Most of the time, doctors of mainstream medicine would focus solely on the symptoms of a disease and this prevents them from treating the person holistically. Unfortunately, one can never find true healing if he’s not treated holistically. His physical body may be healed after a conventional doctor administered several conventional treatments. But, his spiritual, mental and psychological being may still be bruised from the negative experiences he had while trying to cope with the rigors of the treatment and from the stress of knowing about the disease. This is the reason why taking a holistic approach to health is a must for an individual to achieve better health. With this approach, one can be considered healthy inside and out. But, how can you make a holistic approach to your health? The following tips will prove to be helpful:
Remember that eating should not be just a mere act of consuming food.
What you should eat will largely depend on your goals. If you want to lose weight, then you should avoid those foods that could derail you from your weight loss goals. If you want your diet to help you gain weight, specifically muscle weight, make sure your diet is protein-rich. If you want to stay lean, load up on leafy greens, kefir grains, and other high-fiber foods. If you believe you need to cut out from your diet, certain types of foods, such as those that are loaded with sugar, go ahead and do it. If you want to eat more plant-based foods, consider buying these from local producers. This way, your health is not the only one that benefits, but the businesses of local producers as well. Taking a holistic approach to health must also be coupled with your advocacy to patronize organic and whole foods only. This should be one of your principles for holistic living.
Your fitness regimen must consider all aspects of your being.
Holistic fitness allows you to establish a positive connection between different aspects of your whole being. It should involve your physical, mental and spiritual aspects. Your fitness regimen should be designed in a way that not only gives you more physical energy. It should also allow you to strengthen and repair your body so that you can take better control of your own health. It should also promote inner mastery of yourself as you learn how effective conscious communication takes place between your mind, body and spirit. With a holistic approach to health, you will view fitness as a way of life, and stop considering it as a mere part of your daily routine.
Be a good listener to what your body tells you.
The human body is one clever creation. It is capable of sending you signals that it is already too stressed. It also sends signals that it needs some rest. Ignoring these signals could jumpstart the onset of many illnesses. Overdoing any part of your fitness regimen can also spell danger to your health. Be aware that running for long periods of time causes much stress on the joints. So, make sure to do such routine moderately. Take the time to indulge in Yoga so your creaky joints can have the chance to be pulled apart and prevent it from suffering the blows of extensive periods spent on running. Most of all, rest days will give your body the opportunity to repair and recharge so be sure to set aside enough time for sleep and relaxation.
Keep in mind that holistic health is not about the absence of a disease. Holistic health should be viewed as a way of living a balanced life where no aspects of your being are ignored or neglected.