March 23, 2010

Health is a Choice Part 3 – Conscious Behavior

The human body is a self-repairing, self-regulating system that will maintain good health if we properly support it. Almost all chronic illness can be prevented or put into remission by making different choices.

On the physical level these imbalances are brought about by making inappropriate choices regarding our diets, environment, and conscious behavior. So in this post, let’s look at our behavioral choices.

First let’s define it further into conscious and unconscious behaviors. Our conscious behavior is the one we do have choice with as we are conscious that we are doing a particular behavior or action. When we are unconscious about our behavior is it a lot harder to control as we are not always aware of what or why we just did a particular action.

So in terms of this post we will refer only to conscious behaviors in terms of making good choices that respect our physical body and lead to balancing all the vibrational bodies as well.

So consciously we need to look at our behaviors around anything we think is stressful. Chronic stress causes a distortion of the body’s daily maintenance systems and processes. The physical body can literally fall apart without regular maintenance.  Millions of people suffer from chronic stress.  If you were to go onto Google and do a search on stress, you would see there are over a hundred million searches done on that keyword alone.

Stress has many components. It can be:

  1. physical,
  2. chemical or
  3. mental/emotional stress.

Let’s look at the different actions or behaviors we can do for these different aspects of stress.  The first behavior is learning new ways of dealing with stress. As the different kinds of stress are what is commonly behind our vibrational imbalance leading to illness and disease.

1. Physical stressors. There are many new behaviors we can chose including some from the previous blog posts like choosing the right foods and eliminating the ones that don’t feed our cells. Lack of water is a major physical stressor, so drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day is an essential behavior for good health.

Physical exercise is another behavior to adopt for good health. The human body was designed to be physically active. It will not function properly without a high level of activity. Without movement, the heart/lung system does not get the stimulation it needs to deliver adequate amounts of oxygen to the body’s tissues. This causes a gradual decline in health and leads to premature aging. There are many forms of exercise and finding the right one for you is important so that you feel motivated to stay with that behavior.

2. Chemical stressors. We saw in previous the blog post that choosing the right cleaning products as well as the products that touch our skin and avoiding the toxic ones were important components in our health choices.

3. Mental/emotional stressors are vast as everyone reacts to different events in their own personal way. So looking at behaviors in this category is going to be very personal. Some people choose therapy to deal with the various issues that show up that may interfere with good health. There are many ways to deal with this category of stressors and the behavioral choice here will differ from person to person.

To assess your current level of stress, take the test on Eli Bay’s website by clicking here.

 

A major stressor on health, I would like you to consider, is that our modern allopathic health care system promotes disease by instilling feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness in the chronically ill. Modern medicine tells the chronically ill they are powerless to act on their own, that they cannot be restored to health, only treated, and that they have no options other than the medical system. This promotes feelings of helplessness that actually lead to a further breakdown in health. When people are experiencing these feelings, it is very hard to make good choices.

Knowing that health is a choice gives people a sense of personal power, which enhances physical and emotional vitality, in fact all the vibrational bodies. Being able to visualize and feel a positive outlook for the future has a profound effect on your health.

So it is very important to understand that your body is yours and that you can make choices regardless of what other opinions are being offered. Please don’t give your power away. You have the power to make choices and chose your health and the kind of life you want to live. This is one conscious behavior, I hope you exercise.  It is precious.

Do you have a story to share? I’d love to get your feedback.  Here on my blog, you’ll get commentluv.  That’s great for all bloggers out there. If you leave a comment, you can provide a link back to your own blog.  But you don’t have to be a blogger to leave a comment; I’m looking forward to hearing from all of you!

Next week I will cover some the ways we can connect with spirit.

Stay tuned.

Charlene Day

About the author 

Charlene

I’m a Canadian, gluten-free, tai chi loving, great-grandmother. I live in Ontario and love helping people get healthy again.   I use all the experience I have gained in the almost 5 decades to help you live a life full of vitality with great clarity and focus.

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