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Your surroundings can affect your health. You may be able to improve your health or prevent accidents by making adjustments to yours.

Read An Introduction to Surroundings for Whole Health

Why are Surroundings Important?

The surroundings and environments you are in can affect the way you think and feel impacting your health and well-being. These places and conditions may include:

  1. Your home
  2. Your workplace
  3. Your neighborhood
  4. Experiences that affect your emotions
  5. The climate and the environment

How you relate to your surroundings can affect how happy or sad you feel, and encourage or discourage bad habits.

The resources offered here will help you better understand how your surroundings affect your health and well-being.

Whole Health Handouts

Assessing Your Surroundings

Toxins and Your Health

Toxins and Environmental Inflammation

Eating to Reduce Inflammation

Improve Your Health by Removing Toxins From Your Body

Ergonomics: Positioning Your Body for Whole Health

Create a Gratitude Practice

Laughter Heals



Too Much Bad News: How to do an Information Fast

The Healing Power of Hope and Optimism

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A Patient Centered Approach to Surroundings

Part of the Components of Health and Well-Being video Series.


VA Public Health 

Information on chemical, physical, and environmental hazards during military service. A variety of information to empower you to live a healthier life in a healthier environment.

National Institutes of Health Tox Town

Information on environmental health concerns where you live, work, and play.