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Body Movement and Holism for Wellness

BodyMovement and Holism for Wellness

BodyMovement and Holism for Wellness

Thehuman body is required to be conditioned in a manner that takes careof an individual’s holistic wellness, thus providing a harmoniousgeneral health that encompasses physical, mental and spiritual orpsychological aspects of a person. The blending of such facets workto play an integral role in ensuring that a person acquires a qualitylife as a result of a conscious choice to live a healthy life(Kretchmar, 2005). In doing so, one is destined for a complete stateof wellness that guarantees her or him the requisite platform that isneeded to propel individuals to greater pursuits in their differentgoals. In this dictum, the interrelatedness in the steps that aresupposed to be employed by the concerned parties is singled out andgiven the deserving attention so as to allow the users of this paperhave a clear view of all that healthy living entails. In fact, it isone’s responsibility to ensure a perfect balance of physical,mental and his or her inner parts, considering that it is thisflexibility that initiates the process that certifies a completesystem whose separate parts is also seen to rely on the statuses ofthe rest.


Agood life is a steady state of living that a person is expected toadhere to reap the maximum benefits that would be availed by thephysical, nutritional and psychological combinations (Kretchmar,2005). Over time, the health professional has managed to attributesome ailments and illnesses to given factors which are as a result ofpatients’ actions or omissions of some important observations thatare tied to their lives. For instance, it has been shown that cancer,diabetes and mental problems like depression are attributable todeficiencies in fitness and wellbeing. The underlying result is thatof an unhappy person who confines herself or himself to outwardweakness, worries and costs of managing such conditions. The sure waytowards a proactive step in ensuring that one is alright, and not towait to handle situations that he or she may find him or herself inafter failing to live well. Instead, it is advisable that continuousand a habitual trend be cultivated by the people concerned so thatthe benefits which may accrue out of healthy living are enjoyed.Subsequently, a practicable lifestyle is supposed to allow time forall the facades of a healthy lifestyle to be carried withoutinterruption thereby availing the significant bit of good living toan individual. In this regard, a gradual and systematic changesgeared towards good life must be embarked on in a non-drastic mode togain the desired effects (Kretchmar, 2005).

Essentially,the physical exercise plays a critical role in many ways whichinclude the stabilization heart rate, weight loss, control of bloodsugar and the normalization of certain body organs. The exercise alsohelps build muscles thereby occasioning enhanced stability andstamina by the building of muscles that maintain one`s body shape(Reese et al., 2014). Besides the physical training, proper nutritionis essential for the body since a balance of minerals, vitamins,carbohydrates, proteins and fats necessitates human bodies tofunction at their optimum thus offering a disease free life. Also,proper rest help in providing the body and mind with the much neededtime to recuperate and refresh, without which functions andperformance are bound to decrease thereby promoting severalcomplications. Sleep also aid in the enhancement of overall health,mental and physical fitness as lack of it is known to promote thedysfunctional immune system. For the stated reasons, everyone isrequired to accommodate, as a necessity, the carry outs that areconfident to guarantee good life to maintain a moving body thatassures healing to the body (Kretchmar, 2005).


Holismis borrowed from a Greek word, which means whole, entire or all. Theterm has been interpreted to suggest an idea that the understandingof each and every part of a system also involves reading the whole ofthat system as a common element (ŠarotarZizek, &amp Mulej, 2013).Accordingly, a system is viewed to include a combination ofcomplexities such as the physical, biological and chemical,socio-economic, and mental and the linguistic parts whose elementsand structure should be viewed as one, not differently. In thisprecept, the understanding is premised on the idea that the systemsoperate as a wholesome thing and not as separated, individualisticparts. As such, their functioning would be hard to comprehend basedon their component portions. Thinkers are of the opinion that Holismis an appropriate term to describe the existence of matters andcompleteness in the universe, considering it as a vital factor sincethe totalities it denotes are the specific elements that occupy theface of the world. In this case, the principle if Holism might beimplemented in an attempt to live a good life, since the many partsof a human being can be interpreted to mean a single entity. Giventhis fact, even though they seem to be independent in the way theyare to be catered for, they only operate as a single entity, that is,the person and not in their individually separated parts. Forexample, it would be challenging to begin to prescribe a panacea tostress and depression while ignoring the first endeavors to get agood night sleep(Šarotar Zizek, &amp Mulej, 2013).

Itis worth noting that as much as one is keen on handling thepsychological or mental problem, an underlying physical issue isrequired to assure the success of the other bit. In any case, if theprinciple of Holism is not adhered to in matters to realize wellness,the energies, and resources directed at the desire to achieve thecoveted healthy living will not be plausible as separation of allthese elements is not possible. Thus, for purposes of illustration,the idea of Holism teaches us to take cognizance of the fact that anomission healthy dietary habits leads to a complication in the healthof one and should be addressed by observing the very foundation ofthe misapplied or ignored concept. Also, a physicist’s directionsand prescriptions that are recommended to a patient will not beeffective if delivered but with the exclusion of the necessaryconsiderations concerning the sick person’s regular movements ofthe body (Kretchmar, 2005).


Therefore,it is the duty of an individual to ensure that there exists a perfectbalance of physical, mental and his or her psychological being sinceit is that kind of intertwined relationship that the process thatconfirms a holistic system. Beneficiaries have come to learn thatsuch leanings initiate a procedure whose various separate partsindeed rely on the statuses of the rest. As a result, proponents ofHolism merely asserts that the integral component of the body shouldnot acquire a greater sum that is considered bigger or greater thanits parts and consequently prescribe a generalizing approach thatstill works to benefit the same recipient.


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