Health is one of those topics that everyone knows is important, but many people end up putting off or procrastinating on because their lives are so busy. Maybe you have a few healthy practices, but there are some areas or habits that are just too hard to break. Healthy well-being is a balance of health in all areas of life, and it’s important to know how to take care of yourself not just physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. So follow these 5 tips and you’ll be enjoying a greater well-being before you know it.
Before you write this off as one of those hippy, new-age practices, consider the fact that meditation is proven to be one of the best ways to lower blood pressure and improve overall health. The fact is, taking time out from your stressful and busy life to focus completely on the present moment acts as a reset button, allowing you to move forward in your day with presence, peace and joy.
Check your health
It’s important to know where you currently stand with regards to your health and well-being, so you know where you can improve and which habits you should be instigating. The HBF Well-Being Check is a fantastic way to check into your current state of health, and get some great tips for how you can improve.
Too many people end up skipping the most important meal of the day, replacing it with coffee or just ignoring it all together in their rush to get to work. But skipping breakfast can take a huge toll on your health and well-being. When you fail to initiate your metabolism in the morning, your body goes into starvation mode, which means that come lunchtime, you’re really to gnaw into just about anything that crosses your path (often an unhealthy choice!) So start your day out right a simple smoothie and toast, or egg and oatmeal.
You don’t necessarily have to create and stick to a hardcore exercise regimen in order to get the benefits of activity. Just find ways to move more in your life! This could mean taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or planning a hiking trip with friends on the weekend instead of going to watch a movie. It just takes 30 extra minutes of exercise per day to really make a difference to your health and well-being.
It’s not just your physical body that needs nourishment in order to be healthy and happy. To nourish your emotional well-being, start adding meaningful connection time into your day. This could mean grabbing coffee with a friend, or setting up a phone call with a friend you haven’t connected with in a while. Meaningful connections nurture the soul, so make space for this in your day and feel your emotional well-being rise.