3 Basic Things for Physical, Mental & Spiritual Health

 Thoughts of Dr. Frank King, Chiropractor, Doctor of Naturopathy and Author

Eight (8) Basic Changes to Improve Health, Happiness and Well-Being 

  • Empowering your human spirit
  • Water  
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Sleep
  • Nature
  • Relationships
  • Touch 

It would be overwhelming to try to focus on all eight areas at once. In other words, it’s too much to try to make significant changes in every area at the same time because you don’t have to, and who could? It’s better to try to make a few small changes at a time.

Three (3) of the 8 Things Above That are Easy to Do and Will Have You Feeling Better Soon: 

1. Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water every day.

If you weigh 150 pounds, that’s 75 ounces of water (about 9 cups).

Many of us walk around dehydrated without realizing it and that can have a significant effect on our health and how we feel. Dehydrated bodies trap toxins and encourage water retention.

Our bodies need the steady flow of water, and preferably pure or spring water. .

A simple test for dehydration: Pinch the skin on the back of your hand and hold for three seconds. When you release, if the ridge from the pinch remains for more than a second, you’re probably dehydrated.

2. Take at least a few minutes every day to connect with nature.

Nature brings renewal, especially when experienced through multiple senses: the smell of freshly turned earth or evergreens; the sight of flying birds; and budding blooms.

These are not just pleasant little gifts to experience. They are good for restoration, renewal, revival and rehabilitation. The more disconnected we become from the Earth, the more we interfere with our body’s natural ability to heal.

3. Take a brisk, 10- to 20-minute walk every day.

Walking is the simplest, most natural form of exercise. You might walk walk to the store instead of driving, or take your pet for a stroll.

You don’t have to walk 30 minutes at one time. According to various experts, 3 brisk 10-minute walks a day are as effective at lowering blood pressure as one 30-minute walk. 

Also, outdoor walking is better than walking on a treadmill or other machine because the uneven surfaces and changing directions of natural walking exercise more muscles and tendons.

It’s best to swing each arm along with the opposite foot to strengthen your mind-body balance.

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NOTE: After you’ve gotten a handle on the 3 basic things discussed above, select nother one or two from our list of 8, and on and on until you’ve          mastered all 8 of them.

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