Election season is fast approaching, and as it does, we become inundated with the images and soundbites of candidates espousing rhetoric and promising us a better future. Regardless of which presidential candidate you are watching or voting for, there are some universal points that can be seen by observing these pundits from a health and wellness standpoint.
Aside from their charisma, ideals, and approachable good looks, these men share a great number of healthy qualities that people, maybe even on an unconscious level, admire.
Standing at podiums everyday, shaking hands, and generally living on the campaign trail for months at a time can certainly be considered a gruelling way to live and work by most. It is in this dynamic however that we see the greatest trait that Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney share from a wellness standpoint. Each man has an obvious and deep rooted love for what they do. These men are in the public eye constantly, and never look exhausted, drained, or burdened by the challenges of being politicians on the largest stage.
Often, we find ourselves and those around us weighed down by our day-to-day grind, mainly because we aren’t motivated by what we do. It is important to do something that makes your joyful, or in the very least, find the joy in what you do. Waking up and feeling energized by what your day holds in store is an amazing energy source, much better than any caffeinated drink.
While these men do run tremendous hours, one thing we can be sure they both agree on, is that a quality night of sleep can benefit their campaigns, and even the country. A good night’s sleep does wonders. Sacrificing sleep to surf the web, catch up on “Desperate Housewives”, or partying the night away may seem like a minimal expense at the time, but try to err on the side of caution. Our bodies are very sensitive, and sleep is a major component to restoration. Strive to sleep in a dark, quiet environment to ensure optimal sleep cycles.
While no prescription exists for the amount of hours everyone needs, listen to your body. Strong sleeping habits are vital to the following:
– Hormone Balance
– Weight Loss
– Recovery From Injuries and Sickness
– Combating Stress
– Healthy Skin, Nails, Hair
– Enabling Healthy Thyroid Function
– Healing Your Adrenals
Also, be sure to eat! These candidates have people that prepare meals and shop for them, and while we all don’t have that luxury, take care to give your body all the fuel it needs. One of the biggest hurdles people have to overcome is their notion that calories are bad. Eating enough calories ensures that your body doesn’t have to feed off itself, or suffer the effects of exacerbated oxidation from stress hormones.
So remember, as the candidates tour the country they are all required to be healthy and whole as they step up to the podium, and that is a quality we can all aspire to. Getting adequate sleep, eating enough calories, and most importantly finding joy in your day are some of the best points we can follow from these pundits! Rest up, we all have a great civic duty to perform in November and we had best be in a well-rested and informed state.
– John Garda
John Garda is a Holistic Health Coach working out of NY and Miami. He has been able to help his clients overcome their challenges, and now has a practice that focuses on helping busy individuals lower their stress, lose weight, achieve wellness, and love who they see in the mirror.
Visit John’s website at http://www.ironmountainwellness.com