5 Pillars of Optimal Health: A Holistic Approach to Wellness
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5 Pillars of Optimal Health: A Holistic Approach to Wellness

Learn how to thrive by optimizing your food, sleep, movement, environment, and mind.
4.2 (23 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,647 students enrolled
Created by Evita Ochel
Published 10/2012
English
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn what components are needed for optimal health
  • Gain insight about why our society is not set up for optimal health, and how to overcome that
  • Learn a holistic approach to assess the real value of what is health and healthy
  • Learn how to become accountable and take your health into your own hands
  • Learn how your body works to process food and why you eat
  • Learn why everything in moderation is not enough for optimal health
  • Learn how to eat, sleep, and move for optimal health
  • Learn how to understand processed food package labels
  • Learn how to choose the most natural personal care products
  • Learn how to make your home and workplace optimally healthy
  • Learn about the mind-body connection
  • Learn how to live with presence and create your life consciously
  • Learn practical, everyday life tips to incorporate the 5 pillars of optimal health
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Requirements
  • An interest in leading the healthiest, and happiest, life possible.
Description

As a dynamic, living being, there are many factors that affect your health and wellbeing each day. Neither your body, nor your mind, are static or robotic components that function in simplistic or predictable of ways. Today we know that we can create optimal health and wellbeing, and benefit from outstanding vitality and longevity. But in order to do this, we need to address our life, our health, and our wellbeing in a holistic manner.

The 5 Pillars of Optimal Health is a course designed to provide you with a strong holistic foundation for knowing what it takes to thrive in modern times on a whole-being level—physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual.

This course will teach you how to live a high-quality life and thrive in modern times by taking responsibility for your body and mind!

Thanks to the 5 pillars of optimal health—Eating, Sleeping, Movement, Environment and Thinking, you will learn how to seize the potential of your health and longevity. You will understand the role the 5 pillars play in creating your wellbeing, and how to work with each of these to your advantage. You will be provided with lots of practical tips and resources for how to apply what you are learning in your everyday life.

The course includes over 4 hours of written and video content, as well as exercises and resource materials to get you to live a healthy life. The resource materials are downloadable, so that you can continue to reference them on a regular basis and stick to your goal of living your best and healthiest life possible!

This course will make you a more aware, conscious, wise, responsible, and discerning human being.

It is intended for you, if you have a desire to:

● Cultivate a high-quality of life based on best health and wellbeing

● Take accountability for your health

● Become empowered to make effective changes in your lifestyle

● Enjoy the benefits of whole-being wellness in your personal and professional life

Who is the target audience?
  • The beginner, who would like to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the components needed to start a journey of optimal health and wellness.
  • The intermediate, who would like to increase their knowledge or expand their understanding of optimal health, to continue or get back on a journey of optimal wellness.
  • The advanced, who would like to gain inspiration or motivation to continue their journey of optimal health, re-balance, or take it to the next level.
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
03:23:42
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Introduction to Optimal Health
4 Lectures 19:21

In this lecture you will learn:

  • how the words health and healthy are used in our society today, and why this is not working for us
  • a more thorough and holistic approach to assess the real value of what is health and healthy
  • how to make the concept of healthy work for you

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Preview 10:39

In this lecture you will learn:

  • why we cannot depend on health organizations or governing bodies to do the work for us when it comes to what is healthy and should be included as part of our life
  • how to become accountable and take your health into your own hands

Let's Get Accountable For Our Health
08:42

A set of reflection questions to help you integrate your knowledge based on the topics covered in chapter 1.

Optimal Health Reflection Questions
21.0 kB

An exercise where you get to examine 4 case studies featuring people that think they are "healthy" or doing "healthy" things, to learn how to discern and assess the value of what healthy really means.

"What is healthy?" Exercise
33.3 kB
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Pillar 1 - Healthy Eating
6 Lectures 58:33

In this lecture you will learn:

  • how your body works with respect to why it needs food and how it processes that food
  • how everything you choose to consume is building your body and health either for the better or the worse

The Basics of Eating and Digestion
17:53

In this lecture you will learn:

  • why the everything in moderation paradigm cannot be used or applied for optimal health
  • what is a real treat
  • how to make optimally healthy choices in a society not set up to cultivate our health

When Moderation Fails
09:34

In this lecture you will learn:

  • the 5 main ways of how to eat for optimal health
  • what specific food to include as part of your regular diet
  • practical tips for quick integration to make eating easy and delicious

How to Eat For Optimal Health
18:19

In this lecture you will learn:

  • how to understand the basics of front package food claims
  • how to read nutrition facts labels
  • why the ingredients are the most important part of any food to properly assess its health value

How to Understand Food Labels
12:47

A set of reflection questions to help you integrate your knowledge based on the topics covered in chapter 2.

Healthy Eating Reflection Questions
23.6 kB

A brief exercise to allow you to examine, compare and practice with deciphering nutrient facts and ingredients on two food labels.

