Q: How can I become healthy?
A: There are three basic steps each of us can take to walk the path of good health.
First, we need to learn to eat right. Providing quality fuel for this human machine is critical. While there are many styles of good eating, there are a few simple guidelines we must all respect:
• Eat enough but not too much.
• Stick with fresh whole foods over processed foods.
• Avoid toxic substances like preservatives, food additives and colorings.
• Strike a proper balance between proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
• Drink water.
• Supplement with vitamins and minerals from natural sources.
Second, we need to think right, creating a healthy mindset that helps us deal with the stresses of our lives effectively. Developing supportive self-talk, practicing meditation or just quiet introspection and sleeping sufficiently can lead to a better attitude and more happiness.
Third, we need to move right, through appropriate exercise, proper breathing, good posture and maintaining your structure and nerve system with chiropractic care. Including yoga, stretching or martial arts helps to create balance and coordination.
Addressing these three basic needs, eating right, thinking right and moving right, will lead to a better quality of life with less illness and more productive time. Take the responsibility to notice where you could improve, and make good decisions to enhance your lifestyle — it will pay off for you, as it has for millions who are adopting the wellness way of life.Information provided by Dr. Paul Kerkhoff, Kerkhoff Chiropractic, 260 Highway 6, 987-4747.