The human body is an organic machine designed to move. Until the last 100 years, we were outside and active. Now we are inside and inactive. Being more sedentary has caused our bodies to stagnate. This stagnation can be seen in every level of the body:
Skin issues from impaired access to resources
Adhesions in white tissues such as the IT band
Trigger points in muscles
Improving health includes physically repairing your organic machine. In my free 5 Elements of Health program, I discuss the common causes of stagnation within the body from a Chinese and Functional medicine perspective, and provide you with the knowledge you need to assess your own health status, so you may personalize your Balance Your Elements program.
The average person today does not have work-life balance. What little free time we have, is consumed by responsibilities. This busy-ness is another form of stress, just like mental, physical, and physiologic stress. Stress stimulates our catabolic system, causing tissue breakdown. To repair the body, stress must be reduced, and repair must be stimulated. This requires us to change our relationship with stress, and adopt tools to counter it.
Humans require nourishment of the mind, body and spirit. Without a healthy body, one cannot work at the level of the mind or spirit. Obtaining a healthy body starts with repairing the digestive tract, and enabling the repair system.
There is so many working parts in our lives. Just managing everything is a form of stress. An important tool to improving health is making a plan. If you have a plan, but have difficulty implementing it and would like assistance, please schedule a time to discuss working with me as a functional health coach.