This month’s Wellness Wednesday topic is Natural Wellness tips. Enjoying good health doesn’t just happen. We need to ensure that we live a healthy lifestyle to keep our bodies in the best condition we can, to enjoy an active life well into our later years.
There are many ways to be healthy naturally, and so I decided to ask for some tips from members of my Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond – Let’s Thrive Facebook Group. Come join the group!
I’m sharing with you today not only my tips for natural wellness but also those kindly suggested by the group.
I have always believed that we need a holistic approach to health and wellness. Natural Wellness means total health and well being, not just physically but mentally and spiritually. A total overall approach to health, which these tips below all cover.
My top three tips are:
Stay hydrated – keep that water bottle with you at all times.
60% of our bodies is made up of water so keeping your body hydrated year round is important. It is easy to remember to drink water in Summer when we are hot and sweaty but we can forget during the cooleer months. You can read my 4 Reasons Why you need to keep hydrated – Summer & Winter here . Keep a bottle of water with you at all times and drink regularly. You skin will glow and your body will function so much better for you.
Taking time to reflect and feel calm by using breathing techniques and meditation
Remembering to take care of our mental health and our soul. Creating a daily ritual to practice gratitude and reflect on our life is essential. It starts the day well and helps us to feel calm. Using breathing techniques when we feel anxious is a good way to calm our mind and our body.
Just Move Every Day!
You need to move every day and at least 30 minutes of each day should be some form of formal ‘exercise’. My Natural Wellness tip is to ENJOY WHAT YOU ARE DOING. You find it so much easier to keep fit and active doing something that you love rather than looking at it as a chore.
Need more tips? Keep reading….
12 Women Over 50 share their Natural Wellness tips
I’ve grouped them into the three different categories – Mind – Body – Soul, although some could be included in all three. Some of the contributors are bloggers so be sure to check out their links to their websites.
Mind – this includes looking after our mental health
Walk and talk. My therapy – Lea
My favourite thing to do is to have a regular massage. I always book the next one in as I’m finishing up so I have it to look forward to. It helps soothe, relax, hurt (in a good way) and is a quiet hour I always enjoy.- Debbie from Deb’s World
General Life Wellness Tip: Live to the beat of your own drum. Don’t do or be as others do or say. Be your own best friend and know you well. Find the right life balance for you – in mind, body & spirit.- Min from Write of the Middle
Body – this includes exercise and healthy eating
Mine would be eat healthy – not too many processed “treats” and move more than you’re doing now – we all need to move regularly and often! – Leanne from Cresting the Hill
I have this one on the wall of my gym: ‘You Don’t Get What You Wish For You Get What You Work For.’ How about this tip from Quit Sugar guru – Just Eat Real Food or as she says JERF – Jennifer from Next Phase Fitness
Avoid the middle sections of supermarkets and shop the edges where the real food lurks! Be good when it comes to food and exercise 80% of the time, but if you lapse for 20% of the time, don’t beat yourself up over it. Just get back on the healthy band wagon the next day. – Jo from Lifestyle Fifty
Sleep – We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep, but are you sleeping the recommended ? 7 to 8 hours, that’s my goal – Janet
My favourite Essential Oils – You can read what Christie’s favourite essential oils area over at her blog. Christie from So What? Now What?
You literally “are what you eat”. Your diet can make a world of difference! It certainly has for me! – Roseann
Soul – This is doing things that bring us joy
Spending time with family and friends gives you a boost that no medication will ever achieve. – Marilyn
Daily: Pray, meditate, visualize, eat, move, love, laugh. Daily thankfulness notes.
Weekly: forgiveness session, journal, conversation with friends, go to church. Read.
Monthly: Declutter. Activity with friends.
In summary, something for the spirit, something for the mind, something for the heart and something for the body. – Guerdah
Do you have any natural wellness tips you can add to the list? Join the conversation below and share with us.
Don’t forget to check out the other posts which link up to Wellness Wednesday.
A quick update on my wellness goals for 2018 which I set in my post Thriving through good health and wellbeing.
✔ Running twice a week with Saturday Sisters – Tuesdays are 9km and Saturdays 14km
✔One or two yoga sessions weekly
PLUS – The Saturday Sisters and I had a fabulous workout with Michelle Bridges which you can read about in my post My Workout with a Trainer to the Stars
WIP – One or two full body workouts per week
✔ Both my husband and I have started going alcohol free. So far we have reached a month with no alcohol. Now that should get a ‘high-five’!
WIP – I’m starting Mindful In May and really trying to master being more mindful.
How are your fitness and health goals progressing? Time to check in?
Let’s Keep Sizzling & Thriving