It seems that everything out there on the market is full of harmful toxins.Â We wonder why we get sick so much more frequently and we usually just blame the healthcare industry for over-diagnosing us.Â Then we blame the pharmaceutical companies as an industry looking for the almighty buck.Â But the fact is:Â we are an unhealthy nation.Â It may not be your ideal way of dealing with an illness to throw more medicine down your throat, so consider these tips to living holistically:
Watch what you put in your body. Â
This is the most obvious way you can improve your lifestyle, but is a tip that most of us consider and disregard with regularity.Â With organic grocery stores popping up all over the place itâ€™s easier than ever to abide by the golden rule of eating organically.Â Itâ€™s important to know what youâ€™re allergic to before you jump into this lifestyle.
Vitamin intake is crucial.
If youâ€™re someone that has an aversion to fruits and vegetables, donâ€™t fret.Â Take vitamin supplements to ensure youâ€™re reaching your daily requirement.
Exercise, exercise, and exercise. Â
Try to get your heart rate increased for at least thirty minutes a day.Â This is the recommended, minimum number.Â Itâ€™s as easy as jogging or walking for a half hour a day.
Quit the butts and cool down on the beers. Â
If youâ€™re a smoker:Â quit.Â Thatâ€™s as simple as it gets.Â Drinking alcohol isnâ€™t as bad for you, but should definitely be monitored.Â As with anything, moderation is the key.Â Weâ€™re not saying:Â donâ€™t drink ever; just be smart.Â In fact, a glass of wine a night has proven to be most beneficial for your heart.
Stress is your enemy. Â
Itâ€™s never easy to relieve stress as it comes in many different forms:Â family, job and friends are all common causes of stress.Â Take a ten-minute break every now and again to regroup your thoughts.Â Stress plays such a detrimental role in our overall health.Â Youâ€™ll never eliminate it, but it can be reduced.
Spend quality time withâ€¦yourself. Â
You have so many demands on your time.Â This goes back to number five.Â Your friends, family and job can lead to a never ending stream of responsibilities and demands on your time.Â Make sure you can squeeze in enough time for yourself.Â Always have a book going that youâ€™re reading.Â If you donâ€™t like to read, then go to the movies by yourself.Â This is not selfish.
This article is contributed by Heather Johnson, who regularly writes on the topic of Nurse. She invites your questions and writing job opportunities at her personal email address: heatherjohnson2323 at gmail dot com.