Vibrance Health https://vibrancehealth.com Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:57:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 147520184 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance + How to Fix It https://vibrancehealth.com/signs-hormonal-imbalance-how-fix-it/ https://vibrancehealth.com/signs-hormonal-imbalance-how-fix-it/#respond Wed, 29 May 2019 19:11:59 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1696 Hormones play a special, integral role in your overall health and wellness. They travel throughout your body and tell each organ how to function, what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. For example, your appetite and metabolism are regulated by hormones. Your sleep can be affected by your hormone levels. […]

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Hormones play a special, integral role in your overall health and wellness. They travel throughout your body and tell each organ how to function, what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. For example, your appetite and metabolism are regulated by hormones. Your sleep can be affected by your hormone levels. Even sexual functions, moods and stress require balanced hormones for proper functioning.

The causes of hormonal imbalance differ depending on gender, and vary from person to person. Because of this, there’s a wide range of signs and symptoms to heed.

Additionally, hormone imbalances often mimic other ailments, making it extremely important to work with a doctor for effective testing and evaluation. Test results can concretely identify imbalances (if any), as well as determine if your symptoms are in fact hormone-related.

Read on to learn more about the most common symptoms in further detail below.

Weight Fluctuations

Many women with hormonal imbalance complain of weight gain, despite staying active and eating a healthy diet. As mentioned before, hormones regulate metabolism, which processes calories into energy. The slower your metabolism, the harder it will be to lose weight.

You may have higher levels of estrogen and cortisol and lower levels of thyroxin. These inconsistencies can lead to unwanted fat accumulation in the body, especially around the waist.

Excessive Sweating

Some people notice their skin is sweatier than the skin of other people. Others wake up in the middle of the night sweating excessively for no reason. Both can be signals that your hormones are imbalanced.

Hormones regulate body temperature. If not balanced, you can experience unusual temperature changes. There may be times where you are wearing a sweater to keep warm when your friends are wearing t-shirts and shorts. Or, you may be wearing light clothing and no coat in winter, when everyone else is freezing.

If this sounds familiar, it is time to meet with a hormone expert.

Decreased Sex Drive

No one would likely complain if hormone imbalances caused an increase in sex drive. Unfortunately, just the opposite happens. Variations in both estrogen and progesterone lead to a lower sex drive.

For women, sex hormones are produced in the ovaries and when too low or too high, can change your desire for intimacy. It can make the vagina dry and unable to lubricate naturally, making sex painful. When a woman finds it hard to have sex, she may feel shame, guilt and fear. This can become a bigger problem for their relationship. However, it is a problem that can be fixed.

Hair Loss

This is a fear for both men and women. Even with normal hair loss, like the kind that you pull out when brushing your hair each morning, can produce a little fear. Hair is important.

When hormones such as the thyroid and the adrenals are not properly functioning, it is likely a problem with your hormones. And problems with these hormones can mean you have an imbalance.

Extreme Fatigue and Tiredness

You eat a healthy diet, you exercise, you get plenty of rest and yet you still feel tired all the time. This can be so frustrating and defeating, especially since you are doing everything right.

What you may not realize is that your hormones can cause you to feel fatigued, even when you should feel energized. Your thyroid malfunctioning could be the culprit.

The thyroid has so many duties, including regulating stress and sleep. These two functions can also contribute to feelings of fatigue when not working correctly.

If you have tried without success to fight fatigue, it may be time to meet with a hormone specialist.

Skin Problems

Rashes, dry skin, oily skin, and acne are just a few of the skin problems associated with hormonal imbalance. Not only can these issues be painful, they can be embarrassing. Having these issues can make a fun event stressful.

Androgens or testosterone levels are usually to blame for skin related issues. If levels of hormones get too high, more significant problems can occur, such as infertility, insulin resistance and even polycystic ovary syndrome. The sooner you seek treatment from a hormone professional, the better.

Digestive Problems

You may not have known this before, but the lining of your intestines has hormone receptors. Both estrogen and progesterone can be found in the gastrointestinal tract. The hormones, when balanced, allow the gastrointestinal system to function normally and you feel no negative symptoms.

However, when hormones are imbalanced, your digestive system will react accordingly. You may experience irritable bowel, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, nausea and even negative changes during menstruation. Many of these symptoms can be caused by other ailments so having a hormone specialist diagnose you is key to getting help.

Hormonal Headaches

When estrogen drops, headaches can occur. And as you know, they can also be caused by allergies, tension, stress, pre-menstrual syndrome, hangovers, lack of sleep, eye strain and a myriad of other reasons.

This is one reason working with a doctor to determine the correct cause of your hormonal headaches. If they find your headaches are caused by hormonal imbalances, there are many treatment options to offer you relief.

Mood Swings

Nothing can make you angrier than hearing a friend or family member, especially a spouse, complain about your mood swings. They may even get brave and ask you if your mood is related to hormone changes.

Sometimes, your answer can be a definite, “yes”. Hormones contribute to mood swings. You may react easily and allow anger, depression or anxiety to take over. You may cry for no reason. You may even find yourself crying one minute and literally five minutes later, find yourself screaming at the dog.

Mood swings are common for people with hormonal imbalances. Finding a way to regulate your mood can be done with help.

In conclusion, there are many signs of hormonal imbalance in both men and women. Even if your symptoms are not listed here, they could still be related to hormones. Hormone replacement therapy could be one way to resolve your imbalance. Meet with a specialist who can discover why your hormones are imbalanced and apply the right treatment. They can help you begin eliminating hormone imbalance signs today.

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How Detoxification and Cleansing Can Support a Healthy Immune System https://vibrancehealth.com/detox-cleanse-support-healthy-immune-system/ https://vibrancehealth.com/detox-cleanse-support-healthy-immune-system/#respond Wed, 15 May 2019 19:51:15 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1689 Lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, chorine, fluoride, cyanide, formaldehyde, pesticides, steroids, anti-biotics, copper, mercury, ethanol, triclosan and dioxins. These are just a few of the toxins you could be exposed to on a daily basis. Toxins are found in the household chemicals used to clean your home, exhaust from the car you drive, pollution in the environment […]

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Lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, chorine, fluoride, cyanide, formaldehyde, pesticides, steroids, anti-biotics, copper, mercury, ethanol, triclosan and dioxins. These are just a few of the toxins you could be exposed to on a daily basis.

