Whether the blustery weather is taking a toll on your health or the post-holiday stress has resulted in fatigue and exhaustion, doing daily self-care activities is one of the best ways to boost your health and wellness. To help you strengthen your immune system, improve your mindset, and balance your emotions, today’s wellness guide shares 5 simple ways to boost your health and wellness this year.
Book a Spa Treatment
Whether you go for a massage or get a mani-pedi, booking a spa treatment is often more than a luxury – it’s essential to our well-being. As a woman, we often spend our busy days keeping up with to-do lists and taking care of everyone around us. That’s why it’s imperative that we do self-care activities, like relaxing spa treatments and spending some time in peaceful, soothing environments. The next time you have an hour or two of “free time” in your schedule, consider booking a spa treatment.
Pamper Yourself at Home
If budget is a concern, then opt to create a DIY Spa Day in the comfort and privacy of your bathroom. Indulge in relaxing treatments, beautifying rituals, and some much-needed pampering by spending time taking care of yourself. Light a candle, turn on some relaxing music and enjoy the beautification process. Whether you do a skin treatment, moisturize your body with a hydrating body gloss, or put a deep conditioning hair mask on, pampering yourself at home doesn’t take much time or money, and will always make you look better and feel great. For radiant, glowing skin, here’s an easy DIY Beauty Treatment that uses the food found in your kitchen.
Enjoy “Me Time”
In the era of getting sh*t done, we often put our work and responsibilities ahead of our well-being. When life gets busy, that’s often when we need to take a timeout to slow things down. Even if you only can carve out 20 minutes of each day for some “me time”, it’s well worth it (and you’ll immediately notice the benefits). Whether you enjoy meditation, relaxing walks on the beach or in the woods, or reading an inspiring book, enjoying “me time” has been known to boost health and wellness by relieving stress and anxiety.
Cook Healthy Meals
Boosting your health and wellness starts with a well-balanced diet. One of the easiest ways to consume a nutrient-rich diet (that helps strengthen your immune system, fight off illness and disease, and helps your body function better) is to cook healthy meals at home. A diet chock full of vitamin-rich veggies and healthy oils (like Avocado Oil or Olive Oil) is a necessity. To make these healthy meals taste better, don’t shy away from herbs, spices, and seasonings. Some of our go-to toppings are Italian Seasonings, Himalayan Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, and Garlic Powder. For some tasty and healthy recipe ideas, check out the Diet & Nutrition section on Inspirations & Celebrations.
Take a Yoga Class
From Downward Dog to Warrior pose, a great way to relieve stress, strengthen and tone your physique, and enjoy quality time with like-minded people is to participate in a yoga class. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi, yoga offers a variety of mental, spiritual, and physical benefits. As Kate Balog, our fitness contributor and a yoga expert shares, “If we ignore the need to unwind and let our bodies relax, we wind up sick or miserable. Fortunately, spending just a little bit of time on the yoga mat achieves the relaxation and restoration our bodies are craving.”
No matter which type of self-care activities you enjoy most, now that we’re starting a New Year, it’s an ideal time to make a resolution (or promise to yourself) that you’ll do things that boost your health and wellness.