Are you over whelmed by the constant barrage from the media on extreme dieting, torturous exercise and the explosion of newly identified diseases? Too much information can be daunting and result in inaction. Follow these recommendations from the wellness experts and you’ll soon be off the couch enjoying an active, healthy lifestyle.
Understand that there are three anchors to total body wellness. Keep your body active by engaging in cardio activities at least four times a week for thirty minutes at a time. If you’re just emerging from the couch, start by taking brisk walks and spend time stretching with basic yoga techniques. Be mindful of what you eat. Avoid processed foods, sugary sodas and fast food. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and supplement your diet with an array of quality vitamins offered by Life Extension. Finally, invest in your relationships. Mental health is the third pillar of total body wellness. Spending time developing rich relationships is the foundation for mental health. Practice forgiveness and kindness, and spend time outdoors.
So how do you achieve total body wellness? Where do you start? Start by making small, short term goals. Restrictive diets and extreme exercise are not sustainable. Do not focus on your weight. Focus on your exercise patterns and food consumption. Engage in outdoor activities such as brisk walking, kayaking or even gardening. You’ll be stronger mentally by spending time outdoors and you’ll increase your stamina and resting metabolism by engaging in outdoor activities. Consider investing in an activity tracker to keep track of your activities, distance and time spent walking, running or any other sport of your choice.
Finally, realize you are giving yourself a gift. We only get one body, and it’s our responsibility to take care of it. With a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, an active lifestyle and strong relationships, you’ll soon be on your way to achieving total body wellness. Best of luck on your journey.