Toxins are found in the household chemicals used to clean your home, exhaust from the car you drive, pollution in the environment and even in the food and drink you consume. They are everywhere and it would be nearly impossible to avoid toxins.

All these toxins affect your immune system. With a weakened immune system, you will find it hard to fight off infections. You may notice yourself “catching the colds and flu” that go around. You may even acquire a more serious illness.

There are specific signs that may signal your body has high levels of toxins.

Signs of Toxicity

The symptoms associated with toxins in your body are very noticeable. They may come and go, or they may be persistent and cause you pain on a regular basis.

If you feel tired often, this could be a sign of toxins. They are commonly connected to fatigue and an overall sluggishness. Another sign is headaches. It is a good idea to begin documenting how often you have a headache and the intensity.

Joint pain, digestive problems, and skin irritations such as rashes or hives can also be indicators you have a buildup of toxins. Furthermore, toxins can cause serious mental health issues. Both depression and anxiety are linked to toxicity.

To avoid the damage toxins can cause, it is extremely important you take actions that will help support a healthy immune system.

One way to do this is to detox and cleanse your system.

What Are Detoxes and Cleanses?

When toxins enter your body, they are not automatically flushed out of your system like the digestion process. Unfortunately, toxins can build up in your system and can remain for long periods.

Participating in detoxes and cleanses are essential for preventing illness, maintaining longevity, reversing any negative effects caused by toxins, and helping you feel healthy so you can live life to your fullest.

Detoxes and cleanses are very similar and when combined, promote overall wellness. To cleanse means to clean. You are cleaning your system from all the bad things that are stuck inside.

To detox means to aid your body in its natural style of processing out toxins. Because toxins can hinder the body’s abilities, it sometimes needs help. Detoxes and cleanses are the way to do this. They are strong enough to eliminate toxins but gentle enough to allow your body to gain strength so once the detox is done, it can continue the process on its own.

This means your body can use the benefits of a detox and cleanse to further support a healthy immune system. Keep reading to find out how.

Digestion Controls Your Immune System

Your digestion system, when functioning properly, breaks down food into nutrients, which are sent to all parts of the body. Nutrients such as carbohydrates, amino acids, fats and vitamins.

These nutrients help provide your body in repairing damaged cells, growth, energy.  The only way to get the nutrients is by eating food.

If these nutrients cannot reach all parts of your body, then the parts quit working properly. This means your immune system cannot function properly to protect you from negative elements.

Many foods we eat contain toxins, so one of the first steps is to eliminate the remnants of contaminated foods. These typically include heavily processed foods.

Improves Metabolism

Your metabolism is related to how well your immune system reacts to diseases that can become chronic and even fatal. Examples are obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular issues.

Metabolism is the way your body regulates and manages energy. A strong immune system requires energy.

Detoxes and cleanses rid your body of excess toxins that tend to slow metabolism and cause symptoms such as excess fat around the waist, fatigue, frequent urination, excessive thirst, and high blood sugar. Any or all of these can be dangerous to the immune system and overall health.

Balances Hormones

Your body relies on the thyroid, your adrenal glands, and hormones such as testosterone, progesterone and estrogen, to stimulate immune functions. If these hormones are imbalanced, either too high or too low, the immune system can malfunction.

Imbalanced hormones can lead to acne, depression, anxiety, poor concentration and memory, fatigue, mood swings and weight gain. All of these are symptoms of an unhealthy immune system caused by hormonal imbalance.

Detoxes and cleanses rid the body of toxins and excess hormones. This allows your body to regain balance of hormones and restore your immune system so it can defend you.

How to Detox and Cleanse

It seems there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of people offering advice on how to complete a detox and cleanse. Trying to figure out which one to do can feel overwhelming and may deter you from reaching your goal.

The solution is to contact a licensed medical professional who specializes in getting the body back to its most natural state, so it can help you maintain quality health on its own, not with prescription medications.

A good doctor will take time to get to know you personally, not just your lab work. He or she will develop a plan of action, which can include lifestyle changes such as your diet. They will also help you get the vitamins and nutrients you can’t get simply through a diet.

To make these changes easier, your doctor should start your treatment with a detox and cleanse that will get rid of toxins and boost your immune system. In just a few days you will notice an improvement in your skin, energy levels, and you may even lose weight.

If you are tired of feeling tired, and sick of feeling sick, it is time to reach out to a healthcare provider who can manage and monitor your detox and cleanse, providing safety and encouragement throughout the process.

 

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7 Science Backed Ways to Stay Healthy as You Age https://vibrancehealth.com/science-backed-ways-healthy-aging/ https://vibrancehealth.com/science-backed-ways-healthy-aging/#respond Tue, 30 Apr 2019 22:56:06 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1682 There are so many great things going on with those who are aging in America today. Over 20 percent of those over the age of 65 are choosing to continue working rather than retire. In addition, the educational levels are on the rise, the poverty rate is decreasing, and the life expectancy is increasing. Aging […]

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There are so many great things going on with those who are aging in America today. Over 20 percent of those over the age of 65 are choosing to continue working rather than retire. In addition, the educational levels are on the rise, the poverty rate is decreasing, and the life expectancy is increasing.

Aging doesn’t have to be a dreaded event that takes place against your will. Aging doesn’t have to be feared and you certainly do not have to give up living your best life. These are facts backed up by science, proving you can stay healthy and happy as you age.

Below are seven things you can do to make the very best of aging.

1. Get to Know Your Body and Mind

Your mind and body are connected. When your mind feels great, you feel better physically too. When your body is ill, your mind notices and your mental health can suffer.

Getting a full evaluation each year is a preventive technique important to remaining healthy as you age. Choose a doctor who considers both mental health and physical health as a whole unit and finds treatments to benefit both when needed.

The more you know about your whole body, the better prepared you will be to conquer aging with style. Take part in assessments and testing to verify you are healthy. With the results, you will be able to move forward with the other tips to stay healthy.

2. Stay Physical as You Age

There are many positive health benefits attributed to staying physical as you age. Being active decreases blood sugar and blood pressure. It can lower cholesterol but increase endorphins, the happy chemicals in the brain and gut.

