With hectic lifestyles being the accepted fact of the day, your body and mental health are prone to various forms of stress and trauma. Want to savor a more blissful existence? Well, it’s time to embrace certain changes as far as rejuvenating your body is concerned. Below are proven effective methods you can use to heal and transform your physical and mental health.
Sweat it out
A great workout at home, outdoors or at the gym can relax your body from stressful situations. The human body was designed for physical activity; hence, we require an average of 30 to 45 minutes of cardio or weight training for an average of 5 to 6 times a week to stay fit. Weight training builds strength while cardio improves heart health and promotes endurance.
Take a trip to the woods
The constant hustle and bustle of a city can take its toll on the mental balance of any person. It’s highly recommended to take time off over the weekend and spend time in the company of nature and enjoy the blissful harmony of the countryside. Multiple benefits are linked to the improvement of health while under the presence of trees and natural oxygen; the information can be found here.
Meditate to release stress
Meditation or The Lotus position in yoga is a proven method that offers a host of benefits to the body. Apart from preventing anger and aggressive thoughts, meditation offers instant relaxation to the body, and provides mental enrichment. Meditation is known to decrease blood pressure, muscle tension, anxiety attacks, and much more life-threatening conditions. If you would like to get started with meditation, here is a beginner’s guide.
Get a good night’s rest
Hitting the sack after a long day’s work can make the body feel more refreshed the following day. Sleep is a process of healing where the body repairs itself and prepares you for a new day with magnificent possibilities. Many studies have proven the incredible properties of sleep and its effects on the body such as sharper memory, longer life, decreasing inflammation to avoid heart diseases, and so on. It’s generally recommended to sleep for 7 to 8 hours to reap the maximum benefits.
Enjoy a relaxing massage
8 in 10 people suffer from chronic neck and back pains due to the ever-increasing number of people adopting to lethargic lifestyles. In a study conducted in 2011, it was proven that a body massage not only provides relief to the muscle fibers but also heightens mental clarity. Massages have been proven to be beneficial for cancer therapy providing a multitude of benefits, a related case study can be found here.
A healthy lifestyle change requires a good portion of your will and effort; a clear mind and a fit body is the best gift you can contribute to yourself today and every day for as long as you live.
Written by Benjamin Roussey for bodono.
Benjamin Roussey is from Sacramento, CA. He has two master’s degrees and served four years in the US Navy. His bachelor’s degree is from CSUS (1999) where he was on a baseball pitching scholarship. He has an MBA in Global Management from the Univ. of Phoenix (2006) where he attributes his writing prowess. He has worked everywhere from small businesses to large corporations, and also for public agencies. He has lived in Korea and Saudi Arabia where he was an ESL instructor. He misses Saudi food and living in Korea. Benjamin has a tremendous work ethic and is quite focused. Now he writes professionally for several clients that covers one sector of our economy to another. Currently he lives in the Phoenix area after living in Cabo San Lucas, MX for 3 years. He enjoys sports, movies, reading, and current events when he is not working.