Total Body Wellness: A Healthy Heart, A Relaxed Mind, and A Fit Body
Updated: Aug 23, 2022
Our bodies are nothing short of a miracle; multiple organs operate simultaneously to perform varied roles, growing structures like hair and nails, replacing old cells, and collaborating for the seamless functioning of an individual. The human body is a complex work of art and science. To maintain its smooth functioning, conscious efforts for total body wellness are crucial.
Although several internal systems affect our bodies' working, medical professionals primarily highlight body fitness in terms of cardiorespiratory and muscular capacity and body composition. This means a healthy heart and a solid and fit body are essential for total body wellness.
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Benefits of the Total Body Wellness Approach
Opting for the total body wellness approach has numerous and long-lasting benefits. To name a few, it helps avoid acute and chronic injuries, boosts your emotional and physical health, prevents the occurrence of most diseases, and helps create long-lasting and fruitful lifestyle changes that increase your overall longevity.
Steps of your Total Body Wellness Journey
As total body wellness means targeting the different aspects of your health, you must ensure you pay attention to them and make them a permanent part of your lifestyle for lasting benefits. Here are seven things that can significantly improve your quality of life:
While it may sound like the least helpful thing to try out, unless you have before, you have no idea how helpful deep breaths can be. Different breathing techniques, such as alternate nostril breathing, can help reduce stress and anxiety and relax you. Perhaps ask a new mother who tried breathing techniques during labour pains and how they helped her.
Eat healthily and stay hydrated.
Drinking enough water (8 to 10) glasses can solve more problems than you may know. For starters, it will clear out many visible skin problems, acidity issues, and infections and even help you manage cravings. To maintain a healthy eating lifestyle, it is best to avoid processed foods and stick to simple, organic, and mostly home-cooked meals. Eat-in moderation, and eat more organic and fresh foods, such as green vegetables, fruits, nuts, and beans.
Try working out 4 to 5 days a week. You can start with a little and gradually build it up. You don't need to invest in fancy equipment or personalized programs. A brisk walk or jog paired with even three days of basic strength training will do wonders for your muscles and organs' health and improve your mood.
Get your rest and sleep.
Invest in a good sleeping mattress and pillows and get 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily. Sleeping lesser than this for the long term can lead to burnout and cause health complications besides constant fatigued-feeling and unpleasant, visible signs such as under-eye bags and dark circles.
Improve your posture.
Good posture is essential if you don't want any unexplained aches and pains. Try to avoid sitting for long hours. Use a standing desk if you must. Otherwise, take small breaks to stretch or stroll around between work. Using ergonomic workplace furniture can help too.
The total body wellness approach emphasizes your entire well-being by paying attention to both your mental and physical health. When your whole body is fit, strong, and healthy, your daily life experiences will feel much better and far more rewarding. So, set your goals and start your wellness journey already.