When you are healthy your body is working at its maximum function and is able to adapt to stresses. Illness results when your coordination and ‘defence’ systems are weakened. Obvious symptoms present as the body it no longer able to compensate.
There are three main categories stresses fall into:
• Physical – such as a fall or trauma. Even the repetition of sitting at a desk everyday in a position that is putting stress on the body in an unfavourable way. Exercise can help you to maintain your physical shape and improve your health when done in moderation. Rest is also an important element of well being.
• Chemical – eating correctly helps the body to function better and build the right building blocks for a healthy lifestyle. Minimising toxic intake such as avoiding drugs, cigarette smoke and pollution which have a negative impact on your health
• Emotional – a positive outlook can only help to improve your health. Social and spiritual well being are also an important part of your health and wellness.