14 Benefits of Investing in Your Health and Wellness

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If you’ve got health and wellness on your mind, you aren’t alone. Each year, millions of people choose to put more time and attention to their health and wellness routine.

It’s time to start investing in your health and wellness. Wondering why? Read on for our favorite benefits.

Benefits of Improving Your Diet

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When it comes to health and wellness, diet is a go-to for many. While some may have been taught healthy eating at a young age, not all are so lucky. Here are a few of the many benefits of improving your diet:

1. Feel good: Have you ever eaten an unhealthy meal and felt sluggish? That’s probably because you aren’t getting the nutrients you need. When you eat nutritious fruits, vegetables, healthy proteins, and whole grains, your body gets the nutrients it needs to function. Combine these foods with all-natural, organic CBD oil and a multivitamin for the optimal dose of nutrients.

2. Stronger immune system: Those same nutrients your body needs to help you feel good also help your immune system. Foods rich in protein, like eggs, chicken, and turkey, and antioxidants like berries, purple cabbage, and bell peppers, give your immune system a boost.

3. Better gut health: No one likes tummy troubles. It turns out that consuming foods that are rich in probiotics, like yogurt, kimchi, and miso, in tandem with plenty of fiber can help protect your gut. That means more regular and healthier bowel movements.

4. Improved memory: Studies show that foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and avocado can protect your brain against memory loss and potentially even dementia.

5. Stronger bones: As a kid, you were probably told that milk would make your bones stronger. That’s because it’s rich in calcium, which is central to bone health. You can get calcium from plenty of other foods, like broccoli, cauliflower, legumes, and more.

Benefits of Regular Exercise

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Do you exercise for at least 30 minutes each day? If not, you may want to start. Here’s what exercise can do for you:

6. Improved mood: Exercise releases endorphins, a key chemical in making you feel good. Additionally, regular exercise has been proven to increase your brain’s sensitivity to serotonin, the chemical that makes you happy.

7. Stronger muscles: It’s a no-brainer that working out makes your muscles stronger. But fewer people know why that matters. Muscle strength is extremely important as we age. It keeps us upright, retains our posture, and protects us against injuries.

8. Stronger bones: Turns out, regular exercise can make your bones stronger, too. Just like calcium, it helps improve your bone density. This can protect you from osteoporosis as you age.

9. Smoother skin: Did you know that regular exercise can also improve your skin? The main component of visible aging is oxidative stress. This occurs when your body doesn’t have enough antioxidants to repair oxidative stress on your cells from free radicals. Regular exercise improves your production of antioxidants, which help prevent excessive oxidative stress.

10. Better sleep: Couldn’t we all use better sleep? In addition to burning off extra energy, exercise can also reduce the stress and anxiety that keeps us up at night.

Benefits of Mental Health Care

Mental health is the most oft-forgotten component of overall health and wellness. Fortunately, much work has been done to destigmatize mental health care. Here’s why you should consider your mental health, too:

11. Better quality of life: In the process of taking care of your mental health, you’ll tackle problems that make your life feel harder and less worthwhile. Once you start to address these problems, you’ll find that your quality of life improves.

12. Stronger relationships: Not only can seeking help for your mental health give you the opportunity to address problems in your relationships, but it will help you make more room in your life for nurturing your relationships, too.

13. Better sleep: Mental health care is another tool that can help you sleep better. By addressing and working through the problems you face, you’ll find that you have less racing thoughts that keep you up at night.

14. Improved concentration: Without so many thoughts and issues on your mind, your concentration and focus will improve dramatically.

These 14 benefits of investing in your health show just how important it is to take care of your body to feel better, be more productive, and live a more rewarding life.

 

Back to nature with houseplants

I played around with the idea of getting a houseplant for months so it was lovely to finally get one some days ago. My houseplant got delivered over the weekend and I am now officially a plant mum. There were loads of options available when I went shopping for my first houseplant. I have never had one before so I had to really read up about each plant and decide on the best indoor plant for us.

Back to nature with houseplants

After hours of research, I decided to go with one first to see how we get on and add get some later depending on how well I get one with the first plant. I needed an indoor plant that wouldn’t need a lot of nurturing since this is all brand new for me. I needed a houseplant that would thrive on neglect pretty much.

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Snake Plant

After shopping around for a bit, I settled up the beauty right here. This Snake plant is a non-fuss tropical plant. It has thin, upright leaves with irregular banding. This houseplant is great for any room in the other including the bedroom. It filters out toxins in the air including benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene.

Research has revealed the amazing benefits of having plants in the home. They are too numerous to mention here in this post, but some of the main benefits are listed below –

They look pretty and add life

Plants instantly change the look of any space for the better. I love how this plant has beautified my room. Houseplants are great for adding life to a room.

Filters out toxins

Like I mentioned above, some plants are really good for filtering out harmful toxins in the air. This houseplant is one of those amazing plants that work overtime cleaning the air, increasing humidity, and producing oxygen.

Boost your mood

Plants are great for boosting your mood. If you are looking at ways to improve your mental health, getting an indoor plant may work wonders on your overall mood, creativity, productivity, and concentration, which will in turn reduce your stress levels and improve your immunity.

Do you have a houseplant?

 

 

 

 

 

Self love is the best kind of love

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Loving ourselves unconditionally is really important. These days, it is so easy to compare ourselves and our lives with that of others. Social media makes it dead easy to scroll through the parts of our online friends’ carefully curated feed and wish our lives were as perfect as their lives. We see their perfectly filtered faces and bodies, and we wish we looked as good as they look. It is all nonsense. Social media is purely entertainment for me. I do find some of it informative but I know it is the curated life of others and not really the reality for many. Which is why I take what I see with a pinch of salt and focus on me.

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Self-love is the best kind of love

Once you love your imperfect self unconditionally, you become free, free to just be you. You won’t obsess over what your online friends are doing with their lives or how perfect they look because you will be too busy living your imperfect life perfectly. We are all beautifully and wonderfully made, and we have our own uniqueness that makes us special. Focusing on that and loving every aspect of ourselves is how to fall deeper and deeper in love with our life.

Filtered lives online are becoming trendy. Many people feel like everyone else is living their best lives apart from them, but that is usually not the case. You never know what is really going on in the lives of others. What you see online is the version they are willing to share with their social media followers. It may not be their reality, which is why you should not envy others because you never really know. Instead, focus on you and shower yourself with love.

Self-love tips

Here are 4 self-love tips you may find very useful –

Embrace your quirks and all

We are all very special and we have certain aspects of ourselves that are uniquely ours. The foundation of loving yourself unconditionally is to embrace all parts of yourself. Most times we may be tempted to dumb down our quirks in other not to stand out too much but we should really be doing the opposite. For instance, if you are registered on dating websites, putting your quirks out there would make it easier to find your perfect mate.

Live intentionally

Now, this tip is a big one for me. I find that it is super easy to just take each day as it comes and not aspire to do anything ‘major’ with your life. Not living intentionally will do you no favours. You should aim high, dream big, and live every day intentionally.

Forgive yourself

Many of us would have made mistakes (or what we call mistakes) over the years. It is normal and all part of growing up. Forgiving yourself is really important when it comes to learning to love yourself unconditionally.

Set boundaries and protect yourself

With self-love, you need to set boundaries with others. Having healthy boundaries would protect you physically, mentally, and emotionally. You don’t want just anyone to have access to you or live in your head rent-free. Also, setting boundaries would help you say no when you need to say no, and get rid of people who do not want the best for you.

Do you have any self-love tips to share?

 

 

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