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Who is your health buddy?

June 8, 2009

Many of you may have noticed that alternative medicine has become more mainstream. Instead of quick-fixes people are looking for more preventative measures they can take like practicing yoga, meditating or acupuncture. This Washington Post article talks about how mainstream physicians are incorporating more alternative procedures into their practices.

As people improve the quality of their lives through relaxation techniques they might find that a lot of their symptoms start to disappear and they may not need costly medications. While these improvements are great, we still have a long way to go in improving healthcare and we shouldn’t stop with yoga and meditation.

What about the foods we eat? There has to be a lifestyle and healthy eating balance. Practicing yoga and eating processed foods will not ward off diseases.

If you have a hard time striking a balance look at the people in your life. Do you have a friend who practices or teaches yoga? Reach out to that person and see if they can take some time to teach you a few poses. Or maybe you do practice yoga, but you want to incorporate healthier foods into your diet. Who is that person in your life who loves to cook using whole grains, vegetables and fruit? Work together to support each other.

Do you have any relationships like that right now? Do you have a friend who needs support with cooking healthier meals and in exchange she teaches you yoga? Share with us!

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