The Ultimate Guide to Natural Living: 17 Actionable Tips to Begin Now
Perhaps, You may know the top 5 leading death causes of the world?🤔
Cancer, Heart diseases, Stroke, Chronic lower respiratory diseases, and unintentional injuries.
Then You should know this figure too.👇
In the US alone, all these diseases together cause nearly 63% premature deaths each year and this number is still growing.” A Study found.
Are you surprised? No…
Then next one will surely force you to think at least once.
Only 5–10% of all cancer cases can be associated to genetic defects, while the remaining 90–95% caused by our inadequate quality of living and environmental habitat.” according to a Study.
These diseases are defined as the Lifestyle Diseases that are associated with the way people live their life.
According to a research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, yet up to 40 percent of the deaths from each cause could be prevented.
Phew… finally some positive comes!😅
And we can together change these positive numbers to possible numbers through the Natural Living.
What is Natural Living?
Natural Living is to advocating for YOURSELF, advocating for YOUR FAMILY, and for your MOTHER NATURE against harmful chemicals, an inadequate manner of living and bad habits.
And here we are providing you the best possible ways and tips to live a more natural healthy lifestyle without compromising your daily routine.
You have to just work on following 5 essential fundamentals that further divided in step by step actionable advice.
And Here we go…👏🏻
Your body is a perfect reflection of the way you treat it. And the best way to treat the body well by making right food choices.
You need to just take two straight actions.
First, Our bodies need 5 essential nutrients such as Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Vitamins, and Minerals to stay healthy and survive. And the best way to get these nutrients is to take well-balanced diet or Eating Well.
Second, Avoid the Junk Food as much as you can.
Choose the Diet
Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian Diet?
“According to the different types of activities, the vast majority are associated in nowadays, vegetarian food is better for the system than non-vegetarian food.” ~ Sadhguru
British vegetarians have low mortality compared with the general population. In 2006, 150,000 people in the UK opted for a plant-based diet. Today, 542,000 do. That’s a 350% increase.
What to Eat?
Go for Real Food
So what to eat?
Easy to answer… Real Foods!🌱
Real Foods are the plant-based Whole Foods that are unprocessed and unrefined or may be Organic. Whole foods include Fruits, Vegetables, Berries, Whole Grains, Beans, Seeds, Legumes, Dry Fruits.
Keep remember, We are including the Eggs & Dairy Products(lacto-ovo-vegetarian) in our list to fulfill our daily nutrition requirements.
Buying the Grocery
In the beginning, Real Food shopping could be overwhelming and confusing for many people.
Because of lots of buzz words, huge varieties of produces, a bunch of questions such as should we eat grains or not, what to choose or not? where to buy?, How to get the best prices on products etc.
However, you should not worry about it,🆒 Just a little hard work on the MEAL PLAN, SHOPPING LIST, and BUDGET can make you Pro.
3 important basics
How to prepare a Vegetarian Diet Plan?
or maybe not?
Some of the basic principles are as follows, you should always keep in mind to prepare a meal plan.
Uncooked or Cooked Food?
Some foods are better to eat raw, and some are healthier when cooked. Eat a combination of cooked and raw foods for maximum health benefits.
TIME labs reported that 44% of Americans consume less than the recommended 6 oz of grains per day. That’s about 6 slices of bread or 1½ bagels.
If you’re like many people, eating a few of the Grains, Bran flakes for breakfast and wheat bread for sandwiches, this is an unusual pattern. So It is important to bring in a multigrain diet.
Seasonal Selection of Food
You should eat as per the needs of the body, In short, choose the food to eat according to climate or whether we live in. Include a variety of seasonal vegetables, fruits or foods in your meal plan. Choose the food that fulfills the seasonal requirement of your body.
We need to ditch these type of chemical commodity forever.
Then what to use instead?🤔
Simple! Make your own Chemical free Homemade products instead. means DIY, Do it Yourself!
You can DIY almost everything you could possibly want! So Say hello to all-natural products and goodbye to nasty ingredients.
Clean these first
Beauty & Cleaning Products
Research by a Natural Deodorant Company, found that the average woman puts a staggering 515 different synthetic chemicals on her body every single day. And 60% of what we put onto our skin is absorbed into our bodies directly.
There are many beauty products that you can make for yourself at home. From Face wash to body deodorant, Shampoo to Hair Spray, Laundry Detergent to Stain Remover, Dish Wash to Carpet Cleaner and much more.
How to start DIY in simple steps?
If you are a DIY-er, there are a bunch of ‘must have’ items that should be in your home. From base oils to essential oils, Butters to wax, clay to salts and obviously the water.
Equipment & Tools
We use lots of cooking equipment in our kitchen daily and here You’ll find required tools easily. Such as mixing bowls, Metal and wood Spoons in different sizes, Hand Blenders, and Mixers, Chopping Knife and board etc.
But there are other special types of tools that complete the list of equipment, such as a variety of mason jars in different sizes for storage, Molds, Fine Mesh Sieve, digital scale etc.
DIY BEginner Tips
What should I make first as a new DIYer?
but…What should I try first?
Should I go for a lotion or a balm or a face mask?😲
Don’t panic. We have the quick fix here.
