Life can get so busy that many of us leave our physical wellness aside. It is a small piece of the wellness puzzle, but if we are not nourished, active, or well-rested, we will be unable to work towards growth in other dimensions of wellness. Below are some grassroot reminders of our daily needs supporting our current and future physical wellness.
It is so important to maintain a regular sleep cycle. You may sleep for 8 hours, but the quality of the sleep be poor, and in turn you are not well rested. Sleep schedules can also have a negative effect on an individual’s rest if they are not regular. For example, going to bed at 3 am and sleeping till 12 pm may contain 8 hours, but the next day your body is unprepared to go to bed at 10 pm and wake up at 6 am for work or school. If this type of cycle continues, symptoms such as fatigue, memory issues, sluggishness, decrease in immunity and even emotional instability can arise and have a negative effect on physical wellness.
What you put into your body is one of, if not the, most important aspect of physical wellness. By eating mostly whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats, you are providing your body with a plethora of nutrients that are supporting growth and development. Aside from helping your body perform its vital functions, food also impacts your mental well-being.
Exercise can be intimidating. However, it is simply an entity of movement, and movement is all encompassing. Start small and stick to an exercise routine that you enjoy. It could be as simple as gardening or going on a walk. These acts of movement will eventually become a habit, especially because you enjoy doing them.