Over the last year, health and wellness have become more important than ever. Research has shown a link between physical signs of good health and a positive mental state. Leading a healthy lifestyle can help prevent the onset or worsening of various health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and more. Whether it’s working up a sweat at the gym, engaging in a mindful meditation or enjoying a healthy meal, everyone practices self-care in their own way.
In our “Summer Wellness Inside & Out” issue, we share expert medical tips for how to reach a healthy blood pressure and what you need to know when choosing a hospital. We also look at the trends and shifting behavior of health care booking and how in-person specialty appointments peaked after COVID-19.
The foods that we eat play an important role in healing our bodies and boosting our immune systems. Certified holistic health coach and entrepreneur Caroll Lee founded Provenance Meals to provide clean, organic and sustainably sourced food to help people achieve their wellness goals, nourish their bodies and replenish their spirits. The elevated dishes for Provenance Meals’ delivery service are created by five star restaurant-trained chefs and a team of culinary nutrition experts, making it easy and convenient to stay on one’s path to good health.
One of my favorite ways to practice self-care is to spend time at the spa. Aside from enjoying a relaxing massage or facial, additional benefits including stress reduction, anxiety management and improved immune health. We’ve rounded up some of the best spas on the Westside that offer a variety of healing services in luxurious settings.
Happiness also has an impact on one’s physical and mental health, which is why it’s essential to pursue things that bring you joy. In addition to helping others heal through her painting, energy artist Nancy Mills is a women’s empowerment leader and the founder of Spirited Woman, a community that embraces and inspires women worldwide.
Scientific research shows that sunlight can boost people’s moods and energy levels, which explains why many of us tend to feel happier and healthier during the summer months. After spending most of the past year inside, I’m looking forward to being outdoors and doing things that bring me joy, and I hope that you can find some time in your schedule to practice moments of self-care and wellness every day.
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