We have on opportunity on this planet, one go.  This is not a rehearsal, we have not chance for a second take.  So how do you intend to spend your life ?

Lifestyle is a matter of choice and in no way do we feel that it is our imperative to tell you how to live your life.  What we do feel, we should do is to offer you some advice that may help your IBS.


In an ideal world we would all be happy and stress free.  We would all eat healthily, exercise and live long peaceful lives.  Sadly it is not a perfect world.

For most of us the task is to do the best we can.  To be as happy and as healthy as we can.  Forget perfection.

Where to begin ?

Stress, is a huge factor in IBS.  It is also a huge factor in general health, while still be a perfectly natural and valid state of being. Seeking to be stress free, will not happen, life is hard.  The challenge is to find a situation whereby your whole lifestyle, puts you in a position to make the best of your life.

Thus the first step to creating a lifestyle, which will assist the management of your IBS, would be to look at how to decrease the levels of stress in your life.  The biggest barrier to which will be your own mentality.  When you are under constant stress and pressure, it seems as if there is no way out.  Making the first steps in the fight against stress, may be the hardest mental challenge you face.

Asking yourself, what are the causes behind your stress, and using the serenity prayer to focus on  the things you can change:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

Courage to change the things I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference”

- “Serenity Prayer” attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr

How would you rate ?

If you were asked to rate your lifestyle on a scale of one to ten, ten being very healthy, where would you place yourself ?  IBS aside is your lifestyle how you thought it would be?

Lifestyle is such an all encompassing term, that attempting to adjust your lifestyle all at once could see you struggle to find the right path.

If you are plagued by IBS, set yourself simple and achievable goals on your way to adjusting your lifestyle.  Make sure that you make changes which will last.  It is tempting to fall into lifestyle changes which are unsustainable.

We found the below article which offers a clear and simple view on lifetsyle.

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Article - Lifestyle Choices:

In the strictest sense of the word, the definition of lifestyle simply means the typical way a person goes about daily living. Most people, however, define it in terms of wealth or a lack thereof. This doesn't begin to hit the mark. When the facets that truly make up a lifestyle are considered, the all-encompassing nature of this term becomes clear.

A lifestyle does, of course, involve wealth and careers. But, it also covers such things as habits, family status and more. No matter what a person's lifestyle happens to be, there are ways to improve upon troublesome areas. When living a life empowered with emotional well being is desired, positive thinking and goals can make a difference.

Facets that Make Up a Lifestyle

Everyone has their own distinct lifestyle that covers their typical actions and surroundings on a daily basis. Some of the things that go into making one's lifestyle distinct include:

Habits – Everything a person does on a habitual or regular basis helps make up their unique lifestyle. From diet and the pursuit of a good lifestyle family fitness to bad habits like smoking, they're all part of the picture.

Career – The career or employment opportunities a person pursues also help define lifestyle.

Financial means – While this isn't necessarily the most important facet of a lifestyle, it does help define the manner in which an individual might live.

Emotional well being – Lifestyle is also a state of mind. When personal peace and satisfaction are a part of everyday living, wealth won't necessarily matter in the creation of a healthy, happy lifestyle.

Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Leading a positive, productive and healthy lifestyle takes a conscious effort. For many, this means enacting change, as well. To enjoy a better lifestyle or at least one that's more personally satisfying, people can take a number of positive actions. They include:

The definition of lifestyle covers just about everything a person is and does on a regular basis. From personal wealth to bad habits, they all go into the big picture. When changing lifestyle is the desire, taking a systematic approach can make a positive difference.

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