6:00am | Yesterday at Whole Foods was the “New Year, New You” health fair. Put together by healthy eating consultant Adriana Lopez, the event brought together wellness and health practitioners from throughout Long Beach. In between giving out health information on the benefits of nutrition, exercise, and chiropractic I stopped by the other tables to get the best health advice each group had ever received, or the best health advice they could give.
“Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day.”
“Relationships, and focusing outward: how you deal with people and the energy you give off and the energy you receive. We’re here to serve.”
“I never knew how important is was to stay hydrated with an alkaline based water, with trace minerals and electrolytes in it.”
“Be Red Cross Ready, the three action steps you should take to prepare in any emergency is:
1.) Get a kit.
2.) Make a plan.
3.) Be informed.”
“The best advice I’ve received was from a Chinese medicine practitioner who once told me health was more than passing Western bill of health. He said, ‘You don’t see how tired you really are, go home take a hot bath, drink tea, go to bed… be peaceful.’”
“The best advice I can give is health is centered in your thought process and how you hold your mind, that’s the core of health.”
“You are what you eat.”
“Sweat once a day.”
“If you have movement impairments, make sure to get to the cause of the problem and get them corrected.”
“Don’t sweat the little things.”
“Remember to Laugh and Breathe.”
“Practice mindfulness in the moment and come back to your breathe. Practicing full attention in the moment is the best way to relieve stress, and enjoy life.”
“We are a lot healthier than we think, there is a lot going on that makes us healthier than we think we are. So my advice is to do whatever you can to enhance those things in your body that are working properly. Whether that would be acupuncture, chiropractic, or prayer.”
I found it interesting the advice that came from the fair was very unifying. We are all a part of the wellness/health paradigm, both health practitioners and lay people. We all want to live life to the fullest and enjoy our lives.
In summary the advice was unified into thinking right, moving right, eating right, and taking part in your family and community. Exploring Alternative Methods of health was also a buzz topic from holistic trainers, PT’s, chiropractors, and acupuncture. The overwhelming idea being, if the body is balanced and in tune, we are more able to feel good and live longer with more function.
Whole Foods will continue to put on informative health seminars and workshops weekly at the local Long Beach branch. For more information visit wholefoods.com.
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