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Iceni Magazine | October 20, 2017

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Health and Wellbeing Tips for 2017

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Every new day brings about new challenges.

With life becoming more and more taxing, it pays to regularly assess your priorities and make new goals. A common goal being prioritized is improving health and wellbeing. There are plenty of workouts and diets to help you lose weight, but there are even smaller things you can do each day to improve your overall health and wellbeing. Read the tips below to learn how you can make small efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle this year.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking the right amount of water is crucial to your health and wellbeing. Being well hydrated improves your mood, relieves fatigue, helps with weight loss, relieves headaches, and aids with digestion. Sipping water throughout the day can make a world of difference in your health and wellness.

If you have trouble getting enough water down you can always flavor it. Elua.com has a number of wonderful products that help you stay hydrated. True Lemon is an all natural water flavoring that you can add to your water to get rid of the bland taste of plain water. Skratch Labs Hydration Mix is an awesome drink for after workouts to replenish electrolytes. If you’re an outdoors type of person and you’re tired of heavy or malfunctioning coolers, they have the IceMule Cooler. It keeps ice intact for up to 24 hours and is completely leak proof.

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is a pertinent part of our health that is often overlooked. Adults should be getting an average of 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Without the proper amount of sleep, your health starts to suffer. Getting the proper amount of sleep improves alertness, balanced emotions, creativity, and heart health.

We often wake up earlier or stay up later to get things done at the expense of our sleep time. Even when we get the proper amount of sleep we can feel fatigued because the sleep was of poor quality. Light pollution from phone and television screens, caffeine, and stress can all affect your quality of sleep.

Stay Active

Sitting down for long lengths of time is extremely dangerous for your health. There have been studies done that show people who spend 4 or more hours a day sitting down are 125% more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases. It was also proven that offsetting a day of sitting down with a few hours at the gym makes no significant difference. The only way to improve your health is to stay active throughout the day.

Spending more time standing than sitting is a simple way to stay active. Get a standing desk for work or take a few minutes to stand multiple times throughout the day. Take phone calls standing up and make a few trips to the water fountain.

Downtime

Downtime is also important. It’s also important to know that downtime is not the opposite of staying active. This is time away from projects, errands, chores, and stress. We spend a lot of time thinking about the things we have to do and working on one thing or another. Being so task minded causes a lot of stress, which wreaks havoc on your health and wellness.

Take time to calm your mind. Yoga, meditation, walks, bike rides or even indulging in a relaxing steam shower are all great ways to give your mind some down time. Taking this time will decrease stress making you feel happier, satisfied, and more at ease. Stress can cause a number of health problems and should be taken seriously.

If improving your health and wellness is on your immediate radar, make sure to keep these simple but important tips in mind. These are small things you can do each day that will vastly improve your health and state of being.


 

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