Holistic Lifestyle - A Detailed Guide
A holistic lifestyle is a way of living that emphasizes the interconnectedness of all aspects of life, including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
It involves taking a comprehensive approach to health and wellness, considering prevention, treatment, and follow-up of health situations.
The goal of a holistic lifestyle is to create a sense of balance and harmony in all areas of life, leading to improved overall health and well-being.
In a holistic lifestyle, individuals prioritize self-care and wellness practices that nourish the body, mind, and emotions.
Considering health specifically, the interconnectedness of all aspects of life is very true. Indeed, everything that we do, live, make, see, and experience will have an impact on our health.
This is why a holistic lifestyle goes well with holistic natural healthcare.
Benefits of a holistic lifestyle
Here are the main benefits of a holistic lifestyle:
- Improved physical health
- Reduced stress
- Enhanced spiritual connection
- Increased energy and vitality
- Improved relationships
- Sustainable living
Improved Physical Health
By understanding the essential need of the body for movement and sport and implementing the regular practice of both, someone following a holistic lifestyle will be able to prevent many physical health issues like joint pain, injuries, lack of mobility and flexibility, excessive weight, obesity, etc.
Additionally, this person will also develop better physical awareness and will be able to detect quicker physical health issues.
Holistic living emphasizes the importance of mental and emotional well-being. Practicing mindfulness, meditation, and other stress-reducing techniques can help to manage stress and improve mental health. Additionally, taking time to focus on self-care and relaxation can help to prevent burnout and increase overall happiness.
Moreover, let’s not forget the leading cause of stress and fear: the unknown. Well, with a holistic lifestyle, someone constantly explores the unknown by “thinking outside the box” and looking at the interconnectedness of all things.
This creates a better understanding of life and health, as both are working on the same model of a complex ecosystem all interconnected.
Enhanced Spiritual Connection
Opening up ourselves to the outside world and all that surrounds us definitely increase spirituality, especially when connecting to the various living forms (animals, plants, trees, etc.)
Learning to coexist and share with our environment comes directly from a holistic perspective that, as all are connected, polluting and destroying our environment is only going to get us sick.
Therefore the logical and healthy behavior is to care for us and others as all have a role to play in this global ecosystem.
Finally, it’s important to remember that mother nature is our ultimate source of life. Without it, we would not exist.
Regardless of all the technological breakthroughs and scientific advances, the mystery of how and why we are alive is still unknown.
Therefore, we can only admire the intricacies of life and respect it. If we do that, then we realized that mother nature gave us all that we need to thrive.
For health, this is represented by the abundance of plant-based foods to nourish our body, mind and soul every day, and medicinal herbs, minerals, and mushrooms to help our body heal and recover from diseases.
Again, we see here the direct link between a holistic lifestyle and natural medicines.
Increased Energy and Vitality
This comes automatically when improving physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
It is important to mention here that the energy level and vital force also depends on the sense of purpose and meaning in life.
Therefore, adopting a holistic lifestyle is also recognizing and addressing the need for each of us to find that purpose and meaning in life.
For that, the more we can move away from artificial and fake life and into a natural real-life immersed in nature, the easier it becomes to figure it out.
In order to have good relationships, we need to be as much as possible in harmony with ourselves and our environment. This is precisely what a holistic lifestyle helps to achieve.
Healthy relationships are based on respect, freedom, reciprocity, and most importantly synergy.
To have synergy, which we can illustrate with the famous equation 1+1=3, both parties of the relationship need to be independent, self-reliable, and willing to give and receive.
Sadly today, we see a lot of bad relationships based on dependency, addiction, or even worse, mutual destruction.
As the saying says “Better alone than in bad company”! It’s never a good idea to have a relationship because we can’t be happy alone, because that will inevitably create a bond of dependency, and dependency is the opposite of freedom.
In the health field, the concept of “toxic” relationships is often used to describe this dependency and mutual destruction.
Sustainability is undoubtedly the most trendy hijacked concept. The greenwashing machine took over the use of the word sustainable to make it all but sustainable.
In its true sense, the concept of sustainability represents something responsible and able to work today, tomorrow, and in the years to come without damaging what it is based on.
In that sense, a holistic lifestyle is definitely teaching us how to live more sustainably by understanding the cause and effect of our actions.
How can you achieve a holistic lifestyle?
