Maintaining head-to-toe health isn’t hard. You just need the correct habits and routines. These six simple strategies from the Vitals App are great ways to maintain your health and achieve overall wellness daily, no matter what challenges you face along the way.
1. Prioritize Sleep
Getting enough sleep improves memory and decision-making skills. It also impacts your energy level, and with more energy, you can get more done throughout your day — and have time left over to relax. Try getting eight to nine hours of shut-eye every night, and don’t forget to include some time to unwind in your evening routine. The relaxed feeling helps reduce stress and makes you feel better overall.
2. Reduce Stress
Stress can take a toll on your body and mind. Developing habits that help you reduce stress can help you feel calmer and more in control of your life, which leads to less anxiety. Start by practicing a few stress-reducing techniques each day, such as:
- Exercising regularly
- Prioritizing downtime
- Doing something creative
- Asking others for help
3. Say No Sometimes
Saying no is difficult. Many people are so used to being available to everyone that it’s become a habit, and they don’t even notice. Saying no can be incredibly empowering; it protects your time and energy, and you may find yourself happier because you have time to spare.
Even a little exercise can make a huge difference to health. Start with just 5–20 minutes of walking each day. After that, add more movement throughout your day — park farther away from work and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Remember, exercise is vital to good health; it improves circulation and your body’s ability to move waste out of cells, keeping them healthier and longer-lasting.
If you’re just starting to get back into a fitness routine postpartum, treat yourself to comfortable, functional clothes that make life easier with a new baby. Balancing a new baby’s needs with attempting to exercise is a challenge, and you deserve clothing that makes things easier for everyone.
5. Take Time to Relax at Home
Clear your head by decluttering a little. Don’t do it all at once, but ensure your home is organized. Consider rearranging closets or cabinets for tidier storage. You’ll be less stressed and have more space for your daily activities.
Creating a serene meditation space can do wonders for health. Whether you meditate already or not, adding a special place dedicated to quieting your mind can help create an environment that helps you relax both physically and mentally.
If you work from home part-time or full-time, one way to ensure that your work doesn’t become overwhelming is to create a comfortable office space. Try to stick to a schedule when working on projects to avoid becoming overwhelmed. Adding elements such as flowers or plants can instantly bring a sense of calm to any room. For example, succulents require very little care, and their subtle beauty makes them great additions to any room without dominating its decor.
6. Develop Professionally
A great way to give yourself an earned mental boost is work towards growing your professional skills. For example, you can take an online course for medical coding if you’re interested in taking a new challenge in medical administration. You can develop new skills in as little as one week. This can equip you for new roles at work and potentially higher wages.
There are simple steps each of us can take every day to value our health. These tips can help you achieve optimal health, relieve stress, and positively impact your quality of life.
To better advocate for your own health or that of a loved one, download the Vitals App today!