A Smarter Way to Live a Healthier Life

~by Dorothy Watson

Committing to getting healthy doesn’t mean hiring a personal trainer, shopping for food at high-end markets, or checking out prices for a Peloton. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t depend on having disposable income. In fact, many of the lifestyle choices that come with wealth, like frequent red meat consumption and long hours at a corporate desk, can lead to poor health.

The Lotus Counseling and Wellness Center presents the following suggestions for how you can improve your life by improving your lifestyle.

A Holistic Approach to Health

A holistic approach to health is defined as the practice of taking care of yourself and your body, mind, and spirit. There are many benefits to this approach. It's not just about physical wellness but also about mental and spiritual well-being.

Yoga has been around for thousands of years and is one of the most popular holistic practices. It is a mind-body practice that promotes wellness, healing, and well-being. It has been proven to reduce stress levels and improve the quality of sleep. It also helps in reducing pain and anxiety, improving mood, increasing energy levels and focus, and lowering blood pressure.

Massage is a low-cost treatment that has been shown to provide a wide range of health benefits. These benefits include reduced pain, improved sleep quality, and increased immunity. Other benefits include promoting relaxation, reducing muscle tension, increasing circulation, and improved oxygenation of the blood and lymphatic drainage.

A Smarter Way to Eat

Today, the average American consumes more than 2,000 calories each day. The issue with this is that the majority of these calories come from