How to Fully Engage Your Senses to Promote Healing | The Health Sessions

23 Ways You Can Engage Your Five Senses for Healing

All day long, your five senses pick up sounds and smells, feel the sun on your skin and distinguish beautiful colors around you. You’re probably not even aware of this, until bright lights or loud music make you want to cover your eyes or ears.

When you’re living with chronic illness, chances are, you’re no stranger to sensory overload. In that case, your brain receives more input from your senses than it can process and organize, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, tired and brain fogged. But did you know that you can also ‘hack’ your senses to drastically improve your overall wellbeing?

Take a look at why engaging your five senses – sight, sound, smell, taste and touch – supports your health and happiness.

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How Parties Can Be Incorporated into Your Healthy Living Goals | The Health Sessions

How Parties Can Be Incorporated into Your Healthy Living Goals

This article is written by Frankie Wallace. 

The pandemic has kept the entire world apart for over a year now. Social distancing guidelines, quarantines and canceled events have left everyone starving for social interactions.

Why the desperate need to see and interact with others? Because humans are social creatures — especially when it comes to bonding as a group over some delectable food. It’s a fact that anyone living with a chronic illness already knew far before a pandemic tore the world apart.

Now that restrictions are starting to lift and group events are coming back into focus, it’s leaving many with the age-old question: how can you attend a party — especially one laden with deliciously tempting junk food — while still sticking to your healthy living goals? Here are a few tips to help you find an answer uniquely suited to your own situation as you begin to venture out and attend events once again.

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5 Vital Ways to Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure | The Health Sessions

5 Vital Ways to Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure

This article is written by Nicola Hopkins. 

Understanding your blood pressure (BP), its effects on your body and the tools you can use to control it can have a substantial impact on your life. It is widely known that high blood pressure (hypertension) is a health issue, but so is a low BP (hypotension). For those with endocrine disease or postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), it is a variation in blood pressure that can cause problems such as dizziness and fainting.

Here we offer a basic introduction to blood pressure and the steps you can take to maintain your health.

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8 Pillars of Wellness to Strengthen Your Holistic Health | The Health Sessions

8 Pillars of Wellness to Strengthen Your Holistic Health

We all know that we should eat our veggies and move our bodies regularly to support our health.

But if there’s one thing you learn from living with chronic illness, it’s that being healthy encompasses so much more than going to the gym and getting all your nutrients in. You want your mind to be focused, calm and brimming with ideas too. You want to feel content and comfortable in your own skin. And study after study shows that you need nurturing relationships with the people in your life to feel good physically and emotionally.

Popular health advice tends to zoom in so much on the bodily aspects of health, that you might forget you’re an emotional, spiritual and social being too. That’s why it’s great that holistic health recognizes that all these aspects influence your overall wellbeing. Instead of focusing on specific symptoms or parts of your body, holistic health looks at the whole person and the connections between your body, mind, spirit and the environment you’re in.

Take a look at this infographic from Auraglow to check out the 8 pillars of wellness that will strengthen your holistic health. 

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Tonics and Elixirs: 14 Powerful Potions for a Shot of Health | The Health Sessions

Tonics and Elixirs: 14 Powerful Potions for a Shot of Health

All over the world, people have been using teas, tonics, elixirs and other brews to support their immunity, heal gut issues or improve their chances at getting a good night’s sleep. These potions can surely be a fast and easy way to carry powerful nutrients into the blood stream and throughout your entire body. But what exactly are tonics and elixirs?

Although the terms are often used interchangeably, there is a slight difference. An elixir is a botanical remedy that addresses a specific imbalance in the body, like a cold or menstrual cramps. A tonic, on the other hand, is a drink packed with ingredients that support your overall health, by fortifying bodily systems like your immunity.

No matter if you’re looking to balance your hormones, fight inflammation or reduce stress, you can find a tonic and elixir to help you. Of course, none of these drinks are miracle cures. If only it were that easy to heal yourself! But, tonics and elixirs are a fun and delicious way to get more disease-fighting nutrients in and strengthen your wellbeing. Pretty good for a drink, right?

So take a shot of health and try one of these powerful potions!  

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