What You Need To Know About Holistic Health

What You Need To Know About Holistic Health

A holistic approach to your health means that when you’re addressing your health, you’re considering yourself as a whole. This means you’re factoring in your physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual health when it comes to supporting your overall wellbeing.

Holistic health goes beyond just fixing the symptom – it addresses the root of what you’re experiencing, and helps you have a healthier body, mind and life.

In this blog, we explore what you need to know about holistic health, so you can live your life to the fullest!

Look After Your Physical Body

Consider your physical body as your vessel through life – your only one! If you’re feeling unwell or run down, then your body will be the first to experience symptoms. Looking after your physical body is the first step to embodying the holistic health approach.

Eating a diet high in nutrients and maintaining balanced blood sugar levels is an excellent starting point. Small swaps and changes in your diet can go a long way. When paired with at least thirty minutes of some movement each day, you can see positive changes to your body.

You should also aim for at least eight hours of sleep each night. If that proves difficult, you can diffuse some lavender oil or take CBD gummies to help send you off to sleep.

Take Care Of Your Mental Health

In the context of holistic health, mental wellbeing refers to cognitive functions and how our brains operate. 

Keeping your mind active is key to good holistic health, so do regular problem-solving activities to challenge your brain. You can also do some mindfulness practices to help calm your mind while grounding your physical body, such as meditating or spending time in nature. 

It’s common knowledge that a healthy gut function equates to a healthy mind, so make sure that your diet is rich in antioxidants and omega-3. Including foods that are high in prebiotics and probiotics can help improve your overall gut health, and in turn help improve your mind.

Be In Touch With Your Emotions 

Our emotional wellbeing is an important aspect of holistic health. When your emotional health isn’t looked after, it can manifest through the physical body. As an example, if you experience depression and aren’t seeking support, you may have frequent headaches and digestive problems.

There’s no shame in talking to a therapist about any problems you may experience, no matter how big or small. You should also practice mindfulness habits, like journaling or daily mantras, to help manage the daily stress that life throws at you.

Establish Deep Social Connections

Having healthy social connections is integral for your holistic health journey. Whether you’re a social butterfly or a shy wallflower, staying connected with your close family and friends can help you feel less alone in the world.

Staying connected nowadays is easier than ever. With social media platforms just about everywhere, you can reach out to a friend or family member and initiate conversation with the push of a button. But it’s also important to make time for in-person connection too.

Connect With Your Inner Spirit

While you may think that spiritual wellness is often associated with religion, there’s more to it than meets the eye. 

Your spiritual health is when you feel at peace with your current life, develop a purpose in life and how you connect with the world around you.

You can practice maintaining good spiritual health by writing in a gratitude or wellness journal each day, meditating and focusing on you!

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No matter if you’re new to holistic health or you’ve been adopting this approach for a while now, our selection of CBD-based products can help you on your journey.

If you’re not sure where to start, get in touch with the A Greener Leaf team today and we can help you on your holistic health journey.


 

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