Healthy Living

Healthy Living Through The Lens of Self-Care

Healthy Living Through The Lens of Self-Care

At Modern Kids Design, we believe there are four main pillars of a healthy lifestyle.

  • Healthy Eating
  • Joyful Living
  • Natural Living
  • Eco-Friendly Living

Self-care is at the core of each of these pillars, and together, they support a holistic, sustainable approach to healthy living.

Read on to learn how you can create a healthier lifestyle and practice self-care at the same time, through these four areas of healthy living:

Healthy Eating

The first pillar of healthy living is healthy eating. Without it, your health can suffer over time.

Healthy eating is a very direct form of self-care. You're taking care of yourself by choosing to eat foods that support the health of your body.

When you nourish your body with healthy foods, you're rewarded with more energy, increased focus, and better health overall.

Joyful Living

Another critical piece of any healthy lifestyle is living joyfully. Happiness has a positive effect on your long-term health. Studies suggest being happy reduces your risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. Happy people are also more likely to participate in healthy habits.

You can use self-care as a means to live more joyfully. When you take time to nurture yourself and do the things you love most, you feel happier in the process. Attending to your own happiness makes it possible to add to the happiness of others.

Natural Living

There's no doubt the chemical-laden times we live in takes a toll on our health. To avoid some of those toxic chemicals and support a healthier lifestyle overall, choose natural products whenever possible.

It's a powerful form of self-care to be intentional about what you put in and on your body, since it will affect your health one way or another. If you do a quick search on how chemicals enter your bloodstream, it may be an eye-opener. To minimize the impact, if you can, treat yourself and your family to natural soaps, shampoos, lotions, and other personal care products.  Some natural products can even boost the health of your skin, hair, and more.

Eco-Friendly Living

There are so many ways to look at what it means to live in an “eco-friendly” manner and eco-literacy or Eco 101 is a favorite topic around here at MKD. We need a healthy planet in order to sustain our own health long-term. If we don't take care of our environment, it won't last. That's why being environmentally conscious is a vital piece of the healthy living puzzle.

When you cut down on waste, recycle, choose eco-friendly products, etc...you're choosing to care not only for the planet we live on, but for your own future health as well. The environment is our home as much as it is our resource, and we are the only ones who can take care of it.

The Bottom Line

If you want to live a healthier lifestyle but you're not sure where to start, pick one of these four pillars of healthy living:

  1. Healthy Eating
  2. Joyful Living
  3. Natural Living
  4. Eco-Friendly Living

 ...and try practicing self-care in that area for one week. Caring for yourself is the foundation of any healthy lifestyle. Take action and start today!  And, as always, thanks for reading!