“Holistic” is defined as the connection between all parts, and the completion of something as a whole rather than as individual pieces. Holistic wellness is a concept that involves health in a variety of areas of life including physical, mental, and emotional. In other words, to be healthy, you have to embrace wellness in both body and mind, and since both of these are connected and have such an impact on one another, it is important to know how to get started. Here are some tips to help you do so!
Embrace the Intervals
When it comes to physical fitness, there is no shortage of information out there as to what workouts you should be doing, how often you should be doing them, etc. But one thing you can grab onto that is growing in popularity is interval training. Interval training involves short bursts of high intensity exercise. And the results speak for themselves: interval training benefits your cardio health and your strength, so give it a try!
Have a Post Workout Snack
Snacking after a workout is a great way to fuel your body and keep your metabolism burning. Opt for something with protein, as this will help your muscles recover, and it will help you feel fuller in the long run.
Put Some Spice in Your Life
Spicy foods have been shown to increase metabolism in some studies. If your stomach can handle it, try cooking with natural spices as they pack huge flavor and color. Also, when it comes to mental health, try spicing things up with new activities. Continually challenging yourself to learn new things is a great way to stay sharp and cognitively on point.
Relax and De-Stress
This one is important. Managing stress and taking time for yourself to relax is crucial to holistic wellness. Stress, when not controlled, wreaks havoc on the body and mind. So whatever relaxes you – whether it be meditation or massage – embrace it and engage in it often to avoid the effects of stress.
Always consult your physician or other health care professional before seeking treatment or taking related advice.