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Holistic Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “The dynamic harmony of the body, mind, and spirit of a person, and the social and cultural influences that make up his or her environment”. This is truly what we call holistic health. When we’re looking at our options we must therefore consider all of the elements of our health

Another very important thing to consider when assessing what activities we need to undertake, should be to select those that integrate several, or all, of the following elements. Once again why work or play hard, instead of smart. When you get smarter you get what’s known as “flow”. This is when all of the elements of your work, life, and health combine to enable you to achieve holistic health

Here are 5 tips to help you with holistic health

1.  Emotional. This is merely doing things that make you feel good and is often down alone. Allocate some “me time” to clear your mind of it’s thoughts

2.  Mental. The mind loves a challenge so give it some. Puzzles, quizzes, crosswords and the like keep the mind thinking. On the down side, be aware that playing on social media doesn’t

3.  Physical. This is an easy one and usually involves any form of exercise combined with good eating. Remember that any exercise program will need to be done 3 to 4 times per week

4.  Spiritual. As this means many things to different people the first thing you need to do is determine exactly what it means for you. Doing this can be your spiritual exercise maybe

5.  Sleep. Your body and mind repairs itself during sleep so try to get a minimum of 6 to 7 hours per night. Avoid any computer activities at least one hour before you go to bed

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