The more you move your muscles, joints and bones, the more you are preventing stiffness and achiness. Being physically fit leads to feeling better mentally as well. It is a cycle, the more you exercise the better you feel, and the better you feel the more you want to exercise.

3. Act Your Age or Younger

You may be 65 but feel 45. You may be 85 and feel 60. Act the age you feel, not the age you think you are supposed to feel.

Don’t let yourself feel limited because of your age. There are no rules that say you must stop participating in fun activities when you turn 65. If you feel like doing something fun, do it. Find activities that make you feel younger.

Laughter and participating in fun activities have been linked to a better physical and mental health.

4. Getting Good Sleep Is Essential 

During sleep, your brain tells your body to restore itself, heal it from the day’s pains, and get it ready to go for the next day. Therefore, getting good sleep is extremely important when trying to stay healthy as you age.

Getting good sleep means allowing yourself at least eight hours of positive rest. To get this, turn off the television and electronics, turn off the lights, and allow your body to determine the right amount of sleep it needs.

Pamper yourself with a relaxing bath, essential oils, and herbal teas to help you sleep. Use an eye mask to keep light from interrupting your sleep. Take naps as needed. Find the time to allow your body to heal itself, just as it was designed to do.

5. Positive Social Commitments

Feeling valuable and like you belong to a group can lift your spirits and give you a sense of purpose. You can gain all of these through positive social commitments. Avoid becoming isolated and withdrawn from friends and family.

Instead, make plans as much as you can. Find fun things to do with your loved ones, travel, take classes, and start new hobbies. These are just a few ways to stay positive and help you stay healthy as you age.

6. Finds Ways to Stress Less

Stress can do serious damage to your body. It can eventually lead to heart disease or stroke, which can lead to death earlier than expected. Stress can make you gain weight and create digestive problems. It can even prematurely age your skin, making you appear older than you are.

Stress can make your skin appear wrinkled, produce acne, and can make your eyes either have bags under them or dark circles around them.

Doing anything you can to decrease the stress in your life will be beneficial. Taking yoga classes, meditating, and even meeting with a counselor or life coach are a few ways to de-stress.

7. Take Advantage of Available Treatments

Today there are many modern treatments provided by certified doctors and naturopaths that can make you feel and look wonderful. Take advantage of these.

If your hormones are out of balance, you may feel the signs of aging faster than if they are balanced. Natural hormone replacement therapy is a great way to fight the signs of aging. You can see an increase in libido, fewer mood swings, balanced weight and improved mental health with this type of treatment.

You may want to try skin rejuvenation that uses stem cells to help your natural cells produce better. This will help you fight wrinkles and other signs of aging.

If your vitamin levels are low, you will notice significant changes in your mental and physical health. It is likely you are not getting all the nutrients you need through the foods you eat. Getting vitamin infusion therapy, you are assured to get all the vitamins your body needs to stay healthy while aging.

In conclusion, aging is not what it used to be. It is improving and being seen as something to look forward to rather than dreading.

You can control many aspects of how well you age. Get help assessing the needs of your physical and mental health. Stay social, eat right, stay active, sleep well and reduce stress. Most importantly, have fun.

Implementing simple strategies like these can help you stay healthy as you age.

 

 

 

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In Matters of Health, Prevention Is Better Than Cure https://vibrancehealth.com/matters-health-prevention-better-cure/ https://vibrancehealth.com/matters-health-prevention-better-cure/#respond Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:00:45 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1449 The United States has multiple heath crises today. Seven out of every ten people, according to the Centers for Disease Control, die from chronic disease. They continue to report that almost half of Americans have been diagnosed with some form of illness that is completely preventable. As reported by USA Today, drug and alcohol abuse […]

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The United States has multiple heath crises today. Seven out of every ten people, according to the Centers for Disease Control, die from chronic disease. They continue to report that almost half of Americans have been diagnosed with some form of illness that is completely preventable.

As reported by USA Today, drug and alcohol abuse accounts for nearly 7 percent of America’s health crisis. Chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, represent an additional 5 percent. Almost 12 percent involve mental health issues. Nearly 20 percent of Americans are struggling with high blood pressure and cholesterol issues – either separately or combined. Most of these are preventable diseases.

Many of these issues could have been avoided with preventive health care. When it comes to health, prevention is better than cure. By maintaining proper health, people can find themselves living longer, healthier lives.

Many people are not aware of the exact meaning and importance of preventive health, and this may be a reason they are not taking advantage of it. Below is a good explanation of preventive health and its many benefits.

What Is Preventive Health?

Preventive health means you do not wait until you are sick, addicted, or in a mental health crisis to reach out for help. Instead, you can take actions early in your life that give you a better chance at avoiding health problems when you are older. Your personal physician can help with this.

Preventive health encourages you to make positive lifestyle choices, giving you the best chance of avoiding chronic problems such as diabetes, addiction, and mental health issues.

Routine checkups and assessments are an important part of preventive health care. If a health matter arises, you will experience the value of early detection through timely treatment.

Below are more reasons explaining the importance of preventive health in improving health outcomes.

Role of Health Screening in the Prevention of Illness

One feature of preventive health is having regular screenings that can detect anything in your blood and body that could potentially lead to a health crisis. There are non-invasive tests you can take early on, making it easier to both treat early symptoms and prevent further progress.

Screening tests can include tracking heart health for the early detection and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Other routine check-ups and exams for preventive health include hormone balance, sleep hygiene, diet and weight management, and vitamin levels. Early testing gives you a jump start on making changes that can improve your quality of life and increase healthy outcomes.

There are preventative screenings and tests for almost every disorder. Most are simple and quick, and they can provide you with a great deal of knowledge about your health. These assessments can often give you information on how you can improve and extend your life.

Prevention Costs Less Than Treatment

As you may already know, having health problems costs a lot of money. Health care is expensive. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be struggling with meeting premiums and deductibles, as well as out of pocket expenses. You may not even qualify for the best insurance plans due to a pre-existing condition or two.

Seeking preventive health care can help reduce these costs, because you are taking steps to avoid potential long-term health issues. Anything you can do to improve your physical health now will help your financial health in the future.

