Health and Wellness

Erika Slater Head and upper torso image2Health and Wellness is all about what we do on a regular basis to maintain our physical and mental condition – essentially, how we take care of ourselves.

We know now that it’s not just about paying attention to our physical health by eating healthy and nourishing foods to fuel and heal our physical body, but also how we treat ourselves mentally and spiritually. Quality sleep, daily quiet time practicing mediation/mindfulness, and being compassionate and kind to ourselves is as important as doing the same to others.

The quality of life starts with having a sound body and mind and the selection of materials you’ll find here cover insights into natural therapies, our mind-body connections, nutrition and weight management, stress, slowing the aging process and much more.

Enjoy the articles.

The Most Important Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss

By Erika Slater
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There are two important secrets to weight loss I’ve learned in helping my clients, and critical to know if you’re considering a weight loss program of any type. It doesn’t matter if its weight watchers, Virtual Gastric Band, Jenny Craig, weight loss hypnosis, South Beach Diet or North Beach Diet or any beach diet. Read this before you go further for a reality check and before you part with your hard-earned money. You need to decide if you want to lose weight permanently or just as a temporary measure to feel good for awhile. Unfortunately most people fall into losing weight temporary because losing it permanently takes a mind change and not a diet and… mental toughness and a word spelled C-O-M-M-I-T-M-E-N-T. Here’s why.

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Calling All Aging Baby Boomers – The Next Step

By Peter Sacco
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In my last article on the Aging Baby Boomer topic – Simple Ways for Aging Baby Boomers to Stay Young – I discussed ways to live and incorporate healthier activities and mindsets into becoming a “new you” or “older you with a new, positive outlook” so you can still be or become your best self. And the bottom line: It’s truly never too late to learn any and all new tricks of the trade to help you feel young… or at least young at heart! If you recall, in the last article I asserted that it all starts in and with the mind. You are only as old, or “slightly worn,” as you believe yourself to be. The key to understanding and accepting your current age and your perception of it is to develop a new and current mindset which dictates how old you want to feel – and hopefully that is forever young!

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How to Manage the Two Sides of the Stress Coin

By Peter Sacco
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Stress is considered the number one cause of illness, both physical and psychological. Even though studies and medical professionals continually tell us it is bad for us, most people continue to thrive on it. Of course the definition at the beginning of this article was in jest, however the truth is many people live this way. The only way they truly know they are alive is when they are stressed! How about you? What are you doing to manage your stress? Stress will always exist in some form in everyone’s life. Not all stress is bad as humans need it to evolve and create positive changes in their lives. There are two types of stress; distress and eustress.

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Simple Ways for Aging Baby Boomers to Stay Young

By Peter Sacco
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They say that time flies when you are having fun! And then you get old… Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. After all, age is just a number and how old you feel is just a state of mind. With that said do you feel younger than the D.O.B. on your driver’s license? The famous developmental psychologist Erik Erikson discussed how our personalities and social development evolves over 8 stages in our lives with the last culminating in ego integrity versus despair when we become seniors. What he was basically saying was that when we reach senior citizenship we either look back on our lives and embrace/accept what we’ve accomplished and who we’ve become, or we shake our heads and ask ourselves, “What might have been?”

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Get in Tune with Your Mind for a Healthy Body

By Erika Slater
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How many times have you heard the term “How in tune are you with your body” in connection with getting and remaining healthy? Our own Dr. Peter says this is the wrong question to ask, and a better one is “How in tune are you with your thoughts?” Our thoughts control our feelings which are shown to be a significant impact on the health of our bodies as we further understand what our bodies go through during times of depression and sadness and even anger. The benefits of “Getting in tune with your thoughts” are explored in the fifth installment of Dr. Peter’s Mind Body Connection series.

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