Simple Physical Wellness Tips for Living a Full Life
As promised, this week, I’m sharing with you the importance of our physical wellness, which is one of the eight dimensions of wellness I wrote about in the August newsletter.
In this post, I’m sharing some simple physical wellness tips for healthy living. Let me know how many of the wellness tips you are already implementing in your life.
Each week I’ll be covering an area of wellness to assist you in your wellness goals. At the end of the month, I’ll share a terrific wellness tracker for your monthly wellness goals. Why wait till the new year to improve your wellness, let’s get started!
Although our wellness encompasses eight groupings to address our whole being, we tend to think of wellness in terms of health only. I expressed last week there are many layers of wellness, and it is our wellness that allows us to live our life to the fullest – mind, body, and soul.
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)
Physical Wellness – Your Body
Simple Tips for Physical Wellness
Flex and stretch. Stretching can be as easy as the hamstring stretch, the triceps stretch, and the knee to chest stretch. You can also practice a few restorative yoga poses such as Adept’s pose and Supported Child’s Pose. Stretching decreases stress, improves digestion, and reduces the risk of injury.
Relax. Take a nice long bubble bath. A hot bath releases stress and boosts your immune system. An excellent bath salt will help reduce inflammation and moisturize your skin.
Sit quietly. Take in your surroundings. Breathe in and exhale out. Take a long, deep breath. Exhale slowly. Studies show deep breathing is a built-in stress reliever for our body. Deep breathing has a positive effect on the heart, the brain, digestion, and the immune system. Research also shows deep breathing can have immediate results by altering the pH of the blood or changing blood pressure.
Spend time outdoors. Fresh air, sunshine, mountains, water, or forests – find your place and take in nature. Fresh air improves your immune system, cleanses your lungs, and reduces your blood pressure.
Take a power nap. 10-20 minutes increases alertness and productivity!
Get your rest! Keep a consistent sleep schedule allowing 7-9 hours per night to increase focus, reduce inflammation, decrease stress, and boost your immune system and metabolism.
Take a walk. Studies show people who walk 10-15 minutes a day are healthier than people who do not walk.
Detox to cleanse your body. Why detox? Our foods and environment are laden with chemicals, and our bodies were not created to process these chemicals. The result is toxic build-up, which creates a situation for fungus, bacteria, and viruses to grow.
Enjoy quality time with your furry friend. Mine happens to be an adorable little Yorkie, aRLo! Spending time with your pets shows a decrease in cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and decreased feelings of loneliness.
Stay positive and reflect on your many blessings! Be grateful for your health and wellness!
These 10 tips for physical wellness are just a few simple tips to begin improving your physical health today. Educate yourself on the benefits of wellness. I believe education is essential to our well-being. It’s the old saying, “we don’t know what we don’t know.” So, let’s take time to take care of ourselves and be good stewards of our wellness, the benefits are numerous!
“I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Romans 12:1 (NIV)We are called to care for our bodies, and our bodies are a reflection of our discipline. What are you reflecting? Click To Tweet
We are fearfully and wonderfully made, therefore, take care of your health and present yourself to God fully. You can and You will live a full life!
Do you have any physical wellness tips to share? We’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!
PS – If you would like to learn more about improving your wellness or you are interested in my Ment[her]ing programs, visit my website at www.RobinRevisPyke.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to connect!