Human wellness is not restricted to a particular set of rights and wrongs. Being healthy is not just about physical well-being, there are a lot of other things that goes into it. We, at 360Wellness, aim to bring you closer to your wellness goals with the 360Wellness application which comes with an inbuilt tracker.
As you dive into the app and explore its amazing features, let’s take a look at these basic pillars of human wellness and how you can incorporate them in your daily life.
1. Clean eating
Needless to say, our body becomes what we feed to it. The first step towards achieving optimal health and wellness for your body is to eat clean and have a plate full of nutritional value. A healthy diet is meant to promote the life of ‘good bacteria in the body to carry out the process of digestion easily. These bacterias help with sending the ‘feel good’ signals get through the brain. Thus, keeps us healthy. Healthy eating is directly proportional to healthy living.
Avoiding processed and junk food and replacing them with whole-grain versions of white rice, pasta and bread can help you in striking a balance in the long run.
But, if you are on any kind of medication, it is advised to seek medical guidance for your meal planning.
2. Regular physical mobility
Minimum 30 minutes of workout must be included in your everyday routine. There is numerous evidence that shows the benefits of exercise and mobility for both physical and mental health. Exercise doesn’t have to be rigorous and hard. Moderate exercise of 150 minutes per week is recommended by fitness experts.
But, if you are someone who is not that much into exercise like me, choose your own way to stay consistent with mobility. Walking, swimming, jogging, yoga, or any other physical activity that you like and enjoy. The idea is to choose one physical activity and stick to it.
3. Stress control
Controlling your stress and reducing it is extremely important for your mental health. Mental wellness is as significant as that of physical health for your overall wellness. Deep breathing, visualization, meditation, and journaling are some of the most effective relaxation techniques to practice.
Stress management is vital for your overall growth. It gets into the way of your health and life goals. The impact and consequences can lead to anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and other serious mental health issues. It can also lead to other health problems like emotional overeating, poor sleep, adoption of sedentary behaviors, etc.
4. Restorative sleep
Deep and quality sleep helps in restoring energy. A good night’s sleep is essential to lower stress, improve concentration and boost emotional stamina. To sleep well one must go to bed early. The current situation of lockdown has blurred the lines between days and nights. Sleeping schedules have been one of the most affected parts of people’s daily routine.
To have it back on track, you can try having a night routine. It can include relaxing activities like a warm shower, spending time with your kids and family members, preparing a to-do list to visualize the next day, journaling, etc.
Switching off the lights and gadget detoxing at least an hour before bedtime also helps.
5. Spend time in nature
Nature is the very part of our existence. But, the running lifestyle and being surrounded by technology has swept us away from its healing power and peace of mind. The modern and urban environment has made it difficult for humans to stay connected with nature.
Nature has the ability to relieve stress and boosts the immune system. Performing physical activities in a natural environment has proven to be more beneficial than doing the same activities indoors.
6. Avoid substance abuse
Substance abuse and alcohol are very serious issues when it comes to the overall wellness of an individual. They are harmful to health in the short run and fatal for your body in the long run. Ingesting, inhaling, or absorbing any kind of substance abuse through the skin leads to serious health concerns.
Smoking is one of the most common forms of substance abuse. Its toxicity has been linked to premature death. Tobacco smoke is comprised of harmful chemicals that can damage the DNA of your cells. Many of those chemicals are categorized as “carcinogens” (cancer-causing compounds). Hence, they increase the risk of heart attacks, stroke, osteoporosis, and other fatal diseases.
7. Social connection
Humans are also known as social beings. It is healthy for an individual to have a social life and invest their time in like-minded people. Time is running away from our hands. You cannot hold it no matter what you do. Therefore, it becomes important on the emotional level to be proactive and stay connected to old friends and build new connections.
Building connections with people should not be forced. You must take it one step at a time. Connecting with others in a meaningful way is as significant as eating a balanced diet or having an exercise routine.
8. Have a purpose
A purposeless life is a life lived in vain. It is always healthy to have a purpose in life. When your life has a meaning you don’t indulge yourself in negative and depreciating instances. You are more focused on creating value for yourself and adding it to other people’s lives. Your purpose defines how intentional and meaningful your life will be.
People living with a purpose in life experience healthy aging throughout adulthood. It is an indicator of healthy living as it reduces the risk of premature death.
All of these together promote human wellness and bring improvement in your life. We, at 360Wellness, aim to create a digital space that helps you get aligned with these basic pillars through our app.
The 360Wellness tracker is designed to add value to your life and daily routine by being your companion. It keeps your wellness quotient in check and helps you understand your individual scope for improvement. Our fitness and wellness coaches swear by to add value to their daily sessions and make wellness fun for you.