So often as we look for ways to improve our health and well-being, we overlook the simplest solutions. Many times our health can be greatly improved by attending to the basics — relaxation, exercise, adequate rest, and healthy diet. We hope to inspire you to attend to the basics of wellness, and provide you with resources and ideas to do just that.
To help you relax and stay well, we have articles with tips on how to relax, get a good night’s sleep, and cope with stress. We also have articles about stretching, one of the simplest, most effective ways to relax, relieve pain and promote wellness.
Relaxation — Key to Wellness
Relaxation and wellness go hand in hand. Perhaps the single most important thing you can do for your overall health and well-being is to learn to relax. Not only is it important to take time to relax on a daily basis, but to learn to be more relaxed throughout the day. In our pages about relaxation, you can read about how to relax, the benefits of relaxation, what makes it hard to relax, and how to relax with the breath.
Sleep is Essential
Getting enough good quality sleep is absolutely essential to health and well-being. Our article on sleep explains why sleep is so important and how stress contributes to insomnia. We also offer tips for a good night’s sleep, as well as lifestyle tips to ensure good sleep.
Coping with Stress
We don’t need to tell you that life is stressful, and that in many ways it is becoming even more stressful in the fast-paced and complicated time we live in. Not only does stress affect our quality of life by how it makes us feel, but most diseases are caused by or made worse by stress. We all need the ability to cope with stress. Read about the relationship between stress and weight gain, the stresses of aging and how to age gracefully, as well as how to cope with change.
Stretching for Wellness
Stretching is one of the easiest, yet most beneficial, things we can do for our health. Anyone at any age can benefit from stretching, and it is one of the best ways to stay flexible and youthful. We invite you to read about the benefits of stretching and how to stretch effectively, as well as stories about and by stretching expert, Jacques Gauthier. Read about his amazing recovery from crippling conditions and what he has discovered about how stretching reduces pain.
We also invite you to visit our Meditation Page to read about meditation, which is not only relaxing, but has a host of benefits for health and well-being. Or visit our online store to learn about or purchase our guided meditation CDs and stretching DVD.