Before we start, let’s do a quick review on how we define ‘Wellness.’
Wellness is a state of optimal health expression where you are at your full health potential – you are at your BEST.
It is what we do or don’t do that gets us closer to wellness and optimal health.
But what does that really mean?
Building a strong foundation with an optimally functional spine and nervous system. And following guidelines of: proper nutrition, exercise, rest and rejuvenation, and positive mental attitude.
But how do we really put this into action?
We decided to take a peek into how Doctor Zak actively pursues wellness in his life to find some answers.
In the last blog post I emphasized taking an active role in your health. Your health is the sum of your choices, decisions, actions and habits. Here are some guidelines to help restore balance and harmony to your life.
Limited meat intake, especially deep fried meats
Lots of organic, raw vegetables and fruit
Lots of water
Limited refined sugars, sweet beverages, saturated fats, and zero trans fats
Limit overall processed foods
Resistance and functional training
Posture based exercises and stretches
Wellness is a word that appears everywhere. Many types of businesses have attached themselves to the concept of wellness: spa treatments, slimming sanctuaries, facial specialists, essence of chicken and Osim. But what is wellness really? Is it just a marketing tool or is there something substantial behind the idea of wellness that can enrich our lives?
Wellness is surely a popular word, but the principles behind this state of health, when properly understood, can transform our lives. Chiropractic is a healthcare approach deeply rooted in wellness.
Wellness is a state of optimal health expression where you are at your full health potential. Stated simply, wellness is you at your best.Read more ...
We hear this almost every day in the office: “I’m very stressed!” We certainly understand that at times, it may seem like you’re being pulled in a thousand different directions: projects, deadlines, work and family responsibilities seem to pile up without end.
Being in a prolonged state of high stress can cause many long-term detrimental effects to your health. But our response to stress is a very important and beneficial survival instinct.
The Innate Stress Response:
When we are under short-term, intense stress, our bodies have an innate coping mechanism that is genius. Imagine all of the things that your body would have to do in-order for you to run away from a charging bull. This is your innate stress response.Read more ...
The world is changing and expanding rapidly, but our physiology has not changed. The world moves faster than ever. New types of stress appear constantly in our lives. We’re attempting to juggle a huge variety of daily, constant, chronic stresses (work pressures and deadlines, financial and family responsibilities, insufficient rest, traffic, poor diet, and many more), and we’re trying to do that using a system not designed for it.
Being overstressed for days, weeks, months, and years is making us very, very sick.
Health Breakdowns Associated with Prolonged Stress:
The POWER that Made the Body Heals the Body
The fact of the matter is that there is an amazing healing POWER that resides in all of us. There are 75 trillion cells in our bodies constantly interacting and communicating with each other. Think of the tens of thousands cellular interactions occurring each second of our lives.Read more ...
Here are some simple ideas to help you reduce and manage the mental and emotional stresses in your life.
Keep Your Spine and Nervous System Healthy and Balanced
The health of your spine and nervous system is the foundation of your overall health. Think of your spine as the master circuit breaker of your body. Spinal misalignments can cause endangering stress to your nervous system, flipping a vital communication link and weakening your health.Read more ...