The pandemic has affected people in a lot of ways, including physical and mental health. Which is why it is important to pay attention and take care of our wellbeing, especially during these unprecedented times. We are celebrating wellness week at Infuse and today we have some wonderful tips that are not only easy to implement and incorporate in our lifestyle but are practical too! Poor mental heath can result to physical chronic conditions that can make our bodies more susceptible to illness, and vice versa.
To reduce stress and improve your overall health, here are some tips you can apply in your daily routine:
For physical wellness:
1. Exercise regularly and stay active
Allot at least 30 minutes of your schedule to exercise or workout. You can also do other physical activities such as walking, biking, jogging etc.
2. Have a healthy diet
Drink lots of water, eat healthier food and reduce your intake of fast food or junk foods. The benefits of this are improve heart health, better immune system, and mood boost.
3. Get enough sleep
It may be hard for many people to get enough sleep, due to a variety of reasons such as stress, spending a lot of time on social media or not doing much on the day. Even so it’s always important to get enough sleep and maintain or boost your physical heath.
For mental wellness:
1. Keep in touch with family and friends
Communication and human connections are crucial for our mental health. Keep in touch with family and friends. Spend some time with your family, like watching movies, playing board games, cooking or simply have dinner all together. It is also equally important to stay connected with your friends and keep them updated.
Take time for yourself to just do the things you enjoy. Whether it is reading, cooking, playing video games, crafting, drawing etc. Hobbies provide a way to declutter your mind of any worries or stress that you may be experiencing.
Learn to relax and take time for yourself. This can be achieved by meditation, yoga, taking a warm bath, listening to music or any other way that you can find yourself relaxing to. This helps you relax your mind and body and reduces the level of stress and anxiety you may be having.
These practices, help the overall health of your body and mind. It keeps you physically strong, keeps the right functioning of immune system, reduces risk of illnesses and uplifts your mood. The body and mind is connected so it’s important to equally pay attention and take care of both. It is essential to have a balance of everything so make sure you do tiny things everyday that contribute to your overall wellbeing!
Written by: Jade Florendo