Don’t look any further, we have
narrowed down the list of the 6 best wellness habits
for you to adopt today.
You may have heard of the power of prayer. The power of meditation also
is just as great. Prayer and meditation activate the same spots of the brain
and studies have shown that nuns who pray activate the same spots in the brain
as monks who meditate.
So, why should you do these activities? Forbes magazine notes that
meditation can cause physical changes in your brain that will increase learning
and memory. Not only that but meditation and mindful prayer can help you quiet
your “monkey mind” or that that frantic thought process where you think about
everything and nothing all at once. These two things should be part of your
This ancient practice is amazing. Not only does it keep you active but it
builds flexibility and strength. As you age your strength decreases along with
your flexibility. Yoga helps combat this in aging populations. For younger people, Yoga is a wonderful way to stay in
shape and maintain a positive body awareness.
A study published in Lower Extremity
Review showed that seniors who participated in yoga had a smaller chance of
fall risk during transitional poses. These are poses like getting up from a
chair, walking down stairs, or moving to
a seated position. These poses are where there is the greatest chance of fall.
Yoga is going to keep you on your feet plain and simple.
If you are looking for gentle
exercise to promote overall wellness as you age, walking is your one stop shop.
Walking can be done by anyone, at any time, at any size, at any age, at any
fitness level. It is truly an exercise that is perfect for all levels of
fitness and can be challenging even for those who are at their fittest.
Eating the Rainbow
Now, I know that the Eat The Rainbow campaign was designed for children.
Don’t get me wrong that doesn’t mean it
doesn’t apply to adults. Many adults simply don’t get enough fruits and
vegetables in the variety that is going to help them maintain positive health
and energy. Nutrition Austrailia and many
other international nutrition agencies
want to make sure you get one color from the rainbow daily. This will ensure you get a variety of fruits and vegetables in your
daily diet and the vitamins and minerals that come from those wonderful foods.
Catch Some ZZZzzz’s
Sleep is one of the most important things that you can do for your body.
You don’t have to take my word for it. The American Psychological Association
published a study on the Sleep Street Cycle. Sleep is directly related to how
humans process stressful events. Those
who sleep fewer than eight hours a night report having higher amounts of stress
in their lives than those who sleep eight or more hours.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, check out sleep hygiene. It is the
practice of ritualizing your bedtime activities and organizing your bedroom to
make your body more accepting of sleep.
Talk it Up
The last tip in our wellness tips is to find that good friend that you
can talk to and confide in. Reader’s
Digest reported that having friends that you could talk to help reduce stress in daily life. People who
report they have close friendships have fewer stress responses in their lives
than those who feel they have no one to talk too. Next time you are out with
your close friend, chat them up, and relieve some stress.
have it. The 6 best ways to keep your life wellness centered. It isn’t just about diet and exercise, but about taking
care of the whole person. If you start to feel off balance, check this list,
and see if there is something, you may be missing in your life.