There’s no question that that last few years have been a difficult year for everyone. The pandemic has forced us to change the way we live and work, and many of us are still struggling to adjust. It’s more important than ever to take care of our physical wellbeing, and there are a few simple things we can do to make sure we’re staying healthy in the new year.
1. Get enough sleep:
This one may seem obvious, but it’s worth repeating. Getting enough sleep is crucial for our physical and mental health, and it’s something we often don’t get enough of. Make sure you’re getting at least seven hours of sleep a night, and try to stick to a regular sleep schedule as much as possible. If you struggle with sleep, try adding meditation or visit a local sauna to detox mentally and physically before hitting the hay at night.
2. Eat healthy:
Another important step in taking care of our physical wellbeing is eating a healthy diet. This doesn’t mean you have to give up all of your favorite foods, but it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. And, if you can, try to limit processed foods and sugary drinks.
3. Take some time for yourself:
Finally, don’t forget to take some time for yourself. This can be anything from reading your favourite book to taking a relaxing bath. Whatever it is, make sure you’re taking a few minutes each day to do something that you enjoy and that helps you relax.
4. Get moving:
Exercise is another important part of staying physically well. It doesn’t have to be anything too strenuous – just a few minutes of walking or light cardio each day can make a big difference. If you can, try to get some regular exercise into your routine. If, like many, you are prone to injury or having nagging problems that prevent you from exercising, it’s a good idea to start with something low impact like pilates classes before jumping into something high impact.
All of these tips are simple, but they can make a big difference in our physical wellbeing. Just remember to take things one step at a time and be gentle with yourself – we’re all in this together.