Long-Term Benefits of Preventive Health Screening

Everyone wants to live longer. The good news is that by putting preventive health methods into action now, you have a higher chance at not only living a long life, but enjoying it more too.

When it comes to health, prevention is much more effective than cure. But nonetheless, the sooner you learn that something is wrong with your health, the sooner you can act to make it better. If you are screened early for diabetes and learn that you are pre-diabetic, you can take immediate action to change your lifestyle – and can even reverse the diagnosis.

When you are diagnosed with an illness, you can receive early treatment and maintenance. There are many evidenced-based strategies you can utilize to improve your health and quality of life at every stage of an illness, from prevention to diagnosis, from treatment to prolonging life.

Screening to Improve Patient-Specific Health Outcomes

The more you know, the more power and control you have over yourself and your life. Preventive health care provides you with valuable information specific to your health maintenance needs. It gives you insight into your body and how well it is functioning. This knowledge is what can help you make the right decisions for your life, and ultimately, for your health.

Once you are thoroughly educated on your health, your desire to improve your physical condition may increase. There is no more guessing what might be wrong – preventive healthcare can tell you those answers.

Many health problems can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes in your personal or professional life. For example, parts of your lifestyle can include personal relationships, smoking and drinking habits, job stress, financial stressors, neighborhood factors and much more. You may not realize how much these factors can affect your health – but your doctor knows.

Stress management is an important technique that your doctor may prescribe at any stage of a diagnosis. Yoga and meditation in particular have shown to play a big role, not only in the prevention of illness, but even helping to reverse some illnesses. These calming methods are also effective for your sleep patterns and sleep hygiene.

Whatever your specific health needs, there are treatments available. If you are lacking in vitamins, you can replenish them through techniques like vitamin infusion therapy. If you struggle with digestion issues, you may want to try a medically-supervised diet detox.

In conclusion, committing to preventive health screenings and routine check-ups has many advantages. Aside from preventing potential illness (or further damage from illness), you gain valuable insight into your specific health needs and medical history. It truly is the key to improving your health outcomes throughout your lifetime.

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10 Practices for Mind-Body Rejuvenation This Spring https://vibrancehealth.com/10-practices-mind-body-rejuvenation-spring/ https://vibrancehealth.com/10-practices-mind-body-rejuvenation-spring/#respond Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:48:42 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1439 Spring is arriving! This is the time when the natural environment comes alive again after a long winter season. Grass begins to grow, plants and flowers start to bloom, and the trees become green again. With nature showing so many signs of rejuvenation, this is a good time for you to find ways to rejuvenate […]

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Spring is arriving! This is the time when the natural environment comes alive again after a long winter season. Grass begins to grow, plants and flowers start to bloom, and the trees become green again.

With nature showing so many signs of rejuvenation, this is a good time for you to find ways to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Focus on your well-being this season by taking some active steps to refresh your mind and body. Below are 10 ways to help you feel new again.

1. Get Outside for Fresh Air

 

After being stuck inside during the winter months, getting outside again is one of the best ways to feel refreshed. Using your senses to enjoy the outdoor environment can revitalize you and give you renewed energy.

Work in the garden, sit on the porch basking in the sunshine, or take a walk and “smell the roses.” Carving out at least ten minutes of your day (more if you can) to breathe in some clean, fresh air is enough time to give you a boost mentally and physically.

2. Practice Meditation

 

Taking the time to listen quietly to the needs of your mind, body and soul will help you become rejuvenated in all three. If you can meditate in the outdoors, you may experience a new level of inspiration.

3. Indulge in Stem Cell Therapy Rejuvenation

 

During the winter months, your skin can become dry and dehydrated, causing rashes, itchiness and other ailments. Over time, your stem cells decline and the effects of aging set in.

This spring, make an appointment with a stem cell therapist, who can use your own body and cells to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin back to a glowing, younger-looking state.

4. Detox & Cleanse

 

The cars we drive, the pollution in the air, and even some of the technology we use can create toxins that enter our bodies. Some of the foods we eat can contain harmful ingredients as well. Our bodies can get filled with toxins and heavy metals.

Spring is the perfect time to eliminate negative chemicals from your body. Over-the-counter cleanses and detox diets may be a good generic choice. For the best chance at individualized success, meet with a certified naturopathic doctor who can supply you with the essential tools, therapeutic treatments and supplements for the best elimination program.

5. Improve Sleep Patterns

 

Proper sleep can help prevent major illnesses down the road. It is also essential to fight negative signs of aging.

Poor sleep symptoms include weight gain, snoring, and waking up tired even though you slept for a long time. You may be experiencing these symptoms if your sleep environment is not properly set up for successful rest.

Keep your bedroom environment quiet, dark and at a comfortable temperature. Having a regular bedtime and wake-up time is another good sleep habit, but sometimes that isn’t possible. With daylight savings time, for example, our sleep patterns become altered and need to be relearned.

While we may always have sleep interruptions, there are many things you can do to improve the way you sleep, no matter where you are and what season it is.

6. Learn New Ways to Relieve Stress

 

Stress is one of the most dangerous things that can damage your body. Yoga has been found to reduce stress within minutes. It has been used for thousands of years because of its many benefits to the body and the mind.

Practicing yoga before going to bed may be one way to help you fully relax and get the restorative sleep your body and mind desire.

7. Spend Quality Time with Friends

 

As the weather begins to improve, more people will be out and about, engaging in outdoor activities. Join your friends in their mini-adventures. Being around other people can make you feel more valued and remind you that you belong, that you are part of a group.

Make sure the people you hang around are friendly and positive in the way they think, feel and behave. Being around negative people will bring your mood down. Choose to spend your time with the people who make you laugh and whose company you enjoy.

8. Bring More Laughter into Your Life

 

Laughter is a great stress reducer. The winter months can sometimes make us feel gloomy – cloudy and overcast, like the weather. Finding ways to laugh can bring you out of this gloomy state of mind, perfectly timed with the arrival of sunnier days.

Go see a comedy show with a friend, watch funny movies and television shows, or listen to an amusing podcast. Hang out with friends who have great sense of humor, and go on fun outings together.