A Case Study on Nutrients and Food Labels
117.2 kB
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Pillar 2 - Healthy Sleeping
4 Lectures 25:15

In this lecture you will learn:

  • why sleep is one of the most integral parts of optimal health
  • why we are not sleeping well today and how to improve that

The Importance of Quality Sleep
11:51

In this lecture you will learn:

  • how the five stages of the sleep cycle work
  • the optimal sleep time and duration for high quality sleep

Understanding the Sleep Cycle
13:24

A set of reflection questions to help you integrate your knowledge based on the topics covered in chapter 3.

Healthy Sleeping Reflection Questions
21.0 kB

A resource that gives you a quick overview of the WHAT, WHY, WHEN and HOW for optimally healthy sleep, as well as practical tips for enhancing the quality of your sleep to be able to fall asleep and stay asleep for the desired amount of hours.

Quality Sleep Basics and Sleep Enhancing Tips
24.1 kB
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Pillar 3 - Healthy Movement
4 Lectures 17:36

In this lecture you will learn:

  • why regular movement is one of the integral parts of optimal health
  • why we are not moving enough today and its effect on our health

Movement - Our Natural Way of Life
06:33

In this lecture you will learn:

  • the three main movements your body needs daily
  • practical tips for how to make movement a fun and regular part of your life
  • about how too much movement can work against you

How To Honor Your Body's Need For Movement
11:03

A set of reflection questions to help you integrate your knowledge based on the topics covered in chapter 4.

Healthy Movement Reflection Questions
18.9 kB

The following resource is meant to help you stay on track with healthy movement through a visual reminder chart, and practical tips for long lasting success.

Healthy Movement Outline and Tips
257.5 kB
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Pillar 4 - Healthy Environment
5 Lectures 38:28

In this lecture you will learn:

  • what constitutes a healthy environment
  • how toxins enter our body and impact it
  • how to take accountability for your personal environment

What Is Your Environment Made Of?
15:53

In this lecture you will learn:

  • how the majority of personal care products that we use are impacting our health negatively
  • why we need to reduce and optimize our personal care product choices for optimal health
  • practical tips for choosing the most natural personal care
Optimally Healthy Personal Care
12:21

In this lecture you will learn:

  • the key areas of your home and workplace that could be hidden culprits of toxin exposure
  • the steps to take to reduce your chemical exposure and decrease the toxin load on your body
Optimally Healthy Home and Workplace
10:14

A set of reflection questions to help you integrate your knowledge based on the topics covered in chapter 5.

Healthy Environment Reflection Questions
18.9 kB

This resource provides an explanation of how and why we need to approach personal care with utmost diligence, fully outlining the top 10 personal care product ingredients to avoid.

Top Personal Care Ingredients to Avoid
31.7 kB
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Pillar 5 - Healthy Thinking
6 Lectures 37:32

In this lecture you will learn:

  • what the difference is between conscious and unconscious living
  • how we have become conditioned as a society into false beliefs about our health and well being, and how to free ourselves from that
Moving From Unconscious to Conscious Living
12:43

In this lecture you will learn:

  • what living in the present moment means, and why it is an integral part of optimal health
  • how worrying is a destructive part of your health, and practical tips to move beyond it
Living in the Present Moment
06:43

In this lecture you will learn:

  • how you are the source of creation of your life
  • how to create effectively and align your goals with your actions
The Art of Conscious Creation
07:06

In this lecture you will learn:

  • how the mind-body connection works
  • why the mind-body connection is the most powerful aspect that determines the state of our health
The Mind-Body Connection
11:00

A set of reflection questions to help you integrate your knowledge based on the topics covered in chapter 6.

Healthy Thinking Reflection Questions
19.5 kB

This resource presents a general overview of meditation and provides for the student a foundation to understanding this practice. The benefits of meditation are presented, as well as a guidelines for how, where and when to meditate.

The Healing Practice of Meditation
33.3 kB
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Practical Applications of the 5 Pillars in Everyday Life
2 Lectures 06:57
Building a Strong Foundation For Life
06:57

The following class resource offers you over 100 practical tips to use in your life for optimal health and total wellness. It covers room specific tips for the home, tips while out shopping, at work or in nature, personal tips and others.

Practical Tips for Applying the 5 Pillars of Optimal Health
53.8 kB
About the Instructor
Evita Ochel
4.7 Average rating
242 Reviews
3,638 Students
8 Courses
Optimal Wellness Teacher, Author

Evita Ochel is a consciousness expansion teacher who helps people optimize their wellbeing on all levels of the body, mind, and spirit. She is an expert in the areas of holistic health, optimal nutrition, sustainable living, personal evolution, metaphysics, and spirituality. She is a public speaker, web TV host, and writer who has authored hundreds of articles and several books, including "Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition." Evita is also the founder of the Healthytarian Lifestyle, based on fresh thinking, smart eating and mindful living.

Evita holds an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in the areas of Biology and Psychology, a Bachelor of Education degree specializing in Science, and is a certified Holistic Nutritionist and Yoga and Meditation teacher. Her work includes teaching, writing and researching all areas of holistic wellness. Her health-oriented teaching focuses on whole-food, plant-based nutrition, elimination of toxins, and the mind-body connection for optimal health and longevity. Her spirit-oriented teaching focuses on consciousness expansion and heart-centered living for optimal joy and inner peace. She lives by being the change she wishes to see, and helps others rise to their highest potential on every level of their being.