We all want to be healthier, but it often seems like doing so robs us of personal entertainment and indulgent consumption. After adhering to a life of austerity for a few days, we break our new year’s resolutions and go on, living and eating and not exercising as before.
Modern technology, conveniences and lifestyles means we’re living longer lives, but not necessarily healthier lives. Or put another way, what’s the use of making it to 80 if you’re suffering a slew of diseases, taking a cocktail of medications and can’t get around on your own? We’ve spent generations seeking to prolong our lifespan, when we should actually be concerned with our healthspan.
Expanding your vocabulary of vigor and broadening your horizons to finding alternative sources of healing is one way to gain access to health. Exploring fitness and diet, naturopathy, bodywork, energy work and therapeutic touch as part of the steps of your journey to physical well being.
Hawaii supports some of the healthiest lifestyles in the nation, so living in the Aloha State might have some health advantages–if you tap into it. Here on Maui, there are plenty of professionals ready to guide your way to enlightenment, body strength, wellness and spirituality. Our annual Mind Body Spirit issue sheds some light on a few of them.
The Mind Body Spirit practitioners and therapies covered in this section are appropriate in a case by case basis. But specific individual’s reactions may vary. Neither the author nor Mauitime can accept any responsibility for claims arising from any remedy or treatment.