Friday 07th April marks World Health Day 2023, which is an annual day used to promote good health and wellbeing.
This year is extra special as it marks the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) 75th Birthday. Taking care of your health is essential and something often forgotten during day-to-day-life. This is why we want to share five simple ways you can care for yourself this world Health Day…
1) Creating & Maintaining A Balanced Diet
Not only is a healthy, well-balanced diet beneficial to your physical health, but it can also offer many other benefits. It provides you with essential nutrients to deliver energy throughout the day, whilst also providing all-important brain power! These nutrients also contribute you’re your immune function and help to aid both growth and recovery.
An unhealthy, unbalanced diet can lead to deficiencies along with other health related issues. If you’re unsure what a balanced diet includes, we strongly recommend researching and implementing this into your lifestyle.
2) Healthy Sleeping Habits
Sleep is incredibly important as it contributes to your overall health and wellbeing. Creating a consistent sleep pattern is something that many people struggle to achieve, through different stages of their lifetime. When it comes to healthy sleeping habits, here are some top tips we think could help:
- Aim to go to bed and wake-up at the same time every day, as when it comes to sleep consistency is key! This helps you form a healthy habit, whilst also getting your body familiar with a routine.
- Put any electronic devices away to limit blue light exposure before going to sleep. Blue light is produced from electronic devices and keeps your brain alert, which can cause havoc when you’re falling asleep.
- Caffeine can have significant effects on your sleep quality and sleep duration. Reducing your caffeine intake, particularly during the afternoon and evenings can prove extremely beneficial to your sleep quality. Generally, the less caffeine you consume, the less effects it has, however, it’s worth noting that people’s caffeine thresholds vary.
3) Drink Plenty of Water & Stay Hydrated
When it comes to looking after your health, it’s incredibly important to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Water helps remove waste and unwanted by-products from your body, whilst also helping your vital organs to properly function. Regular consumption of water contributes to fighting illnesses and can even prevent some illnesses, e.g., dehydration and Urinary Tract Infections.
4) Exercise & Stay Active
Finding an exercise you enjoy is wonderful for both your health and wellbeing. The effects of exercise can be both physical and emotional, particularly if you enjoy exercising. Many people feel much happier after physical exercise and in some cases, it has even reduced the effects of depression. Exercise can also lower the chances of developing some diseases, particularly when done regularly. It might be that you don’t enjoy exercising. Or maybe you’ve not found the right type of exercise yet, keep trying new things – you might surprise yourself!
5) Listen To Your Body and Look After Yourself
It’s important to listen to your body, particularly if you’re suffering from an injury or feeling overworked (mentally or physically). Massage therapy can be a fantastic way of promoting relaxation and showing your body some TLC.
At Olive, we offer a wide range of treatments, so you’re bound to find one to suit your specific requirements. From Swedish and Sports Massages, to Prenatal Massage and Holistic Therapies, our fully trained team are on hand to help.
Massage therapy provides many benefits, examples of these include:
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Improved circulation (lymph and blood flow)
- Increased movement and flexibility
- Reduces pain and aids recovery
We hope this has provided you with some inspiration and you know what they say, health is wealth! If you would like more information particularly around our services, please contact us or call 07711 633 512.