Hi, Dr. Meredith Warner Here –
As an orthopedic surgeon and wellness expert, I try my best to live the healthiest lifestyle I possibly can.
I started The Healing Sole and later the Well Theory to share with others a way to living a healthier life backed by science.
I base my life on the 4 M’s for Healthy Living and want to share them with you today.
1. MAINTAINING HEALTH
The first step to maintain health is making sure you are eating a healthy and nutritious diet.
One of my favorite healthy diets is the Mediterranean diet.
It promotes whole grains, fruits, and vegetables with smaller quantities of omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish, lean poultry, and dairy.
The Mediterranean diet has many benefits that you can read more about here.
Exercise is also extremely important in living a healthy lifestyle.
2. MANAGING STRESS
As an orthopedic surgeon, I see many patients each day both in my clinic and in surgery.
As a practicing surgeon, I face a significant amount of general stress, so it is crucial to incorporate stress-relief methods daily into my life.
This should be done naturally and healthily.
I find it important to take time to relax and take a minute to take a breath during my almost nonstop day.
At the end of the day, I might reach for my CBD Oil Tincture.
CBD is a natural stress reducer with no psychoactive effects.
(CBD isolate-based tinctures are formulated with absolutely no THC. Most CBD products have little to no THC of course, this is mandated by law.)
3. MINDFUL RELATIONSHIPS
Living a healthy life also means maintaining healthy and mindful relationships with your family, friends, and coworkers. Keeping positive relationships with your peers helps you.
Keeping open communication with the people in your life will help reduce some forms of stress and anxiety.
A healthy social life and maintaining quality time with your family leads to a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
Some have found this a hard aspect to maintain during the COVID-19 pandemic and many are finding that quarantine and social distancing have negatively impacted their mental and physical health.
If we learn anything from this period of social isolation, it is that social interactions play a big role in our health.
4. MEANINGFUL WORK
Many people find themselves in careers that they feel stuck in and hate.
For some people, this can negatively affect their health. Like I’ve previously mentioned, mental stress affects our physical health.
Feeling stuck in a career will often lead to a feeling stuck in life. This can lead to poor health decisions.
You might find yourself exercising less, eating in unhealthy ways, stressing about things you don’t care about deep down, and drifting further away from the people in your life.
Take a look at this in your life and try to find places of improvement.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Warner has treated countless patients for heel pain and plantar fasciitis pain in her private practice, Warner Orthopedics and Wellness.
She developed The Healing Sole and Well Theory so that wearers can harness the body's natural healing power and have an option for everyday relief, without the need for surgery or expensive medical intervention.