Proper wellness is all about living a complete, healthy life and incorporating smart choices into your everyday life. So many people think that making an occasional “smart” health decision is enough to keep you healthy and well. Wellness requires more than that. You need to consistently take care of your entire body. Ideally, we would all be eating healthy balanced meals at all times, exercising daily and getting plenty of sleep every night. Unfortunately, for many of us in today’s day and age, this is simply not possible. While being healthy every day can be easier said than done, here are some tips to consider if you want to incorporate wellness into your daily routine.
Never Sacrifice A Nutritious Breakfast
So many people have heard the old adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and it really is true. Make sure that you never sacrifice a nutritious breakfast. There are so many other times in the day when you might eat an unhealthy snack, or go out to dinner and make poor ordering choices, but breakfast is one meal that you can use to your advantage. If you keep plenty of healthy breakfast foods on hand, you can rest assured that at least one of your meals for the day will be healthy.
Plus, if you start your day off with good carbohydrates and a balanced meal, you will feel more energized throughout the day and be less tempted by sugary foods. People who eat a balanced breakfast have been shown to snack less and make smarter decisions all day long.
Give Yourself a Strict Bedtime
Treat yourself like the kids and give yourself a strict bedtime and wakeup-time every day. Getting on a set schedule like this can do wonders for your sleep patterns and help you make sure that you are getting the right type of rest every night. It will make a great deal of difference in how refreshed you feel in the morning.
Get Regular Chiropractic Adjustments
Chiropractic adjustments aren’t just for when your back is feeling sore. Receiving regular adjustments on a consistent basis makes sure that you don’t have any subluxations that can creep up and cause trouble. Maintaining your spine optimizes your brain-body communication and restores homeostasis resulting in 100% function, 100% health and 100% wellness. Keeping your spine healthy and in proper alignment will enable you to get the most of your other wellness activities!
Work Out When It’s Right For You
So many people subscribe to the idea that there is a right time of the day to exercise. This is not necessarily true. While there are benefits to working out in the morning, afternoon and evening, the best time for you to workout is when you will actually do it. If you are a morning person, work out first thing after you wake up. If you have a flexible lunch hour, squeeze a high-intensity 30-minute workout in during your lunch break. Making sure that you will work out is much more important than working out at “the best time of the day.”
Here is a tip for those who do prefer to workout in the evening: try something with a lower intensity, like yoga, pilates or swimming.
Stand for 30 Minutes a Day
If you think this seems too simple to be true, you are wrong. Standing for just 30 minutes a day is an easy habit for anyone to form. This can have great benefits on your digestive system and improve your posture, especially if you spend most of your day hunched over a computer. There are a number of ways you can incorporate standing into your routine to get your full 30 minutes a day. Perhaps you schedule a 10 minute walk into your day, or stand whenever you take phone calls, or take a break every 30 minutes to simply stand and stretch for 30 seconds. However you do it, just get up and stand — it will go a long way towards improving your mood, your health and your spine.
Take Care Of Your Spiritual Side
All you need is ten minutes a day to take care of your spiritual health and you will start seeing great benefits in your everyday life — after all, spiritual wellness is part of your overall health! Just ten minutes a day to pray, sit and reflect, walk, meditate, do yoga or sit in silence is all you need.
Try to Eat as Many Colors as You Can Every Day
Getting a range of nutritious vegetables into your diet can be difficult, but make it a habit to see how many different colors of fresh fruits and vegetables you can eat per day. If you eat red peppers, spinach, sweet potatoes, bananas and blue berries in one day, you are off to great start in eating as many colors as you can.
It can take some time to make some of these tips actual habits, but if you keep actively trying to do these things every day, over time you will find that taking care of your own personal wellness will truly become a natural habit that you take into your everyday life. Keep these tips in mind every day and you can rest assured that you are taking the necessary daily steps to be the healthiest version of you that you can be.