9. Increase Endorphin Levels

 

Endorphins are chemicals in your brain that make you feel good. They are used by your body to suppress pain, and they give you a euphoric feeling that you can push through anything.

A great way to increase your levels of endorphins is to exercise. If you are a beginner, start with a ten minute walk – your body will start to produce a boost of endorphins. You can work your way up to more time exercising (and more endorphins!). If you work out on a regular basis, you know the feeling those increased endorphins give you – keep it up!

10. Show Gratitude

 

There are many things you can do to feel good this spring. Giving back, volunteering and showing appreciation to others can improve your mental, physical and spiritual outlook.

Keep a journal each day and write all the things that made you happy. Record the things you are grateful for at the end of each day.

Try to compliment at least one person each day. Show appreciation to a cashier, a stranger on the street, or the postal carrier. Making their day with a compliment will make you feel great too.

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Who Can Benefit From IV Vitamin Therapy? https://vibrancehealth.com/who-benefit-iv-vitamin-therapy/ https://vibrancehealth.com/who-benefit-iv-vitamin-therapy/#respond Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:26:58 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1435 Life can be stressful. Even if we don’t feel it is stressful, there are factors that play into our lifestyle that can make us feel tired, worn out, or just not ourselves. If you were to stop and take a hard look at all the responsibilities you must maintain in just a single day, you […]

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Life can be stressful. Even if we don’t feel it is stressful, there are factors that play into our lifestyle that can make us feel tired, worn out, or just not ourselves. If you were to stop and take a hard look at all the responsibilities you must maintain in just a single day, you may recognize you have more reasons for stress than you thought.

From taking care of your family, work related duties, providing meals, shopping for necessities, cleaning the house and taking care of the finances. These are all routines that can affect our health. And if you have medical conditions to deal with on top of daily tasks, you may begin to feel even more overwhelmed.

You can know you are too stressed if you feel tired most of the day, if your mood swings from positive to negative for no real reason, or if your mood becomes stagnant in a depressive state. You may notice your skin is not as vibrant as it once was. You may notice it is more difficult to fight off colds or the flu.

These are just a few of the signs that you may be suffering from a lack of vitamins and nutrients. Often, taking care of ourselves falls to the bottom of our “to-do” lists when it should be at the top.

If your health is not at its best, you won’t be able to keep up with the demands of your life the way you would like.

Putting your health first is easy with IV vitamin therapy, one of the quickest ways to replenish the needs of your body. Also called vitamin infusion, injectable vitamins advances the way your body absorbs the nutrients it requires to function properly.

IV vitamin therapy is better than taking oral vitamins because they do not have to pass through the stomach and become degraded before reaching your blood stream. You can receive immediate effects of vitamins with transfused.

Below are more health benefits of IV vitamin therapy.

Customized IV Vitamin Therapy Treatments

Because no two people are the same, including vitamin levels, no two IV vitamin therapy treatments are the same. You and your doctor will create a personalized IV vitamin therapy regimen based on your specific health and wellness needs.

This helps you know that you are getting the recommended dose based on your body’s needs, not on a safety statement provided by a manufacturer of vitamins.

Increases Energy

IV vitamin therapy includes a liquid solution made up of electrolytes, vitamins, and anti-oxidants sent straight to your blood stream to combat symptoms of fatigue. Vitamin B can give you that boost of energy because they help convert food into energy.

They rehydrate your body so it can better fight off germs and bacteria that may try to slow you down.

Helps Organs Function Properly

When your body becomes rehydrated with the right amount of fluids and vitamins, your organs perform their jobs better. Your digestive systems operate better, your liver detoxifies your body better, and your kidneys can prevent medical conditions like kidney stones.

Each organ can function at its best, helping your overall body function at its best. This is especially great when exercising or performing athletics.

Enhances Athletic Performances

All types of athletes, from easy walking to professional training, know that muscles can be sore and tired and sometimes injured. Some have muscle spasms from dehydration, while others may notice strains or pulls on the muscles or ligaments. This happens because the right number of vitamins and nutrients and minerals are lacking.

IV vitamin therapy treatments give immediate replenishment to all muscles, joints, ligaments and other areas of the body used during exercise.

Improves Immune System

Many times, our bodies find it hard to fight off viruses or infections because it is lacking in the vital immune boosting nutrients. Poor diet is one reason many Americans lack the proper amount of nutrients.

Most food that has been processed does not include vitamins and minerals. And even if you are eating a full plant-based diet, you are unlikely getting the high percentage of nutrients needed by the body.

IV vitamin therapy treatments can help you get all the right nutrients to boost your immune system. And you can get them in a short amount of time.

Quick & Minimal Procedure

IV vitamin therapy treatments take less than an hour. Meaning, you can get a vitamin infusion during your lunch break. In just a short time, you can get 100 percent absorption of all the vitamins your body needs.

The treatment itself is simple. Your doctor will introduce an IV into a vein, likely in your arm, and the fluids will drip from a fluid bag directly into your bloodstream. There is nothing painful about the treatment, and after the treatment, there are no remaining marks except for the tiny site where the needle was placed.

Additional Benefits

Aside from the benefits listed above, IV vitamin therapy is great when used for the prevention of illnesses. It has also been used to help treat symptoms resulting from cancer treatments, limiting the side effects usually associated with chemotherapy and radiation.

IV vitamin infusions have been shown to prevent and alleviate headaches from a variety of sources, from hangovers to tension.

Vitamin therapy can also help you better focus and concentrate because the right nutrients can unclog your mind and help you organize the stressors from daily living.

When your body has the right vitamins and nutrients, it can flush out negative toxins and heavy metals that are doing harm to your body.

In conclusion, there are many research studies showing what happens to the body when it is lacking vitamins. Lack of vitamin D can lead to depression, vitamin B influences the body’s energy levels, and vitamin A is linked to the liver, just to name a few.

Consult with your doctor about if vitamin injections are right for you.

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Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Mindfulness https://vibrancehealth.com/beginners-guide-practicing-mindfulness/ https://vibrancehealth.com/beginners-guide-practicing-mindfulness/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:10:49 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1432 Harvard research has found mindfulness can help a myriad of problems, including depression, of which they report more than 16 million people suffer. Other reports state mindfulness, especially through meditation, can reduce anxiety and biases. It can improve self-satisfaction within and thinking abilities. This may be because when you become mindful; you learn how to […]

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Harvard research has found mindfulness can help a myriad of problems, including depression, of which they report more than 16 million people suffer.

