AHHA SELF-HELP ARTICLES COLLECTION
   


Jeffre B. Rosenfeld, D.C. is well known for his advocation of life-long health and wellness plans. He is in private practice in Santa Monica, CA (310) 395-5504.


The American Holistic Health Association has compiled a collection of self-help articles to support your efforts to enhance your own health and well-being.

This article is part of the
article category
ENHANCING YOUR LEVEL OF WELLNESS
and the sub-category
CREATE HEALTH

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Being healthy is an active process. Especially in this day and age, one has to actively work to preserve and protect one's health. One must, in so overstimulating and dangerous an environment, recognize there is even more reason to learn how best to survive and take care of oneself.

Therefore, one must choose to be healthy. That means that one must feel worthy to live life in a healthy manner and then pursue it with enthusiasm! One must want the "true" best for oneself. Throughout your day (which strung together become your life) there are innumerable choices to be made. How you decide will, to a great extent, determine the degree of your health and your sense of self-esteem.

One gains the most self-esteem by taking responsibility for oneself and learning by your actions. This is further developed through recognizing how valuable to others one really is, through one's service and living their life.

A farmer. A policeman. A parent. A friend. A cleaner. A doctor. A builder. An artist... all have need and value.

Thus, we serve ourselves when we serve others. We must all become, in a sense, caretakers--even of ourselves. Each of our own individualities serve to influence and shape our styles and approaches of expression. All different.

Your true actions, rather than your thoughts, tend to shape your sense of yourself. Many thoughts appear, yet few get converted into action. Quality actions reinforced by good feelings contribute directly towards your health.

So what is health anyway? Health is defined as: A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. It is a state whereby the life-processes proceed in the body with optimal functioning and harmony.

It is more than merely the absence of disease. It has much to do with the quality of your life. You need quality in your life to truly thrive. Health has to do with being at peace with yourself. It has much to do with feeling good about yourself and your life.

Numerous scientific studies have clearly demonstrated how one's thoughts, feelings, and attitudes can significantly affect on's health and resistance to illness.

A good life may be only one attitude away! That's why it is so essential to program the positive into your life. The truth is, health has to start with you. Others can help you, but not by themselves. You need to do what is necessary to adjust the set of circumstances which contribute to your becoming less than healthy.

Encourage an environment in which the life processes proceed with optimal functioning and harmony. In yourself. In all around you.

Don't just wait for it! You can make it happen.