The way you hold your body affects your mood. Stand up really straight and imagine your head is attached to a star in a distant galaxy. Smile. Whenever you feel yourself slumping, think of your star and pull yourself back into an upright position again. You will notice how your mood improves when you do this.
What does this have to do with inflammation?
Well-being and relaxation calm our stress system. The stress system regulates and controls the inflammation processes in the body, so the inflammation is stopped and the sense of well-being is restored.
I try and find a peaceful spot where I can reach down deep inside myself and listen to my body. It will then tell me what I have to do in order to make a fast and good recovery. Feeling and correctly interpreting the signals the body sends make it possible to recognise the signs of any impending crisis and intervene at an early stage to prevent any snowballing of the situation. Good health is unfortunately an unrealistic, ideal condition, which is why we are all looking for the key to wellness. But even when we are ill, we can reach a point where we feel well. For a sense of well-being comes from being in balance. Sadly, many people no doubt have trouble remembering when they last felt really well.
Since everything in the body is connected and we, after all, are just a tiny stitch in the fabric of the universe, it is very rare for us to be able to pinpoint a single cause for our illness. But the mistake of focusing on cause and effect only takes us down the wrong path. I have put together a few road signs for you, to give you some suggestions in your day-to-day life and help you avoid making that mistake. Having good bodily awareness helps you assess your own state of health and will save you many a visit to the doctor too.
To get into the mood: Are you happy with your life?
As far as we currently know, stress has the effect of impeding the natural inflammation regulators within the body. Vitality has the ability to prevent the negative consequences of stress. Using the following question and answer system, count up your stress and pleasure points and rate them following this link. You will then very quickly see whether it is time to do something about it. Let's begin also.
Do I really feel well? Please, answer the questions honestly to yourself. It may help to change some things important for you in your life.
This selection of questions may help you to find out whether you are really fit for the next workout or any other challenging performance.
Eating habits do not only determin our body weight, they also influence tremendously how we age, and, whether we come down with a chronic illness. Check out your status with some of the questions we put together here.
Countless studies underline that we humans are not meant to sit. But sitting became our enemy number 1, when it comes to developing chronic illnesses. The exertion rate scale can help you to assess your fitness level.