We are all looking for that perfect balance in our lives. For some of us, we may struggle with our work commitments eating into the time we get to spend with our families and friends. For others, we are fighting an ongoing weight battle and feel that we are at the losing end. Maybe you are just trying to find the balance between where you are and where you want to be.
We all have our own vision of what our ideal health and wellness should look like, and yours would probably be totally different than mine. I have put together a list of some of the ways you can make small changes in your current lifestyle to help bring back that elusive balance you are craving.
Getting your nutrition right is a key area in looking and feeling your best. Think about it this way: if you had just purchased a brand new car and instead of putting fuel into it, you put water, I don’t think you would be getting very far. That is exactly what you are doing to your body when you fill it up with sugar and chemicals instead of whole and nutrient-dense meals.
By eating good, healthy foods you are fueling your body to run more efficiently. You will be giving your body the tools to be able to fight off illnesses better. You will sleep better, feel more alert and have a clearer mind.
Let’s Get Physical
Exercise is such an important part of maintaining a healthy body. Regular exercise is important for maintaining physical fitness and can contribute positively to maintaining a healthy weight.
By keeping active, you are helping your body build and maintain healthy bone density, muscle strength, and joint mobility along with promoting physiological well-being and strengthening the immune system.
Never underestimate how even a little bit of exercise can greatly benefit your health.
Switch It Off
Technology is everywhere and although it has made our lives easier it has come with a price.
How many times are you out and about and see almost everyone around you with their heads in a phone or a computer?
It is now becoming so common that I am worried my children will grow up in an anti-social society where there will be no social skills and people who are genuinely needing someone to talk to will be greeted with the latest avatar programed to “solve the problem.”
Humans need human contact. We need to feel love and be appreciated. Our children need to feel as though they are valued and are more worthy of our time than our phone screens.
Take the time to switch off your phones during family times, turn it off before bed, have a switch off time where after a certain hour you turn off your devices and spend time with your loved ones. You will be amazed at how connected you will feel within yourself just by taking time out to actual enjoy the life around you.
Get Some Sleep
Our bodies need sleep in order to recharge, rebuild and repair. A lack of quality sleep has been linked to weight gain, lack of concentration and a weakened immune system. Good sleep patterns are important for our day to day functions and our bodies ability to deal with stress.
Ways to get a better night’s sleep are to switch off your electronic devices before bed and try some meditation or a relaxing bath. Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning and get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night.