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Staying Healthy In All Parts of Your Life

 

Self-care is not only a trend right now; it is about taking care of our individual health and mental / physical well-being. We are accountable for our own physical, emotional and mental health.

When life gets hectic / difficult we tend to become more stressful, for this reason we can easily forget about the significance of self-care. Self-care is not always a luxury like a trip to the spa, instead it includes taking care of ourselves every day.

Physical Health

Healthy lifestyle habits like participating in daily exercise, eating a well-balanced diet, and adding herbs / needed nutrients will have a permanent impact on our physical health.

Many studies suggest that idleness is a changeable risk factor for a variety of health illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, depression, obesity and bone and joint diseases.

Here are the top physical self-care ideas:

1. Get enough sleep

Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night.

2. Exercise daily

Physical exercise, in any form, should be a priority. Examples: jogging, walking, do yoga, lift weights, ride a bike.

3. Eating a well-balanced diet

Concentrate on eating a well-balanced diet that is complete with whole, fresh foods/meals as much as possible.

4. Support your gut

It’s imperative to maintain the health of your gut by taking probiotics, eating good foods like bone broth and fermented foods like kimchi / other veggies, and avoid inflammatory foods.

 

Social Health

Studies confirm that social interactions affect our mental, behavioural and physical health, and mortality risk.

Social self-care includes nurturing positive relations, offering and seeking emotional support. It additionally includes social networks that let you to socialize from a distance, with the anticipation of strengthening relationships.

1. Have face-to-face interactions

This lets us to develop positive, meaningful relations.

2. Cultivate your relationships

Positive interactions are precious and vital for our health, so make sure to cherish these connections.

3. Perform acts of kindness

Performing acts of kindness can help healthy aging and boost our mood. It will also increase the mood of others, making it a win-win situation for both of us.

 

Mental and Emotional Health

Studies shown, time after time, that stress or an increase in cortisol levels can create mental and physical distress, causing major health disorders.

1. Reading a book, can be fiction or non-fiction

Reading, be it a fantasy book or an inspiring book lets you to work on something enjoyable.

2. Control time on social media

Even though social media can help us to connect with other people, too much of it can negatively affect our mental / emotional health.

3. Spend time outdoors

Take advantage of the countless health benefits of going outside, nature is very great for our health. It can boost our mood, eases our anxiety and can decrease stress / lower cortisol.

References:

https://draxe.com/health/self-care-checklist/