How often do you laugh?
Do you carve out time to relax?
I ask you these questions because your answers influence your genetic destiny and health outcomes.
We’ve previously explored the science on how integrative medicine (IM) and mindful-based practices have the ability to “turn on” genes that are health promoting and “turn down” molecular signals that are harmful. By reversing the detrimental cellular signals of stress and promoting beneficial molecular signals, mind-body practices can help to rewire our brains and bodies to thrive. This is important, because most physical and emotional issues are linked to or perpetuated by stress.
This makes practicing IM and mind-body medicine to make us healthier and optimize our wellness outcomes a scientific, serious matter. Yet, it doesn’t always have to be somber.
In my latest post, I show how we can take this topic with a bit more levity. I also give some tips on how to make relaxation and IM more of a ritual in your life so you can benefit your DNA. Specifically, I discuss:
- How the connections between laughter, genetics, and mood can impact your heart health.
- Why taking time to refresh and rejuvenate should be a priority in your day.
- Tips for making relaxation a daily habit.
By disengaging from the chaotic world and taking time to reconnect with yourself using mind-body applications, laughter, and relaxation, you can alleviate the negative emotional and physical impacts of stress and promote mind-body flourishing.
This is why taking time to find joy in life and nurturing yourself with silence and calm should be as much a priority and part of your wellness program as exercise and diet.
Do you agree?
Now, when we find ourselves struggling, we have several natural approaches to wellness that we can use to place “mind over genes!”
Will you commit to relaxing and tuning-in more to your mind-body now that you know it can literally make you healthier and less stressed?
Click here to read the full post.
I’d love to hear how you are planning on doing more mind-body practices.
Please share your thoughts in the comments and check out the resources below!
If you struggle with mental health, please reach out for professional mental health support.
You may also wish to consider implementing holistic resources and partnering with a naturopathic doctor.
For example, I offer mind-body support for general mood issues using a functional medicine and wellness-oriented approach.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
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