Category Archives: Health Corner

Healthy Relationships

by Dr. Regina Campbell

“A Healthy Relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dreams or your dignity” Mandy Hale

The life you live is all about relationships. Many people never think about relationships that they are in as a part of their health. But having healthy relationships is imperative when it comes to your overall health. To have healthy relationships I believe that there some key elements to ensure that your relationships are healthy. First you must have a healthy relationship within yourself. You are to possess within yourself a healthy view of yourself, possess a positive mindset and outlook on life and treat yourself with love, care and respect. You must possess a high self-worth and value before you expect it to come from others. Your internal disposition of yourself must be healthy from an emotional standpoint. When you are internally healthy then you are poised to bring to a relationship peace, joy and happiness. Yet if your internal disposition is negative, self-degrading and insecure then you bring these attributes into a relationship. Second healthy relationships are reciprocal. It’s when you give and pour into to the lives of others. You are there to encourage that love one or friend. A healthy relationship is about reciprocity in which each party gives and receives. It’s not a one way relationship in which one person is always giving but both are mutually receiving and benefit from the relationship. For example, I have friend that has been extremely supportive to me in many ways. One day she asked me to support her in an adventure and my response was absolutely, but when the time came for me to attend the event I was exhausted and really needed some time to rest. However I thought to myself that my friend had been very supportive to me and my adventure and it was time for me to reciprocate. When I arrived at the event she was so happy to see me and it was then I was elated to be there supporting her.

Third, in possessing a healthy relationship it’s about being unselfish. Sometimes we must learn to do things for others that we are not interested in but because the other person is endearing to us then we have to be unselfish and learn to sacrifice for that friend or love one. For example while on vacation I was asked by my niece to go tubing with her and then she asked me to go down the water slide with her. My idea was to sit by the pool and to enjoy a time of relaxation and peace. Yet because I love her and it was an opportunity to sacrifice and to be unselfish I chose to go tubing and down the water slide with her. I must admit I truly enjoyed doing those things with her and I learned from the experience that a healthy relationship is not about me and what I want but about being a blessing to others. Consequently, healthy relationships are the highest level of human connections and engagement that can bring us immense joy.

One Thing Makes A Big Difference

by Dr. Regina Campbell “At first they’ll ask you why you’re doing it. Later they’ll ask you how you did it.” ~Unknown You may have attempted to eat healthy, exercise, go on a diet and all types of ways of losing weight or simply trying to change your health. I offer you this advice and[Read More]

All Carbohydrates Are Not Bad

by Dr. Regina Campbell “The greatest wealth is Health.”  ~Unknown      For years, I didn’t know that there were different types of carbohydrates such as simple vs. complex. All I knew was that anything “white” such as bread, mashed potatoes and rice were not healthy. But what I’ve learned is that our bodies need carbohydrates[Read More]

It’s Not About You But Those You Love

by Dr. Regina Campbell “The greatest wealth is health” Virgil Every decision impacts those you love. Therefore, your health truly impacts those you love and if you neglect your healthy then you are neglecting those you love. It is your responsibility to make sure you are living your best healthy life possible. If you chose[Read More]

A Healthy Self Esteem

by Dr. Regina Campbell “Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people, don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions” Harvey Mackay Many of us look at ourselves and find those things that we wish we could change. We spend significant time assessing and judging our flaws and shortcomings. Yet I[Read More]

The Value of Getting a Massage

by Dr. Regina Campbell “Living well goes beyond the gym” Regina Campbell The benefits of staying fit helps with your overall health and well-being. Having good health is a combination of several daily and weekly habits that you consistently do. Health and fitness consists of healthy eating habits and choices, exercising regularly, getting ample of[Read More]

Don’t Diet But Transform Your Eating Habits

by Dr. Regina Campbell “It’s not a diet it’s called eating healthy.”  Author Unknown “There is no diet that will do what eating healthy does. Skip the diet just eat healthy.”  Author Unknown Today we see so many ways you can diet to shed those unwanted pounds. The market place is full of diets that[Read More]

Drink to Good Health

by Dr. Regina Campbell “There’s nothing more important than our good health – that’s our principal capital asset.” Arlen Specter The benefits of drinking water are numerous. Many people are anti-water drinkers because they have been conditioned to drink other forms of hydration such as soda, sugary drinks and coffee. Water is a key to[Read More]

Managing Your Weight

by Dr. Regina Campbell “No matter how slow you go you are still lapping everyone on the couch” Author Unknown According to Health Reports “two-thirds of U.S. adults and nearly one in three children struggle because they are overweight or have obesity. The effects of the nation’s obesity epidemic are immense…” This epidemic has impacted[Read More]

Managing your Stress

by Dr. Regina Campbell “It’s not stress that kills us; it is our reaction to it.” Hans Selye At some point in your life you will encounter stress. Stress is anxiety, pressure, tension or worry that can be caused by a variety of things. You can experience stress in your relationships, on your job, in[Read More]