Other reports state mindfulness, especially through meditation, can reduce anxiety and biases. It can improve self-satisfaction within and thinking abilities. This may be because when you become mindful; you learn how to reduce distractions.

Furthermore, practicing mindfulness has been shown to help athletes train better, improves sleep, reduces stress, and decreases blood pressure.

So, what is practicing mindfulness and how can it do these amazing things for your body?

Why Mindfulness?

Mindfulness has been defined in many ways, but most agree it is being open and aware of what is going on inside and around you in the present moment. Mindfulness promotes curiosity, acceptance and does not include judgments.

Mindfulness can help you become aware of your physical and emotional needs. Once addressed, you will notice improvements in your overall health. Because mind, body and soul are all connected, mindfulness allows you to heal all areas rather than focusing on just one.

In addition, mindfulness helps our brains do a better job at controlling our thoughts, feelings and actions. It works mainly with the amygdala, the hippocampus and the pre-frontal cortex. In the end, being mindful helps us make better decisions.

Mindfulness teaches you how to be aware of your senses, your breath, your body and your mental health. These are discussed in more detail below, and are the basics when it comes to getting started practicing mindfulness.

Awareness of Senses

Paying attention to your senses is important. Whether it is your sense of taste, smell, hearing, touch or sight, you can learn to use them to your overall health benefit.

For example, when you eat, begin paying attention to what you put into your mouth. Don’t just blindly feed yourself. Allow the food to enter your mouth and then take a moment to assess it. Chew slowly and savor what you eat.

Buy paying such close attention to your food, you can train yourself to slow your eating and be more selective in what you choose to eat. In the long run, you will find your digestion has improved, as well as your weight management.

Allow all of your senses to do their job, which is to send the right messages to the brain that then tells the rest of the body how to use that sensation for the right result.

Breathing

Your brain and all the organs in your body need oxygen to work properly. Breathing is a mindful practice that correctly helps you get oxygen to these parts, allowing your body to reach its functioning potential.

Breathing in mindfulness is one of the most important factors. It offers you even more benefits than just oxygen. For example, breathing can help you relax and calm down from a stressful day. It can help you reduce negative thoughts and relax tense muscles.

Breathing can clear your mind and help you avoid distractions that can get in your way and keep you off balance. Breathing can help you focus on connecting your mind, body and soul. It can give you something to focus on, like a target, to help you maintain your positive direction.

Breathing helps you begin the next exercise of scanning your body.

Scanning Your Body

The body scan takes your attention away from your “to-do” list and puts it on your body. It helps you relax and get calm, and discover areas of your body and mind that may need help. You can focus on every inch of your body, from your toes to the hairs on your head.

During the scan, you can focus on the sensations you have in each party of your body. You can determine if they are painful, which would be an area that needs attention, or if they feel great.

You may notice your emotions appear at certain parts of the scan. This is good. It teaches you just how connected your physical body is to your emotional well-being, and vice versa. Allow your emotions to surface.

Pay attention to them and work on the parts of your body you feel need improvement. During your body scan, practice loving all your parts. You can use this technique to gain more satisfaction with your body and your whole self.

How to Start Practicing Mindfulness

Many people assume you have to dedicate an hour or more to get the full benefits of mindfulness. This is not true, however. Even ten minutes a day can help you recognize a positive change.

Some people who are short on time try to combine mindfulness practices with other daily habits. For instance, right after taking a shower, take an extra five or ten minutes to be mindful. Other combinations include practicing mindfulness while waiting on the coffee to brew and before you fall asleep each night.

In fact, many report mindfulness helps them fall to sleep faster than other ways.

The key to starting mindfulness is to make sure you are in a quiet, relaxing environment. Also, you need to feel comfortable whether you are lying down or sitting up. If you are not comfortable, you will focus only on your discomfort.

It is always a great idea to seek help from mindfulness professional to help you get started. They can teach you a lot, including what mindfulness is not.

What Mindfulness Is Not

Mindfulness is not just about your attention. It is about paying attention. It is not just a time to lose focus and daydream. Just the opposite is what is needed to be mindful.

It is not a guarantee that you will automatically feel relaxed and comforted the first time you try. It may take several efforts to train you how to be mindful.

Finally, mindfulness is also not hard. It is meant to be an easy task, one that brings you more joy. If you find it to be difficult, you may be doing it wrong.

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Best + Worse Ways for Coping with Stress https://vibrancehealth.com/best-worse-ways-coping-stress/ https://vibrancehealth.com/best-worse-ways-coping-stress/#respond Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:03:29 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1426 Stress is not always bad. Good stress can help us get out of dangerous situations or make decisions that are best for our safety or health. For example, if you see an out of control driver on the highway, good stress tells you to pull over and get as far away as you can from […]

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Stress is not always bad. Good stress can help us get out of dangerous situations or make decisions that are best for our safety or health. For example, if you see an out of control driver on the highway, good stress tells you to pull over and get as far away as you can from that driver to avoid injury.

It is all the other stressors we can experience throughout our days that can create long-term health problems if not addressed properly. Some stressors are acute and others can be chronic.

According to the American Stress Institute, the top stressors of people surveyed in 2017 were the future of our nation, work, money, politics and crime.

Learning to cope with negative stressors is an important way to live better mentally and physically.

It can be tempting to turn to easy coping skills, even if they are not healthy. Knowing the difference between what is good and what is bad when it comes to coping is key to having a better day, week month and life.

Keep reading to learn more about some of the best and worst ways for coping with stress.

Worst Ways to Cope with Stress

 

Self-Medicating

Self-medicating means you find a drug, a drink, or a food that makes you feel better in the moment. And that is key; it is only making you feel better in the moment, on a temporary basis. Over-indulging in legal or illegal substances will only lead to more problems.

Alcohol, drugs and even food can cause a spike in the “happy chemicals” in your brain and gut. They give you the sense that everything is going to be okay. However, too much of this type of coping can make it hard for your brain to create its own “happy chemicals” in the future.

