Taking A Step Outside Of The Norm Of Healthcare With Self-Care

Everyone has some sort of say in their state of health. Its something people intuitively feel, or at least think. Granted, some situations are more challenging than others to cope with, with some that may even seem outright impossible to change; that shouldnt deter us from beginning or continuing to implement steps to restore wellness in the form of self-care.  

For anyone who is interested in pursuing a change in the quality of personal health, either general health or some very specific ailment, but gets deterred either by various components of the conventional medical system or by prescriptions or protocols that don't quite get to the core of the problem nor bring about long-lasting relief, or for anyone who wishes to take a preventative approach to wellness and learn about effective ways to manage health to prevent lengthy build-ups of avoidance or poor choices that lead to health detriments in the long run, consider exploring the world of self-care healthcare.  

Self-care is not a system but rather the introduction or kindling of unknown or underutilized methods of wellness into one’s life to maintain a balanced state of health. This includes primary areas of diet, exercise, sleep and rest regimens as well as self-exploration. Each of these aspects has several different underlying ways of engagement. Consider the bioindividuality of each person-- that is, the unique differences of needs and wants that come in all different shapes, sizes and degrees of magnitude for everyone. One person's diet may be another person's poison; one person's exercise may be another person's boredom; and one person's fun activity may be another person's stressful nightmare. This illustrates the importance of self-exploration to get to know what works and what doesn't, and what will sustain a balanced state of wellness over time and keep energy levels and spirits high, presence youthful, focus and attention sharp, and pain and discomfort at bay. It's not about eating food that doesnt taste good to us, and it's not about abhorrently jogging outside or on the treadmill, and it's certainly not about sitting cross-legged on the floor; it's about learning what foods nourish us best, subjectively just as much as objectively, or what our personal relationship with certain food is that creates a state of health, and then transforming it; or learning why we react certain ways to people or specific environments that influence chronic problematic states; and learning what kind of activity generates rest and relaxation throughout the day for a moment of time to promote longevity and more energy and reduce stress-- which has a major impact on health.

Self-care can be implemented at any time at any stage of health. Its never too late! 

Cary Manning is a a Lakewood native with a vision to spread awareness of self-empowerment through health and wellness. He sees the importance of implementing simple things that can have big impacts on health, and wants to provide resources for improving relationships with wellness.  

cary manning

I am a Lakewood native with a vision to spread awareness of self-empowerment through health and wellness.  I see the importance of implementing simple things into life that can have big impacts on health, and I want to provide resources for improving relationships with wellness.  

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Volume 17, Issue 4, Posted 3:04 PM, 03.17.2021