Using your grey matter is the best starting point. Adopting a holistic lifestyle is not like changing clothes, furniture, or hobbies. It’s a different way of life, a fundamental change in the way you:
Once on that road, your way of living and interacting with your environment will change, and although it’s for the better, you will quickly realize that the majority of people are not on that road…quite the contrary.
Therefore the first step is to determine if a holistic lifestyle is really what you want. If it is, then you can start looking at the bigger picture.
The bigger picture
Like most things, it’s important to first shoot as wide as possible before narrowing it down to specifics.
This is following the own definition of the word “Holistic”:
A concept that considers all things, especially living organisms, are correctly seen as interacting wholes that are more than the mere sum of each element.
Applied to the health field, that means drawing a circle, putting your health in the center and all the rest of your life around it looking at how they interact with each other and your health.
After the bigger picture, it’s important to set up a plan of action. Adopting a holistic lifestyle is not something that can be done overnight. You can take the decision instantly, but the implementation process will require time and steps.
Therefore the question is: where to begin?
This is where most people are already lost in their journey towards a holistic lifestyle. It is quite understandable when you think about the hundreds of things that have an impact on health.
To avoid going randomly, and being disappointed by a lack of results or at least a bad effort-result ratio, it’s capital to start with the topics that have a major impact on your health. Getting those improved will have a significant impact on your overall health and well-being and will highly motivate you to address other topics.
Advice from Holistic Natural Health Experts
They are many topics that have a major impact on your health. Therefore, we recommend you start with those that are largely in your control and that you can easily improve.
For that, the two best ones are:
Healthy diet and Hydration
Eating and drinking well is the backbone of your health. You simply cannot be healthy if you eat and drink badly, it’s impossible. Why?
Because what you eat and drink is a big part of the fuel to your body. If you fuel your body badly, it will not work properly and will get damaged, exactly like the engine of a car.
Eating and drinking are what we do most after breathing, therefore no matter what else you do, if you eat and drink crap, you will be crap.
In other words, our body uses all the nutrients we ingest to build and repair itself, if it has good and quality materials then the house will be strong and resilient, if it has bad and poor quality materials then the house will be weak and vulnerable.
The good news is that you can improve your diet and hydration, without consulting a doctor, a therapist, or even a holistic natural health expert.
This is why we built this platform, to give you all the teaching and knowledge to start improving your health immediately.
If you want to know more about a healthy diet, go check out our articles on the topic or directly subscribe now to access our ebook: “Healthy Food: Your Fundamental Right”.
If you want to know more about healthy hydration, go check out our articles on the topic or directly subscribe now to access our ebook: “Hydrating Well With Healthy Water”.
Movement and Sport
After putting the right fuel in your body, you need to use it. Indeed, our body is programmed to survive not to thrive. This is represented by one of many principles that regulate how our body works: the function creates the organ.
In other words, the thing that we don’t use, the body doesn’t maintain. In reverse, if we use our body then, the body will maintain itself.
But that’s not all of it! If we practice movement and sport regularly, we are gaining momentum. This momentum will help our body function better overall. This means an improvement of hundreds of the body’s functions. Here is a list of just a few:
- Immunity defenses
- Thermal regulation
- Bowel movements
- Blood flow
- Energy level
- Mental clarity
- Weight loss
- Metabolism turnover
- Recovery after effort and injuries
If you want to know more about movement and sport, go check out our articles on the topic or directly subscribe now to access our ebook: “Movement and Sport For Optimal Health”.
We would be lying if we said that adopting a holistic lifestyle is an easy thing to do. In addition to what we said above, it’s important to take into account the unique situation of each person.
In reality, most people that are leaning towards a holistic lifestyle are already suffering from health conditions or diseases. They are looking for a way out of their health problems, or at least to change what they can before it’s too late.
This is totally commendable, but a holistic lifestyle is not a complete treatment, no matter how good it is! It is primarily designed to improve health and prevent diseases.
On top of that, certain health conditions and diseases can hinder your ability to adopt a holistic lifestyle. This is where it gets complicated and you need help from a professional.
When affected by health conditions and diseases, you need a complete healthcare plan personalized to your needs with appropriate treatments.
To do that, we recommend that you don’t try it on your own and instead use the expertise and competence of Holistic Natural Health Experts like us.
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