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  • Writer's pictureErick Rivas

The Path to Holistic Health: How to Create Health From a Holistic Approach

As we go about our daily lives, we often neglect our health. Our unhealthy lifestyle choices, coupled with the pressure to succeed, can take a toll on our overall well-being. However, it is never too late to take charge of your health and make conscious efforts towards achieving holistic health.


Holistic health involves looking at your health as a whole, rather than just focusing on physical symptoms or illnesses. It takes into account your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. In this blog post, we will look at some key concepts of holistic health and how focusing on these can help you regain your health.


Nutrition

Nutrition is a vital aspect of holistic health. The food you eat can affect your physical and emotional health. A balanced diet consisting of whole foods, fruits, vegetables, and lean protein can provide your body with the necessary nutrients it needs to function optimally. It is also worth noting that a good diet can help prevent chronic illnesses such as obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and heart disease. When improving your nutrition, consider working with a professional like a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, or Health Coach.


Exercise

Exercise is an essential component of holistic health. It goes beyond maintaining a healthy weight and helps to improve heart health, increase bone density, and boost mood. Physical activity also triggers the release of endorphins, which help to reduce stress and anxiety. The most important part of exercising is finding what you enjoy doing. This helps make it easier to stick with it.


Sleep

Getting enough sleep is critical to your holistic health. Sleep deprivation can lead to a host of problems, including impaired cognitive abilities, mood swings, and weakened immune system function. Aim to get between seven and nine hours of sleep each night, avoiding screen time for at least an hour before bed. Good sleep hygiene can help you get a good night's rest and help promote holistic health.


Stress Reduction

Long-term stress can take a significant toll on your physical and emotional health. Therefore, it is crucial to finding stress reduction techniques that work for you. Mindfulness meditation, deep breathing, and yoga are all great ways to reduce stress. Take care of your mental health by nurturing your emotional and spiritual health, also.


Surroundings

Surroundings also play a role in holistic health. Your surroundings should support your overall well-being. A clutter-free home can help to reduce stress, while incorporating natural elements such as plants can help you relax. Your environment should promote healthy habits, such as having space to prepare and store healthy meals.


Relationships and Connections

The strength and quality of your relationships and social connections can significantly impact your holistic health. Humans are inherently social creatures who thrive on connection, and fostering strong, positive relationships can greatly enhance your emotional and mental well-being. Close-knit relationships provide emotional support, reduce stress, and promote a sense of belonging and security. Focusing on nourishing and maintaining these relationships can contribute to your overall health and happiness.


Holistic health involves taking care of your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Focusing on nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, surroundings, and relationships can help you achieve a more balanced life. Achieving holistic health is by no means a quick fix, but by taking steps towards this path, your well-being will vastly improve. Make holistic health a priority in your life; you deserve it. If you find that you are having difficulty getting started, consider reaching out and seeing if my health coaching program could be what you need to get started on your path to creating health.


Erick Rivas

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach




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