These days we all seem to be trying to be healthier. We strive to eat healthy, exercise more, and balance our lifestyle between career/work, family and independent time. This idea is everywhere in our pop-culture, and Americans, alone, spend upwards of $40 Billion on this idea every year. (Read this article.)
So if weâ€™re all trying to achieve that healthy life that our mothers wished for us, why do we feel like something is still missing? Are we just like hamsters on the wheel, constantly running nowhere? How do we acquire that â€œjoie de vieâ€? How do we create a lifestyle that promotes a healthy life and longevity?
Well, Iâ€™ve got news for you, and itâ€™s the news you need to know, your wellness is NOT solely determined by eating healthy foods and exercising or moving your body daily.
Donâ€™t get me wrong, theyâ€™re still a very important part of the big picture, but the new model for wellness is much bigger than you could imagine!
This model is built upon many pillars of health including: Nutrition, Exercise, Lifestyle, Genetics, Environmental factors, Emotional health, Adaptability to stress, and Personal perceptions. These factors can impact your overall health, and not just today, but for ten, 50, even 100 years from now. The model for true health is about creating vibrant health, not just for today, but into your hundreds.
There is a new generation of Centenarians who are living healthy lives into their 100s! These folks are able to bypass many age-related illnesses and live darn good lives! And, no, there is no Fountain of Youth, and its not due to a miracle pill, vitamin or ancient herb.
Let me explain.
Many studies have been completed on centenarians to determine the variables that increase their opportunities to live so long. Thomas Perls, founder and director of the New England Centenarians study at Boston University did just that.
He determined, â€œitâ€™s NOT just good genesâ€ that make you age defying and healthy. Perlâ€™s work (published about a year ago) cites that centenarians possessed gene â€œvariantsâ€ that when activated can disarm the genes that can cause illness or disease.
Moreover, recent University of Georgia research correlates centenarian longevity to oneâ€™s ability to adapt to everyday stressors in life. The more we can adapt, the more resilient we become.
So how will YOU adapt and become resilient?
The new wellness paradigm is pretty powerful but will require you to broaden your perspectives about how you view and practice the many disciplines of great health.
The good news is this. You donâ€™t need an expensive pill or prescription to make this happen! The only medicine you need is already inside of youâ€¦ your biological â€œinner pharmacyâ€. Remember, at every single moment of every single day, your body is either â€œgrowingâ€ or â€œslowingâ€, using bodily energy to keep your body functioning optimally.
So â€œopen upâ€ to the new wellness paradigm and discover a new world of ideas and disciplines to make you your healthiest you!
Pamela Levin, Founder and Owner of Create Amazing Health, LLC, has a relentless desire to inspire others to discover their full potential and optimize their health through balanced lifestyle, positive thinking and practicing their life purpose. Pamâ€™s undergraduate studies focused on engineering and business and she later received her MBA from the University of Michigan. For the past seven years, Pamela has studied quantum physics, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, non violent communication, and Ayurveda (the ancient Hindu science of health and medicine). Contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org.