9 Wellness Tips for a Better Life

Here are nine wellness tips for better health, energy, strength, cognitive skills, and vitality for our every day lives:

  1. Stay Physically Fit. Cardiovascular activity such as walking, running, swimming, and active sports are all magic pills, and offer such a big boost to your body, brain, and mood. Besides having the wonderful social benefits that exercise provides, significant health improvements are also found in a wide range of measures such as: blood pressure, resting heart rate, body fat, BMI, total cholesterol and depression.
  2. Don’t understimate the importance of exercise. Exercise is one of the most effective tools we can use to elevate our level of happiness. – not exercising is like taking a depressant. Even more great reasons to exercise; it helps in creativity and stimulates brain function.
  3. Strength Training: The Potent Age Eraser. Weight training is the best investment to your health. It encourages muscle cells to multiply and is extremely important in combating age-related decline in Muscle Mass, Bone Density, and Metabolism. Lifting weights causes your muscles to become stronger, and your tendons, ligaments and bones to be stronger. This strengthening will make your joints more stable and less prone to injury. Everyday tasks will become easier!
  4. Have a Younger Mind. Participate in “brainy” activities such as reading, taking courses for new learning, mental games, puzzles and hobbies. Learning may help keep our memory strong by creating a habit to lean.
  5. Stay Social. Social butterflies are at a lower risk of brain decline and dementia with age than loners. Social contagiants/connections help build relationships, which then makes us happier and more likely to adhere to healthier habits and ability to sustain changes.
  6. Become Mindful .There is no shortage of advice! It is so cheap that it is free on the Internet. All we have to do is ask GOOGLE anything – and so many answers appear. However, so much of this advice fails to produce change.
  7. Have Awareness and Mindfulness, on the other hand, is the key to change. Awareness and being Mindful changes things. Our behavior is influenced in both subtle and obvious ways when we highlight attention on something that is happening in the present moment. Mindfulness focuses our attention. Eating works the same way. When we notice what, when, where and how we are eating, our eating can change.
  8. Learn to Breath – Exercise your diaphragm. – Learn and exercise the great benefits to our body when we fully use our diaphragm muscle.   The diaphragm muscle creates posture, conserves energy, increases endurance, increases serotonin, lowers heart rate and blood pressure and improves brain function. Length, depth and pace of breathing directly affects our neuropaths – it reflects what is happening in our brains.
  9. Learn Happiness. Success in all domains of life comes to people who describe themselves as happy. The connection between happiness and success is profound. If your emotional outlook needs a boost, think about things that give you positive emotions.  Express gratitude by saying it out loud, writing it down, and thanking those who have been helpful to you. Enjoy and relish happy memories, exercise, and forgive. We are strongly influenced by what others do. Surround yourself with happy people. We are happiest when we are challenged, inspire passion, purpose and connect with others.