Improving your health is an ongoing journey, you might not always make the healthiest choices, but lifestyle changes can take a little time. There are plenty of ways to support your body and mind. Let’s explore a few healthy tricks and tips.
1. Breathing exercises
Do you find it difficult to relax and unwind? When your body and mind are under stress it can be difficult to sleep, focus and feel good. Breathing exercises are a fantastic way to ease stress, particularly if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. There are many different breathing exercises including pursed-lip breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, or lion’s breath. If you regularly attend yoga classes you may already be familiar with some of these.
2. Vegan cooking
Eating healthy foods is one of the best ways to nourish your body and mind. When you get a vegan diet you’ll consume a higher quantity of nutritious vegetables. Experimenting with a vegan diet doesn’t mean you have to go fully vegan. Everyone has their own dietary choices and preferences, and it’s all about finding out what’s right for you. To find some healthy vegan recipes try to check out vegan food apps like ‘21 Day Vegan Kickstart’, or ‘BevVeg’. Here you’ll find so many delicious recipes to improve your health.
3. Creative writing
Are you looking for a new hobby to nourish your mind this year? Creative writing is a fantastic way to express your artist side, unwind, or deal with emotions. There are plenty of different ways to experiment with creative writing, including:
- Start a creative journal.
- Take a poetry workshop.
- Write a short story.
- Check out creative writing apps.
4. Wild swimming
Wild swimming is a fantastic hobby to kickstart the new year. There are so many health benefits, you’ll improve your cardiovascular health, build core strength and de-stress. Freshwater swimming is just about one of the most therapeutic activities that you can do. Research shows that swimming in cold water can help to improve your circulation and boost your immune system.
Yoga is a fantastic hobby to boost your health. There are ample benefits from improved flexibility to increased strength. When you practice yoga you’ll calm your mind and support your mental health. If you focus on a dynamic style of yoga you’ll get a great cardio workout. There are also gentle yoga styles that focus on deep stretches to stimulate your muscle tissues. Yoga is often recommended for pain management, for example, lower back pain, knee, or hip pain. If you’ve tried physical therapy for hip pain and you’re looking for further support options, yoga is a great shout.
As you can see there are so many different ways to nourish your body and mind. Start off by considering your health goals for 2022, what activities could you use to achieve them? Putting your health first is the best way to begin the new year.