4 Ways to Take a More Holistic Path to Health

These days, health has become a very controversial topic. Many people are getting more and more conscious of what they’re putting in their bodies be it food, supplements, or medicines. A growing number of people are also seeing the benefit of making health a priority in order to live a happier life.

Are you on your own holistic path to health? Here are some ways you can live healthy with a more holistic approach.

1. Know your facts.
There is so much misinformation out there that it can be difficult to know what’s really good and what only looks good but is really harmful to you. One of the most debated topics in recent history is the use of medical marijuana.

In recent years, a lot of states have found that the benefits far outweigh the limited and often only perceived risks. The best place to learn more about it is by actually visiting a dispensary in a city such as Tulsa and asking the staff all your questions, or checking out authoritative sites such as wholeleaf.net.

Doing independent research is also very important. These days, anybody can publish anything online, so it’s definitely a challenge to find out if something has an agenda or not.

There are a lot of ways to do your research before trying something out, be it a new exercise, changing your diet, or taking new supplements. Talk to people with firsthand experience, look up some scientific journals, and maybe even give it an initial try if it’s an exercise class or something where all ingredients are safe.

2. Strengthen the mind-and-body connection.
The connection of the state of your mind and your body cannot be overlooked. Often, when someone is living a stressful life full of worries, it reflects on their physical health. Be mindful of this and know that taking care of your mind and taking care of your body is equally important.

There’s a danger in overdoing either one. As with anything in health, moderation and consistency are the two keys to forging your own path. Start healthy habits that allow you to process emotions, both good and bad. Some ideas are journaling, drawing, and other creative outlets.

Physical fitness classes also help you release some of the pent up emotions. Going for food choices that make you feel good on the inside is also a good way to take care of both body and mind. Of course, you also have to let loose sometimes.

Don’t be afraid to celebrate or have small indulgences here and there. But always remember that they only retain their value and remain indulgences when you get them once in a while. For example, eating hyper-palatable foods that are a combination of sweet, salty and fatty can give you a good dopamine boost but when overdone can easily damage your health.

3. Respect other people’s journeys.
When you find a routine that works great for you, it’s so easy to get overzealous and want to share your newfound health and lifestyle with anyone and everyone you know. Though the intentions are good, health and wellness are very personal matters that most people wouldn’t want to discuss unless they volunteer to do so openly.

Refrain from being pushy! Make sure that your health routine doesn’t consume your whole person. Taking care of relationships is as much a part of your holistic journey as is your healthy choices and routines. Always be kind and respectful of others.

These four points set the foundation for a holistic health journey that will make you feel good inside and out. Apply these in your life and reap the gifts of health and happiness!