When people say wellness, their mind immediately goes to expensive spa treatments, tight yoga pants, suburban moms feel, and generally something that is unobtainable. What is kept a secret from most people is that the state of wellness is easy to achieve when you set your mind to it. The tricky part is to stay true to it and maintain once acquired good habits. In this article, we will show you that getting a healthy life is for everybody and that you can do it your own way, you just have to find it. Include your friends in your journey, make them aware of what your goals are, and ask them to help you achieve them. If you’re interested to find out more, keep on reading for these tips for women’s self-care.
Drink a lot of water
We’re sure you roll your eyes to the back of your head when someone mentions water intake to you. However, it really is important how much fluids you take in during the day, and especially what kind of fluids you take. Coffee does not count as drinking water, and neither does any drink that has a lot of sugar or caffeine in it. But why are people so obsessed with water anyway? Simply because there are numerous benefits in drinking water, and drinking it helps the body function properly. Some of these benefits include rejuvenating skin cells, lubricating joints, helping with weight loss, and regulating body temperature. When drinking water, you are helping your body to look young, refreshed and well-rested. That does not mean that you should drink too much water because you can get sick from it. If you dislike the taste of water, there are other drinks that can be equally good for you. Those include lemonade, unsweetened herbal tea, green tea, kombucha, smoothies, or almond milk.
Another seemingly eye-rolling advice coming your way, watch out! But seriously, if you want to live a healthy life of wellness and feel good about yourself, keep the stress to a minimum. Now, we are aware that certain situations can be stressful and that you can’t control everything – otherwise, you would be locked in a room, never to be seen again. But there are other situations that you can prevent from stressing you out. We live in a digital era where social media has almost become a competition on who has the best life. Reality is, sadly, far from it. These types of competitions leave you feeling empty and wishing for things you will probably never have. So, what can you do about it? Unfollow all the influencers that don’t promote things you enjoy in, stop watching and reading the news (or filter the news to be a little lighter), and start following pages with your favorite animals. Soon, you will see how these positive changes affected your life.
Switch up your diet
What goes hand in hand with the life of wellness is definitely the food. Now, the true life of wellness does not mean that you have to stop eating everything that makes you happy, like burgers and fries, pizza, ice-cream and so on. But, it does mean that you need to balance your nutrition. If you are not sure how to do it, you can always check with the doctor. There are many different diets to try out, one of them being nutrition according to your blood type. However, regardless of your preference, blood type, height and weight, something that you should eat daily is fruit and vegetables. Different fruit and vegetables are high in protein, fiber, amino acids, and most importantly – vitamins. Combine water intake with vegetable intake and you have half the job done. In case you are worried about how are you going to accomplish eating the right kind of food and at the right time, then the right choice for you is meal prepping. And If you aren’t all that good at cooking, you can always get vegetarian meals delivered to your home instead. Professional cooks will have a better grasp of how to make a very tasty high-protein, healthy meal, and you don’t have to worry about missing a single calorie. Plus, things always taste better when someone else cooks them.
All of the aforementioned advice means nothing if you sit at home and don’t get around. Being active is one of the key things of living a well-rounded life. It gives us the opportunity to use our muscles, get rid of all the toxins in our system through sweating, and it allows us to get some fresh air. There are many ways on how you can be active – swimming includes the whole body workout. But if you don’t know how to, or just hate getting your hair wet, you can always try yoga – also a whole body workout. If you don’t see yourself as the stretching type and like to be outdoors in a more active surrounding is a way to go. Outdoor biking is a great way to spend some quality time with your close ones. There are very few activities that can provide this level of adrenaline-fueled fun, while also making it easy to socialize. Another great way to spend time in nature and get some fresh air, while also having company is power walking – a great way to burn off some extra calories by making new friends or enjoying with the old ones.
Take time for yourself
Many women forget this simple, yet effective step towards having and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We as women get tangled into everyday crises, housework, and jobs, that we forget how to take care of ourselves. Have a day, or just a few hours every week, dedicated only to yourself. Tell your household that this is a special time and they should leave it to be your own. During that time, go and treat yourself to something you really enjoy doing. If it’s a cup of good coffee, go and have it in peace and quiet. If it’s reading a good book, do it, even in the comfort of your own house, just don’t forget to lock the door! If it is a blow-out, go to your salon and have them style your hair the way you like it. If it’s shopping, even just window-shopping, go for it – after all, that is also exercise – you are walking! If it is too much to go weekly, once every other week you can go for a mani-pedi. Meditation is also a good way to treat yourself – it’s free, you don’t have to go anywhere, and you can do it as much as you’d like.
With these suggestions, you now have a broader knowledge of what a healthy lifestyle and wellness should look and feel like. We hope that these will help you get to your goal – whether it is to start with a healthy life or to motivate you to keep one. Anyway, as they say – everything in moderation!