Most beautiful things in life cease to matter the moment a person gets sick.
Even if you have all the money in the world to buy delicious food, you will not get any satisfaction from a meal if you do not have an appetite or your body rejects food you should actually enjoy. This is why it is crucial to take care of your health the best way you can.
Unfortunately, the demands of life prevent many from prioritizing their wellbeing. Work, in particular, eats away too much of what should be personal time because it needs to be done to support life necessities. If you are a family person, taking care of your loved ones can also take much of your precious free time.
However, if you wish to be around for the people you care about for longer, now is always the perfect time to implement changes to support your health.
Changes do not need to be big; but they need to be deliberate and you need to be consistent in upholding them. To help you get started, here are easy resolutions to quickly boost your health:
1. Treat yourself to a therapeutic massage twice a month.
A well-known London school of reflexology strongly advocates massage as an activity for wellness.
Treat yourself to this experience every two weeks and you give yourself something to look forward to each time. Apart from this, massage can undo all the stress knots caused by your daily responsibilities.
Massage is also effective for improved lymphatic drainage, which is crucial to boosting immunity. Likewise, it can reduce pain to help you move better.
2. Eat a proper, wholesome breakfast.
If you still have the habit of just downing a cup of joe to jumpstart your day, consider spending a bit more time nourishing yourself in the morning. Eat a proper breakfast, which is really not that hard to do if you keep a well-stocked fridge.
According to registered dietician Kathy Duran-Thal of the Cooper Wellness Program in Dallas, Texas, a proper breakfast will launch you into a new day much better. You will have more energy and better mental clarity.
To help make breakfasts easier to prepare, create a weekly menu and prepare the ingredients the night before.
3. Stretch when you get out of bed in the morning and when you get ready for bed at night.
This is a daily activity that will not eat much of your time but can do so much in making you feel better.
Stretching can actually diminish pain. At the same time, it can improve your posture, which is crucial in carrying out physically straining activities better.
Three to five minutes of proper stretching in the morning and evening can make such a difference in the condition of your body.
4. Meditate in the morning.
Set aside at least five minutes of every morning for some quiet stillness.
Breathe in and breathe out in a rhythmic fashion. Let your mind take you to a happy place where none of your concerns exist.
Doing this will put you in the right mindset to face the day. Additionally, it can keep stress hormones at bay.
If you’re new to meditation, it may not feel that natural to you right away, so read some tips on how you can easily integrate it into your day. And if you cannot find the time for meditation during busy days, try waking up slightly earlier in the morning for one week just to establish a routine.
More often than not, after a week of deliberately setting aside time for meditation, it becomes a practice your body and mind desire so allocating time for it becomes a must.
5. Take health supplements.
Being mindful or consistent in taking health supplements can boost your immunity, give you more energy, regulate internal bodily functions, and even help you manage your weight better.
Pay a quick visit to your doctor and get recommendations on vitamin supplements and energy boosters that you can buy to improve your health, especially if you find yourself not eating on time and enough most days.
6. Declutter your space.
Clean and organized surroundings can bring relief to the heart and mind.
When you make decluttering a habit, you also give yourself the permission to kick back, slow down and focus on yourself more. When you can pay attention to yourself more, you will be able to find more ways to live a better quality of life.
Nothing can make life more beautiful and worth living than having a healthy mind and body.
So, if you have been feeling exhausted or just a little down for some time now, these six easy resolutions can help you feel better and be better in no time.
Marc Innes is the Owner and Principal of the School of Natural Therapies, a training school for Massage & Holistic Therapies located in London. Marc began his career in the NHS, working in a number of managerial and training roles within the Ambulance Service in London. He spent much of that time educating and coaching medical staff. Over time, he developed an interest in all things complementary to Allopathic Medicine, in particular, Reiki Healing and EFT, which culminated in running a successful teaching and ‘energy healing’ practice. Marc is passionate about the massage and complementary therapy industry.