An unhealthy approach to life is characterized by focusing on disease management — and reaching for a quick fix whenever you feel ill. It also means consuming unnatural, chemical-laden foods and indulging in cravings at whim, such as fast food, soda and sugary treats. This has led to growing levels of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
A much better approach for you and for society at large is to start nudging toward a culture of wellness. Choosing wellness means getting in the habit of making healthy choices even when it seems you’re encouraged at every turn to continually make unhealthy ones. Nutritional supplements can accompany other healthy choices and help with some of the daily health challenges you might face when you start making dietary changes.
The Basics of Wellness Culture
When your emphasis is on wellness, you’re empowered to do whatever’s necessary to improve your health. For example:
- Participate in some activity each day.
- Choose healthy and nutritious foods whenever possible.
- Get in the habit of avoiding heavily processed foods and foods loaded with sugar.
- Manage your stress levels.
- Get enough sleep because inadequate sleep can inhibit the body’s ability to heal itself.
- Drink plenty of water.
Nutritional Supplements to Accompany Less Than Perfect Diets
While you know you probably should eat more fruits and vegetables, it’s often easier to reach for convenient, prepackaged food instead. Fortunately you can fill nutritional gaps and complement your diet with well-formulated nutritional supplements — particularly with a multivitamin and mineral combination.
CBD oil is gaining popularity as recent evidence shows that it may help improve sleep and decrease anxiety naturally. On the way is promising data on how it can benefit chronic disease states like osteoporosis, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Talk to your pharmacist and find all the top-quality supplements you need at Asheville Compounding Pharmacy (ACP).
Spending time outside and increasing your activity levels move you toward wellness too. But if you’re covered with sunscreen outside, you may be depriving your body of much-needed vitamin D. Sunscreen is vital to prevent UV exposure so be sure your nutritional supplements include vitamin D.
Your multivitamin may have it in small amounts, so try to get at least 1,000 IU daily. Vitamin D contributes to healthy bones while protecting against some forms of cancer.
Boost Your Immune System
If you tend to rely on microwaved dinners and few if any home-cooked meals with fresh, natural ingredients, your immune system may need a boost of antioxidants. Antioxidants support immune function as well as protect against disease.
Synthetic antioxidants aren’t the answer. Instead look for nutritional supplements that include antioxidants made from whole foods. Fish oil, a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent inflammation, stroke and heart attacks, is a must when developing your wellness plan. Natural antioxidants are available at ACP as well.
Finding Support for Wellness Choices
Being able to stick with healthy choices is easier when you have the support of others striving for a culture of wellness. Get involved in walking clubs or with groups of people interested in hiking or biking together. Associate with people who want to eat healthy meals.
Asheville Compounding Pharmacy is dedicated to helping the community get well and stay well. At ACP, you’ll find the knowledge and experience to help you make healthy choices and to point you in the direction of a culture of wellness.