Wellness Activities to Stay Healthy
We have a mind, a body, and a spirit. Then, it should come as no surprise that we must care for all three aspects of ourselves – mind, body, and energy to achieve total health and wellness. Don’t focus on one part at the expense of the others because all are necessary to balance the human person.
In this article, I’ll give you seven simple, practical, and effective tips you can use right away to improve and maintain your overall health and wellness.
• Tip 1 is concerned with your spiritual well-being.
• Tips 2–4 are concerned with your physical health.
• Tips 5 and 6 are concerned with your emotional well-being.
• The final tip, 7, focuses on a frequently overlooked area: your mental health.
1. Spiritual Health
Every day, you have 1440 minutes to live your life. Thirty minutes accounts for only 2% of your entire day. God, the giver of life, deserves a portion of your time. Daily devotionals, spiritual and religious books (Holy Bible, Qur’an, Torah, Tripitaka, Bhagavad-Gita, Tao-te-Ching, Books of L. Ron Hubbard, or other sacred texts) should be read and reflected upon. This will increase your religious knowledge, strengthen your spirit, improve your relationship with God, improve your relationship with your fellow humans, help you with your daily living, and bring inner peace.
2. Keep Physically Fit
Paying attention to exercises that build your core muscles is the key to achieving physical fitness. All muscles in your chest, abdomen, upper back, lower back, and sides are part of your core muscles. A strong core provides several advantages, including a flat stomach, a strong back, good posture, less strain on the spine, effective power transfer to your arms and legs to lift, move, or carry things around, and increased mental alertness and flexibility and a healthy heart.
3. Eat Nutritious and Healthy Food
There is a widely held belief that nutritious and healthy foods are unappealing. As previously stated, the best way to ensure that your food intake is healthy and nutritious is to:
- Eat from the five major food groups every day – Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, Milk, Meat, and Beans.
- Eating a “rainbow diet,” which includes as many, if not all, of the rainbow’s colours: red, orange, yellow, blue, indigo, and purple. Each food colour contains a unique set of vitamins and micronutrients. Green foods, such as spinach, are high in Vitamin A, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Iron. Spinach consumption regularly combats anaemia and improves vision.
- They are taking a good multivitamin supplement to make up for any nutritional deficiencies.
- We are consuming the recommended eight glasses of water per day. Drink one glass at various intervals throughout the day to help your body eliminate waste and toxins more efficiently.
4. Take Good Care of Your Skin
Your skin serves four primary functions, which are as follows:
- A sensor with nerve endings that causes you to react appropriately to pain, heat, cold, touch, pressure, vibration, and tissue injury.
- A heat regulator that either pumps blood to the surface of your skin or reduces blood flow.
- Your largest waste eliminator (surface wise) via sweating or perspiring.
Furthermore, as you age, your skin naturally becomes drier, less elastic, and wrinkled. However, by keeping your skin continuously moist and hydrated with the following simple skin care routine, you can significantly slow down this ageing process and assist your skin in its elimination process.
Skin Care Routine
Drink adequate water, at least eight glasses per day. Consume yellow and orange fruits, which are high in vitamin A. Take a high-quality vitamin E supplement. Consume cucumbers, which contain Sulphur, a trace element required for healthy skin!! Use water-based moisturizers or olive oil on your skin immediately after bathing to keep moisture locked in.
5. Plan a weekly 30-minute time out
If you became suddenly very ill or died, God forbid, your children and relatives would be taken care of in some way. They might not be as good as you, but they’d get by. To ensure that you are available for as long as possible to provide the best continuous care, you must TAKE A BREAK!!! Find your relaxing space, such as walking on the beach or in the park while listening to nature or music on your iPod; relaxing in your bed while listening to music; curling up in your favourite chair and reading a good book; watching people go by on a park bench; or whatever else relaxes you. This will clear your mind and provide you with renewed energy to continue your journey.
6. Practice Contentment
Happiness is not determined by the quantity, number, or type of material possessions we possess. As a result, we occasionally see millionaires who are drug addicts or alcoholics. In addition, there is the “Law of Diminishing Returns.” This means that the more we get of something up to a certain point, the less likely it is that adding more of that thing will increase our happiness quota. It’s as if I had one Lamborghini, I’d be on a high, summersaults couldn’t express my joy, and I’d be able to hug everyone I met. It’s OK if I get two more Lamborghinis. I mean, I won’t feel as euphoric as the first time, and in any case, how many cars can I drive at once?
Contentment means being happy in both the abundant and the sparse seasons of our lives, regardless of our circumstances. We must cultivate this contentment spirit to positively contribute to our overall health, happiness, and well-being. It is not that we shouldn’t try to do better; rather, as the old West Indian proverb goes, “We shouldn’t hang our hats where our hands can’t reach” to keep up with the Jones’.
7. Take Your Mental Health Seriously
Stress and depression are two of the world’s leading robbers of mental and emotional health. Not only are they widespread, but they also contribute to more serious mental illnesses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, suicide, and insanity. The depressive phase is a normal part of life that we all go through in our lives, usually resulting from the loss of a loved one, work issues, job loss, or money/financial problems. However, the key to preventing stress and depression from becoming overwhelming is to engage in activities that take your mind away from the problem causing the anxiety or depression and move you to a better mental space, regardless of the issue at hand. Incorporating some of these techniques into your daily life, you can improve and maintain the health of your brain.
- Puzzles, board games, and quizzes
Board games, puzzles, and quizzes give your brain a mental workout by improving memory, concentration, problem-solving skills and preventing cognitive decline.
- Music listening
Despite its apparent simplicity, music soothes the mind and spirit, assists the body in relaxing, relaxes the body, relieves stress and tension, and stimulates the senses and the body’s energy.
- Interests and sports
Participate in group activities, social clubs, or sports of interest to you (tennis, horse riding, soccer, football, cricket, karate, sewing, yoga, tai chi, basketball, volleyball, swimming, singing, dancing etc.). Anything that comes naturally to you and makes you happy while you’re doing it.