Free eBOOK: Lifelong Vitality
Free eBOOK: Lifelong Vitality
There are many ways to measure health and wellness—some people measure wellness by how they look and feel, while others define their health by numbers like cholesterol levels and weight. Truthfully, being healthy is measured by a combination of many objective and subjective elements including energy levels, exercise habits, diet, stress levels, exposure to toxins, and simply how we feel. Many of these elements are easily measured in quantitative form, such as blood pressure or body mass, while other factors are more subjective and difficult to assess, like emotional health or energy levels. Whether you are a “by the numbers” person, or tend to judge your wellness levels by how your body looks and feels, it is important to be informed about how your body is functioning, areas where you can improve, and practices that will help you maintain good health.
While the use of dietary supplements is a widely debated topic (and has been for years), the fact remains that many people are not receiving the nutrients their bodies need through food alone. As is evident by the information above, while there are many food sources that provide vitamins and minerals, a majority of American adults are falling short in their daily nutrient requirements. For many people, overall health would improve by making dietary changes, removing stress, exercising the proper amount every day, getting adequate sleep—the list goes on and on. However, making these changes isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Unfortunately, our health often takes a back seat to other tasks like taking care of our families, work, and just keeping up with everyday demands.
Rather than simply falling short in maintaining good health, many people turn to dietary supplements to help promote better overall wellness. It is important to note that supplements are not a substitute for exercise and healthy eating, but can help promote a healthy body when used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle. In addition to satisfying nutritional deficiencies that may be lacking in our modern diets, many people choose to supplement as they combat personal health issues. Some supplements are designed to support heart health, while others are useful for promoting healthy bones.*
With a wide variety to choose from, many people choose to take supplements to help them address specific health concerns.* For others, supplements provide a healthy way to handle the aging process.* As is expected, many individuals notice that they feel different as they age, and choose to use supplements to promote overall wellness as the body goes through these changes.* Whether you are using supplements to make up for nutrient deficiencies, to combat personal health concerns, to help with concerns about aging, or just to round out a healthy lifestyle, they can be useful for a variety of people throughout different stages of life.