Start the year off right by taking an integrative approach to your health and wellness so that you can be the best version of yourself—physically, emotionally and spiritually. It starts with making small changes that support whole person wellness, from being mindful of food choices and staying physically active to scheduling just 10-20 minutes a day for meditation.
With small, manageable changes to your lifestyle, you can have a big impact on your overall well-being.
It Starts With You
An integrative approach means focusing on your physical, emotional and spiritual health. This begins with making the decision to embrace wellness. When you’re being pulled in many different directions, you can easily get overwhelmed. Often, simple changes in focus and making time for yourself can have a significant impact on your well-being. Eating a balanced diet, staying active and getting enough sleep are vitally important to your health.
And, just 20 minutes of daily meditation can improve your perspective and decrease levels of stress and anxiety. Researchers have found that gratitude is a habit that offers year-round benefits. Counting your blessings can help ease feelings of depression and increase overall happiness. It also can improve sleep and increase behaviors that boost well-being, such as healthy eating and exercise.
Partner With Northwell Health
Integrative health is focused on self-care and Northwell Health’s Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine is here to serve as your guide. Our comprehensive team of dedicated health professionals can help you on your wellness journey. At the center, we offer a range of tools for self-assessment to understand what in your lifestyle is impacting your well-being.
“You decide what you want to change,” explained Deborah McElligott, DNP, nurse practitioner and integrative health and wellness coach at the Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine. “We can help you determine what the low hanging fruit is and where you want to start. Even one small change can make a difference.” Goals can be made by yourself, with loved ones or within your community.
Give yourself the gift of vitality and healing by finding out more about the center and the wide range of programs and classes available that address physical, mental and spiritual health, including exercise and movement, mind-body therapies, wellness coaching and energy healing and bodywork.
To learn more about the Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine, visit northwell.edu/integrativemedicine or call 516-858-3095.
Learn more about integrative medicine. At Katz Institute for Women’s Health, we’re here to answer your questions. Call the Katz Institute for Women’s Health Resource Center at 855-850-5494 to speak to a women’s health specialist.
—Submitted by Katz Institute for Women’s Health