Investing in Your Wellness: Beyond the Basics

Investing in Your Wellness: Beyond the Basics

In my last newsletter, I delved into cost-free ways to enhance your health. This week let's explore additional avenues to invest in your overall well-being. Recognizing that not everyone can make substantial financial commitments, I invite you to reflect on where your money goes and how you can prioritize health in 2024. The saying, "If you don't make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness," holds true. Rather than facing nonnegotiable health expenses post-illness, consider a preventative approach—invest in your health proactively instead of reactively addressing issues.

Invest in Knowing more about your body and your overall health- Knowing where your overall health is, is extremely important but most doctors do standard tests cholesterol, A1C, thyroid, and maybe a basic lipid panel. But there is so much more to look into. I would highly suggest the Functional Health testing. It test 110 bio-markers and gives you information about all of them, not to mention it also tells you your biological age (The process involves identifying how your body ages on a cellular level based on epigenetics). As I said before, it is an investment. It cost $499 to have the tests done and redone in 6 months to see your progress. I took my printout to my doctor, and she was amazed by everything they tested. It’s a great way to see the real “health” of your body.

Food Sensitivity Test: I am a huge fan of these tests, I know some people say they aren’t worth it, but from my own personal experience they are 100% worth it. I found out that I am sensitive to yeast and it changed the whole way I eat and it has been amazing the energy that I have now that I am eating for my body. I suggest Everly Well click here and you can save 35%.

Invest in experiences and things that help your wellness- Inferred Sauna- An infrared sauna offers various benefits, including improved circulation, detoxification through sweating, relaxation of muscles and joints, enhanced skin health, and potential calorie burning. The penetrating heat stimulates cardiovascular function, promoting heart health. Additionally, it may alleviate stress, reduce inflammation, and contribute to a sense of overall well-being. Regular use can support immune function and may aid in pain relief. As with any wellness practice, individual experiences may vary. There are many places that offer infrared saunas so google to find one close to you.

If there is not a place for you to go to an inferred sauna, I bought myself an inferred mat last year and use it every day. Here are some benefits- A Heat Amethyst Mat harnesses the healing properties of amethyst crystals and infrared heat. It may provide benefits such as pain relief, improved circulation, and muscle relaxation. The infrared heat can penetrate deeply, promoting detoxification and reducing inflammation. Amethyst crystals are believed to enhance relaxation and balance energy. Users report potential improvements in sleep quality, stress reduction, and overall well-being.

Cold Plunges are another great investment, I know there are places you can go to do them, or there are many different options from $100-$6,000 to purchase them for your home. Cold plunges offer numerous benefits, including improved circulation, reduced muscle soreness, and enhanced recovery after intense exercise. Cold water can boost metabolism, reduce inflammation, and invigorate the nervous system. Regular cold plunges may contribute to increased alertness, improved mood, and a strengthened immune system. Individual responses may vary.

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Some other holistic experience that can help your overall health: Regular massages, I used to get really bad knots in my back, but I have been getting monthly massages for about 4 years now and it’s a must do in my book, I no longer suffer from knots in my traps.  Other things to consider are acupuncture, cupping, salt caves, and floating.

Invest in a health coach- This one I am a big believer in because I am a health coach. Most people are overwhelmed by the amount of information out there on how to get healthy and having a knowledge resource is worth the investment. Also having someone to hold you accountable can make a world of difference. If this sounds like something you would benefit from, check out my 6 week online course starting January 7th

Invest in your fitness- Yes, walks are great, but everyone should also do some form of strength training and mobility. And if you don’t naturally enjoy working out you need to try a bunch of different things to see what you like. I have always had a Beachbody membership (now Bodi I have a great consultant, Kristine, if you want to look into BODi and I love it because there are so many different programs and workouts, it take the thinking out of it and I like that. This year I also invested in a Dribble Up strength ball and I am really enjoying those workouts too. I prefer to work out at home and save the drive time but there are so many options out there, it’s work investing in what you like – yoga, the gym, Orange Theory, CrossFit, boxing, Cycling, etc.

Invest in yourself- This past year I went to two retreats, one was in Sedona, AZ and another one was in Crestwood, KY. I also did an 11-week Chakra class, took several online classes, met with numerous healers to help me grow, I listened to hundreds of podcasts, and read close to 50 books. Yes, all of this takes money and time but to me it’s worth it because I have grown so much over that last year.

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