8 Mindfulness Habits to Build Health

The Best Medicine Is Free

Sometimes the best medicine is free! The habits we build day to day are key to our lasting health and well-being. Here are 8 habits that you can incorporate into your daily routine or begin to be more mindful of to feel your best.

Water

Divide your weight in half and dink that many ounces of purified water each day.  Do not drink distilled water for more than 2 weeks since it chelates or removes minerals from the body.  Drink more if detoxing, drinking coffee and/or alcohol (not recommended as it dehydrates and acidifies the body).

Air/Breath

Notice your breath as often as you can throughout the day.  Let your awareness settle on your breathing pattern and observe it.  Take a good long deep breath inhaling to fill up your belly at least 5 seconds and exhaling 5 seconds.  Remember that oxygen is synonymous with good health.

Sleep/Rest

Don’t let more that 2-3 nights pass without adequate sleep.  Nighttime chemistry is when your body repairs and heals itself.  This is also important for weight management you must get at least 7 hours of good sleep per night.

Joy/Laughter/Fun

Do not forget to have fun!  Take time to ask yourself at the end of each day, “Did I laugh today?” Laughter has been proven to strengthen the immune system.

Passion/Imagination/Anticipation

Healing power lies in doing the things you love.  Plan something to look forward to each day to connect you with the healing life force each day.  Your imagination is a must:  your immune system doesn’t know the difference between an actual picnic in the park or one you might dream up while sitting in your home.

Exercise

Get moving, your body was designed to move every day.  Your lymph and circulation systems do not function optimally without the movement of your muscles.  Find a fun level of exercise that you simply cannot find an excuse not to do.  Exercise is necessary to prevent stagnation and degeneration in the body.

Posture

Look at a tree each day and emulate its magnificent posture.  Correct posture helps your nervous system, spine, digestion, elimination and attitude.

Elimination

When food goes into the body, feces should come out.   Your bowels need to move once to twice a day to keep toxins from accumulating (similar to not ever taking out the garbage), adequate water, exercise, breathing, good food, posture, all are important in improving bowel function.  Also avoid white flour and products made from it since it works like glue in the body and has very little nutrient value.

Cindy Crandell R.N., C.N. Functional Medicine

Forum Health Clarkston

7300 Dixie Hwy, Suite 500, Clarkston, MI 48346

248-625-5143

Ref: Bioenergetic Resources

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