Healing Through a Complete Approach
Healthy habits on a daily basis are very important to having better physical health outcomes. At Agents of healing, we approach pain relief by combining many treatments to have a greater chance of living pain free.
Sleep, Exercise, and Nutrition
Sleep is a very important part to living a healthy life and we can offer products to help provide a deeper, more restorative rest. Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Nutrition is the most important factor affecting your body’s ability to heal. Every $1 spent on nutritional interventions saves $3.25 in healthcare costs.
Benefits of Regular Exercise, Getting More Sleep and Eating a Healthy Diet
Exercise and help prevent excess wight gain or help maintain weight loss. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body produces ghrelin, a hormone that boosts appetite. Your body also decreases the production of leptin, a hormone that tells you you’re full. This can lead to eating late and overeating. Plus, when you don’t sleep enough you get more stressed and don’t have the energy to fight off junk food cravings.
Combats Health Conditions and Diseases
No matter what your current weight is, being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol, and it decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. It can also help improve cognitive function and helps lower the risk of death from all causes. Not getting enough sleep can lead to heart health problems like high blood pressure or heart attacks. That’s because lack of sleep can cause your body to release cortisol, a stress hormone that triggers your heart to work harder. Just like your immune system, your heart needs rest in order to function powerfully and properly. The foods people eat can reduce their blood pressure and help keep their heart healthy.
You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Physical activity can help reduce anxiety. Longer term, regular exercise can also help reduce the risk of depression. If you sleep well, you wake up feeling rested. Being rested helps your energy levels soar and helps you to better handle life challenges.
In the last 20 years, scientists have found that sleep impacts more than just a person’s ability to perform well; it improves their ability to learn, memorize, retain, recall, and use their new knowledge to solve problems creatively. Even though sleep gives your body the rest it needs, your mind is still hard at work. It’s actually processing and consolidating your memories from the day. A healthful diet can also help maintain cognition and brain health.