The terms health and wellness are often used interchangeably, but they do have subtle differences. Health is described by the World Health organization as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.
Wellness could be described as measures taken to protect health and prevent disease, an active and dynamic process. For example, actions to improve your wellness might be as simple as applying sunscreen regularly, exercising and scheduling regular doctor visits.
Inflammation is one of the body’s natural ways of protecting itself. It involves many chemical reactions that help to fight off infections, increase blood flow to places that need healing, and generate pain as a signal that something is wrong with the body.
When inflammation gets out of control it can become destructive and cause damage. This low-grade inflammation can keep the body’s tissues from properly repairing and also begin to destroy healthy cells in arteries, organs, joints, and other parts of the body.
Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising can help reduce inflammation. Our nutrition counselors can also advise you on choosing the right anti-inflammatory foods like green leafy vegetables, nuts and whole grains.
Our bodies are impacted by aging in a variety of ways. Our skin bears the brunt of the process, absorbing the damaging effects of the sun and becoming thin and fragile. We recommend the following to help your skin age well.
- Always wear a SPF 30+ on a daily basis
- Keep a healthy diet and exercise daily
- Take a multivitamin and a probiotic
- Drink 6 glasses of water a day
- Stay positive
- If you smoke, quit!
- Get 8 hours of sleep a day
In addition, choose a diet rich in foods that can help reduce aging, like blueberries. Take advantage of our Visha Medi Spa services that can rejuvenate your skin.
Request your Visha Media Spa Health & Wellness appointment online or call 901-759-2322.