Living a healthy lifestyle can seem daunting, however there are small changes you can make each day to get on the road to wellness — and stay there! If you’re struggling to find a wellness routine that works for you, try incorporating these 5 things into your lifestyle.
What is Wellness?
Many believe that wellness only means the body if free of disease. However, wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social health, not just being free from illness.
In a study published with the US National Library of Medicine, people often think about wellness in terms of physical health, like:
- Weight management
However, they state, weight management is a holistic integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, fueling the body, engaging the mind, and nurturing the spirit.
If you’re looking for more ways to bring wellness into your life, we’re here to help.
5 Ways to Incorporate More Wellness
Water is essential to life. Our bodies need a certain amount of water each day to prevent hydration and to keep our bodies running properly. According to Medical News Today, water can help:
- Lubricate your joints
- Aid in digestion
- Deliver oxygen throughout the body
- Boost skin health
- Cushions the brain and spinal cord
- Regulates body temperature
- Flushes body waste
- Maintains blood pressure
- Helps the airways
- Makes minerals and nutrients accessible
- Prevents kidney damage
- Aids in weight loss
- And MORE!
Get 30 Minutes of Exercise Each Day
When you think about it, 30 minutes is nothing compared to the 24 hours we get in a day. Finding time to incorporate 30 minutes of exercise can help relieve stress, boost your immune system, and keep your body in physical shape. Exercise has a number of different benefits. During the warmer months, we also recommend getting outside for those 30 minutes if you can. Exercise doesn’t have to be vigorous, it can be doing a yoga session, taking the dog on a walk, swimming, and more. When you workout outside, you’re also giving your body natural vitamin D from the sun, which your body also needs to stay healthy.
Sometimes the stress of our personal or work lives can become overwhelming. A good way to offset stress is by setting aside a few minutes a day to meditate and calm down. There are a number of different apps you can use that will guide you through different meditative practices, but meditation can also be as simple as journaling down 5 things you’re grateful for each day. When we reflect and think upon the positive things happening in our lives, we can bring the stress down and feel more calm about everything else going on that might not be so good.
Get a Better Sleep Schedule
Getting eight hours of sleep each night is critical to allow the body to rest and recover, especially if you are trying to fight an illness or recover from a workout. If you have a hard time falling asleep each night, talk with your doctor about incorporating a supplement like melatonin to help, drinking a relaxing tea, and putting screens away an hour before you try to sleep. Another way to develop a sleep schedule is to get in bed at the same time each night, and set your alarm for the same time each morning (yes, even on the weekends) so your body can adjust to the new sleep schedule.
Before a disease happens, your body will go through several underlying processes that set off the disease. To name a few, the body will: become acidic, cell function will decrease, epigenetic expression of the cells will change, and more. A wellness physician, like Dr. Saleemi and our team here at Interventional Pain Associates, can look for clues of the disease process and administer treatment to heal the underlying issues. IV nutritional therapy is one treatment option for this. IV therapy can boost brain power, increase immunity, fight aging, manage stress, and even help with conditions like fibromyalgia and chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and more.
Make an Appointment with Interventional Pain Associates
If you’re ready to kickstart wellness in your life, call our team at Interventional Pain Associates today at (512)-795-7575. Whether you want to try IV therapy or have Dr. Saleemi look for underlying problems, you can find help here.