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Studies have shown that exercising your body has positive effects on brain function, anxiety, self-image and recovery from addiction. Exercising your body helps in good circulation of the blood round the body. It doesn't have to be an intense workout, but getting your heart rate up and moving for at least twenty minutes a day makes a world of difference for your mental health.
Just because you have other things on your plate doesn't give you an excuse to put sleep on the back burner. "Sufficient sleep energizes your brain cells, keeps up your motivation for daily life activities. Although it’s generally thought that eight hours is the norm, each person has their own requirements. The important thing is to get enough, and don’t skimp and end up exhausted, unproductive, anxious or even depressed.
It is highly recommended you have a journal where you write down what you are grateful for daily or even weekly. "It can be easy to focus on negatives when things aren't going well, but incorporating a 5-minute gratitude practice into your day can completely alter your mindset, says Iris McAlpin; a psychologist and health coach. The more we focus on what is good about our lives, the more goodness shows up.
According to Harvard Health, having strong social ties with people can decrease your risk for depression, improve your physical health, and even lengthen your lifespan. So go for a walk with a confidant, call a friend or a family member. Perhaps, have people over for dinner. Socializing has a great impact on your well-being.
The human blood consists of seventy percent of water. So staying hydrated will sure improve and guarantee your well-being, but don't stay over-hydrated to avoid stepping into hyponatremia. Just stay on an optimal range.
Spending five minutes in nature can boost not only your mood, but your self-esteem as well. Moreover, sun exposure will help your brain release the hormone serotonin, which is a natural mood enhancer.
Take more fruits in a day than you take junk foods. Take some mangoes, apples, bananas or rather make a fruit salad (combination of your favorite fruits), sounds yummy right? Its more profitable and fulfilling than junk foods.
Laughter increases your ability to learn, improves your short-term memory, and reduces your stress levels. "We all love to laugh and it makes us feel good," says life coach Tom Casano. So I recommend you start exercising and building your cheek muscles by laughing.
Meditation is a very important way to ensure your total well-being. You can say a prayer quietly for minutes, or stay at a serene place and ensure absolute tranquility. This helps in connecting your soul to your body.
Committing kind acts can not only benefit someone else, but it can make you feel better as well. The University of British Columbia conducted a research and found out that people who regularly do nice little things for people experience reduced anxiety, an increase in mood, and a decrease in social avoidance. Why? Because making others feel good feels good.
Your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing are very important and should be attained on a daily basis to ensure optimal health. Here, are things to do everyday, to guarantee your total well-being.
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