10 Steps to Wellness

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Most people want greater health, more energy, and vitality, but have hectic schedules and no real time to try new things. These 10 simple steps may help:

Step 1: Replenish Your Energy

Energy is essential in this sleep-deprived, overstretched, high-speed world. How do we recharge our batteries when there is a constant drain on our resources? 5 Ways to Boost Your Energy

Step 2: Care For Your Skin

In alternative medicine, skin is considered the body’s mirror of our inner health and wellness, both physical and emotional.

5 Tips for Natural Skin Care

Step 3: Revitalize Your Spirit

Many of us go through the day with so many responsibilities that we don't have even a minute to care for ourselves. Meeting deadlines at work, taking care of family members, responding to a demanding client -- we react and respond to the needs of others. It's time to do some kind things to honor yourself. 5 Ways to Revitalize Your Spirit

Step 4: Revamp Your Diet

We are a culture of extremes and our diets are no exception. Many people are either "on" a healthy eating program, doing everything right and going to the gym faithfully, or they're living on coffee and fast food. But there is an in-between. 5 Ways to Revamp Your Diet

Step 5: Cleanse Your Mind and Body

Our minds and bodies are constantly processing food, drink, thoughts, and emotions. In our 100-miles-per-minute world, we can easily feel overwhelmed. Take one day every week or month to stop and clear the mental and physical burden.

These simple suggestions can keep you feeling vital and refreshed. 5 Ways to Cleanse Your Mind and Body

Tip: Don't rush. Take as much time as you need with each step of the Wellness Makeover, whether it's a few days or a few months. Remember that the suggestions are here to help you, not add to your stress.

Health is a journey, and every positive change moves you forward.

Step 6: Improve Your Digestion

Do you inhale your food? Are you so busy that even chewing seems like a luxury? In alternative medicine, poor digestion is said to contribute to many ailments, such as low energy, pain, inflammation, arthritis, and allergies. In this part of the Wellness Makeover, find out about common culprits that may lead to sluggish digestion. 5 Ways to Improve Your Digestion

Step 7: Be Connected

In alternative medicine, the physical body is connected with the mind, emotions, and spirit.

We are also connected to our surroundings and to each other. Part of your homework for the Wellness Makeover involves strengthening your connections to your family, friends, colleagues, as well as to nature. By doing this, you solidify you place in this network and help others--and yourself--feel loved and supported. 5 Ways to Develop Connectedness

Step 8: De-Stress Your Schedule

You want to, but where to begin? In alternative medicine, job stress has been linked to depression, heart disease, and other ailments. Short of changing jobs, how can you de-stress to help you decompress? How do you make time for friends, family, and leisure?
5 Ways to De-Stress Your Schedule

Step 9: Move Your Body

Oscar Wilde said, "To get back to my youth I would do anything in the world, except exercise, get up early, or be respectable" Do you sometimes feel like doing anything but exercise? 5 Exercise Tips for Optimum Wellness

Step 10: Be Supplement Savvy

An organized, focused approach may help save time and money. 5 Ways to Be Supplement Savvy

Caveats

If you're considering changing your regimen or trying a new form of alternative medicine, make sure to talk with your doctor first.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.

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