The Healthy Living Guide is your source of daily holistic healthy living advice.
It focuses on daily holistic healthy living habits and practices that optimize physical health and well-being in the short and long term. It includes taking care of your body's needs and the environment that supports your health.
If you are wondering where to start your on your journey of holistic healthy living, it is right here. Much of the information in the Healthy Living Guide will be familiar and easy to implement. They may even save you money. Choose one area of wellness to focus on at first. Even small steps steps reap big rewards. Forget perfection - it isn't necessary or possible.
Your body relies on how you treat it to stay and get healthy. Premature aging and degenerative conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis often have their roots in poor lifestyle choices and habits.
What you put into your body as food, beverages, air and chemicals greatly affects the workings of your mind and body. So does your body's ability to assimilate nutrients and eliminate waste and toxins. But it doesn't stop there.
Maintaining healthy weight, getting quality sleep, staying hydrated and adequate exercise are just as important for optimal mental and physical health.
Over time, the basics in the Healthy Living Guide, coupled with the practices of mental and spiritual wellness, will help you create the foundation of a long, healthy, fulfilling life. They touch all aspects of your life - physical, mental, spiritual, social and even financial.
As you make this healthy living advice part of your lifestyle over time, your level of wellness will improve. You will look better and feel better.
To recover from illness and to achieve optimal health the body needs proper amounts of nutritious food and pure water. It needs a clean environment, adequate exercise and quality sleep as basics of good health. Find healthy living advice for these essential topics on the following pages of the Healthy Living Guide.
This section of the Healthy Living Guide discusses the importance of sleep for your mental and physical health, how to get quality sleep and overcome sleep difficulties.
Sleep and Health - Getting enough quality sleep is essential for living a healthy life.It allows the body to process the day's events, repair cells and rebuild energy for the next day.
Sleeping Tips - Learn how to establish healthy sleeping habits for a good night sleep. Your mind and body will function better as a result. Discover how napping can help you make up some lost sleep.
Insomnia facts - Not only can sleeplessness make you feel tired and miserable, it has detrimental effects on your health and well-being over time. Learn about common causes and complications of insomnia.
Insomnia Tips - Improve your quality and quantity of sleep by implementing these habits and environmental changes that make getting a good night sleep more of a sure thing.
Natural Remedies for Insomnia - Need a little extra help getting your zzzz's? Natural herbs and supplements can help you fall asleep faster and sleep better.
This section of the Healthy Living Guide shows you how to make healthy eating habits a natural part of your life.
Good eating habits go beyond the standard recommendations of consuming lots of vegetables, fruits, lean protein, essential fats and complex carbohydrates.
The Healthy Living Diet is about common sense nutrition for wellness and weight control, if desired. This is a long-term plan, not a short-term diet.
Develop Healthy Eating Habits - How you eat and your attitudes toward food are just as important as what you put in your mouth.
Portion control, proper food preparation and eating habits are just as important as what you eat. Develop your own healthy eating habits to help you get the most benefit from your food.
Want a first step? Choose one junk food or beverage in your diet to cut back or eliminate and replace it with a super food or beverage from these pages. Enjoy!
Top 10 Superfoods - Incorporate these top ten superfood groups into your everyday diet for improved health and longevity.
Junk Food and Healthy Alternatives - Although eating junk food isn't good for anyone, there is room for "soul food" in the healthy eating diet. Learn how to incorporate it into your diet without ruining your diet or your health.
Foods that Heal - Wholesome foods naturally keep your body healthy. Then there are foods that specifically help protect and heal your body from specific illnesses. Add these foods to your diet for a bit of natural health insurance.
Nutrition Drinks - Healthy beverages don't only hydrate you, they add much needed nutrients to your diet. Enjoy a wide variety of these hot or cold drinks to your healthy living diet.
Health Benefits of Drinking Water - Read about why we need pure water and water from foods for good health.
Health Benefits of Exercise - One of the keys to holistic healthy living is exercise. Much research supports that exercise benefits mental and physical wellness.
Exercise Tips for Health - The human body is meant to move and work. Since many of us live more sedentary lives nowadays it is beneficial to build in opportunities to move often during the day and engage in resistance training, yoga, walking and/or other exercises you enjoy and are physically capable of doing.
Learn tips to make exercise a natural part of your daily routine. Watch a video that explains how to include walking as part of living a healthy life.
The Healing Sun and Health - Sun lovers rejoice! Wise sun exposure is an important part of living a healthy life. The sun blesses you with vital gifts for healing and well-being.
If your health concerns include lack of energy, physical pain, weight control and/or smoking, please see the Physical Wellness Guide.
Detox Your Life - This section of the Healthy Living Guide helps you explore different areas of your life - your inner and outer environments that might benefit from a detox. These environments include your body, your mind, your home and work places, the planet and everyone on it. Mental and physical toxins put a great strain on your health.
An integral part of holistic healthy living is caring for all your environments. The magical part of this is that when you create a healthy environment by design, it also takes care of you.
Eco Friendly Living - Chemical pollution is a major source of physical stress and disease. Toxic chemicals in our air, food and water supply put a huge strain on your physical body. They can seriously compromise physical wellness despite your best attempts to practice healthy eating and living habits.
Learn how to easily reduce your consumption of energy and resources that help reduce pollution of your air, earth and water. Also included are tips for reducing your intake of chemicals that negatively affect your health.
Additonal Site Resources: Even though much of the information in the Healthy Living Guide is simple and familiar, actually keeping the habits in action is a 'sticking point' for most of us. That's where working at the level of mind helps out.
To overcome self-sabotaging habits and develop healthier ones, check out the Mind Body Connection Primer and the Mental and Emotional Healing Guide to learn how to get your mind and emotions working with you instead of against you.