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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Reflecting on Holistic Health

By Jamie Bain, Extension Educator — Health and Nutrition

It can be difficult to focus on health and wellness in December. It seems like everywhere we turn there are sweets and treats and parties to attend — all centered on large portions of yummy food. No one’s saying that you shouldn’t indulge a little here and there. Just remember to enjoy every bite and everything in moderation!

But healthy eating isn’t all what this post is about. It’s mostly about another aspect of health we often don’t think about — our emotional and social well-being. So go ahead and make a resolution to eat healthy and exercise more in the new year. But you can adopt a holistic vision of health right now, and start practicing two aspects of that vision that are often overlooked: mindfulness and reflection.
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