Ah, the beauty of hindsight.
The things I wished I knew then, which wouldcouldmay have set a different course for the progression of my disease. However, one thing I've learned is that it is never too late to alter your course. The body is resilient, especially if we tune in and give it what it needs to carry us through our days.
In no particular order, this is what I've learned and am doing to change my health and well-being, if not to improve it, at the very least to maintain it.
- Restrict gluten intake.
- Work on eliminating sugar - this is a tough one!
- Do body awareness exercises.
- Get regular exercise.
- Practice good sleep hygiene.
- Ongoing stress transformation.
Do you practice a tradition or ritual to help you mark the New Year? What steps are you taking to make changes in 2017?
" 'Tis the time of year when your next year's resolutions begin to interrupt your holiday thoughts.
As a person living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), try this resolution on for size: Be it resolved that I will cherish and honor my health and well-being. I will do what I can to prevent myself from taking a wild ride down the slippery slope of irresponsibility.
Fact: You have a chronic disease, but that should not mean that you give up on yourself. Every little thing you do to support your health and well-being can help you travel the distance. There are times when you may not immediately see or feel the results of your efforts, but that doesn't mean that nothing is happening.
During the hustle and bustle of the season, pause and implement your 2017 resolutions during the H.O.L.I.D.A.Y.S."
Read the rest of my post on HealthCentral.com - RA Resolutions for the Holidays and Beyond.
What small thing can you do today to alter your course?