As our routines are suddenly being turned upside down, it’s a good opportunity to develop new
wellness habits for you and your household. The team at Yarra Trail have put together their top
tips on staying in good health mentally and physically.
Lack of sleep has been linked to obesity, diabetes and other health problems, and experts agree
that high-quality sleep is as important to health and well-being as good nutrition and exercise.
If you can schedule in a solid 7-9 hours of sleep every night, you’re on the right track to improving
your overall health and wellbeing.
Current times are stressful, and being inside your own home can fuel new anxieties. If you are
feeling anxious, there are a few meditation techniques you can perform every day to lower your
stress levels. Even a few minutes of meditation are better than doing nothing and it can be as
simple as focusing on breathing or silently repeating a mantra. Take the time to stop, take deep
breaths, and search for a free video on a guided meditation. You may need to perform this a few
times to feel the full effects, but you will see the effects long term in due course.
Just because you cannot leave your house, does not mean you need to be restricted to the
couch. A lot of trainers and health courses are now live streaming at home workouts. These
are usually free, are short in time and can re-fresh your mind and body. The more you move,
the more endorphins are realised into your body, making you happier and healthier. Give
them a go! You might be surprised how much you can achieve at home.
We might be a little restricted on what we can go out and purchase, so this is the perfect
opportunity to try out new recipes! There are a lot of websites that have endless lists of
mindful recipes for you and your family to try. Try and not overeat, or eat too many unhealthy
foods. When we’re outside, we break the habit of eating constantly so try and enforce set
times you eat every day. Refuel your body and your brain to gain healthy habits.
One of the most important steps on this list, is, of course, connecting with others. Human
contact is human nature, and in these stressful times, some of us feel the strain more than
others. Is there someone in your life you haven’t spoken to in a while? A quick text message,
email, phone call or a video chat would really brighten somebodies day. Check-in on those
you care about to keep spirits high and bring joy back into your world.