Today at the Stress Management Society we are celebrating International Wellbeing Wednesday, and as this year’s theme is ‘Change your environment, Change your state’, our thoughts turn to living a healthy lifestyle.
With temptation all around us and at nearly every turn, living a healthy and balanced lifestyle can be difficult, but you can incorporate some quick changes to start improving your wellbeing.
Fruit for Thought
How often have you heard the expression “you are what you eat”? This is because what you put in to your body affects the way you feel throughout the day. Like oxygen and water, food is vital for our health and well-being – it is our energy source and provides our bodies with the nutrients it needs to grow, fight disease and repair itself. Food can affect our stress levels in two ways: it can either be the cause of the stress – the physical stress caused to the body and its organs as it gamely tries to assimilate and metabolise what we eat and drink; or it can simply aggravate or increase the stress from which we are already suffering. That is why at The Stress Management Society, our fruit bowl is always filled with fresh fruit.
You can read here http://www.stress.org.uk/eat-yourself-calm/ to find out information about natural food alternatives from our Nutritionist, Sally Wisbey.
Drink More Water
This should come as no surprise, but most of us actually don’t drink anywhere near our recommended 8 glasses or 2 litres. All of our organs, including our brains, need water to function to properly, so if you are dehydrated, your body isn’t running well. Get a head start on the day by having a glass of water when you wake up. Try adding a couple of lemon slices for a hint of flavour and remember to drink small amounts of water throughout the day.
Make Some Time For Lunch
When you have lots of things to do, it can be tempting to grab lunch on the run or to forget about it entirely. At The Stress Management Society everyone is encouraged to take their full hour lunch break AWAY from our desks. It is an important time to take a break and refocus or simply to socialise with colleagues and friends.
Did you know that over a quarter of adults in the UK, use herbal medicines for their physical and mental wellbeing. Incorporating homeopathic and flower remedies into your lifestyle, such as RESCUE Remedy can help you regain inner strength and feel reassured that you can juggle family life, work, finances and much more. RESCUE Remedy, for example, offer a range of essences combined with vitamins and minerals that can help boost your wellbeing, whether that is to help you wind down before bed or support normal mental performance and psychological functions.
A healthy mind is part of a healthy lifestyle. Bad sleep is both a cause and a symptom of stress. Allow your body and mind to relax before bedtime by creating a wind-down routine. Prepare for a good night’s sleep by removing all stimulants, including technology, and by doing something relaxing.
What are you going to do today for Wellbeing Wednesday? Try incorporating one or two of the above to start your journey towards better wellbeing.
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