It is the middle of the week again and if you are anything like me, you are juggling important work issues, life issues, and maybe even health issues.
Through all of these life circumstances, do you ever pay close attention to your body and the feedback it is giving you?
“The Art of Health,” by Aarti Patel N.D. has been instrumental in helping me craft a lifestyle of health, rather than looking for a magic bullet to restore bodily functions I have lost over the years. She says that our health is an art form that we must develop over time because it is unique to each of us.
First Things First
Aarti Patel starts by reminding us how important it is to know the root cause(s) of any health issues. It is always important to start at the beginning and examine all possibilities, in a holistic approach. Sort of like starting with a blank canvas.
Think about your life experience or personality, it could be completely different from the next person. So, we have to individualize our health.
Next, we should always remember that our body will send us signals and feedback regularly. We can learn so much from these signals (or symptoms). This is so important to prevent serious health conditions as well as to craft a healthy lifestyle.
For example, after my first oxygen therapy session, my brain and body were communicating to me that this is something it needs. This came in the form of extra energy and alertness.
What is your body communicating to you?
She is really good at giving examples of symptoms throughout the book.
Although there are countless ways to craft a healthy life, Aarti Patel points to four important things, especially when dealing with stress.
We need proper rest, relaxation, rejuvenation, and pampering. Our bodies need time to recover. It is acknowledged that it may be challenging in a world full of distractions, but she says it is important to take this seriously in our approach to health and prevention.
The power of our thinking is another important tool in crafting a healthy life. Every area of our life is affected by the way we think, believe, and behave. We will always face challenges, it is how we handle them that will set a path for what could come next.
Visualization and being patient can make all the difference.
I hope this helps to get you through the rest of the week and beyond.
Thank you for reading today!
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