The best habits for health and wellness are the ones you can easily incorporate into your everyday life. Even small investments in time and energy can lead to big results. So if you’d like to pay more attention to your health, consider the following tips for wellness, head to toe, presented below by Exygon.
It Starts With Your Head
Get your head right and wellness will likely follow. Consider working on a positive attitude through mindfulness, meditation, and other reflective practices. Think about gratitude and what brings you comfort and a sense of wellbeing — and then try to incorporate these things into daily living, one small change at a time.
Surround Yourself With Serenity
Your physical environment is of the utmost importance in any quest for health and wellness. Spending more time at home requires paying more attention to organization, reducing clutter, and generally creating a pleasant, healthy, and stress-free space in which to work, relax, and enjoy family and friends. It might seem a tall order, but begin by re-arranging closets and cabinets, and perhaps setting aside a small area as a clutter-free zone for meditation or reflecting.
You Are What You Eat
No health strategy is complete without attention to diet and nutrition. Eating well is the single most important thing you can do to promote health and longevity. Do some basic research to find out if popular regimes such as the keto or paleo diets make sense for you. Generally speaking, eat more vegetables and fruit, avoid sugar and processed foods, and stick with balanced but moderate meal portions and you can’t go too far wrong.
The Science of Sleep
Most people don’t get enough sleep, and medical science is discovering that this can cause physical and mental health problems in the short run and over time. The main stages of the sleep cycle provide both body and mind an opportunity to repair from daily stresses. Consider the following sleep hygiene tips:
- Go to bed and get up at the same time each day.
- Turn off all screens radiating blue light at least an hour before sleep.
- Avoid cigarettes, alcohol, and caffeine — they can fragment the sleep cycle so you don’t get enough real rest.
Get Those Feet Moving
Exercise is another secret weapon when it comes to health and wellness. Not only does it release hormones that make you feel great, but it can fend off disease and help you control your weight, which also has bearing on lifestyle ailments such as type 2 diabetes.
Exercise can calm you down, perk you up, and give you enough stamina to get through a busy day. And you don’t have to hit the gym or invest in expensive equipment to reap the benefits of regular exercise. You can walk briskly, play winter sports, or practice yoga or pilates in the comfort of your home. Also, find ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine, such as taking the stairs instead of using the elevator or heading out for a walk on your lunch break. All of these can help you to feel and look your best.
Health and Wellness for Long Life
With everything happening in 2022, there are many things competing for your attention. You’ll be better equipped to meet all challenges by putting your well-being first.
Exygon Health and Fitness Club provides our members with a non-intimidating and welcoming environment designed to get the results they want. We also offer online training programs. Get in touch today to learn more.