The holiday season is an exciting time filled with love, joy, and unfortunately, stress. While you may be eager to go above and beyond for the ones you love the most, it’s also important that you’re implementing self-care into your holiday plans as well.
Here are some tips to help you look after yourself as you’re getting in the holiday spirit.
“Typically, people who exercise start eating better and becoming more productive at work. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.”― Charles Duhigg, ‘The Power of Habit’
It is no surprise that exercise can bring about some drastic change in your life, provided you make it a habit rather than a part-time hobby.
Healthcare research worldwide has been implementing exercise into the daily routine of people suffering from various ailments for decades now.Researchers have proven that exercise facilitates better and faster improvement of health. However, what matters more is following the right exercise routine rather than what everyone around you is doing.
One question many ask is, how and why should you exercise when you are in pain?
Research consisting of 380+ case studies where over 38 thousand participants were observed and treated under various treatment options was conducted to understand how exercise improves chronic pain conditions.
Quality of life and movement agility is greatly improved when a specific exercise regime is implemented in the day to day life of the patient. Exercising improves bone strength and muscular flexibility. Besides the physical development, exercise increases the secretion of endorphins and dopamine. These feel-good hormones support good mental health and thus make you feel better emotionally.
So what kind of exercises can you do to reap these health benefits when you’re suffering from chronic pain?
When you are dealing with chronic illness, an unhealthy lifestyle can gradually erode your strength as well as overall wellbeing.
A poor diet, chronic stress, irregular sleeping patterns and inadequate exercise can lead to physical, mental and emotional difficulties over the course of time. Investing time and effort in changing your habits for the better is worth the trouble. A more balanced approach to living pays off in healing our bodies, balancing our minds and soothing our emotions.
Adopting healthy habits can make you feel more energetic and in balance with yourself. Follow the simple practices listed below in order to relieve stress and boost your mood.
Nutrition is often the most neglected aspects of mental health. Food might play an integral role in our physical health, but the same is true for our minds. It’s only natural, considering that your brain is an organ like any other. This means that giving it the nutrients it needs can help improve its performance and health.
Breakfast is the backbone of our daily nutrition. It’s not called the most important meal of the day for nothing. The meal that starts your day off plays a big role in how that day will unfold. Here’s how you can positively impact your mental state with a good breakfast.
Eating healthily every day becomes a lot easier when you have a recipe repertoire filled with nourishing meals. But most of us don’t have instant culinary inspiration when dinnertime rolls around.
That’s why treating yourself to a good cookbook is the perfect way to kickstart your healthy lifestyle. With delicious recipes for every food style from vegan to keto, take a look at these 7 healthy cookbooks.
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