To live holistically means we’re treating ourselves as a whole and emphasizing the connection of our mind, body, and spirit. We’re committing to living a meaningful life to the best of our abilities and not letting someone else dictate what’s best for us. We believe in staying away from prescription drugs and surgery and instead focusing on ways to intertwine all of our elements and find the best natural solution.
For instance, some doctors and physicians spend little time with their patients, only treating the body but ignoring the mind and spirit, as well as prescribing a one-size-fits-all solution. No, thank you. Today we’re concentrating on how to be an advocate for ourselves and how to pursue our own path to healing and wellness. That could mean getting a second opinion, seeing a complementary or alternative therapist (who believe the same concepts we do), or following the simple tips below to live a more holistic lifestyle:
Being mindful has actually been proven by science and research that it can improve well-being, physical health, and mental health. Need I say more? OK, I will, but only to suggest ways of doing so. In your daily life, some options are meditating, allowing emotions to be present without judgment, applying acceptance, and living in the moment. But wait—there’s more! Connecting with your senses, listening intently, freeing yourself from distracting thoughts, and observing your breathing are also common ways to achieve mindfulness.
One way to save yourself from diseases or complications is through clean eating! That means consuming only unprocessed, raw, whole, organic, fresh, local, good-for-you foods. Although this trend is nothing new, it’s becoming more common as more people are realizing the benefits it brings. With that said, try avoiding food with GMOs, pesticides, and harmful chemicals, and rather focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and water, water, water! Hit up your local farmer’s market to get all the antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrition you can!
We all know the effects of negativity. They don’t make us feel good. In an effort to live more holistically, it’s necessary for us to start thinking, speaking, and acting more positively. Several ways to do this are complimenting others, eliminating negative self-talk, associating with positive people, responding well to thoughts, and showing enthusiasm. Another idea is keeping a gratitude journal. In it include all the details about particular people or things in your life for which you are grateful, which will really help you see and appreciate the good in life!
You may be thinking, houseplants, really? While some serve as a colorful decoration or accent piece, houseplants actually bring a lot of benefits for a long-lasting healthy and holistic life. To start, they aid in lowering stress levels, purifying the air, increasing oxygen content, and creating a more relaxing environment. Cool, right? The plants I’m talking about include (but are not limited to) the peace lily, English ivy, aloe vera, rubber tree, snake plant, spider plant, bamboo palm, philodendron, garden mum, dracaena, and gerbera daisy.
Prescription, who? Laughter is the best medicine out there because it presents a better quality of life, mood-boosting benefits, enhanced learning abilities, and lowered levels of stress hormones. Beyond those improvements to your mind, body, and spirit, how about the fact that laughing burns calories. Yes, about 10 to 15 minutes of laughter each day can burn up to 40 calories! To help you burn about 8 right now, here’s one of our favorite jokes: Why did the raisin go out with the prune? It couldn’t get a date.
Exercising is a key factor on your path toward a holistic lifestyle. That’s not major news, though. What’s news is that your health is your future. What you do today will affect you now and in the coming years. So, it’s time to take the bull by the horns and start today. Incorporating more exercise to your daily routine will not only encourage your heart to beat faster, increase your metabolism, and reduce your risk for disease, but it will boost your overall mental and physical health. Enough said!
Oh yeah, HealingRadius! Our team wants you to take control of your life and every health aspect that goes along with it. That’s why we meet day-by-day to discuss strategies, find alternative healing solutions, and offer the best natural remedies, healthy and fresh recipes, and exercise tips and trends for you to take advantage of. Not only that, but you’re able to access our online marketplace to search by condition, therapy, or business name that will only list wellness centers and holistic independent therapists near you. A change in your diet, attitude, and decision-making will go a long way, we promise. After all, if you’re not moving forward, you’ll always be behind. Visit HealingRadius.com to stay up-to-date on the latest health scene while learning about alternative solutions as a way to live more holistically.
Allyson Miller is a bookworm, history nerd and outdoor enthusiast who loves writing creative and informational content for SBT in Rock Hill, SC. Depending on the day, you can find her with her nose in historical documents, shopping for trendy exercise outfits or trying new cooking recipes. Allyson dreams that one day, engineers will figure out a way to build roller coasters sans the incline, ridding her of coasterphobia.