of health problems, from heart disease to diabetes to some kinds of cancer. It strengthens your muscles and bones and helps your immune system.

Of course, if you exercise but eat little more than junk food or fast food, you won’t get so many benefits. You aren’t giving your body everything it needs for fitness if you eat that way.

What’s your schedule like? If you aren’t getting enough rest, you are putting a drain on your body’s resources. Fatigue decreases the amount of time you can exercise, and you are more likely to be injured. Do yourself a favor and find a way to get enough rest. Continue reading “Fitness Essentials”

Improve Your Understanding of Health, Diet, Fitness and Exercise

There are many misconceptions about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. If you watch much television, you’ve seen plenty of ads promising you the chance to lose lots of weight with little effort. Of course, there’s always the teeny, tiny disclaimer that the results shown on the commercial are not typical.

So how do you get healthy?

To really be healthy, you need to combine your efforts. You need to improve your diet, your fitness level and your exercise habits.

Diet alone is not enough, even though that’s where many people focus. If you go on a diet but don’t exercise, yes, you can lose some weight, but you aren’t improving your healthy by as much as you could be.

You don’t have to be in great shape to exercise. Even most disabled people can exercise, working around whatever physical limitations they face. Even if you’re overweight, you can find ways to start exercising, and build your routine as your body adapts. Continue reading “Improve Your Understanding of Health, Diet, Fitness and Exercise”