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5 Ways To Achieving A Holistic Lifestyle Without Going Too Far

If 2018 feels like your year of rejuvenation, these five holistic practices will lead you along a stress-free path without taking over your entire world. Read on to begin your new holistic lifestyle…

Spend More Weekends At The Coast
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Plan an escape to a coastal hotspot and breathe in the sea air…

Whether it’s a month in St Barts or a weekend in St Ives, spending time by the beach is scientifically proven to revitalise you. There’s something about the remedial sound of the shoreline combined with the brisk salty air that immediately calms the senses. A morning walk on the beach is one of the most therapeutic ways to wake up. The coastline’s strong winds push more oxygen than usual into your lungs, leaving you more oxygenated and making you feel incredibly awake and alert. If you’re planning a trip to the sandy shores this year, see it as an opportunity to escape your busy life and strip things back to basics. If it’s warm enough, a dip in the sea is a natural way to treat your body – the organic salty minerals will soothe your skin and any aches and pains.

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Reconnect With Your Sleeping Pattern

A decent night’s sleep is the difference between living and surviving…

It sounds drastic, but a poor sleeping pattern over a long period of time can turn your life upside down. When we sleep, our body restores both mentally and physically. If you don’t catch enough z’s every night, it can start to impact on your health, from your general mood to your heart. It sounds like a quick way to improve health but the majority of us actually have trouble hitting the hay and nodding off every night. According to The Sleep Council, four out of five people in the UK complain of ‘disturbed’ or ‘inadequate’ sleep.¬† The Lefay Sleep Retreat in Italy’s picturesque Lake Garda region is the ideal place to regain control over your sleep. Chinese medicine is practised to re-energise your body and holistic spa treatments prepare your body for uninterrupted rest. It’s a retreat to invest in – the long term effects could be ground breaking.

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Savvy Up On The Latest Superfoods

What you put in your body steers every other part of your life…

The food we put in our body directly affects our health – it’s as simple as that. Of course, a treat or two every week is allowed, but make sure you balance out the naughtiness with a generous dose of nutrients and greens. Superfoods will not only increase your energy levels but also feed your body with the nutrients and vitamins it’s craving after a festive season filled with rich food. Stay ahead of the curve and learn about the superfoods to focus on in 2018. Moringa powder will take over as the super green you need in your life. Its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties are bound to refresh your system. Avocado oil will also replace 2017’s beloved coconut oil. Packed with healthy fats and antioxidants, it will give your skin a glow and improve your heart health.

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Keep A Diary Of Positive Thoughts
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However big or small, log the moments that fulfill you daily…

It’s easy to become a culprit of thinking negatively, especially if you’re going through a rather tumultuous time in your life. The fact of the matter is, there is always something to feel positive about – even if it is as trivial as making the perfect cup of tea during your lunch break. To steer¬†your mental health through the tough and stressful times, start a diary of positivity. Each evening before you sleep, review your day by jotting three positive moments down. This will ensure that you go to sleep with the correct mindset and eradicate any negativity from your day. As we all have most likely experienced, focusing on the negative can drag you down over time and affect your productivity at work, as well as your social life. Remember – if you transmit negative vibes, they’ll bounce back on you.


Concentrate On Your Breathing

It may sound peculiar but breathing properly is key to staying calm…

Most people don’t realise that they function all day without actually breathing properly. As humans, we unknowingly take shallow breaths, known as ‘sipping air’ all day which can lead to some rather scary health issues. Not only does short-breathing heighten anxiety and a sense of panic, it can also trigger lower back pain due to poor posture. In other words, if your blood is full of oxygen, you’ll instantly feel more balanced. The most obvious holistic routine to practice your breathing is the zen-inducing activity of yoga. Join a local class and learn how to properly control your breathing whilst strengthening your core muscles. If you don’t have time for this, take three minutes out of your day to sit somewhere quiet and simply breathe. Breathe into your stomach instead of your chest, always inhale through your nose and steadily exhale through your mouth for an instant hit of wellbeing.

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