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What is Mental Wellness?

What is Mental Wellness?

When I was in an abusive relationship my mental wellness was in a very dangerous place.  There was so much stress and emotional upheaval that my mind had a difficult time processing the rate at which events and situations changed.  This enhanced other disorders such as binge eating, anxiety attacks, and depression. Since leaving this situation I’ve worked hard to find and maintain mental wellness and am thankful that I am a much stronger person today.  However, that does not…

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What is Physical Wellness?

What is Physical Wellness?

Physical wellness is one of the most talked about aspects we discuss in our society. Every one wants to look like the super models on the cover of magazines. Here at The Wellness Life, we are not concerned with looking like a supermodel.  However, we are concerned with being physically fit.  The goal is to have a healthy body from the inside out. This means learning to exercise and gain strength, eating nutritionally rich foods, being in comparitively good health…

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Understanding Your Plate

Understanding Your Plate

When I was growing up, we had the pyramid to explain the basics of how we should eat.  This was what was taught in the schools and while very straight forward, was confusing to many people. Last year the White House introduced a replacement to the pyramid.  This is called the food plate, which shows what your plate should look like at each meal.  In many ways it is much simpler and easier to understand than the pyramid.     …

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10 Benefits of Exercise

10 Benefits of Exercise

When I was much younger I loved to walk.  Regardless of the weather, I walked four miles a day.  Then life got in the way, I put on weight and got terribly out of shape. I realized that I had to do something about my additional weight.  The best place to begin was with exercise. Exercise is not my favorite thing to do but each day I make the choice to exercise or not.  There are a number of benefits…

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