Health & Wellness Tips for Your Body

By on August 13, 2018

If you want to boost your health and wellness, then you need to be looking after your body, as nobody can do it for you! You don’t need to spend lots of money or change who you are as a person; you just have to be willing to put a lot of your time and effort into the venture.

If you’ve had enough of not being that dream version of yourself, then do something about it and begin looking after your body. If you need some advice on how best to do so, then check out the list of helpful tips below.

Range

When it comes to being healthy and well, especially as you start to get older, you need to embrace a range of things. This includes embracing a range of different foods so that you enjoy your meals and do not become bored of the same food, and this means only ever attempting exercises that include a range of motion, in order to build the muscles that surround your joints. Try not to overdo it either; a variety is a great idea, be that going to the gym perhaps, or maybe taking a dog for a walk with a group of friends. With whatever exercise you’re doing, knowing your limit is important too.

Resistance

Resistance is an important element of exercising for more than one reason. It’s important to resist all the temptations that seek to lead you astray from keeping well and healthy, such as saying no to that walk you have been invited to, for example. You can find easy ways to exercise at home, perhaps, if that is easier for you, and one idea is to use accessories that are out there to help you such as resistance bands. These work by making your muscles work against an opposing force, ultimately resulting in them becoming far stronger. These are a great way of adding some simple exercises to your day to day routine that you are comfortable with. 

Rest

If you are new to joining a gym, you will need to take it easy. Depending on whether or not you choose to have a personal trainer, you may not be completely in the know. If you were to not rest in-between sets during a workout, for example, you would make yourself far likelier to pick up an injury somewhere down the line. This is because, even if it is for only 2-3 minutes, your body needs recuperation when it is performing something as intense as a workout. How long should you be resting? For low intensity, low resistance workouts, 1-2 minutes is fine. If you are unsure, talk to somebody at the gym and explain your goals and your current fitness pace, to make sure you don’t overdo it. 

Recovery

You should not only be mindful of resting your body during exercise. Even once your fitness regime is done for the day, you should be indulging in as much recovery time as possible as this will help the muscle group that you have worked on to really develop and build. On the basic level, this means waiting for 48 hours in-between exercise you carry out. You could also consider booking yourself into wellness retreats with friends, that will help you relax, unwind, and balance any stress levels you may have. 

Each of the four R’s above stand for a different aspect and element of exercising, and when they’re put into practice they are sure to garner great health results for you, no matter who you are. So, especially if you’re in need of a change when it comes to your fitness routine, make sure to remember them and put them into practice.

 

Maggie Hammond is a retired nurse and freelance writer, exploring and writing in the U.S. in retirement. An advocate for public health and nursing qualifications, she feels passionate about raising awareness of the current strain on public health organisations.

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Health & Wellness Tips for Your Body