In the beginning, start with 2 or 3 ingredients OIL+OIL recipes, just a mixing ones…Balm, Slaves, face masks, serums etc…
Then go for LOTION category next which include Sprays, Soaps and other cosmetics and other cleaning stuff.
3. Natural Remedies
You probably heard about the Home remedies or Natural cures to cure a cough, acne, sore throat and blah blah blah…
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one out of three people in the United States seek alternative forms of medicine including Natural Remedies.
In fact, home remedies are inexpensive and don’t have side effects or chemicals. In the addition, hassle and expense of conventional medicine continue rising. So why we not using mother nature’s gift to cure our health and beauty problems.
before we start
One very important point to understand
These types of common ailments could be cure with the use of natural remedies.
Simple natural cures can be very effective in relieving symptoms and preventing further development of a disorder.
How to start
Check your Kitchen & Grow healing plants
Your Kitchen is the best place to get started with Home Remedies, Your pantry surely has some of the essential ingredients such as cardamom, Clove, Ginger etc.
But what’s about the herbs? They are not so familiar with your pantries. Home remedies work very best when we have the handpicked ingredients, I mean fresh herbs.
The best way to get the fresh herbs is to start growing your own medicinal plants such as mint, basil etc.
4. Exercise & Fitness
Fitting in exercise around a busy lifestyle can be hard work. But actually, it is not, if you know what works best for you and how to get most out from it.
Doing the more planned physical activities is the next essential step towards our Healthy Lifestyle journey. So here is the step by step plan.
Different types of exercises what best for you?
For an instance, if you are an overweight then you may burn more calories by increasing flexibility whereas athletes can avoid injuries by including strength-based exercises in their training.
So What should I do? Intelligent question!😏
No matter what you choose, One essential set of activity, everyone should do every day is the Yoga and Pranayam. Yoga and Pranayam have the power to prevent the most ailments as well as the incurable diseases.
How much exercise should you do?
30 minutes of exercise per day is enough to fulfill the daily requirements for a healthy active body. For this, it is not compulsory to go Gym every single day, you can do it from the comfort of your home with little-to-no equipment required.
In the addition, you can go Gym once a week (weekends are more preferable).
Daily Exercise Routine
Plan combination of different types of physical activities
Begin with simplest physical activity – the Walking, it is something most people can easily do, Start walking between 7000 to 10000 steps a day is one of the keys to fitness.
One mile is equivalent to 2,000 steps, and it takes about 20 minutes to walk.
For Weekdays, make a regular exercise routine of 20-30 minutes.
Add the majority of this daily morning exercise session time to move your body that improves your flexibility, balance, posture and strengthen your muscles. In short …Yoga. It is a practice that challenges the body both from inside as well as on the outside.
Include some breathing exercises such as Pranayama to make a variety in your session. Pranayam provides relaxation to your body and mind.
You should follow to complete your Day
Take quality sleep, if you don’t get enough sleep, you won’t have enough energy to train.
Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day and stay hydrated.
Keep motivated by rewarding yourself at every step.
Till now in our Healthy Lifestyle journey, We have started eating healthy foods, doing the exercises, reducing the toxic loads from our living space by replacing the chemical products and curing small problems with natural remedies.
But here a question for you.
Are you missing something?🤔
A healthy Lifestyle can’t be completed without the punch of Happiness.
Happiness is the Color of a painting called Life. ~ The Natural Side(😉)
And we got the secret of Happiness.
Happiness comes from helping others and taking care of yourself, your sweet Home and your Mother Nature.
Grow your own plants in Garden as well Indoor
Whether Indoor planting not just enhances your living space sightliness, rather also improves the quality of air by purifying it from bad components.
Gardening displays two beneficial sides.
Practically, we get the vegetables and fruits for our healthy diets, Herbs and other medicinal plants for the home remedies. Also improves the quality of air by purifying it from bad components.
Ethically, it reduces many environmental concerns of us about global warming, loss of biodiversity, the water crisis, and wildlife habitat destruction.
Reduce the toxic load
Start swapping the toxic products from your home
For this you don’t need to function like a plant…😁, just wisely swap the products you often use in or outside of your house that packed with chemicals.
Phase out the Plastic which has many toxic such as phthalates and BPA. Instead, Use glass stainless steel containers for storage, ceramic plates, wooden cooking utensils, reusable storage bags, and grocery totes.
Avoid Non-Stick Teflon cookware that contains PFCs. Glass, ceramic, stainless steel, and enameled are great options to switch.
Reduce the Garbage
Composite your house’s waste and use it in your garden.
Composting can remove 20-50% from your household waste while it can help to improve your garden growth and health.
Say Yes to many tiny habits
Self-Care is nothing just engaging in simple activities and behaviors to make them a habit. These tiny habits have a positive impact on your mental as well as emotional health.
Sleep is one of the most fundamental acts of self-care. You should ensure that you are getting enough and quality sleep.
“Talk to yourself like you would talk to a lover” – Brene Brown
One of the most important things is, Self-care should be relaxing, delightful and enjoyable. Choose from the different types of Self-care activities which you’ll particularly like to do.
I have a magic trick to make you happy now.🤗
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