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8 Steps for Controlling Your Health

Aug 8, 2008
1. Do your homework. The number one step in controlling your health is to take responsibility for your health. You know your body better than anyone, so be pro-active and research your symptoms, as well as possible solutions.

2. Make a real effort to improve your health through diet and exercise. Lifestyle is a major contributor to improving your health. Become aware of your body's reactions to food and/or drinks. Does your body swell, do you have aches and pains, headaches, etc. If so, try eliminating what you think may be causing the problem.

3. Make health choices that have real value. Try to find methods of healing your condition versus just popping pills to alleviate the symptoms. Methods to consider could be nutrition, exercise, and/or alternative therapies.

4. Be prepared with questions to ask your physician about your condition and discuss options your research may have provided.

5. Stress is a major cause of illness. Find ways to eliminate or reduce stress in your life. Simple things such as reading, taking a bath or any number of things you enjoy doing will eliminate stress. Alternative therapies are also a great way to eliminate stress. These therapies include yoga, meditation, massage, reflexology, and EFT (emotional freedom technique).

6. The mind/body connection. Stay positive and try affirmations to improve your condition. Affirmations are simple statements made in the first person of a positive goal. Example: Everyday, in everyway, my health gets better and better.

7. Sleep is a must for giving the body time to heal. Little or no sleep allows for the mind to become delusional and unfocused creating an inability to heal the body properly.

8. Be open-minded. Try alternative therapies such as hypnosis, meditation, yoga, reflexology, acupuncture or acupressure. Acupuncture has proven to be a great alternative for pain relief, weight loss, smoking addiction and more. Check with your insurance provider, as many insurance companies are now paying for acupuncture treatments.
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