How to Achieve a Healthy Mind, Body and Soul

Dr. Purushothaman
January 16, 2014

Your physical body shouldn't be the only thing you had want to keep healthy. If you want to be a truly fit person, then you should address all three aspects of your being"your mind, body and soul. This may sound like a complicated task, but in truth, holistic health is anything but complicated. Moreover, there are many ways for you to achieve it. Below are five of these techniques. Incorporate them into your daily life, and you will definitely see positive results in due time.
1. Eat healthy.
There are many great foods out there that can address your mind, body and soul all at the same time. Fruits and vegetables, for one, have been mainstays for holistic health practitioners since time immemorial. Other foods you can try are nuts and grains, as well as fish. Avoid taking fatty meats, or foods injected with too much sugar or salt. The cleaner your food tastes, the cleaner every aspect of yourself will be.
2. Exercise.
It may seem like a merely physical process, but in truth, exercise can benefit your mind, body and soul in ways you can't even imagine. Try going for a jog around your neighborhood, or taking up a dance or yoga class. Not only will your body feel great, but you will also end up feeling happy and content. All holistic health methods require some form of exercise, so sign up for a gym membership or running group as soon as you can.
3. Hang out with your loved ones.
It will do your mind, body and soul a whole lot of good when you surround yourself with a great bunch of people. Humans are intrinsically social beings, so when it comes to holistic health, being with fellow humans is an absolute must. Doing so will stimulate you mentally, emotionally, and yes, even physically, especially if you like playing sports or taking trips with them as a group.
4. Get a pet.
While human companionship is all well and good, it will also benefit your mind, body and soul to get a nice pet. A dog, for instance, is a pet you can run around with to get some physical exercise, and is also a creature with whom you can learn responsibility and empathy"which are two things vital for mental and emotional health. Better yet, you should go and adopt a pet instead of buying one. The good deed will definitely serve as plus points for your holistic health.
5. Meditate.
Meditation is a classic way to address the needs of your mind, body and soul at the same time. There is no such thing as a holistic health program that does not include meditation. And the thing is, you don't have to train under a yogi to be good at it. All you need is some quiet time in a secluded spot in your house. Just sit there and concentrate on absolutely nothing for as long as you can. You will feel thousands of times better after your session.
Addressing every single aspect of your wellbeing is a must. You can't scrimp on one aspect or prioritize one over the other. You have to cover all bases if you want to live a truly holistically healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, as you have read, there are quite a few ways to guarantee just that. Choose one or more of the above suggestions and watch your life change for the better.

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