Establishing healthy lifestyle habits is vital to living a fuller, active life. Below are tips for building up these habits from rest to nutrition and relationships.
The best therapy is rest—because you have a finite amount of energy each day, it is important to fine-tune your inner sense of how much energy you have each day. You must restructure your life so that it is possible to stop what you are doing when your body tells you to stop. We recommend adjusting your daily schedule to accommodate your body rhythm. Follow a fixed schedule or going to bed and waking up at the same time each day.
Exercise is powerful—it can improve your mood, and is effective in managing fatigue and pain syndromes. Daily exercise of some kind is essential, as it prevents muscle wasting and it may enhance your immune system.
Good nutrition is vital to health and energy levels. A healthy diet is important for healing and preventing any chronic disease. Ensure that your diet is colorful in vegetables and fruit. Calmglow can help you determine which additional supplements might be needed to support your body—this may include a multivitamin, antioxidant supplements, omega-3s, or other supplements.
Managing stress is important for healing. Find a stress relief technique that works for you—prayer, yoga, deep-breathing, walking, singing, dancing, or anything that brings you joy and allows you to relax. Avoid stressful people and situations as much as possible, and additional herbal supplements might be beneficial as well.
Having supportive relationships in your life is extremely important. Spend your time around people who are understanding and willing to help you when you need it. Avoid negative, unsupportive people, and consider finding a support group as a positive resource and social outlet. Calmglow is happy to address any feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, or any other emotional concerns you might be experiencing.
What is a Functional Medicine Life Coach?
FMCA(Functional Medicine Coaching Academy) Life Coaches are health professionals with a wide variety of back grounds (ie, health technologists, therapists, care takers etc.) who have all been taught the fundamentals of Functional Medicine and Positive Psychology .They have completed a year-long course and have been certified through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Coaches work side-by-side with FM (Functional Medicine) practitioners in order to give you a deeper, more comprehensive level of health care.
Resources and Downloads:
Sleep and Relaxation
- Sleep Questionnaire
- Mindfulness for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
- Health Benefits of Napping
- Relaxation Response
- Power of Rest
- Awareness of Sleep Needs
- Resources and Referrals Sleep
- Suggestions for Better Sleep
Exercise and Movement
- Exercise History Questionnaire
- Exercise Goals and Tracking Journal
- Wearable Devices and Tracking Tools
Nutrition and Hydration
- What is Functional Medicine Nutrition
- Eating Your Way to Better Health
- 7 Day Journal
- How Healthy Is Your Diet Questionnaire
Stress and Resilience