Help Your Body Heal
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Help Your Body Heal4 simple options to feel great!
Fortunately, many people are asking: Is there a better way to stay healthy? Is there a better way to get healthy? Isn’t there something better out there? The answers are yes, yes, and yes. As you read ahead, you’ll come to realize that your health comes from within; it does not come from the outside. Once this concept sinks in, you’ll want to make self-healing an operating principle in your life.
There are so many simple lifestyle options to help your body self-heal. Here are a few examples:
- Exercise is self-healing. Imagine sitting indoors on a nice day watching television. But you also feel tired, maybe even depressed. So you get up, turn off the TV, and go for a walk. It might be hard at first, but the longer you walk, the better and more energized you start to feel. Mood-lifting chemicals in your brain start to circulate. Your heart strengthens. Your metabolism revs up. And these effects continue for at least 48 hours afterward. You have actually begun to self-heal!
- Sleep is self-healing. A good night’s sleep helps your body regenerate. When you wake up in the morning, you’ll feel refreshed.
- A healthy body weight is self-healing. If you’re overweight, changing your diet habits and losing excess pounds will immediately improve your health. You may reduce (or no longer need) your blood-pressure or diabetes medication. Your joints may heal, and your heart function will improve—all by simply changing your nutrition and physical activity!
- Hugs are self-healing. Anyone who knows me knows that I believe in hugs. Have you ever had anyone say to you, “Hey, do you need a hug?” Then they hug you, and you just feel better. There’s power in a hug. Science has verified that the simple act of reaching out and hugging another person slows heart rate, reduces blood pressure, and even accelerates recovery from an illness. All that in a simple hug!
By these few examples, I believe you can see that we all have the power to make self-healing easier or harder by our actions. And what about miracles? Yes, they can and do occur. But in general, when an illness is healed, the body is the healer, and that is the real miracle.