Updated: Aug 30, 2019
Aging gracefully is a possibility! You can age beautifully and gracefully over the years by living holistically.
But what does the term “holistic” mean? Holistic came from the Greek word, “holism” which denotes being whole. Therefore, a holistic philosophy signifies that an individual lives by knowing one’s identity, worth and purpose in life through his or her relationship with the community and the world, and by living through values.
The power of holistic living can keep an individual young naturally for years and years to come. We can’t always rely on beauty and skincare products to make us look young. It is important that we follow a routine with a holistic approach, which will have a positive influence on our lives.
To do this, we should gain education and knowledge about what we can do for ourselves nutritionally, by moving our bodies and by bringing some type of practice like meditation in our system.
Nutritionally, it is important that we take note of what we intake. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between food and health. We should strive to keep a balanced and nutritious diet and keep in mind that it’s normal to have conflicts with food in response to certain emotions.
Being active is also beneficial for us. Everyone has a different approach when it comes to an active lifestyle but we should note that this has a connection to our minds and well-being. Exercise actually improves our blood’s circulation which boosts a healthy complexion.
It is important that we surround ourselves with people who truly love and support us; people who will remind us of who we are, how important we are and how we are contributing in the bigger picture to other people. It is essential that we cherish our relationship with our family for it can also give us a sense of belongingness.
All of these things combined and leading a day-to-day holistic lifestyle can give us health benefits. We are worth more than our physical bodies and living holistically basically means that we focus on our entire existence rather than our physical attributes.
Having a holistic lifestyle avoids us from feeling that we are worthless, living without purpose and sense of direction. As we age, we should keep in mind that holistic living is not just helpful but fundamental.
Your turn! What do you do to age gracefully? Do you have a special regimen that helps you with this goal?