“HEALTH is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Heallth is a resource to support an individual’s function.
HOLISTIC HEALTH is actually an approach to life. Rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the body, it considers the whole person. It emphasises the connection of mind , body and spirit. The goal is to achieve maximum well-being.
Nutrition, physical activity, sleep (rest), and stress management are the foundations for good health.
Like a table with four legs, if one leg is shorter or missing, it will not be stable.
Tips to balance and support your health during challenging times:
- Health Begins In The Kitchen – What we choose to put in our body has a direct effect on our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Enhance your immune system with fresh, wholesome foods. Eat the rainbow – Diversity is key to a healthy balanced diet with wholesome, nutritious food. When shopping, look for plenty of fresh colorful seasonal vegetables and fruit. Leave the junk food at the supermarket. Avoid sugar! Sugar can depress the immune system. Read labels for hidden sugar.
- Practice Mindful Eating – Eat your meals while sitting down at the table, not in front of the television or computer. Eat slowly and take at least 20 minutes to finish the meal.
- Calm Your Mind – Include in your daily routine healthy ways to deal with stress so you are not living in a constant state of alarm. Prioritize a daily relaxation time and choose a technique that works best for you. Yoga, meditation, abdominal deep breathing, massage or a 30 minutes walk outside are just a few of my favorite tools to reduce stress.
- Exercise is a great way to reduce stress, burn fat, and improve emotional and physical well-being. Regular exercise not only benefits every part of the body, but it also benefits our mind.
- Keep a Regular Sleep Routine - Your sleep timing plays an important role in your sleep quality and daytime performance. It is critically important that you sleep 7 to 9 hours a night. Too many Americans are living their lives in a sleep-deprived state. Going to bed and waking up at a regular time each day will help your body maintain a sense of normalcy.