Are you engaging in these simple habits for health and wellbeing every day?
There are so many healthy habits that support our recoveries and overall wellbeing that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Where do we begin? How do we know what will work for us? How do we work all of these healthy habits into our already busy schedules? Getting stressed out about being healthy defeats the purpose. As humans, we tend to over complicate most things and we forget the foundational healthy principles that we probably learned from our grandparents. When you’re feeling lost, depressed, or confused about where to begin on your health journey, it’s time to get back to basics. Instead of obsessing over a juice cleanse or learning all of the fancy workout routines, start with these five foundational healthy habits and go from there. These habits are so simple that you might not realize how important they truly are. When we engage in these five wellness tools every day, we’re setting ourselves up for a healthy recovery and life.
Avoiding drugs and alcohol. If you’re in recovery, you’re already doing this. Avoiding harmful substances is one of the best ways to increase overall physical and mental health.
Hydration. We all need different amounts of water depending on our size, age, and activity levels. However, getting proper hydration and drinking at least 6 eight-ounce glasses of water each day is essential for digestion, mental clarity, and overall health.
Eat fruits and vegetables. Eat at least a few cups per day of fruits and veggies and you’ll be well on your way to awesome physical health. Your mood will probably improve, too.
Sleep at least 7-8 hours per night. We often forget how important sleep is. When we don’t sleep well, we are more prone to depression, illness, and we’re unable to concentrate.
Exercise regularly. The general recommendation for exercise is 30-minutes of moderate exercise at least 5x per week. Do whatever makes you feel best.
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