When it comes to having a healthy body, you also want to have a healthy mind and a healthy soul. Integrating the care of all of these things together is a must for health and happiness, and it can help you live a longer and more fulfilling life as well. If you aren’t familiar with holism, the dictionary describes it as “the treating of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.”
With that in mind, you can better understand how holism as part of your health and wellness regimen can help with all sorts of issues. It is used in the treatment of addiction, in the fight against mental illnesses like anxiety and depression, and even in the treatment of physical ailments like cancer. Here are some ways you can integrate holism in your own general wellness plan.
Eating The Right Foods
Start by eating the right foods. The right foods start with eat whole foods (get it). Instead of buying stuff that has been cooked and mulched and processed into something unrecognizable as natural, buy stuff whole.
That means whole fruits and vegetables (you can slice that melon and those carrots on your own, and you’re better guaranteed they haven’t been contaminated with bleach or other things not good for consumption. You also should buy whole meat, like a whole chicken or a side of pork (though chicken and turkey, as well as seafood, are your best meat options).
Mind And Breathing Techniques
Learn how to do techniques that calm you. Stress is one of the biggest killers and it can cause all sorts of health problems, with your mind and even your heart. Learning to meditate and visualize, and do breathing techniques to calm, can do wonders at making your life more peaceful.
Using Healing Remedies
You also want to integrate some alternative healing remedies into your life. These are less invasive than the medications made in a lab the doctors prescribe. It is still important to visit your doctor and let them know about any side therapies you’re trying.
Drinking an herbal tea to relax, taking echinacea for a cold or for your allergies, or using a lavender scented candle to help you sleep at night are just a few of the healing techniques you might want to try.
Exercise is also a must for all over mind and body health. A good cardio workout can release endorphins in your brain which make you happy and give you more energy. The more you workout the more energy you’ll have.
Yoga combines a full-body workout with breathing techniques. It’s very meditative and good for your soul.