Boost Your Well-being Today For Your Best Life
We are talking fitness for this month and so you might wonder how this blog post fits with our theme. Stick with us because fitness is an impactful practice for wellbeing today and always. Physical fitness is one of the Pillars of Well-being that helps keep people healthy. Our topic today is 3 simple ways to boost your wellbeing today.
"Establishing healthy habits - like eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, and participating in regular exercise - can also go a long way to improving how you feel. Similarly, getting rid of destructive mental habits, like engaging in self-pity or ruminating on the past, can also do wonders for your emotional well-being." Amy Morin
In the year 2020, you might hear more about the immune system than you ever have before. At least we hope that you are hearing this and developing good health practices each day.
Before we get to the simple ways to boost your well-being today, let me ask a question. Does it seem like you’re always sick? Do you seem to miss work more than any of your coworkers? This was me many years ago. It seemed I caught a cold every September and had it until May each and every year. I missed work, social events and fun in life because I was sick. Until I learned that there are simple ways to boost your wellbeing starting today.
In order to boost your immune system back to full health, you’ll take a few steps to give it the boosts it needs.
1. Get a Sufficient Amount of Sleep – The Forgotten Pillar of Wellbeing
Sleep – the throwaway commodity! Lack of sleep causes many health problems. I heard Robb Wolfe say that if people just went to sleep earlier most illness would just go away.
This may come as a surprise to you, but one of the easiest ways to boost your immune system health is simply by ensuring you get sufficient sleep every night. According to the Mayo Clinic, while you sleep your body produces proteins that help fight infections as well as lower your cortisol or inflammation levels.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research has found that for best immune system functionality, an adult gets at least seven full hours of sleep a night.
Sleep is vital for your wellbeing. For many of us, this is something that must be focused on to improve. Making a plan or a practice of getting to bed at the same time each night is a good start. Getting to sleep by 10:30 pm is ideal. This would mean to begin getting ready, winding down the day, lowering the lights and calming/relaxing earlier than bedtime is an excellent habit to get into for your wellbeing.
2. Eat a Real Organice Food Diet
As a child, your mom probably encouraged you to eat all your vegetables so you would “grow big and strong” and she was right, a balanced and healthy real organic food diet is critical for boosting your wellbeing.
Some people don’t even realize that when you eat a diet high in processed, sugary foods, this has a direct effect on your level of wellbeing and immunity. Not just that, but when you reach for something sweet or salty, you’re probably skipping out on a food that would be packed full of the nutrients you want to stay healthy.
Nutrition – how much thought are you putting into your eating habits? Most don’t put much in and then wonder why they are not getting good results. Eating REAL ORGANIC FOOD is always the best choice, cooking this food in your own kitchen and eat at your dining table is a good habit for your best life. The next thing is to eliminate SUGAR & PROCESSED FRANKEN foods is the easiest place to start. The easiest way to eliminate sugar and processed foods is to shop only the outer part of the grocery store. You know the real food sections of the store. For many maybe consider eliminating gluten. Dr. Tom O’Bryan states that “No human can digest gluten.”
When you live a mostly sedentary lifestyle and don’t get enough exercise this increases the level of the stress hormone in your blood and leads to feelings of chronic stress. Chronic stress is one of the main ways to damage your health/wellbeing and immune system long term. The easiest way to battle these high levels of cortisol in the blood is by exercising daily.
The benefits of aerobic exercise and its ability to boost your overall wellbeing will go even deeper. In a study carried out by Science Direct in 2019, it was discovered that exercise had a number of positive effects on the immune system, by increasing the production of white blood cells and antibodies present, while also lowering the levels of the stress hormone found in the blood. (The Compelling Link between physical activity and the body’s defence system, David Nieman and Lauren Wentz).
So instead of spending your time on the couch, engage in a good movement practice which can include everything from a walk around the block to biking, or even a dance session in the living room to your favourite music. For best results, engage in 30 minutes of moving well each and every day. You will also want to do some form of resistance exercise. Bodyweight training, yoga, flow, pilates or using dumbbells, kettlebells for example.
In conclusion, boosting your immune system and ultimately your wellbeing may seem like a complicated process, yet if you simply start sleeping more, eating better, and exercising—you might find you’re feeling better than you have in years. These are 3 simple ways to boost your wellbeing today.
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