So, here are my 10 simple, wellness tips that will change your life and allow you to enjoy every day to the fullest.
We cannot see or touch it, but stress is something that affects many people. Stress increases blood pressure and quickens your heart rate in the short term. In the long term, stress affects the immune system, brain function, and other organs.
One of the easiest ways to manage stress is by meditating for 20-30 minutes every day. Meditation is relaxing for the mind and the body. Meditating regularly can also help keep chronic stress at bay.
There are many different forms of meditation that can help relax your mind, body and soul. Meditation works by affecting the sympathetic nervous system and it fosters intuition, creativity and connection with your inner self.
When most people hear the word exercise, they immediately associate it with hitting the gym vigorously. While vigorous exercise is good, heavy lifting for an hour will not undo the negative effects of sitting at a desk all day. You need to engage in some light physical exercise daily to negate prolonged sitting.
Light physical exercises like yoga, cardio, light gym and brisk walks can help negate all the bad effects of prolonged sittings. Also, light exercise will also help you lose weight, improve your skin’s appearance, improve your sex life and lessen the risk of chronic diseases.
Taking supplements such as probiotics can not only really help boost your immune system as well as improve your skin health, digestion and do moracles. If you aren’t aware of them, probiotics are natural live organisms that are similar to the ones present in the human gut also called our second brain. They are also known as “good bacteria.”
Taking probiotics regularly can offer many benefits. Probiotics can help keep your gut clean, protect you from hostile bacteria, prevent allergies, eczema and infections and boost your immune system as well.
All you need to do is to pop a daily probiotic daily to scare off any pathogens. Probiotic supplements will maintain your well being and will enable you to sustain a healthy gut.
One of the easiest ways to maintain your health and wellbeing is by eating healthy. People who don’t have the time or don’t take effort for healthy eating will soon face health problems. Studies have demonstrated that 70-80% of staying healthy is all about eating the right food at the right time.
To eat healthy, add more fruits and green vegetables to your diet. Fruits and leafy green vegetables are a wonderful source of natural fibers, minerals and vitamins. You can choose to add a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to your meals – it’s both easy as well as delicious.
Also, it is a good idea to understand your body type and your nutritional needs. This will enable you to create a balance between healthy foods and foods that you like indulging in. Don’t hesitate to take the help of a dietician or a nutritionist.
Sleeping well is another way to maintain a proper and healthy lifestyle. There are several drawbacks to skimping out on sleep as well as oversleeping. Research studies have pointed out that we need 7-8 hours of sleep every night to stay healthy. People who sleep only 6 hours every night are at a 23% higher risk of developing obesity. On the other hand, people who sleep for more than 9 hours are at a higher risk of developing metabolic problems and heart diseases.
Make sure to maintain a proper sleep schedule. Listening to meditative music and having some chamomile tea before going to sleep. This will help you gently relax into your sleep and help you sleep better. Sleeping well will increase your energy levels and also keep you in a fresh mood all day.
It is very important to keep ourselves well hydrated throughout the day. Drinking less water causes your kidneys to work much harder and this can be very harmful in the long run. You must ensure to drink at least 2L of water every day.
While you should definitely stay hydrated throughout the day, you should also look to hydrate your body first thing in the morning. Before you eat anything, hydrate your body with warm water or lime water. Not only will this freshen you up, but it will also help support your gut and kidneys. Also, hydrating your body in the morning will also help flush toxins and improve your skin.
Too many people spend their day working indoors and they hardly find time to enjoy the nature. This can have many adverse consequences in the long run. A lack of natural sunlight and fresh air can reduce immune function and cause chronic diseases.
Make sure to spend at least a little bit of time everyday enjoying the outdoors. Walking or jogging is one of the best ways to do so. Also, if possible, try to go on holidays that allow you to enjoy nature.
Music has always been an interesting subject when it comes to health and wellbeing. While the effects of music are still not properly understood, research has indicated that music has positive effects on mood.
Listening to music releases dopamine – a chemical that improves mood and reduces anxiety and stress. Moreover, listening to music that you like can also help improve cognition and memory and enable you to exercise better.
While leading a routine and maintaining schedules is good for your health, you should also break your routines every once in a while. Breaking routines will be a welcome break for your mind and your body from regular schedules.
It is not possible for everyone to break their routines at will. One day to do so is by planning a holiday or taking a break from work. When you break your routine, don’t waste your time lazing around – do things you like. This will reinvigorate you and keep you in better spirits.
Last but not least, making love with your life partner can also help your health and well-being. It is a well-known fact that the health benefits of making love spread out beyond bedroom walls. Making love boosts your immune function, lowers blood pressure, reduces acne, promotes better sleep, eases stress and anxiety and decreases the risk of heart disease.
+ Words: Anna Grace-Davidson
Anna Grace-Davidson is a modern-day consciousness coach and hypnotherapist. She blends ancient metaphysical teachings, quantum physics and her own spiritual power to smash through your blocks in order to create real, lasting, and meaningful change. She wants to share how everyone can be in control of their own lives, and to spread the message that if you wish for something you can work to achieve it.
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