When you think about health and nutrition, you tend to think about ‘fad’ diets, exercise and drinking more water to hydrate your body.  But by taking a holistic approach to health, which means looking at your health as a whole, rather than just your diet, it’s easy to make some lifestyle changes which could see you becoming healthier and happier this year!

Look at your life

Being healthy isn’t just about what we put into our bodies, it’s what we get out of life.  Look at your work, your relationships and your state of mind – if one of these things is getting you down it has a knock on effect on the rest of your life.  Perhaps you comfort eat because you’re always fighting with your partner, or don’t have the energy to exercise because of your stressful job?  By breaking down your life into various areas, you can look at what you would like to change, and work on being happier and more content.

The be all and end all

Food becomes of secondary importance when you’re living a fulfilled life.  If you love your job, have a satisfying relationship, close friends and family and a wealth of hobbies to keep you entertained, food is simply there to fuel your body – any nutritionist taking a holistic approach to health will tell you the same thing.  That’s not to say it’s not important what you eat, but a reputable nutritionist will look at all areas of your life to help you find a nutrition plan which suits your lifestyle and is best for you as an individual. It’s important to exercise regularly, eat well and know how to unwind at the end of a stressful day, but it’s also important to have a happy and well balanced life.