“If you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.”
Our health is the most crucial thing in our life. But, sadly, most of us take it for granted, and it keeps getting neglected. We often start paying attention to it only when we get sick, and it becomes urgent to look after our well-being. However, it is not always necessary that our body has to send us a painful reminder, and only then we’ll start looking after it.
If we begin putting in some daily effort into our excellent health, happily, we won’t have to receive a painful reminder from our bodies. Otherwise, if we all keep going after our professional endeavors with this feverish pace, neglecting our health completely, we’ll have to face the consequences in the form of various illnesses.
If you think that looking after your health is a very time-consuming task, it is not always so. There are some not-so-time-consuming ways to look after your well-being, and in this blog, we will discuss them. But, before we proceed, you’ll have to take a pledge to look after your health from today onwards. Along with this, you’ll also have to pledge that your health will always be a top priority in your life.
Five effective tips for enhanced well-being:
1. Brisk walking for 10 minutes at least three times a day:
Exercise is crucial for our physical as well as mental well-being. It decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, brings a reduction in our stress levels, and gives a boost to our immunity. So, we must exercise every day. If you can take some time to exercise regularly, it’ll be great for your health. But, if you can’t, then you should try to take a brisk walk for 10 minutes at least three times a day.
According to the National Institute of Biotechnological Information, 30 minutes of brisk walking also offers the different health benefits of exercising, as mentioned above. Moreover, these 30 minutes don’t even have to be continuous. So, you should try to spend at least 30 minutes brisk walking every day.
2. Cultivating a habit to meditate for at least 20 minutes daily:
Stress has become an inevitable part of our lives today. Continuous exposures to stress are not suitable for our well-being. These can lead to migraines, heart problems, and sleep disorders over time. This makes it extremely important for us to work on stress management. Meditation is one of the best techniques for stress reduction and developing strong stress resilience over time.
So, you should try to cultivate a habit of meditating for at least 20 minutes daily. Believe me, once you start meditating, you’ll gradually fall in love with it as it will bring you immense peace and inner joy. Moreover, it doesn’t require any special arrangements to practice. You just have to sit with your eyes closed, your hands open in your lap, play a guided meditation video on YouTube, and follow the instructions. Isn’t it effortless?
3. Sleeping for at least 8 hours every night:
A night of good sleep for at least 8 hours every night is essential for our well-being. During sleep, our body gets the time to repair and heal itself both physically and mentally. If we compromise on sleep to achieve some more on the work front or household front, it can become disastrous for our health over time.
Lack of sleep is associated with an increased risk of heart problems, depression, and other health issues. So, you should try to sleep for at least 8 hours every night. If you have trouble sleeping, then you can try the following:
- Reading a book while lying in bed
- Listening to soft instrumental music while lying in bed
- Practicing sleep guided meditation
- Taking a warm bath at least one or two hours before going to bed
4. Keeping yourself well-hydrated every day:
Our body is around 60 percent water. This wonder liquid helps keep the body temperature regulated, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, lubricates the joints, and the list goes on. If your body is dehydrated, it encounters troubles in all these functions. So, you must keep yourself well-hydrated every day.
According to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, you should take at least 15.5 cups of fluid every day if you are a male. If you are a female, then you should take at least 11.5 cups of fluid every day.
5. Spending at least 15 minutes daily in the lap of nature:
We, human beings, are not meant to spend our lives confined indoors. If we stay inside for too long, our physical, as well as mental health, suffers. Our skin may start to age prematurely; we may develop depression and sleep disorders over time. This implies that it is important for us to spend some time in the lap of nature every day. Even if you spend only 15 minutes in the lap of nature, it’ll be beneficial for you. So, you should try to spend at least 15 minutes daily in the healing embrace of mother nature.
Our health is our most incredible wealth. We must take care of this most significant wealth of ours. Otherwise, we will be forced to make time for our illness. Even if you have a hectic life, there are some not-so-time-consuming ways to look after your well-being, such as those mentioned above. Now, wishing you All the Best, and may you always stay healthy!