We all know, and sometimes even resent those super happy and healthy people. You might be wondering their secret You see those people at the office or maybe family members who don’t seem to be phased by anything, and are always in good health. So we hear about diet and exercise plans all the time, but there need to be some more simple steps when it comes to maintaining a low level of stress and anxiety, and just good health in general.
There are a few simple solutions that can help you enhance you quality of life significantly, and while they don’t mean you will have to blow the wad on expensive exercise plans, it will mean a dedication of time, and perhaps the reprioritizing of your day. Commitment is still necessary, but if there was an easy few steps to help you get the most out of life, you would want to make the time, wouldn’t you?
These are general wellness and mental health recommendations. But for the few moments they take to incorporate into your day, the mental health benefits could make a world of difference.
Get Enough Sleep
According to statistics from the Institutes of Medicine, well over 1 million injuries and 50,000-100,000 deaths occur in hospitals annually, due to medical error. While fatigue isn’t always the cause, an article by Harvard’s Sleep Medicine Department has anestimation that these errors could be reduced by at least 36% if interns and physicians worked 16 hour shifts instead of the traditional 24-36 hour shifts.
Get Outside and Into the Sun
Everyone knows how vitamin D plays an important role in your body’s proper function. Lack of sunshine can lead to low amounts of vitamin D. This results in an increase in the occurrence of a variety of serious ailments like diabetes, osteoporosis and autoimmune disorders. What some even find interesting, if not ironic, is that even skin cancer rates increase with lack of sunshine and low levels of vitamin D.
The benefits for stress, anxiety and mental health is tremendous. The act of breathing, and deep breathing and breathing exercises in general can do a lot for making sure you get the most out of your life. Getting lots of clean air, is important for many reasons, including:
*Conditioning of the heart and lungs
*Increasing the capacity of the lungs
*Relaxing the blood vessels
*Maintaining healthy blood pressure
*… and of course, the reduction of stress and anxiety
It may look easy, but some of these steps will take a conscious effort and some added time and effort on your part. It is always possible to be in full control over your future, and as you get older, you want to be the healthiest and happiest as you can possibly be, and as you have seen, it could be just that easy.
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