Are you physically fit? Do you have inner peace in you? Or are you even emotionally stable? If your answer to these three questions is yes, then probably your holistic health is of good status. But what exactly do we mean by holistic health?
Holistic health is the over all wellness of an individual. It covers the physical, emotional, psychological and as well as spiritual well-being of a person. In short, it is the totality of an individual’s health and wellness.
Today, people tend to overlook a lot of things due to their fast-paced life. It looks like everything is now created to meet up with people’s lifestyle. A very good example of which is the so-called fast food chains. They are so abundant nowdays that you can see them in almost every street or corner you pass by on.
The society had already been warned about the risks of eating foods from Mc Donald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken and the likes because of its harmful effects on the body which can lead to different kinds of diseases such as obesity, heart and kidney problems and so on. In spite of the warning, people still opt to eat such foods due to lack of time. Little do they know that they are putting their health and even life at stake.
Exercise is another thing that we need to consider. Most of us neglect its importance to our health and wellness. We’re all preoccupied with our jobs and other commitments so we have no time to spare an hour or even 30-minutes for exercise. We rather choose to purchase those fast and effective slimming pills and tablets from the advertisements because it is effortless yet very effective. But are we being wise about our decision?
Slimming pill companies lure its consumers because of the promising effect on losing weight. It makes us lose 3 to 5 pounds per week but is it really healthy? According to dieticians, the maximum recommended weight loss, in a per week basis, is only 2 pounds. Losing too much pounds in a week alters the physiology of our body systems which can be detrimental to our health.
We lack quality time with our partners because of our hectic arrangements. This is the reason why broken relationships like divorce and annulments are quite common in our society. As we all know, unsuccessful relationships can lead to emotional and sometimes psychological instability to an individual which can be characterized through despair and even depression.
Being busy does not mean that we have to put aside our health and wellness already. There are still some simple ways in which we can do in order for us to achieve a good holistic health. Here are some of them:
First, we can wake up at least 20 minutes earlier than the usual to prepare foods which will last till dinner time. There are a lot of easy to cook and to prepare foods which are very nutritious like sandwiches, salads and so on. By doing this, you will not be tempted to eat in fast-food chains anymore.
Second, there are still numerous exercises in which you can do while accomplishing your jobs and commitments at the same time. For starters, you can take the stairs instead of the elevators. You can also walk short-distance places instead of driving or taking a cab to get there. Remember that exercising not only makes us physically fit but it also contributes to the positive mental health of an individual which in turn makes us holistically healthy.
Five to ten minutes break every two hours or so would not hurt for you to call your significant other and say “How are you doing?” and “I love you” in order to maintain a harmonious relationship with each other. You can also surprise your partner every now and then even if there is no occasion at all.
Living healthy is a continuous process. Focus, determination and self-control plays an important part in achieving holistic health. Every action has its own consequence so be smart in every decision making. You are the boss of your own body. Your good health and success all depends on you. There is no better day to start living a healthy life than today.
And truthfully, have you not been able to stick to your planned routines for exercise and healthier eating? Is it possible that before you can do these other things, you need a little help, more energy to do the other things you know are good for you? Are you punishing yourself because you can not do them – trying to whip yourself into your discipline?
There is one very simple thing you can do is to go to sleep early enough and get a proper night’s rest. There is a lot of information about this. But one reason it is so important is because it’s while you are sleeping that your body’s adult stem cells can go to work in repairing your body. And recently, thanks to a new patented natural supplement, you can now get some extra help in supporting the release of your adult stem cells from your own bone marrow.
With both of these, you will have a head start, and will have some good support in being able to fulfill your other goals in terms of a healthy life-style.