Holistic healthcare has become increasingly popular in recent years and being healthy is a revolutionary lifestyle that can alter healthcare approaches. Let's discuss holistic health ideas and the advantages of holistic health and well-being strategy in this blog.
What is holistic health?
Holistic health is a way of dealing with life. It is an ancient way of dealing with well-being, as opposed to focusing on illness or specific components of the body. This method sees the whole person and how he or she connects with the environment. It highlights the association of psyche, body, and soul.
Holistic management of health emphasizes the entire body care that involves five primary elements: physical, emotional, social, spiritual and mental. Let's briefly discuss the meaning of each aspect.
We all understand how important it is to maintain a healthy physical well-being. There are a few things that can be taken into account when it comes to taking care of physical health, such as:
Having the right quantity of sleep (7-8 hours a day) so that our body gets proper rest and repairs itself.
Keeping a well-balanced diet: This includes eating food rich in nutrients, plant-based foods and limiting processed foods, high dense oils, dairy products, etc. Also, avoid any refined sugars, salt, oils. Always try to eat food directly the way nature provides, for instance, incorporate fresh green chillies instead of chilli powders.
Exercising for better circulation of the blood: 30 minutes of exercise every day is necessary for every individual. You can try walking, jogging or simple stretches that keep you moving and helps you stay active and fresh.
Avoiding harmful practices, such as smoking and alcohol consumption.
Like physical health, emotional well-being is as essential. In this case, there is a proverb that reads like"A sound mind is a sound body," insisting that both mind and body should be healthy and sound. We should control our ideas and emotions, and we should always attempt to have positive vibes in our lives.
Few ways to support our Emotional health is:
Catching up with a close friend once a week over lunch.
Writing down your thoughts and emotions and things that you are grateful for, in your life.
Learn something new, pursuing a hobby, a new activity like engaging yourself in dance class, music class or singing is a great way to keep your emotional health stable.
Our social health determines our happiness. To preserve a healthy social life, it is essential to have a social community. You can share your life experiences, ideas and stay in contact with like-minded individuals. Few ways to support your social life is:
Making new friends with likeminded people and stay connected with your social circle.
Join a club (sports club, women’s club, etc.) or volunteer in your local community or organization.
Don’t be afraid to walk away or avoid the relationships that impart negativity in your life as it is important to surround yourself with positive people.
Spirituality is another important aspect of one’s personal well-being. Spirituality is about bringing peace onto yourself and to the ones around you. Spirituality has a positive effect on health; it helps the body attain a state of harmony and promotes self-healing. Religion, meditation, and prayer acquired comfort and strength can lead to healing and a sense of well-being.
One can indulge in spirituality by:
Meditating: start your day by meditating for a few minutes. It will not only help calm your mind but will also give you a sense of peace and spiritual enlightenment.
If you are a religious person, increasing your faith is a great way to enhance your spiritual health. Developing religious morals, values, following religious principles will define your spirituality.
Mental health is often a concept that overlaps with emotional health. But there’s a thin line between emotional and mental health that has to be understood.
Emotional health is primarily about feelings, ideas, and mood, whereas our mental health is primarily about how our brain works and how other brain systems operate.
A well balanced mental health can be achieved by:
Learning informative things from people around you. Sharing and gaining knowledge is always good for your mind.
Playing mind games that can add to your mental skills and reading, which also stimulates your mental health.
Travelling to new places, in this way your mind changes and also receives fresh energy by meeting new people and experiencing their traditions. Travelling is a good way to de-stress and enjoy the gift of nature and life. It not only ensures peace of mind but also creates memories that you can look back later in your life.
The bottom line
Health is a person's entire physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Good health does not just imply that there is no disease or ailment. Figure out which ones require your attention most to determine your personalized attitude to wellness. And remember, reinforcing each will provide an excellent basis for living your best, healthiest life.
(About the author: I am Jerusha Joseph; a Pharmacy Graduate and Health Enthusiast. Natural healing and holistic approach to healthcare had led me to understand the importance of being healthier inside out. I want to share the experiences and thoughts to live a healthy lifestyle with a sound mind and body.)
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