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There are many definitions of the term "Wellness". Webster's online dictionary defines it as "the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal". Other definitions researched include," wellness is an active, lifelong process of becoming aware of choices and making decisions toward a more balanced and fulfilling life" or that wellness "is a choice-a decision you make towards optimal health". These definitions are all true in a sense.

There is a phenomenon occurring in our society today and that is the wellness revolution. It is amazing the effect that the power of media has on us. Actually, wellness care has been around for hundreds of years.

The premise of eat right, move right, think right pretty much covers it all. Most of us need help with nutrition. That is why it is imperative that you consult with a professional if you are not totally sure on whether or not you are getting the adequate amounts of essential nutrients. Most of us do not get enough nutrients in our regular diet, therefore, using supplements becomes vital. Just knowing someone that is fit or advice online or in a book will not be enough. There is too much at stake to just guess at it. A customized plan that fits your lifestyle is necessary.

We have all heard it countless times, that we need to exercise at least 30 minutes per day (Actually, recent studies have shown they have increased it to 40-45 minutes per day.) But what type of exercise do YOU need? Is running good? What if you have bad knees or a bad back? How about lifting weights? Is that good or bad? Depends on the situation, right? All of our situations are different. Not only is some form of cardiovascular exercise important everyday but muscle strengthening is equally as important to build lean body mass and to improve your resting metabolic rate (which aids in weight loss). Again, a professional is key here to monitor what exact areas need to be focused on. Moving right also includes being under regular care for chiropractic care, massage therapy and/or acupuncture to increase blood flow to the area as well as keeping the joints in a consistent state of mobility.

Thinking right is by far the most difficult to change. We all have our own belief systems and it's our beliefs that cause the stress in our lives. The self help industry has always been big and will continue to stay big but it's a huge transformation to just change the way you think and feel. Yoga and meditation are a great beginning to start with in this process. This is obviously not an overnight change but just like anything else, it takes time to find passion, power and purpose in our lives.

Wellness can mean lots of things to people, but the paradigm of eat right, move right, think right encompasses the true definition.

If you would like to schedule a no cost, no obligation visit to our office and discuss any of the above mentioned with one of our wellness professionals, please call 916-979-0716 or e-mail me directly at tonybaratta@sbcglobal.net. Why wait any longer to get on the path to being well?


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