Lifestyle magazines dedicate several of their pages to advice, recommended products, and trends for wellness. Many say it’s imperative to do so because the majority of people lead such unhealthy lifestyles, thus this is becoming the norm and help should be provided.
In progressive countries like the US and South Korea, for example, only a few people get enough sleep most of the time; young and old sleep only for six hours at most. In South Korea, particularly, young students are so tired because they dedicate more than half their day to studying and only get an average of 4.9 hours of sleep.(1)
Wellness is clearly at the bottom of a lot of people’s priorities. Career, school, relationships, dreams, and other responsibilities are deemed more important until the body fails. It’s only when severe illnesses occur that many realize how everything else wasn’t really as important as health and wellness in terms of life value.
Here’s the reality; without health and wellness, everything else can easily crumble. Long-term success and satisfaction with everything else can only be secured if you’re well. Therefore, take wellness as seriously as you do work and all the other things you believe are important, and the perfect time to do that is the present time!
By making wellness one of your life’s top priorities, you’ll automatically witness an elevation in the overall quality of your life.
Top 10 benefits from a deliberate commitment to wellness…(2)
- Lowered stress levels
- Improved productivity
- Increased joy
- Stronger immune system
- Fast recovery from illnesses
- Longer life
- Better mood
- A more optimistic view of life
Who doesn’t want these advantages? So, are you ready to make wellness a top priority? Here are some strategies to help you get started.
6 Smart tactics for improving your health and well-being…
Everybody can benefit from several minutes to an hour of freeing the mind of concerns and focusing on rhythmic breathing. This can help control stress hormones and regulate the internal functioning of the body.
2. Get a Massage
According to the London School of Massage, in a single session, you can automatically witness a better sense of well-being. Massage is one of the most effective methods to relax the body. Likewise, it can improve circulation so your internal organs function more effectively. Along with that, it can enhance energy and vitality.(3)
It’s important to mention as well, that massage from someone who actually had extensive therapeutic massage training can help banish pains and other physical discomforts caused by anything from an injury to chronic illnesses.(4)
Make massage sessions your much needed “me” time.
3. Daily Exercise
Light daily exercises can have a huge contribution to overall wellness. Take a cue from the French who are not exactly big fans of gyms or fitness facilities. Most of them get their daily workout by walking or biking around instead of taking the car. Don’t rely on elevators all the time as well – take the stairs.
When you get some type of exercise every day, you’ll have more energy for other things and you’ll find yourself in a better mood because physical exertion can actually trigger the release of endorphins.
4. Cook Your Own Meals
This can benefit you in two ways. Firstly, you can save money, which then will allow you to splurge on things that can bring joy to your life. And secondly, you’ll find yourself being more conscientious about portions and the quality of the ingredients you’re using for meals.
5. Don’t Snack; Have Afternoon Tea
Avoid snacking by setting time for tea at four o’clock in the afternoon. At teatime, you slow down, regain a calm sense of mind, and nourish yourself properly to tide you over until dinner. Afternoon tea can be something you look forward to in your day — that perfect opportunity to get away from the routine and regroup so you can function better for the rest of the day. Have tea time with friends or family for an extra (social) mood boost.
6. Practice Gratitude
When you’re grateful, your inclination to focus on life’s negativity diminishes, which can instantly boost your well-being. Be thankful for what you do have and you’ll realize you don’t need much to actually be happy and healthy.
If you want a good life, pay attention to wellness now. Be deliberate about it and marvel at how all other factors in life can fall into their proper place because of it.
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