Holistic lifestyle: living better
Living a holistic lifestyle is a sure way to be healthier, happier and feel complete by the strength of our spirit. The key to living a holistic inspired life is to be open and seek out those products, services and people who are aligned with your healthy living lifestyle. Having a positive attitude is a must and will encourage you to stay committed to healthy living. A Holistic lifestyle strengthens our ability to heal naturally and fends off stress instigators. Here are some simple steps to start you on your Holistic lifestyle journey:
- Good Nutrition
You have heard it before “you are what you eat” and if we look at the national food crisis we will see how the epidemic of processed and prepared foods has created a huge dent in people’s health. A balanced diet with the appropriate amounts of fats, protein, carbohydrates and water is essential for sustaining a well fueled body in good health, but it is important that you seek out foods that are free of GMOs, that are natural and fresh and that are chock full of nutrients. There are many companies now offering safe, natural and clean supplements to add to your daily diet that will help keep your body clean and healthy.
- Quality Sleep
The most important thing is not the quantity of sleep as many think but the quality. Everybody is different with the amount of sleep they need, but we all need a good quality sleep. It allows our entire body to regenerate and set out again for a new day full of life and energy. Make sure you don’t over do it by doing too much, listen to your body and rest when it tells you it needs to rest.
- Physical exercises
Movement has been shown to ease depression, increase flexibility, keep muscles toned and help us gain better balance. Movement also increases endorphins: the “happy” chemical in our brain that allows us to think clearer, function optimally and feel great! Whatever the exercise, commit to doing something every day to keep your endorphins going.
- Positive Attitude
Getting rid of negative thoughts is essential to be balanced. Affirmations are a way to develop a positive state of mind and to strengthen self-confidence and self-esteem.
Even though very basic, these 4 steps will help you to have a “mens sana in corpore sano”, a “healthy mind in a healthy body” so no matter if this is your first time hearing these simple tips or the thousandth time you have heard them, commit today to making sure you follow these steps and you will assure yourself a more pleasant, happy and all around fun life experience!
For those who live in the Los Angeles area, visit the Santa Monica Chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce where you can access holistic businesses and tips for living a better and healthier life: