Give yourself a boost with these 3 top tips from Healthspan
Modern technology, more stress at work, changes in diet and less fresh air; this modern day and age can often leave us feeling a little tired and lethargic. For this reason, it’s a good idea to check in regularly with your wellbeing and to make sure your body is given the chance to rejuvenate and refresh.
We’ve put together a few top tips to help you boost your energy levels and keep your wellbeing in top notch condition.
Get some fresh air
There is little more re-invigorating than walking outside in the fresh air. In Japan and South Korea immersing yourself in the greenery of the outdoors in order to reap its benefits on wellbeing is known as ‘forest-bathing’. In Scandinavia the equivalent is called ‘friluftsliv’ which roughly translates to ‘free, air, and life’. Here in the UK we call it eco-therapy and it is described as our connection to the natural world and the environment we live in.
The month of May 2017 is National Walking Month, too. All the more reason to get those limbs moving whilst topping up on vitamin D! The power of walking goes far beyond its physical benefits. Not only does walking reduce stress it also has extensive benefits on cognitive function. A study has shown those who participate in moderate exercise such as brisk walking are less likely to experience cognitive impairment problems than those who exercise less.
Get some sleep
In this day and age many of us are simply not getting the rest that our bodies need. Sleep, as was recently pointed out on TV by Dr Michael Moseley, is something many of us struggle with getting enough of. To ensure a good night’s sleep try:
- Keeping your bedroom cool and dark;
- Creating and maintaining a good wind down routine with some quiet time;
- To avoid checking the time throughout the night.
Work, our personal lives, technology and diet also mean our stress levels are higher than ever which in turn can make our quality of sleep nowhere near as good as it should be. According to mental health charity Mind “Stress can cause your thoughts to race around your mind, making it difficult to sleep. You’re also more likely to experience disturbed sleep, nightmares, sleep walking and insomnia.” Mindfulness, which means noticing things objectively and without judgement and puts emphasis on the breath, is a good way to calm yourself down before hopping into bed. Try to avoid looking at mobile phones or laptops for a good hour before you doze off, too.
Personalise your supplement routine
Work out which vitamins and minerals could actually benefit you, and at which quantity you will best benefit from them. If, for example, you struggle to fit two portions of oily fish into your diet per week, then an omega three supplement is an excellent alternative. If you suffer from joint pain, a form of glucosamine could be beneficial. Even if you are a woman going through the menopause, a supplement designed to replenish skin during and after this time could be highly valuable. A recent survey by Healthspan’s beauty arm, Nurture Skincare, shows that 1 in 5 women aged 45-50 experience skin problems due to the menopause.
This is why Healthspan stock a variety of supplements and offer ranges that are tailored to specific groups or individuals. We firmly believe in personalisation for all.
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