Welcome to Thriving-Baby-Boomers – A Whole person approach to wellness
“Empowering others to take a balanced approach to their own health and wellness by focusing on all aspects of the whole person.’
“Focusing on the whole person to maximize health and wellness for life.”
Physical Well-being for Baby Boomers
Physicality encompasses the material world; our bodies – internally, externally and structurally. Physical well-being doesn’t just include physical movement, but also includes everything one puts in, and on one’s body.
- Do you get enough sleep, rest, exercise, nutrition?
- Do you go to health-care professionals: doctor, dentist, chiropractor, and/or naturopath?
- Do you have a lot of energy, or do you just get by?
- Do you know how much your thoughts affect your physical well-being?
I will include the following topics addressing Physical well-being for baby boomers using whole body wellness (food, exercise, nutrition) on this website:
- Alternative Health Treatments
- Exercise Equipment
- Food Additives to Avoid – AKA MSG
- Spiritual Tools
- Weight Maintenance
The Whole Person Wheel
I was first introduced to the concept of the Whole Person Wheel in the early ‘90s when I was taking a Personal Empowerment course. At that time we were given a black and white handout similar to the whole person wheel below. We were asked to color in each pie section according to how full we felt it was; needless to say, my pie chart was very flat on the area designated ‘physical well-being.’
I’ve always been overweight, starting from a very young age. At times throughout my life, I’ve attempted, in fits and starts, to improve my physical well-being always giving up in discouragement. Now that I’m in the mid-life, and having some major health challenges, I am beginning to take my health and fitness much more seriously.
I’m not a ‘jock’ by any stretch of the imagination, and I do not believe in the philosophy of ‘no pain, no gain,’ therefore I’m not willing to experience a lot of pain in order to improve my health and fitness. I prefer a much gentler approach. There are many ‘gentle’ approaches with huge benefits, such as tai chi, QiGong, AquaFit, and walking.
I have created essays about my favourite forms of ‘gentle exercise, you can find the links below.
Books on Health, Food & Cooking That I Recommend
Please click on a link to read my review of the book
- Raw Food: a complete guide for every meal of the day by Erica Palmcrantz Aziz, Irmela Lilja
- Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD
- Eating for Energy: transforming your life through living plant-based whole foods by Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN
- The Gabriel Method: the revolutionary diet-free way to totally transform your body by Jon Gabriel
- Maximized Living Nutrition Plans by Dr. B.J. Hardick, Kimberly Roberto and Dr. Ben Lerner
- Native Foods and Nutrition: an illustrated reference manual by Health Canada, Minister of National Health and Welfare
- Ultrametabolism Cook Book: 200 delicious recipes that will turn on your fat burning DNA by MD Mark Hyman
- Ultrametabolism: a simple plan for automatic weight loss by MD Mark Hyman
- Eating Alive: prevention through good digestion by Dr. Jonn Matsen, N.D.
- 17-Day Diet: a doctors plan for rapid results by Dr. Mike Moreno
- Herbal Cures for Common Ailments by Jim O’Brien
- The Wellness Book by John Randolph Price
- Natural Cures ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau
- Healing Foods from the Bible by Bernard Ward
- The Hippocrates Diet and Health Program by Ann Wigmore
This site is all about Thriving in all aspects of one’s life – and as I share my journey, I hope you will find just one nugget of hope and inspiration that you can use to Thrive in your own life.
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