With spring just around the corner, going for walks is a great excuse to step outside and get some fresh air. Connecting with nature is always a great way to stay rooted with mother nature. Whether you are working from home or at the office, take a little break and walk around the block; it will boost your overall mental and physical health.
Writing down your thoughts in a journal helps you get things off your mind. Writing is like a form of therapy to help you de-stress. There is no right or wrong way to write a journal as it is a personal form of expression unique to every individual. Express what you are grateful for, the type of life you want, or you simply write how your day was.
According to Canada’s Food Guide, eating healthy varieties of food each day is ideal to maintain a balanced diet. It is important to include fruits and vegetables in every meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) daily since it not only boosts your metabolism but increases your energy throughout the day. You will notice that the right food choices will make you feel less sluggish. Check out Canada’s Food Guide for more information: https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/
There are many workouts you can do at home with no equipment such as jogging, push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, and more. People love to get creative with workouts using stairs or weightlifting objects around the house. Fortunately, in our time, there are apps available for free guided workouts that will make you feel like you are at the gym! Check out the available apps you can download for free: https://www.glamour.com/story/best-free-workout-apps
Mental health is just as important as our physical health. Take the time to meditate a few times a week whether it is for five minutes or one hour. Meditating has a positive impact on your mood and helps you relax while focusing on your intentions. There are various ways to mediate such as reciting mantras, listening to instrumental music, breathing exercises, doing guided meditations, and more. Finding a suitable method is all about what you resonate with. ‘Calm’ is a free and popular app used for mediation and sleep: https://www.calm.com/
Sleep is one of the health aspects we tend to neglect. However, it is the most important thing to maintain for our well-being. Getting proper sleep for 7-8 hours every night is ideal for your mind and body to replenish your energy. Perfect sleep results in a better mood, higher productivity, and concentration.
Don’t Forget to Stay Hydrated!
Our bodies are mostly made up of water. It is important to drink water at least 2-3 liters per dayto nourish your body. The best way to make sure to continue drinking water throughout the day is to fill up a water bottle and carry it with you wherever you go. This will ensure you are constantly staying hydrated and doing refills. You can also create a schedule on your phone to make sure you are drinking enough water.