Boost Your Health and Wellness
Implementing a new health and wellness routine doesn’t mean you have to make extensive lifestyle changes. Instead, think about a few simple steps you can take to improve your overall quality of life, and be sure that your new habits are changes that can be easily incorporated into your day-to-day routine. That way, you’ll be more likely to stick to them in the long run!
And don’t forget, your mental wellbeing is just as important as your physical wellbeing. A healthy mental state will help you better cope with stress and recover from challenges or setbacks that might arise.
To help you get started, we put together a short list of ways to easily boost your health and wellness.
ENJOY CALMING ACTIVITIES
We’re all for an active HITT workout from your living room, but adding in a few soothing activities to your daily schedule can help lower your overall stress level. Now is the perfect time to work in your garden, start a new puzzle, try your hand at sewing or crafting, or learn the art of meditation.
CREATE AN INDOOR WELLNESS SANCTUARY
If we learned anything during quarantine, it’s that our home environment can have a big impact on our attitude and wellness. To create a sanctuary inside your home, you might consider adding a diffuser with essential oils to promote calmness, creating a dedicated room or space that is free from noise or distraction to inspire moments of relaxation, or bringing green plants inside to help filter indoor pollutants.
USE FOODS TO IMPROVE YOUR IMMUNITY
Studies have long shown that adding certain foods to your diet can help boost your immune system and strengthen your body’s ability to fight off viruses and infections naturally. Top choices by experts include red bell peppers (they contain twice the amount of vitamin C compared to most citrus fruits), broccoli (it’s packed with antioxidants, fiber and vitamins A, C, and E), ginger (to help decrease inflammation), chickpeas (they’re packed with zinc) and kiwi (rich in folate, potassium and vitamin K)—to name a few!
MANAGE YOUR STRESS LEVEL
For many years, research has shown that prolonged or chronic stress can negatively impact your immune system. During times of uncertainty, it’s healthy to acknowledge any negative feelings you might have and let go of any expectations of what normal should feel like. If there are certain activities—like watching the news or browsing social media—that make you more stressed, be mindful to eliminate them from your day. Choose to engage only in people and activities that elevate your mood! Get outdoors and enjoy a breath of fresh air. Try golfing, gardening, walking or running to get your blood flowing and release endorphins to improve your mood.
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