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7 Ways to Savor a Delicious Wellness Groove

By Sandy Schroeder

We all intend to live well, and sometimes we do, but too often we just miss. We skip breakfast,  gobble lunch, and work way too many hours. Then the day is gone, and we face the next less than perfect day.

Say “Enough already!” Creating a wellness groove that actually keeps you well and happy is not that hard. Try these tips from

Make everything you eat good – Never settle for tasteless, unappealing food. Pick the ripest peach, find perfect avocadoes, just caught fish, and tender cuts of meat. Shop carefully to create memorable meals.

Take the time to dine – Let your body digest your food properly. Relax as you eat. Savor your meal and chew your food to a watery consistency to help the body digest everything using the nutrients to energize, repair and restore your body.

Be still and meditate – Keep it simple. Sit quietly letting your mind absorb the stillness, and enjoy just how good that feels. Focus on your breath as you let go of everything else. Be patient. Gradually learn to let go of your thoughts. Do 15 minutes each day, and amaze yourself with sounder sleep, keener alertness, and a deeper satisfaction with life.

Eat simply – Choose real food that is not processed with anything – no sugar, chemicals or other wayward preservatives. Your body will be delighted with the difference, as you grow to love the taste of natural fruits, vegetables, fish, dairy and lean meats.

Start moving – Then keep it up. Start with what you are doing now, walking, running, or jogging. Move on to stretching, strength training, yoga, tai chi, biking or hiking. Fit 30 minutes of moving into the day; then add more. Your weight will cease to be a problem, and your mood will lift. As moving becomes a habit you may add new sports, dancing, or campouts. If you sit at a desk all day, get up each hour for a 10-minute stretch, or alternate with a standing workspace and revised schedules that allow for more time away from your desk.The body was designed to stand and move, not sit. Do your part to make it happen.

Delete the word “perfection” – Too many genuine efforts are lost when people demand perfection.  Demanding perfection sets you up for failure. Using what’s at hand and creating something good will keep your day moving ahead, achieving more.

Live a lot – This list is just a starting point. If you try it and like it, keep right on adding new layers of satisfaction to your groove. Recognize yourself as an individual and do your best to enjoy being that person every day.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Coppell, Tex.

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