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When you think "healthy" - it's not just restricted to eating healthy. You need to cater to your whole self - your mind, body and soul. That’s the true definition of health (it says so in the dictionary too!). We’ll break it down.
Confidence, optimism, good self esteem, happiness, sadness are a range of emotions, and contrary to popular belief, they're not dependent on the heart. Hormones are responsible for how you feel.
Feeling happy? You can thank dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins aka the happy hormones. Feeling blue? It could be because of thyroid hormone imbalance or reduced serotonin levels.
So when they say you have the power to change how you feel, they mean it. There are multiple ways to reach a balanced state of mind. An activity or a hobby can help you concentrate your mental energy and find balance and purpose.
Give it a shot:
- Learn to play a musical instrument
- Speak your mind
The human body is a complex system, it needs nurturing, care and security. The act of eating ensures nourishment. Minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, sugars, fats & salts are important for the body, but everything should be consumed adequately. Look at it this way, when you eat healthy, it literally shows, however, if you must rely on external products and natural supplements, ensure that the products suit the body. Then there’s exercise - this helps your body cope with daily activities, and improves the functioning of organs.
Give it a shot:
- Check your body health for deficiencies
- Get a customised nutrition plan
- Find an exercise plan that suits your body
- Set goals and be consistent
Meditation, self reflection – these tried and tested techniques reduce stress, negative emotions, and overall improve one’s well being. There’s deeper science to this too . The X cranial nerve is the longest cranial nerve, running from the base of the brain through the neck, it branches out in the chest and connects almost every important organ in the body. It regulates breathing, heart rate, and even the vocal cords. It acts as a bridge between the central and autonomic nervous system – the conscious and subconscious minds. Stimulating the nerve can lead to long-term improvements in mood, pain management, well-being, and resilience.
Give it a shot
- Tai Chi
Take care of yourself. Your WHOLE self.