Self-Medicating can hinder sleep patterns that are necessary for your body to recover from stressful events. But do not oversleep or hibernate, as this too can be a bad way to cope with stress.

Over-Sleeping

If you want to stay in bed and sleep rather than face your day, this could be a signal of having too much stress. And while sleeping stress away sounds like a good idea, it never works. You are just putting off what you will have to do later to cope.

Over-sleeping could also be related to deeper symptoms of depression or anxiety. These are serious issues that need to be handled with the help of a therapist or therapeutic activities. Spending too much time in bed keeps you from the many benefits of being outdoors, including getting proper exercise, oxygen and sunlight.

Retail Therapy

Sure, shopping and buying trendy merchandise can make us feel happy. But just like drugs and alcohol, the feeling of relief from stress is temporary. In the long run, you have spent money you could have used more wisely.

You may have even increased the amount of debt you owe, which can in itself lead to depressive symptoms. In the end, the old saying of, “money can’t buy happiness”, is true.

Ignoring Your Stress

It would be nice if we could put our heads down and ignore every bad thing that happens throughout our life. If you ignore it, it will grow bigger and stick around for a long time. Stress does not just disappear. You must face your stressors and deal with them in order to get rid of them.

After dealing with the stressor, make a point to avoid that particular stressor in the future.

Best Ways for Coping with Stress

 

Activities That Get You Moving

One of the best ways to manage feelings of stress and anxiety is to participate in some kind of activity that gets you moving. You don’t even have to move around for long. A few minutes of activity can help reduce tension.

Some activities include taking a brisk walk around the block; yoga stretching; play basketball, even if it is with one of the mini hoops you can play at your desk; walk the dog; clean a room in your house; or garden.

Laughing (a Lot!)

Laughter has healing abilities and it can definitely help reduce stress. Laughter benefits both your physical and mental health, allowing you to feel better, even in high stress times.

There are many ways to find a source for laughing:  watch a comedy movie or television series; listen to a comedian; hang out with a funny friend; play with your pet; read the comics section of the newspaper; watch funny home videos; recall funny memories; and make funny faces at yourself in the mirror.

Practicing Self-Care

If you are not healthy mentally and physically, it will be hard to combat the effects of stress. Taking care of your personal needs, and making yourself a priority, is a must. When you take the time to meet your own needs, you will be able to better cope with stress.

Listen to your body and your mind. Figure out which parts need improvement and work on them. Don’t be afraid to reach out for support and help in overcoming stressors.

Seeking Help

Why try and figure out the answers all by yourself when there is someone out there who already has them? You are putting more stress on yourself when you don’t seek help. There are all types of therapists who are trained to help you cope with stress.

From cognitive behavioral therapists and life coaches to yoga and meditation instructors, you can find the person who can help you overcome obstacles you face. If you can’t sleep, learn relaxation techniques. If you need to vent, speak with a mental health therapist.

There is no one size fits all for coping with stress. Taking advantage of the knowledge multiple therapies can offer will give you many strategies you can use on more stressful days.

There are hundreds of activities you can enjoy to reduce stress. Start today and choose the best coping method for you.

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5 Effective Ways to Hit Your Happy Weight (and Maintain It) https://vibrancehealth.com/5-effective-ways-hit-happy-weight-maintain/ https://vibrancehealth.com/5-effective-ways-hit-happy-weight-maintain/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:35:16 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1420 This is the time of year when you are setting healthy goals for yourself. You are determined to make this year the one in which you reach your goal weight and most importantly, maintain that weight. You have tried all the traditional methods to help you lose weight. What you need now are lifestyle tips […]

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This is the time of year when you are setting healthy goals for yourself. You are determined to make this year the one in which you reach your goal weight and most importantly, maintain that weight.

You have tried all the traditional methods to help you lose weight.

What you need now are lifestyle tips that are easy to implement use every single day. Tips that allow you to start noticing positive changes, in both your physical and mental health.

Below are five non-typical, some call them weird, ways to finally hit that happy weight goal, and maintain it.

1.) Listen to Your Belly

Forget the three meals a day plus two snacks. Forget the intermittent fasting regimen where you can eat what you want for so many hours before you stop eating altogether. These diets do not teach you to listen to the most important part of your body when trying to lose weight, your belly.

Too often we eat, not when we are hungry, but based on our emotions. Because food has shown to scientifically create a spike in the reward section of our brains, we get a sense of “feel good” when we eat certain foods, especially sugary foods.

This causes us to turn to food when we feel stress, sadness or any other emotion that can be overwhelming. We use food to cope, not to satisfy hunger.

What to do Instead: Starting today, not tomorrow or next Monday, begin paying attention to why you are eating. Be truthful with yourself. How are you feeling when you reach for that snack? Do you feel the pangs of hunger or are you feeling stressed out?

If you are feeling actual hunger, allow yourself to eat, preferably a healthy option.

2.) Attract What You Want

You have probably heard about the laws of attraction. Meaning, what we think about is what we attract into our life. If you are constantly thinking about money problems, you may begin to see more bills and payments due, or more situations that are costing you money.

If you think negative thoughts, negative stuff is what you will get. Just the opposite is true also. If you think positive thoughts, you will receive positive results. This is true with weight loss. If you are constantly thinking about being overweight, and you picture yourself as overweight, you will find it harder to hit your happy weight.

However, if you think of yourself as thin, as already at your goal weight, you will find it easier to get there. You can even use a vision board to help you implement those positive weight loss thoughts. A vision board includes pictures and notes that focus on your weight loss.

This can include a reward you may give yourself once you reach your goal, or simply the number of pounds you want to lose. Seeing these every day on your vision board will keep you focused on your goal.

3.) De-Clutter

When you hear people talk about de-cluttering, you most likely think about your home and the junk mail scattered around, too much furniture, or a closet filled with too many items. While it is very important to de-clutter your closet and your whole house, there are a couple of other areas that can benefit from less clutter.

First, your kitchen. A cluttered kitchen can be stressful, especially when it is filled with unhealthy foods. To truly reach your weight loss goals, you must get rid of the temptations in your own home. You will never be able to avoid all temptations. But the ones in your kitchen can be reduced.

Clean out your cabinets and pantry and replace all junk food with healthier options.

