Many people aren’t tuned in to their body and aren’t aware until it is too late of the effects that stress and poor wellbeing is having on them. If you’re feeling low on energy or are feeling tired, take a look at these 5 ways to prioritise your health today.
Sleep and wake up earlier
It is crucial that you making time sleep. According to an article in the Guardian this week, a consistent 7 to 9 hour sleep each night is the most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health. Try turning off all technology before you head to bed to avoid an uneasy sleep due to lighting or mental activity.
Eat little and often
Eating little and often will help you maintain a healthy metabolism and will avoid big surges in insulin. By eating in this way you will also ensure that the body doesn’t store calories in preparation for starvation.
Relax your mind and take regular breaks
Research indicates that short, frequent breaks actually help us get more accomplished by reducing stress and helping us concentrate better. So practise clearing your mind at regular intervals to unwind and boost concentration. We recommend trying mindfulness or meditation which can be done from anywhere at no cost!
Drink more water
Drinking water is crucial to health and wellbeing. To function properly, all the cells and organs of the body need water, plus water is great for flushing out toxins. Dehydration can affect brain structure and function. It is also involved in the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. Prolonged dehydration can lead to problems with thinking and reasoning so make sure you are drinking plenty to achieve mental clarity.
Plan a holiday
It is important to give ourselves a break from time to time from the daily stresses of work and life. Studies have shown that even thinking about a holiday can boost emotion levels, reducing symptoms of health issues such as depression and high blood pressure. So why not book a break and give yourself something to look forward to?
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