Wellness is a word people toss around like candy. Do you really know what it means? Wellness is actually a movement that has roots in ancient civilization. When we speak about historical references for wellness, China and India in the East come to mind followed by Greece and Rome. The U.S., being a newer country adopted the holistic teachings that combine intellectual, religious, and medical practices aligned with conventional medicine.
People know the Chinese culture for its natural medicine with acupuncture and herbal practices while those from India deliver Ayurvedic services. These holistic and naturopathic approaches form the foundation of what wellness means.
Adopting a wellness lifestyle means that someone commits to healthy living. Self-help, beter nutrition, positive mental health, fitness, sleep practices, and spirituality contribute to the concept of wellness.
The Global Wellness Institute says that wellness is defined as “the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health.”
The important aspect of this definition resides in “active pursuit.” Wellness lifestyles include the quest for positive choices and behaviors that contribute to health: physicality, socialization, and cultural significance. Essentially, striving to optimal health and wellbeing is based on choices that influence these outcomes define wellness.
Varying levels of wellness define its meaning. Some say wellness includes six dimensions; others say wellness has nine or 12. Six of the dimensions include physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental.
Additionally, the method people use to approach wellness varies from person to person. Some reside in the world of medical diagnoses, waiting for the doctor’s orders, while others take a preventative approach to mitigate the health symptoms that lead to medical disease.
Prevention is 9/10 of the cure, a cliche that bears truth. When you take steps toward total health, you prevent the onset of diseases. In fact, you have the opportunity to prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease.
At Soulaire, the focus is holistic wellness — exploring all the factors in the body that contribute to healthy longevity. What is your blood pressure? Is it in the range of 120/80 mm Hg? In fact, physicians would like to see your blood pressure lower than this. A variety of factors contribute to hypertension or high blood pressure. These risk factors include a diet heavy in salt, caffeine, smoking, and lack of exercise, to name a few. Risk factors pertaining to lifestyle are changeable and modified. To lower your blood pressure, take a look at your lifestyle and make small adjustments to improve.
Blood sugar changes daily with food intake. It is recommended that you have fasting glucose levels of 99 mg/dL or lower. Is your diet full of carbohydrates that turn to sugar? Is it full of animal proteins instead of a vegetarian, lean nutritional plan? It’s simple to get a glucose meter and test strips on Amazon or at your local drug store. Start measuring your fasting sugars and see in which range you fall.
Other contributing factors to your overall lifestyle make a difference in health. A significant factor is exercise. Do you park far away and walk into the grocery? Are you a member of a health club or do you do workouts at home? Your cardio fitness is extremely important. After all, your heart strength provides the circulation your body needs to sustain itself.
In the Los Angeles area, Soulaire provides wellness therapy services featuring EECP. Enhanced External Counterpulsation is a wonderful way to improve circulation throughout the body and all organs. The squeezing mechanism of the three blood-pressure type cuffs wrapped around calves, thighs and lower butocks actually creates a more forceful blood flow throughout the circulatory system.
The cuffs inflate when the heart rests and then they deflate when the heart pumps. Essentially, you have two hearts pumping and resting while you’re lying on a comfortable bed. EECP is non-invasive. There are no medications or surgeries you need to worry about.
EECP has been around a long time, and the benefits are tremendous. In fact, scientists don’t even know the extent of the benefits on the body.
With more oxygenated blood flowing through the brain, heart, every organ and artery, the overall health and wellness of the entire body improves. Until you try EECP, you really cannot comprehend what this wellness therapy does and means for your overall wellbeing. We encourage you to come in for a complimentary experience. The EECP bed is waiting! We’ve been doing EECP since 2002, or thereabouts, so our knowledge is firsthand. Give it a try and see how you feel. You will be absolutely amazed.
With more oxygenated blood flowing through the brain, heart, every organ and artery, the overall health and wellness of the entire body improves. Until you try EECP, you really cannot comprehend what this wellness therapy does and means for your overall wellbeing.
We encourage you to come in for a complimentary experience. The EECP bed is waiting! We’ve been doing EECP since 2002, or thereabouts, so our knowledge is firsthand. Give it a try and see how you feel. You will be absolutely amazed.