What does it really mean to be healthy?
Being healthy is oftentimes defined as the absence of sickness. Not being sick is considered a healthy state while being ill means having poor health.
But according to the World Health Organization, true health is not only your physical wellbeing. It also encompasses your mental, social, spiritual, and intellectual wellbeing. That’s optimal health, everybody.
There’s a lot of attention given to maintaining physical health, but most people spend little or no time looking after the other areas. If you’re about to determine how healthy you are, you must take care of your holistic wellbeing and not just your physical body.
Being optimally healthy means taking time to consider other areas of your being that you sometimes neglect. If you don’t pay equal attention to all aspects, then the efforts that you put in taking care of your physical health will not be as effective as you hope they would be.
Too much stress is one of the reasons many people are in poor health. Physical symptoms begin to surface if you don’t learn how to de-stress. This is just one example of how different aspects of our wellbeing are connected and affecting one another.
Self-Care for Holistic Health
Do you care for others’ needs more than you care for your own? Self-care, especially in this time of a global pandemic, is not selfish. It’s a way to ensure that you’re healthy in a holistic sense.
You go to the gym or do at-home workouts to keep your body toned and strong. But are you also spending time doing things that will benefit your mental and social well-being? Reading a book, writing in your journal, or just sitting on the couch to enjoy the moment and do nothing, these are little yet powerful self-care activities that are good for you.
Giving ourselves permission to self-care as a whole person is the first step to enjoying optimal health. Focusing on and fulfilling your needs also influences your social relationships. When you feel good about yourself, you naturally become happier and caring for others don’t feel like an obligation.
Being healthy optimally also affects your productivity, your ability to enjoy life, and your chances of taking advantage of the opportunities that come your way.
When you adopt this holistic attitude for your life, and in making healthy lifestyle choices, you’ll begin to understand what it truly means to be healthy.
Actionable Tips to Achieve Optimal Health
It may appear like it takes a lot of effort to be healthy in all aspects. If you feel like it’s a ton of work to do, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.
We’re giving you a nine-step guide to starting your journey to a healthier you. This guide, which you can download from the link below, provides actionable health tips you can do every day.
Ready to be healthier optimally and start living your best life? Begin with these nine steps:
- Pay attention to good nutrition
- Keep the balance in your gut
- Maintain your ideal weight
- Commit to being more active
- Get enough quality sleep
- Handle stress effectively
- Drink more water
- Strive to achieve mental clarity
- Maintain positive outlook in life
Read further on how these steps can make a huge difference in your journey to achieving optimal health. Download the free eBook from the link below!