There’s never a bad time to look into some tips to boost your health and wellness so today we’re presenting a small list of small changes that can boost your physical and mental health and leave you feeling healthier, happier and more resilient.
Are You Getting All the Vitamins You Need?
It’s a good idea to regularly review your diet and see if the vitamins and minerals it provides are in line with what your body needs. All bodies are different, so you should get at least as specific as checking what a body of your age, gender and ethnicity needs, if not asking your doctor to look into any deficits you specifically may be experiencing.
While a balanced diet provides a lot of the nutrients you need to be healthy, there are likely to be some gaps: women between 18-50 require a higher level of iron than most diets provide, and very few of us get enough vitamin D from our normal exposure to sunlight. On top of this, if your diet is restricted due a conviction or health condition, you should be aware that you’ll need to fill those gaps – vegans, for example, get far fewer B vitamins from their diet than someone who does eat meat and animal products.
Fill out those gaps with some natural vitamin supplements and watch your wellness soar!
A Daily Walk
Some people’s lives revolve around the gym, but if you have other interests, feel self conscious about exercise, or more demands from your job and home life, it can be difficult to match the activity levels of the most committed gym bunnies.
Something it’s well worth committing to is a daily walk. It doesn’t have to be intense exercise. Just taking a brisk walk will push your muscles a little, raise your heart rate and metabolism, and get you out of the house. Time spent in nature can have a huge positive impact on your mental health, and even if that nature is just your neighbours’ front gardens, it provides a boost.
You probably don’t get enough sleep. Life is busy. The demands of work run well beyond the nine-to-five, young or old family members require your care and your attention is always split between multiple demanding devices. But it’s well worth your time to put a curfew on screen time an hour before you plan to go to bed, stick to that bed time, and try to separate the spaces you work and play from the space where you sleep.
These sleep hygiene measures can boost how long and how deeply you sleep, leaving you physically healthier and mentally more resilient. It’s an effort worth making.