Slow health – philosophy of natural health cultivation.

Slow health – philosophy of natural health cultivation.

Most of us are aware of a vast difference between “fast food” – mass produced food stuff that is highly processed, brought from far away, frequently “improved” with artificial ingredients, and the food that is prepared locally, with attention, from natural and fresh ingredients.
The latter is sometimes referred to as Slow Food.
There are also other similar approaches that introduce certain changes to our daily life in order to improve some of its aspects.
Slow Living – aiming at improving the overall quality of our life
Slow Cities – trying to improve the experience of living in the city
Slow Money – dealing with investing into local, sustainable, eco-friendly projects.
And many, many more.
As easy as it is to understand the difference between fast and slow food, the principles of Slow Health are quite self-explanatory.
Slow Health approach recognizes the necessity of our active participation in the process of determining the level of health and well-being that we experience.
It doesn’t expect “quick fixes” and through understanding of our systems’ mechanisms and the interconnectedness of body and mind, it concentrates on creating qualities in our life that are stable and long lasting.
Slow Health does not dictate us what we need to eat or how we should exercise. It merely shows us how important it is to pay attention to our moving habits (or their lack of) or what, how and why we eat what we eat.
Slow Health is a concept according to which we begin to take responsibility for ourselves, we begin to learn about ourselves which results in better understanding of our own needs, goals and aspirations.
Practicing Slow Health we realize the need to regularly challenge both our mind and our body in order to maintain their functionality as long as it is possible.
SLOW in Slow Health is an acronym for:
S – sustainable and simple – we choose practices that are possible to easily continue for an indefinite amount of time.
L – local – the practices and exercises can be performed wherever we are without a need for any special, elaborate equipment or space.
O – organic – the practices are natural and aligned with our predispositions
W – whole – the different exercises address various aspects of our health and well-being.

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