When it comes to taking care of your health, it seems there is a long list of rules that are ever-changing, always confusing, and enough to drive a health-seeking person mad.
Because Fusionary Formulas was created with the intent of keeping the world in great health, we have found one of the simplest and easiest ways to take better care of your health. This is one health tip you won’t find contradicted in next week’s evening news, or rebutted by scientists. It’s a strategy that will have your common sense receptors on high alert. It’s a health practice we don’t mind sharing, because we know the difference it can make in one’s life from both the short term and long term perspectives.
So what is this magic health tip, you ask? Let’s get right to it…
It’s leaving behind that unhealthy, reactive lifestyle and taking a proactive approach to your health and wellbeing!
Understanding the difference between proactive health care and taking a reactive approach to your health can make all the difference in how you feel on a daily basis. Additionally, it will save you the stress and struggle of looking for ways to make yourself feel better later on down the road, when it may just be too late. If you are living your life in a reactive way, this means you are taking care of yourself only after the reality of pain, sickness, or bad health sets in. You are likely taking steps to correct the missteps you’ve taken throughout the years, and are now feeling a little down on yourself for having overlooked the most important person in your universe – you.
The word “proactive,” by definition, means creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen, rather than responding to it after it has happened. Better than this dictionary definition, is a synonym you’ll find listed along with it, and that is to “take charge.” At Fusionary Formulas, we love the feeling that the phrase, taking charge of your health gives off, and we’re here to help you do just that!
Here are our top ways to take charge of your health and lead a proactive lifestyle – avoiding the need to react later on!
- Start early in the day.
At Fusionary Formulas, we are big believers in the power of a well-executed morning wellness routine. This involves taking a few steps just before you start your day to keep you feeling great until bedtime, and gives your body a powerful dose of goodness to keep you on track on your health journey. Drinking a green smoothie, indulging in the age-old magic of herbal supplements, and getting your body moving are some of our favorite ways to get your day and proactive health practices, started the right way.
- Schedule important dates with your body.
As in, dates for annual physicals, skincare checks with your dermatologist, mammograms, and visits to your dentist to stay on top of your hygiene. These are the most important dates you’ll have all year, and you owe it to yourself to keep them! And make visits to your holistic practitioners who keep your body tuned up and in optimum shape! Look, as we get older, it’s never pleasant to have to come face-to-face with a potential setback on your health journey, but knowledge is power, and allows you the opportunity to tackle any challenges before they tackle you. Plus, there is nothing that makes you feel more accomplished as an adult than making and keeping your own doctors appointments, and knowing how proud it’d make your mama!
- Feed your body right.
This is critical. You literally are what you eat. What you fuel your body with today will make all the difference in how you’ll feel tomorrow. You know that feeling that overcomes your body and mind on the morning after a big, indulgent meal? What it does to your insides is just as unpleasant, and then some. If you are already feeling like your relationship with food could use a change, start slow. Incorporate more vegetables and fruit, and cut out processed foods and excess sugar. Follow the perimeter rule at the supermarket. Make your food choices by avoiding the processed-food-packed aisles and sticking to the produce and refrigerated sections that line the perimeter of the store. To feel green and fresh, eat green and fresh – it’s as simple as that.
- Move, move, and move some more.
Exercise, especially on the days when your energy is lacking. This is when exercise is crucial. Exercise not only serves to keep your body in tip top shape, physical activity is a valuable part of any overall body wellness plan and is associated with a lower risk of cognitive decline. If it’s safe for you, engage in cardiovascular exercise to elevate your heart rate. This will increase the blood flow to your brain and body, providing additional nourishment while reducing potential dementia risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This does not mean you need to run a marathon to stay healthy. It means that you do need to something other than sit and work, all day long. A brisk walk after lunch, a meditative yoga class, or a few laps in the pool fit the bill – so get moving!
Seems like a no-brainer since we all have to hop into bed at some point tonight, right? But the quality of your sleep, the amount of time you spend in dreamland, and how consistent you are with it, all play a major role in keeping your body healthy and your mind sane, according to this best-selling sleep bible, by Arianna Huffington. Inadequate sleep can have profound consequences on our health, our relationships, our job performance, and our overall outlook on life. Being mindful of your sleep habits is one of the most proactive ways to care for yourself – and one of the more simple ways, considering how much we all crave it! Try drinking our Deep Sleep Tea before you go to sleep.
The bottom line is, if you’re proactive with keeping on top of your health, the results will show. It’s like good karma for your mind, body, and soul – and at Fusionary Formulas, we are all about that.