Beauties… now, more than ever, the topic of health is on everyone’s mind as the world fights the virus. People are more aware than ever about ways look after their physical health and today on World Health Day 2020 we wanted to look at health with a 360 approach… mind body and spirit… how to look after yourself, mind body and spirit.
Health and Immunity
The one thing that can’t be disputed is that boosting our immunity is always a good idea and of course even more so when there’s a global pandemic. Let’s not forget that the key job of our immune system is to protect us from germs, infections and toxins. Of course a strong immune system does not equate to suddenly becoming Wonder Woman or superman and becoming virus proof…noooo… but what it does is provide our bodies with the necessary tools to respond to challenges quickly and effectively, supporting us to recover from illnesses quickly.
While many of us assume that we have good immunity, we often forget that there are factors apart from what we eat that impact it, such as stress, our sleep patterns, our fitness levels and alcohol consumption, so supplementation is something that can help to balance this out, particular in times of need.
Here are some of my personal supplements – of course, this is just my own personal choice, everything is subjective to the individual person.
Health and Nutrition
Okay so we all know nutrition is a key element to your overall health… from your gut health to the balance of nutrients in your everyday meals, it’s always worth being mindful of what you eat and what your body needs.
Here’s our video with Nutritionist Sandra Greenbank talking all about Gut Health here.
If you’re also interested in finding out more about the impact of fibre, check out our feature with Yvonne Wake, Wellbeing & Lifestyle Guru.
Also… here are some of our current favourite recipes for all moods:
Health and Fitness
Your usual routine may have been thrown out since the gyms across the country here in the UK are closed, but that does not mean that you have to neglect your fitness. There are many online exercise classes that are available to you to workout at home… you can also take a walk or a run during the day (just make sure to practise social distancing) to keep up with your exercise and get some much needed fresh air.
In fact… it could be an opportunity to try some at home workouts that you haven’t tried before…. Perhaps you can try yoga or Pilates, there are also plenty of free workout routines online.
MoveGB have fab activity classes you can do from home… 100s of live-streamed classes from your local instructors and on-demand workouts from the world’s top trainers. Find out more.
Mental Health and Stress
This month is also Stress Awareness Day so it’s more important than ever to discuss this in today’s post about World Health Day.
Stress is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.”
According to the American Psychological Association “37% of adults report fatigue or feeling tired because of stress.”
Stress is something that affects everyone in some way in their lives.
One thing that we have all become aware of is that stress is responsible for so much that affects our wellbeing: basically everything from our sleep patterns, our skin health, our digestion and everything in between is impacted by our stress levels.
So we’d like to share with you some of our features where we’ve spoken about dealing with stress for you to read more:
Are you truly coping with stress?
Here’s a feature from Success Coach Lisa Cybaniak a regular Wow Beauty wellbeing contributor. Here, Lisa is discussing about how to deal with symptoms of stress by taking back control and honouring yourself. Read the feature here.
Live ‘Fear’ Less!
How much does fear hold you back? Your fears may even be holding you back without you realising it! Here’s a great post by regular wellbeing contributor Sonia Greyson Newman about how to fear less and live more. Read the feature here.
Stress and Aromatherapy
If you’re interested in Aromatherapy, we have a feature from Aromatherapist and founder of Inner Senses, Lisa Basso about using Aromatherapy in a quest for calm in a stressful world. Here’s a quote from the piece:
“Aromatherapy has long been acknowledged as having the potential to help us with so many of the health difficulties and ailments which have come to be associated with the fast-paced, often stressful lifestyles of the modern day. Aromatherapy is often referred to as a holistic therapy, meaning it works on the ‘whole’ i.e. physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels, taking into account the myriad of factors that affect the specific individual and consequently their needs.”
Let’s not forget our emotional and mental health
There are also many podcasts and online content that could help you try out mindfulness, meditation and breathing exercises that can help with your wellbeing.
Here’s one of our favourite breathing exercises:
Re:Mind Breathing Exercises
Their livestream classes are now £11 per session. After a ton of work their soundbaths apparently sound and feel just like in the studio
Crystal bowls have the magical ability to transfer energy and intention through zoom directly to anyone listening check their schedule and book via their website.
Rebecca Dennis and breath Podcast: Mini Episode
This is a free breath exercise about GRATITUDE.
In these wild changing times, it is more important than ever that we are conscious of our thoughts and emotions.
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all emotions and when combined with conscious breathwork this high frequency emotion can transform our whole state of being. It shifts our perspective and allows us to focus on what we do have….” Visit her Instagram page to find out more
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