Health & Welfare

Tools for Improving Your Health

A photograph of a happy and healthy woman standing in front of a swimming pool in a hotel in Rhodes - Tools For Improving Your Health - Mrs H's favourite things

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There can be nothing more important than your health, both physically and mentally. But it can be hard to put your health above all the other things in your life. With work, bills and kids to think about, it’s so easy to let a little thing like health slip under the table.

You don’t have to uproot your whole life to make way for a new lifestyle. Your health fits into your life and it might only require a few minor adjustments to ensure that you can be as healthy as you can be. The tools you need for improving your health vary in price and importance. And you’ll find that the free things might just be the most important to you.

Tools For Improving Your Health

Food

Your diet is an obvious thing to think about when it comes to your health. A balanced diet is perfect for you, as you can still have some naughty food, you just have to keep things in moderation. Swap jars and canned goods for fresh produce, swap white bread for whole wheat or seeded, and fizzy drinks for soft. These simple changes can make a huge difference to your health.

Workout Gear

Your workout gear might be some yoga pants or walking shoes. You can add weights, workout DVDs, blocks, balls and tension bands to the list. But the level is up to you. It is recommended that you exercise for at least half an hour a day.

Self-Care Books

A tool that is often forgotten in many aspects of life is the value of books. There are so many books out there detailing the importance of self-care and that include tips on how you can incorporate self-care into your life.

There is something about the written word that can make you see things differently. They can make you consider advice that you wouldn’t normally take. One of the top selling books at the moment is a self-care novel. Self-care for the real world by Nadia Narain and Katia Narain-Phillips has been championed by influential people like Kate Moss and Reese Witherspoon.

GP App

When people feel unwell, there are so many people who won’t make an appointment with their GP. They don’t think they are unwell enough, they don’t have the time, or they are worried that by the time the appointment is booked the symptoms will have cleared. A simple solution is to download the GPs powered by babylon app and talk to a doctor as soon as you can and at your leisure.

Sunlamp

A lot of people, particularly those who spend most days inside, suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. This deficiency can cause low moods, lethargy, and even seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This can easily be helped with a sunlamp on your desk.

Mother Nature

Better than a sunlamp, of course, is to actually spend time outside. Being out doesn’t have to mean meditating on the grass or taking your dog out for a walk. Instead, try combining your workouts with getting outdoors by going for a walk or a jog. Or if you’re feeling courageous perhaps a spot of yoga in the park. We love to get outdoors, spend time as a family and go for a walk around a park, or country house and burn off energy jumping in muddy puddles.

What easy changes do you make in your life to try to be healthy?

Hugs

Lucy

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