When it comes to keeping yourself and your family healthy, there’s a lot to think about. Medical research is always changing. One year dieticians recommend a food and the next year it’s considered unhealthy. Truthfully, it can be hard to keep up with all of the latest health news sometimes.
External factors aside, it’s becoming increasingly important to listen to your body and to be able to know when something’s not quite right. Once we learn to bring mindful awareness to our health, we’ll know when to talk to a doctor about any concerns. These printable health journals are a great way to keep things organized for everyone in the family. Track any pain you may be feeling to begin to notice if there are any patterns. Track any pain you may be feeling to begin to notice if there are any patterns. Track healthy habits like exercise and adequate sleep. You can even conduct a mindful body scan to pinpoint pressure or discomfort. The journals are also a useful tool in keeping track of medications or therapies like hearing aids those in your family may be taking or utilizing. Try filling the sheets out together as a family to stay healthy and happy!
Whether you want to better understand chronic pain, establish healthy habits, or conduct a mindful body scan, these printable journals will help you stay organized.
Healthy Habits Tracker: People who incorporated five healthy habits into their life increased their life expectancy and decreased their risk of chronic illness, according to a January 2020 study published in the journal BMJ. Logging healthy habits is an effective way to ensure they stick. Record sleep, exercise, healthy eating, sufficient water intake and medications and supplements taken each day.
Mindfulness tracker: Pain is a physical and an emotional sensation. Research shows that mindfulness and meditation doesn’t necessarily reduce the intensity of pain, but it does reduce the unpleasantness. Use this mindfulness activity to conduct a body scan. Start at the top of your head and scan down to your toes, noticing any unpleasant sensations and marking them on the diagram.
Pain Tracker: If you experience chronic pain, use this sheet to track its frequency and intensity. Using the color-coded key, color in the day of the month based on the severity of your pain: None, mild, moderate, severe or unbearable. Fill this sheet out regularly to track any patterns in when and how you experience pain.
Download the free pain journals for yourself or a family member today.