February is American Health Awareness Month! It’s a time to sit back, take a breath and really think about your health and well being. So here are our top recommendations for easy wins, quick health boosts and self-care that really counts!
Time to Take Stock
First, time to take stock! You’ve lived through two of the most stressful years in modern history. But with Covid-19 restrictions lifting, the skies – and our futures – are looking so much brighter! It’s time to get back out there to really embrace life, and to invest in a little self-care to get your emotional and physical health back on track.
Need a little inspiration? Read on for some quick wins and medically-inspired insights!
#1. Enjoy the Easy Wins
We love easy wins! Straight off the bat, we love to recommend a great multivitamin in the mornings to start your day, alongside a probiotic supplement. As 80% of your immune system resides in your gut, the healthier your digestion, the healthier your body will be.
Eat too much sugar? Simply half it. Drink less alcohol, but double your water intake. Remember – it’s the small marginal gains that lead to the biggest wins!
#2. Resilience Isn’t Just Mental
One of the hottest topics in the world right now is mental and emotional burnout. Some sources say that it is currently costing the global economy up to $332 billion a year! And that has inspired a lot of companies to invest in resilience and wellness training for their employees.
But here’s the thing. Resilience isn’t just physical. When you burn out, your cortisol and adrenaline levels are off the charts, and your dopamine and other ‘happy’ hormones are too low. If you do not deal with that chemical imbalance directly (through diet, exercise and lifestyle), no amount of resilience of well being training is going to work.
One easy way of getting that resilience back is to add a great multi mineral to your bedtime routine. Make sure it includes magnesium, calcium, zinc and D3. The combination will relax your body, improve sleep, enable cellular repair and restoration and help your body rebalance the hormones and neurotransmitters that manage your emotional moods. The end result? You’ll feel happier, more balanced and resilient.
Another tip? Prioritize sleep hygiene. Because a great nights’ sleep is one of the best heath elixirs out there!
#3. Learn to love your body, and your body will love you right back
When you invest in self-care strategies, your risk of heart disease and many other illnesses and conditions lower quickly. That means you’ll feel way better. You’ll drop the water weight and bloating that comes from too many stress chemicals being in your body. Your mental health will improve. And your improved immunity will protect you from any colds, viruses or pathogens that come your way. Practically that means less dollars spent farther down the line on medical bills and a higher all round quality of life for you.
Ultimately, we view self-care and a healthier lifestyle as an investment – one that can create a powerful return in every single area of your life. Isn’t it time to prioritize it?
#4. Exercise YOUR way
Exercise provides the most powerful benefits for your body possible. But you don’t need to join a gym and invest in a new lycra outfit to do it!
Instead, you could think about an exercise bike in front of your TV, a set of dumbbells at home, or frequent walks in the park of the beach with your dog. It all counts! The secret is not to get intimidated with the idea of a big, new fitness program. Just keep it consistent – choosing the exercise you most prefer – and don’t stop the daily movement. Believe us, your body will thank you for it!
Doctors Studio – Your Partner in Health
We believe in supporting everybody in leading a healthier and happier life. So if you’d like any help in finding out more about hormonal imbalances, nutritional supplements, sleeping better, immunity or any other aspect of health care, we’re always here to help. Feel free to reach out to us today!