We all know how often we neglect our health when it comes to taking care of ourselves. It is amazing how often we ignore our health and how careful we are when it comes to our
loved ones. However, we don’t give that much importance and care to ourselves. We are very lenient towards ourselves, and there is no doubt about it.
However, during the pandemic and lockdown, we tried to maintain balance and started taking care of ourselves via mediation, yoga, exercises, etc. This is a great start, but there are lots of people who even today don’t realize the importance of taking care of ourselves.
We have made a list of scientific ways of taking care of ourselves. Check the complete list, and start practicing self-care.
Getting out of your comfort zone can improve your mental and physical health. Do you know spending time outdoors is similar to meditation?
Researches have proved that just glancing at pictures of nature stimulates positive activity in the brain. However, living in an area with more greenery is linked to higher life satisfaction
and lower mental stress.
Try an outdoor workout
Don’t forget to burn your calories in nature too. Studies have shown that working out outside boosts self-esteem more in comparison to indoor exercise, particularly for people with mental
Research has also shown that outdoor exercise can renew and energize individuals, and make them feel less tense, confused, depressed, and angry.
Pay it forward
Being important is nice, but being nice is more important. Helping others helps us as well. It may boost your mental health and help you live a longer life if you lend a hand to someone in need.
Breathe the right scents
We all know the importance of breathing techniques to calm us down. However, what we breathe is just as important as how we breathe.
Do you know studies have shown that citrus scents- particularly orange essential oil- help laceration stress and anxiety? Some people might benefit from smelling rosemary as well.
However, the scent is highly subjective – a calming scent might aggravate another.
We all know the feeling of stress and have always felt the stress once a day or week. Stress is one of the core problems for our healthy health. And this requires self-care.
As of now, we all know that stress is not good for our health at all. However, studies suggest that stress may be contagious, and the more stressed out we think we are, the more
destructive it might be for our heart health.
We can be liberated and healthy by focusing on the present moment without judging what we feel or think. It has become a mainstream practice in psychological therapy, known as
mindfulness. Studies show that practicing mindfulness improves wellbeing and reduces stress.
I know I know! It’s often easier said than done. However, it is also healthy for health. When we are healthy, we are happy, and vice versa. According to research, happiness even prevents
certain diseases, including heart disease.
It only takes a few minutes a day to benefit your mind and body through meditation. Even a few minutes a day can help you relax. It also helps to boost emotional stability and compassion. Research has suggested that meditating could even improve quality of life to the point that it would reduce the risk of winter illnesses.
Do you know that you don’t just burn calories by shaking your booty? In addition, it can improve mood, body image, offer a better quality of life, lower dementia risk, and cultivate
more interesting relationships and friends.
Turn up the tunes
Have you ever noticed that your favorite songs make you feel a certain way? It lifts our mood, makes us smile, and feels loved. Do you know science has also proven this? Research
has shown that listening to happy music helps boost creative thinking.
Eat more fruits & veggies
We can practice self-care all day long by eating more fruits and vegetables. Do you know that berries boost brain health, according to research? Peppers may also reduce the risk of
Become a bookworm
Do you know that reading is beneficial for our health? Studies have proven that daily reading keeps our minds sharp as it ages. Especially reading fiction stories and work makes us more
creative and open-minded.
Laugh out loud
People say laughter is “the best medicine.” It is especially beneficial to both our mental and physical health when combined with exercise.
Get enough sleep
Sleep is sabotaged by many things: from a late night at the office to a wild night with friends to just catching up on “Scandal.” Failure to get enough sleep may lead to lower job
productivity, eating larger portions, and a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes.
There are many ways of self-care. Do whatever your heart wants, whatever gives you peace.and if it is necessary don’t be so lenient to take professional help.
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