LIFE OF A WELLNESS JUNKIE
The definition of wellness really just means to be in good health, and if you’re like me… you’re completely obsessed! I want to know everything and anything there is to know about health, wellness, fitness and spirituality. The last couple years I have read the books, listened to the podcasts and tested the trends and now I am excited to share everything I have learned with you.
It is no secret that leading a healthy lifestyle can be difficult. With influences to give into fatty foods and the temptation to binge watch Netflix, it takes a lot of discipline to eat well and stay active. There are many things to be learned for those willing and dedicated to their health but what wellness junkies realize is staying healthy is an opportunity rather than an inconvenience. After all, your body is a temple and you should treat it right.
IT’S ALL ABOUT...
DOING SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF EVERYDAY
When you show up for yourself you can then show up for other people too. Whatever it is you LOVE, make sometime for it everyday. Whether its yoga, mediation, journaling, reading, riding a bike, etc. Whatever it is that brings you joy, let it light up your life. Then you can take that feeling with you as you walk through life. You are your own expert, so only you can determine how you feel. By being good to yourself, you are choosing to love yourself.
KNOWING FOOD IS FUEL
Have you ever heard the statement, “you are what you eat?” Well, when you are a wellness junkie, you know that what you put into your body has a direct influence on energy levels and overall health. Finding fun new recipes is fun for a wellness junkies that, in turn, has the most delicious and beneficial rewards. Eating nutrient dense foods increases clarity, motivation and productivity, all traits that drive ambition and bring happiness.
MOVING YOUR BODY
Everyday movement is essential to a healthy body. Especially nowadays where our lives are ruled by technology and usually our days are spent sedentary. It doesn’t matter how you move your body as long as you move your body. Set goals to push yourself, feel accomplished and break a sweat. Fitness is what you make it, so why not make it fun? Remember a positive mindset is key to a progressive fitness and health journey.
SHARING THE KNOWLEDGE
Wellness junkies love to share their knowledge. Through whatever platform it may be, we are always trying to get you to join us. Some people hate on the wellness world, but those are our top target recruits.
With all of life’s hustle and bustle, it can be tough to maintain a healthy daily routine. There are times where “clean” eating and exercising fall to the end of our to do lists, or don’t make it on them at all. In efforts to lead my healthiest life possible, there are some wellness habits to stay healthy even on the days where I would rather do anything but.
1. WARM LEMON WATER FIRST THING IN THE MORNING
Your body needs at least 2-3 liters of purified water to stay hydrated. By drinking water first thing in the morning, you are boosting the bodies functions that depend on water. I like to refresh my body with one quart of warm water and freshly squeezed lemon right when I wake up.
2. BREAK A SWEAT
Break a sweat at least once a day to boost your endorphins and stimulate the lymphatic system. Not only will the health of your skin improve tremendously, but sweating helps detoxify the body by flushing out all of its toxins.
3. WATCH FOR BAD POSTURE
We are all guilty of slouching our shoulders and we can always try a little harder to stand up straight. Having good posture makes you look good and feel confident. It also helps improve your mood, memory and brain while also building a strong core and reducing stress. Stand tall my friends!
4. WRITE THINGS DOWN
The cheapest form of therapy I swear. Whether it’s a to-do list or journaling, write down what’s on your mind. By seeing your thoughts on paper you’re able to get it off your chest organize your life.
6. GET INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Have you heard how people with an active social life actually live longer? Hanging out with friends is vital for positive mental health and building personal relationships reduces stress to promote overall happiness.
7. GET OUTSIDE
Being outside can completely change your day. The fresh air reduces stress, nature increases brain function and sunlight amps up vitamin D intake. Sometimes a breath of fresh air and a walk around the block is all you need.
8. MAKE VEGGIES PART OF YOUR EVERYDAY
Make veggies cool again! There are so many unique ways to make vegetables a part of your daily routine. By experimenting different ways to cook all kinds of vegetables you will learn to love everything green.
Even if it just for five minutes a day taking the time to close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing can help improve your overall focus and mood. Just a couple minutes a day and say goodbye to stress, anxiety and chronic pains.
10. SLEEP LIKE A BABY
There is a reason everyone emphasizes the importance of sleep. Sleep if vital since it aids in healing and repairing the bodies major organs. Sleep improves memory, regulates a healthy weight, and sharpens attention. Get enough sleep and you’ll see an increase in drive and motivation to get things done.
Now let me ask you… what do you think being a wellness junkie is all about?
Let us know in the comments below!!