Most of us think that wellness is something that is not for us – the hardworking people. Wellness is for those who have that extra-time to lift weights, eat “healthy”, or aimlessly run. How and why would anyone in the right mind even think about exhausting its already tortured body?
Well, this is something to worry about. The 21st century is often called the century of speed, tech revolution and the “age of information”. People rushing about like busy little ants carrying out their daily chores but not fulfilling their hopes and dreams. This leads to frustration and the fear that we won’t ever get to that place in the future, where all the hard work and rushing about has paid off. We work hard, keep our heads down and hope to reap the rewards once we step into retirement.
This kind of behavior leads to some serious health issues, both physically and mentally. Some of the symptoms we most often feel at the beginning of this century stress, the lack of sleep, anxiety, depression, chaotic nutrition, and constant pressure due to this busy way of life. And at the top of the list of causes for this kind of life is that “being too busy” is no longer a way of life, but a badge of honor.
Well, you can prevent this. But don’t wait to get stuck in a hospital or to start searching for the CBD oil or other medicine to lower your anxiety. You should act right now before you start experiencing all kinds of health problems.
How to Start
The easiest way to start improving your health is, of course, creating new healthy habits and introducing more discipline to your daily life. That is how you can avoid disease, prolong your life, and bring a little bit of happiness into your life. However, this is a complicating thing to do because of all the chaos of a woman’s daily life. The price of good health is time. And Or in other words for your chores, work, family, etc. And you get a headache only from thinking about it. Well, you can’t live like that forever. Sooner or later you will feel the consequences. This is why you should think about life as a healthy mechanism. It has many gears and most of them should work to have a healthy life.
There is no doubt that modern lifestyle brings lots of stress. Between work, family, and some social obligations you forget how to live. Well, you need to relax to live. Find the time to breathe.
This is one of the simplest relaxation plans. You can calm your body and mind wherever you are. Sit, or lay down in a quiet and safe place and put your hands on your belly. Breathe into a slow count of three, and then breathe out to the same slow count of three. Repeat this five times… or you can keep repeating it until you calm yourself down.
Working out is one of the most effective ways to release stress. Walking, jogging, dancing, swimming, or whatever is your “cup of tea”. Aim for at least 30 minutes of movement per day.
Write down your thoughts
You don’t have anyone to talk to? That is not a problem. A simple piece of paper and a pen could work the same way. Write down everything that’s on your mind. That doesn’t have to be a small novel. Instead, write down a series of short notes about how you are feeling or what stressed you out.
Make a list of thing you are grateful for
This should be a time of happiness. However, this is also the time when anxiety and depression could hit you the most. Try to avoid social networks and make a list of everything you are grateful for. That will push all the positive thoughts you have to the surface. This could chill you out.
Visualize a calm place
We have all experienced total calmness and safety at least once in our lives. That could have happened at home while you were sitting with your special someone in front of a fireplace while the cold (really cold) winter was brewing outside. This could also have happened to you while watching a favorite movie, or while chilling at a beach with your friends or family. It doesn’t matter where or when it happened, just sit down, close your eyes, and start imagining all the details linked to that special place and time. Visualize all the sounds, smells, tastes, sights, feelings, etc. The stronger your imagination, the more you can relax.
Connect to nature
Most people love nature. It is in our blood. Spending just a few minutes in nature could help you relax. You could go for a short walk or simply sit in a park. You can also look at photos of nature with greenery for a few minutes.
Good food is the foundation of every healthy lifestyle. You can’t expect much of your life if you don’t care about the diet.
First and foremost, start your day with a glass of water. Then, continue to drink water throughout the entire day. You need to drink 2 liters of water throughout the day.
No more sugar
You should at least try to avoid the sugar. In any form. It will make you happy in the short run, but destroy your health in the long run. It is the main cause of all sorts of health problems, from weight gain to high level of cholesterol, blood sugar, high blood pressure, etc.
You should eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods. Also, eat whole grains and high-fiber foods and choose leaner cuts of meat, poultry or fish. You should also avoid foods and beverages that are high in calories, sugar, salt, and fat.
Why is “alive food” better than “dead food”?
The food that is “alive” is the one closest to the form of its original. This means plants (fruits and vegetables), nuts and seeds, fish, poultry and whole grains. The most important thing here is active enzymes. They are necessary for hormone production and chemical reactions in the body. The foods rich in probiotics and prebiotics are also considered “alive”. These foods include kefir, miso, asparagus, artichokes, bananas, etc.
You expose something to the heat you start killing those active enzymes.
3. No risky habits
You don’t need cigarettes, you don’t need drugs and you don’t need alcohol. Stay away from cigarettes and people who smoke. Don’t use drugs and if you like drinking alcohol do it in moderation.
There is no justification for recommending drinking for health reasons. It creates addiction and in the long term, it increases the risk of developing a huge list of health conditions including breast cancer, oral cancers, heart disease, strokes, and cirrhosis of the liver. It can also damage your mental health, destroy your concentration and memory and reduce the chances of becoming a mother.
It will also harm anybody, men and women alike. But some ill effects of smoking cigarettes like ectopic pregnancy, premature menopause, cervical cancer, more severe premenstrual symptoms, and fertility problems will affect women only.
My dear ladies, there is no “magical cure” and one single tip to make you healthy. Health is a mechanism made of several crucial parts. Most of those parts, if not all, should work for you to be healthy. And one thing is sure your health is your problem. If you don’t care about it, who does?