This is a contributed post from Ellie Jo.
Health and wellness are things that everyone wants in order to live a happy life. Unfortunately it is not always easy to be healthy, and feeling content in life.
There are a large number of different variables that apply. There are also many different practices and habits that can contribute one way or the other. Here are a few daily practices for taking care of your health and wellbeing to consider.
Get in touch with the sensations in your body, day by day, and pay attention to any changes
While doctors and medical procedures are essential, one of the first steps in safeguarding your health and wellbeing is to become attuned to your own body. That includes becoming aware of sensations you experience day by day.
Many conditions ranging throat cancer to sleep apnoea, have certain tell-tale signs. You may be able to detect changes if you are sensitive to subtle changes in how you feel over time.
It tends to be easier to notice these changes if you have a consistent daily routine. If you are mindful of things like eating a fairly consistent and varied diet, getting enough sleep, and getting a good baseline level of physical exercise on a regular basis, then it’s easier to notice when something is different.
Follow A Routine That Treats Quality Sleep As Essential
Sleep isn’t given the respect it deserves. It is one of the fundamental requirements of life. Sleep is one of the things that has a tremendous impact on health and wellbeing on a daily basis.
As researchers are discovering more and more, getting enough sleep improves the function of the immune system, helps to regulate mood, helps to consolidate memories, and has a broad range of other benefits as well.
Sleep deprivation — even not very “severe” sleep deprivation — makes you more susceptible to a huge raft of different ailments and conditions.
Following a routine that treats good sleep as essential, instead of as unnecessary or “optional,” can go a long way towards improving your health and wellbeing.
Eat Home-Cooked, Primarily Plant-Based Meals
There are a huge number of different diets out there, with advocates making many claims one way or the other.
Whether or not you ultimately choose to follow a fully plant-based diet. Just know that more and more health experts and researchers are coming to a strong consensus that a whole-foods, primarily plant-based diet is the way to eat for good health.
Erin is the mother of identical twin girls and their slightly older brother. She is a domestic engineer, and previously had a career leading customer service teams for a major HVAC company. Cleaning without harsh chemicals, and cooking easy and usually healthy meals are part of Erin's daily life. She volunteers with youth leaders, and genuinely wants to help others win. Erin has a degree in Communications, with a focus on Broadcast Journalism.