Boost Your Wellness
As we continue to share ideas on better sleep, today we are talking about sleep as a part of the whole idea to boost your wellness now. You can add some simple practices to ensure that you feel as fit and healthy as possible, starting today. These are 4 easy ways to change that you can make to your lifestyle to improve your overall sleep and wellness.
1. Get Some Good Sleep
It is no secret that sleep is important. You may have noticed that sleeping helps you to avoid that tired feeling all day, and helps you to concentrate more. Sleep is also a chance for your body to rejuvenate, and plenty of things still go on in your body’s various systems while you sleep.
If you don’t get enough sleep, it’s not only highly likely that you’ll be tired the next day, but your health can suffer too.
Being tired makes us emotional, stressed, limits our concentration, and can even make us more susceptible to illnesses. It is best to get around 7-8 hours per night for the best benefits that sleep has to offer.
It may seem like an unusual suggestion, but do you ever take the chance to just sit and breathe? There are a lot of breathing exercises and even just one session of concentrating on your breathing will leave you feeling more relaxed.
Over time if you do this at least once a day, you’ll find that you feel calmer, less emotional, and just generally better. Meditation is a good time to try out breathing techniques.
A simple breathing technique that I use when lying in bed ready for sleep is to begin breathing in for the count of 6 and exhale for the count of 7. This is a great relaxation breathing technique to practice when you are ready for sleep.
3. Go For A Walk
Being active and staying fit also benefits your concentration levels and as well as helping you to sleep better at night. If you find you don’t sleep solidly get out walking for 20 minutes each day in the morning sunshine. You will find that you start sleeping more soundly.
Involve the whole family and go for a walk around the block or to the park if there is one nearby. There is absolutely no excuse for not going for a walk and you have plenty to gain from it too.
Make walking in the morning a daily ritual and maybe even get out for a nightly walk that takes place right after dinner.
4. Drink More
We’re not suggesting that you go to the bar and get drunk - quite the opposite actually. You should really be drinking around 8 glasses of water per day and if you don’t do that and you suffer from headaches, then we’re willing to bet that you’re dehydrated and need some more liquid in your body.
Every time you go into your kitchen, remember to have a glass of water. Whether you’re making breakfast, lunch or dinner, use this as a prompt to drink a glass of water is an effective way to remember to stay hydrated.
This will improve your overall health and can even have a positive effect on your appearance by improving the quality of your skin!
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