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Why Incorporate Holistic Care Into Your Life

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We all know how important it is to take care of our bodies, but many of us don’t actually do it. We forget to drink enough water and eat enough fruits and vegetables, we fail to get the exercise we need, and we ignore our stress levels until they become unbearable. Your health should always be at the top of your priority list, so why not try a holistic approach to your health? Holistic care means taking care of your body as an entire system, including both the physical and mental components that make up who you are as a person.

Reduce Stress

Stress is a natural part of life, but too much can seriously harm your physical and mental health. Stress releases hormones that increase blood pressure, raise blood sugar, and alter your body’s immune response to harmful substances. Take time each day to do things you enjoy. Engage in spiritual activities such as meditation or prayer. Practice yoga or tai chi. Try to spend at least 15 minutes each day doing something that helps you reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Prevent Disease

There’s plenty of evidence supporting a holistic approach to living as a means of preventing disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) claims that 60 percent of deaths around the world are caused by non-communicable diseases and that if we could adopt healthier lifestyles, preventative measures, and healthy behaviors, we could cut down on death rates by 20 to 25 percent.

Improve Overall Well-Being

With so many distractions in our daily lives, it can be easy to forget about ourselves. But all that time spent on self-absorption is detrimental to your overall well-being. Self-care isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a necessity for your health and happiness. Set aside some time each day (even if it’s just 10 minutes) for some personal wellness. Before you know it, your body will thank you with better health and increased energy!

Strengthen Immunity

Health benefits of holistic care

One reason holistic care is beneficial to your life is that it helps to strengthen your immune system. This, in turn, can help you fight off germs and bacteria before they have a chance to make you sick. For example, if you’re prone to catching colds, an acupuncture treatment may help relieve your symptoms more quickly than over-the-counter medicines and get rid of your sickness sooner than antibiotics would.

Live Longer

Recent studies have shown that individuals who incorporate holistic care into their lives live longer, healthier lives. Emphasizing nutritional health and regular exercise can help you fight stress and prevent illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and asthma. As an added bonus, increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables has been proven to help slow down or even reverse premature aging.

So, if you’re interested in improving your health with holistic methods, contact Inner Ocean Center for Healing to reap the mental and physical health benefits of holistic care!

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