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When you need to improve your health, it often becomes necessary to change your lifestyle.

No one wants to hear that. We want to take pills. We want to be treated. But hands off the way I live my life.

I get it. Changes are hard. They can seem impossible. But they don’t have to be. With a Naturopathic doctor there to guide you every step of the way, you might find yourself enjoying change.

Changes can be fun. They can be an adventure. And they can be the best thing you ever did for yourself.

Managing Your Stressful Lifestyle

Stress can motivate, or paralyze

Stress can definitely harm your health. Too much stress can be incredibly harmful. But it can’t always be avoided – and sometimes it shouldn’t. Stress, in the right amounts, can actually be helpful. It makes us more productive. It drives us to achieve things we wouldn’t dream of, otherwise. It can motivate us to get out of dangerous situations.

In those cases, the important thing is to manage stress, so that it becomes a benefit, rather than a detriment, to our health.

Managing stress can be as simple as using a checklist. It can involve careful, but well-proven therapies like desensitization. Learning to balance responsibilities and leisure activities. Forming deeper social connections. Modifying your environment.

This is why Naturopathic doctors ask so many questions about your life. We want to make sure you’re managing stress – and see if there are areas of your life we can help you do this.

Develop an Active Lifestyle

It’s no secret that most of us are woefully inactive. From kids to adults, we are sitting around far more than we ever used to – and much more than is good for us.

But what can we do?

A Naturopathic doctor will help you identify and deal with the obstacles standing between you and a higher level of activity.

Activity levels can suffer because of:

Many things keep us inside and inactive.
  • pain
  • stiffness
  • inflammation
  • allergies
  • asthma
  • lack of information
  • fear
  • busyness
  • fatigue
  • stress
  • poor environment

To change your lifestyle, you need a plan

Increasing activity is one of those things that doesn’t change just because we want it to. We need to identify obstacles, deal with them, and make a plan. Your Naturopath can help you through all of this. As a Naturopathic doctor, I can tell you: we love making plans.

Sleep Strategies that will Change Your Life

Change your lifestyle and sleep as soundly as this cat.

Sleep is still one of the most undervalued parts of a healthy lifestyle. It is absolutely crucial. And so many of us aren’t getting enough.

Your sleep quality is affected by a huge list of factors. And poor sleep contributes to an equally wide variety of conditions:

  • fatigue
  • obesity
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • heart disease
  • type 2 diabetes
  • cancer
  • accidental injury
  • general poor health

You don’t have to put up with poor sleep. Develop successful sleep strategies with your Naturopathic doctor, and see how a good night’s sleep can change your life.

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