Do you have back pain or a knee injury that limits
How about an autoimmune disorder that affects
multiple joints at once?
Pain and lack of mobility involved with injury or
illness can be overwhelming, intimidating, and
frustrating. Our natural tendency is to go to bed
and wait for our body to heal. Unfortunately,
less physical activity just leads to more disability,
more pain, and weight gain that just adds to our
list of problems.
Healing is not a passive process. With the right
combination of nutrition, movements, and
mindset we can accelerate our bodies ability to
A complete mind and body approach, as our brain
has a large influence on our ability to recover.
Your thoughts, emotions, and feelings all
contribute to your experience of being "well" or
Scientific studies show you can make a big impact
on your healing process by following a few simple
1. Drink Water
And plenty of it! Our bodies are made up of 70%
water. It is the basic component of healthy tissue.
It's difficult for your body to heal without it.
2. Eat Nutritiously
When your body is trying to heal, it is all the
more important to eat nutritiously. Our bodies
require the right building blocks for healthy
tissue to form and food is your foundation.
Eliminate toxic food and empty calories. Replace
the junk with good whole foods, and magical
3. Get Plenty of Rest
Many of our bodies healing processes take place
when we sleep. This is the time when growth
hormone is produced at it's highest, and it is
critical to the formation of new tissues.
Deep breathing or yoga poses can calm the body,
relax muscles, and rest the nervous system for a
restorative night of sleep.
4. Maintain a healthy activity level
Unless you have been told otherwise by a trusted
healthcare provider, stay active. Our bodies
were made for movement, not to remain static.
This is when all your body's system function at
their best. You may believe that any type of
movement is unattainable because of your injury
or illness, but it’s exactly what you need for a
Slowly moving and stretching our tissues guide
your body as it heals. This allows new tissues to
be laid down properly. It keeps your body moving
in the way it was designed avoiding scar tissue
being laid down in stiff or shortened positions.
6. Maintain a positive attitude
If you feel like you can accomplish something,
then you probably can. A good, positive attitude
is shown to significantly effect outcomes of
recovery from illness and injury.
7. Share love and laughter
People who share quality time and laughter
with those they love on a regular basis are not
only happier, but healthier as well. A positive
support system encourages us when we have a
bad day and celebrates even our smallest
Most of all believe you can!
Your mind can have a powerful effect on your
healing, for better or for worse. Most people
don't realize that their negative thoughts and
self talk may be keeping them in a cycle of
illness and pain that is preventing a full recovery.
Your body is resilient and has a remarkable
ability to heal. However, it needs your help!
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these areas you think is hardest to conquer in the
process of healing.
If you need guidance in any of these areas, contact
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