Health & Wellness Tips For You This Season
Health, wellness and sustainability is the core of Lawless Design. We bring these principles into our clients home through various different ways but we also live it in a our daily lives. I believe there's still a lot of misconception around living well, most attribute it to financial status and/or time. But we've gathered a few tips for you to live healthier and better this seasons that aren't going to require too much out of you.
Move Your Body
Try the stairs instead of the elevator, take short walks around your office or ride a bike instead of driving. Vigorous exercise is essential but moving throughout the day will keep you energized, as well as benefit your mind and body.
Tracking your steps will help you see how much you’ve actually moved throughout the day and may even encourage you to challenge yourself to reach a certain amount of steps every day.
If your job requires you to sit most of the day, add a walking pad underneath your desk. You can get work done while walking which will make the time go by faster at work but will also give you some movement. You'd be shocked for how long you can walk when you're distracted.
Find quick 20-minute home workouts on Youtube; yoga, HITT, core etc. The internet has so much free content to offer that you can do right from your living room.
Your body goes quite a few hours without hydration as you sleep. Drinking a full glass of water in the morning can help digestion, flush out toxins, enhance skin health and give you an energy boost.
Eat real food. Real food is whole, single-ingredient foods that are unprocessed and free of additives. Incorporating these foods into your day can help improve your health, manage your weight and give you energy.
Multivitamins contain vitamins and minerals that are essential to your health. No matter how healthy you eat or what diet you follow, it can be difficult for your body to get all of the nutrients it needs from food. Research your options and find a multivitamin that fits your needs and supports your health.
It’s easy to mindlessly snack throughout the day, so make sure your snack choices aren’t weighing you down. Mixed nuts, veggies, Greek yogurt or even a piece of dark chocolate are all great options that will keep you feeling satisfied.
Wake up and do something that inspires you like journaling, walking in nature, or other hobbies. Whether it’s productive or relaxing, beginning your morning on the right foot can cultivate a positive mindset and set the tone for the entire day.
Visit your dentist twice a year, make sure you’re getting those annual checkups at the doctor and schedule the recommended screenings for your age group. Make your health a number one priority.
Spending time with your friends and family may not seem like a top wellness tip but it is vital. Humans are social beings and rely on other humans to maintain their mental, emotional and physical help. Setting time aside to spend with your loved ones can help relieve stress, increase self-esteem and lead you to make more positive choices.
The blue light emitted by your tech devices may be the cause of those restless nights. Put your phone or laptop away at least an hour before bed to set yourself up for a good night of sleep.
Building a daily skin care routine can help you maintain overall skin health or improve concerns like acne, scarring or dark spots. Find a cleanser, serum, moisturizer and sunscreen and give your skin the love it deserves.
Eyes become easily strained when you’re constantly focused on your computer screen. Reduce the risk of tired eyes by looking away from your computer for at least 20 seconds in 20-minute intervals.
Whether you get outside for some exercise or to read a book in the sunshine, you should take at least 30 minutes a day to get some vitamin D.
Sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. From improving your productivity and concentration to helping support your overall health, getting the recommended hours of sleep per night can have a major impact on your wellbeing.
Spending time alone can be extremely beneficial for your mental health. Get to know yourself, figure out what you want and start living your most purposeful life.
Oftentimes, we tend to focus on what we’re lacking in life instead of focusing on the things that we do have. Start measuring your worth by your successes rather than your deficits by keeping track of the things that go well in your life.
Chuck some vegetables in a blender. We have all heard the slogan: ‘Eat your greens!’. This is because vegetables are one of the most concentrated sources of nutrition. But most of us still struggle to eat bitter and often unsavory veggies just like when we were children. The easiest solution for this is to juice our vegetables.
Set a water-drinking reminder on your phone. It is advised for the average person to drink up to 2 liters of water a day. But how many of us can claim to have met that mark? Not many. This is because sometimes, especially during winters, it is hard to keep track of your hydration. The best way to deal with this is to set a simple reminder on your phone to drink water. Set your reminder now to always stay hydrated!
Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach! This hack requires little explanation or scientific backing. The logic is simple.