The Definition of Wellness
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. "A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." - The World Health Organization
This year we are focusing on healthy living, lifestyle and wellness. Why? Because we can not grow and reach our goals without taking care of our selves first!
This blog is to encourage all our members to take some well deserved “me time” through out the week. Whether it is for ten minutes or a whole morning to recharge, we know a busy life can mean stress, fatigue and unfortunately a lack of self care. Each week we encourage you to take time to relax and re-centre. Focusing on what it is that makes you happy and well. On top of talking about wellness, we hope to leave you with some goals, challenges and even a recipe or two! Using these tools for mindfulness will help you stay focused on what you want and how you can get there, the healthy way. Understanding that wellness comes in all shapes and sizes.
Benefits of Wellness
-Improve and maintain motivation
-Cuts your risk of cancer
-Control stress and sleep patterns
-Gaining new perspectives
-Focus and goals
-Maintain positive outlook and gain confidence
-Short and long-term health benefits
-Better control over cholesterol and blood pressure
-Reduce your risk of chronic diseases
Relax right now!
Not only does this assure you of a complete and rounded breath, but it forces you to focus purely on the act of breathing - invaluable if you’re trying to un-clutter your mind to concentrate on a race, a business meeting, or whatever reality you find yourself in. If you do this for three or four minutes at a stretch, you’ll lower your stress level, both mental and physical. The old ticker will thank you for it and the lungs will finally get a well-deserved break from the sporadic and tension-fraught air-gulping to which you’ve been subjecting them.
Try out this exercise to relax and increase your mindfulness. Slowly breathe in and out as the triangle expands and contracts.
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