The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.
How To Achieve Wellness
Nutrition: By increasing the wholefoods you take in and cutting down on artificial foods with added sugar, you’ll be on the right track to a healthier you. Turning down a fizzy drink with no nutritional value and swapping it for one of our fresh juices* could be the first small step to a big change.
Sleep: Avoid caffeine after 12pm, set a ‘device’ time limit each day i.e. no going on your phone for an hour before bed and the first hour after waking up. Get into a good sleep routine and wake up at the same time every day. Do relaxing and calming activities before bed to unwind. Struggle sleeping? Try our new Sleep Shot...
Social: Connecting with friends or loved ones is a great way to help improve your physical and mental health. Socialising can even help sharpen memory and improve cognitive function.
Exercise: Participation in regular physical activity can increase our self-esteem and can reduce stress and anxiety. It also plays a role in preventing the development of mental health problems and in improving the quality of life of people experiencing mental health problems. Exercise doesn’t have to be a triathlon in the snow, start off easy and build yourself up. Even a 20 minute walk in the fresh air on your lunch break will do you the world of good and set you on the right path.
Mindfulness: By definition: mindfulness means living in the present moment. Essentially, it means being (intentionally) more aware and awake to each moment and being fully engaged in what is happening in one's surroundings – with acceptance and without judgment. Some tips to achieve mindfulness; observe your breathing, take a few minutes from your day to focus on your breathing, go for a nature walk, take mini breaks throughout the day, avoid doing too many things at once, create a journal and check out some mindfulness apps.
Some easy Wellness activities:
- Meditate for 5-10 minutes
- Cook healthy recipes at home
- Clean your bedroom and the main areas you relax in
- Go for a walk
- Participating in virtual bodyweight fitness classes
- Go to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual
- Listen to a podcast
- Take time out to play with a pet (or go and see a friends)