Second, de-clutter your mind. You must find ways to calm the racing thoughts, the overwhelming list of things to do, and the negative self-talk that swirls through your head all day and night.

These thoughts are creating the perfect excuse for you to eat when you are not hungry, or to choose unhealthy food options to satisfy your emotions, not your hunger.

By simply adding meditation, prayer time, yoga, exercise or other mindful practices to your daily routine can help clear your mind so you can stay focused on your goal of losing weight.

4.) Don’t Try to Be a Super Hero

You have already proven you are a hard worker, a great parent, spouse, child and friend. You are responsible, reliable and fun to be around. But doing all this, and trying to hit your happy weight, can be taxing.

You do not need to do all this alone. You don’t have to be a superhero to be successful. And trying to do too much by yourself will not benefit you in the long run. You will become tired, overworked and underappreciated. These feelings will keep you from reaching your weight loss goals.

Building a support network to help you is a smart decision. It does not mean you are weak. It means you are strong enough to seek help so that you can be even better in all areas of your life. Work with a friend or coach to help you.

Value yourself and your needs enough to ask for help.

5.) Write About It

One of the best health activities is to keep a daily journal. Your journal is a place where you can brag about the day’s ups and release the downs. It is also a place where you can connect your emotions to actions, like eating, throughout the day.

When you can see this in writing, and be able to track your patterns and behaviors, then you can start making necessary changes.

If it is not written down, it didn’t happen. This statement is often used to explain that when it is not documented, there is no proof you did it. Keeping a journal allows you to prove to yourself you are doing what it takes to reach your happy weight.

Start today with these five weird lifestyle tips. They will help you succeed.

 

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Big Heart Health Mistake Women Everywhere Are Making https://vibrancehealth.com/heart-health-mistake-women-everywhere-making/ https://vibrancehealth.com/heart-health-mistake-women-everywhere-making/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:27:25 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1415 There is no questioning the fact that men and women are different, very different. The way they think, feel, act, dress, argue, love and appear can be different. These differences have been discussed for many years and have even been the basis for books, films and research studies. Another thing that can be different in […]

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There is no questioning the fact that men and women are different, very different. The way they think, feel, act, dress, argue, love and appear can be different. These differences have been discussed for many years and have even been the basis for books, films and research studies.

Another thing that can be different in men and women is heart health and recognizing the signs and symptoms of a more serious issue.

Some reports show that men are likely to have a heart attack earlier in age than women, the symptoms can vary, and risk factors are different. Others state heart disease can be harder to diagnose in women than in men.

One thing most studies show, however, is that heart disease and heart attacks can be harder on women than men. That is why it is crucial for women to pay more attention to their well-being and to work with a doctor who specializes in women’s health.

Below are specific actions women can take to possibly prevent a heart health mistake.

Know Your Heredity

Heart disease can run in families. There are genetic factors that can lead to a history of heart disease. Factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and even obesity. Each of these can lead to heart damage. Too often, women have two or three of these disorders, leading to an even higher risk of a critical heart health incident.

Knowing your family’s history of heart health can help you make changes to your diet and lifestyle so you can avoid triggering the genetics that can lead to poor heart health.

Know Your Health

You may think you are healthy. You may even feel like a million bucks. This does not mean you are completely okay.  Some diseases come without symptoms. The best way to know your health is to meet with a healthcare professional that specializes in women’s health.

They can run diagnostics and obtain proper blood work to ensure you are indeed healthy.

Often, women mistake symptoms for “common issues”. For example, you may think being out of breath is due to gaining those few extra pounds during the holidays. This may not be true, however. It may be due to an underlying cause.

Even if you feel great, it is worth being checked out for peace of mind.

Know Your Symptoms

As mentioned before, symptoms women have can be completely different that men. Most likely, you have heard chest pain and numbness or tingling in your arm are the signs to look for. While these do occur, not all women experience them during a heart crisis.

Women should look for risks such as pain that can occur in your chest, as well as in your back, arms, and even your jaw. Nausea and vomiting are additional symptoms you should not take lightly.

Shortness of breath, breaking out into a cold sweat, and feeling lightheaded or like you may faint are other symptoms women should pay attention to when it comes to heart health. Some women have noted they felt like they had the flu when they were actually experiencing a heart attack.

It is always better to have your symptoms checked out by a doctor.

Know Your Risk Factors

Most likely everyone around you has already told you the dangers you face in choosing to engage in negative activities like smoking, abusing alcohol or drugs, or being obese. You may be sick of hearing this from friends or family but their concerns are real.

If you speak to your healthcare provider, they will tell you the same thing. There are many environmental factors that can lead to poor heart health. Smoking, drinking, using drugs and eating too much are just a few of them.

Environmental stressors that lead to poor heart health can also include living in an abusive situation, financial strain, work related stress, and any mental illness with which you are struggling. All of these put tension on your body and over time, can affect how your heart performs.

Even lack of sleep, lack of leisure time and fun activities, pollution in the air and in processed foods can contribute to poor heart health. Endometriosis is another factor only women can have, that can lead to cardiac issues.

Preventing as many of these risk factors as possible sets you up for improved health.

Know Prevention Techniques

The most obvious heart attack prevention techniques are lifestyle issues that you know are negative. They can be habits that are hard to break, but you can do it with help of your healthcare provider. Breaking habits such as smoking, over-eating and substance abuse will give you back a life you never thought you could have.

Other prevention techniques include making small changes such as adding mind, body and spirit wellness to your daily routine. There is a strong connection between your mind, body and spirit. Practices such as meditation, prayer, yoga and acupuncture can help you recognize the needs of your whole body.

Get Started Today

The good news is that you can start your journey to improved heart health right now. You don’t have to wait until Monday or the New Year. You can start any time of day, any day of the week with some simple steps.

The first step is to get excited about the process. You are making positive changes that will lead to a better life. The second step is to schedule an appointment with a specialist in women’s healthcare. This is someone who treats everything from your hormones to weight loss to heart health screenings.

You want to choose a doctor that is focused on your whole body and conducts testing on all parts to give you the best chance at success. This is more than a family doctor can offer in the limited time they can see you.

Choose the right doctor and all other steps will fall into place, like having fun and enjoying your healthier lifestyle.

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