Your environment includes the internal and external ‘spaces’, and everything in them that can influence your ability to live your life healthily and well.
Your inner environment refers to the conditions within your body, which you recognise collectively as your ‘health’. Your inner environment is something that you should take the most responsibility for, as you are the greatest beneficiary of its care.
Your outer environment refers to the conditions external to your body, including everything that your body can ‘sense’, from the weather to people, animals, plants and other organisms.
The ideal environment is one where both your inner and outer environments are mutually supportive.
The best approach to ensuring that your environment does support your health and wellness is to focus on taking responsibility for creating the environment you live in. Obviously, you can’t influence all external factors, such as the weather, but many other environmental factors you expose yourself to are indeed voluntary and can be altered. The most important step to improving your environment is developing your awareness of what factors contribute to your environment, both positively and negatively.
The internal awareness is about noticing and being able to respond to your body’s needs without having to wait for the loud ‘wake up calls’, like advanced pain, stress and illness. This may be the result of the following –
- The food you put in your body,
- The quality of the water you drink,
- The cosmetics, skin, hair and body products you use,
- Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco you use regularly,
- The positions you regularly place your body in (e.g. sitting all day versus going for a walk etc).
Being able to notice your external environment means you are better able to recognise what you can change external to your body, such as –
- The quality of the air you breathe,
- Cleaning and other household chemicals you use,
- Protecting yourself from electromagnetic radiation (EMR),
- The quality of your sleep environment, and
- The ergonomics of your workspace.
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Because there are many factors to consider in your home, I recommend a personalised consultation to tailor the recommendations of what you might need in your home and environment to best support your health. Click here to book your personalised one-on-one consultation.
Yours in good health,