Health, wellbeing and happiness have never been as vital as they are today. But, as if the stress and strains of everyday life aren’t bad enough, the Covid-19 pandemic is still wreaking havoc across the planet. Additionally, with your busy schedule and home to work-life balance, it is easy to neglect yourself by eating convenience food, putting off exercise and overworking.
However, strenuous exercise such as running, lifting weights and cycling aren’t the only things you can do to help your health. You can maximise your health with a sufficient intake of natural nutrition while foregoing harmful substances. Additionally, you can aid your mental health with activities regarded as pseudoscience assisted by ancient techniques found to help with stress and anxiety.
A holistic approach to health and wellbeing is nothing new. However, despite the proven benefits of certain practices, mainstream medicine is slow to recognise the many proven health benefits of such treatments. While there are many arguments for and against holistic therapies, an adequately trained holistic health coach can assist you with energy maintenance. From a holistic perspective, energy relates to physical, mental, spiritual and emotional balance.
Ancient practices can compound holistic therapies in developing a complex understanding of yourself and your wellbeing. Yoga, meditation and reiki are prime examples of restorative and energy balancing practices used for thousands of years. There are many blogs and sites with information about ancient rituals. In addition, there are many forms of each discipline aimed at different levels, such as Yoga’s many forms, for example.
Vitamins and Minerals
A careful and balanced intake of vitamins and minerals are vital for peak physical and mental function. The past few years have witnessed somewhat of a vitamin and mineral supplement boom. Yet, you may not benefit from all substances available. For example, you should only consume a vitamin that you might otherwise have trouble including in your regular diet. Additionally, you should get as much of a specific vitamin or mineral as you can naturally from food and drinks.
Detoxing Your Body
Conversely to vitamin and mineral intake, ridding your body of harmful substances by detoxifying your system is widespread among those looking to feel healthy. Unfortunately, everyday consumptions such as caffeine, alcohol and trans fats are incredibly damaging to your body. Therefore, they should be consumed as little as possible.
To detox effectively, you should:
- drink only water or healthy tea
- get enough sleep
- cut out all non-natural sugar
- eat foods rich in antioxidants
- Drink prebiotics and probiotics for good bacteria
Getting your energy to optimal levels is achieved by planning a diet, performing various activities and therapies and watching your nutrient intake. And you can get help from technology. Smartphone apps like Ideal Weight and MyFitnessPal will help you with dieting. At the same time, Headspace is a very effective and comprehensive meditation service. You might also benefit from apps such as Moment, Flipd and Anti-Social that help with digital detox when limiting your phone or screen time usage.