Wellness is an ongoing process to promote good emotional, physical, and mental health. Sometimes working towards wellness takes time. Positive changes can take time. There are some things that you can start doing now, however, to improve your health and work toward wellness and a healthier lifestyle.
Set up a sleep schedule
According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need 7 – 9 hours of sleep each night. It’s not enough to climb into bed around midnight, scroll through social media, turn on a show, and repeatedly hit snooze for an hour until you roll out of bed at 7 a.m. You need good quality sleep.
Choose a bedtime that compliments your wake up time. Your bedtime should be the time that you plan on being asleep rather than the time that you plan on getting ready for bed. Also be sure to practice good sleep hygiene.
Good sleep hygiene means that your sleep environment is comfortable, cool, dark, quiet, and it has no distractions to interfere with your rest.
Be active everyday
Sedentary living is the new smoking. Physical inactivity leads to a wide range of health problems, and sedentary lifestyles are more common now than ever before. You need a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity every day. The more exercise you get, however, the greater the health benefits.
You don’t have to get 30 minutes of exercise all at once. The new updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans states that every minute of physical activity counts towards your daily total.
Swap your sodas for water
We know that drinking water promotes good overall health. Water prevents dehydration, promotes proper function, and can help you maintain a healthy weight. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that there is no recommendation for how much plain water a person should drink each day, but it’s important to drink plenty of plain water every day.
An easy way for soda drinkers to drink more water, and make a healthy change to promote wellness, is to replace sugary, carbonated beverages with plain water. This helps eliminate sugars and calories. If you drink diet sodas, plain water helps eliminate artificial sweeteners and will help curb your sweet tooth.
Balance your diet
Fad diets do not typically produce long term results. They may facilitate quick weight loss, but the weight usually comes back. There have been studies showing the negative health effects of “yo-yo dieting”, or weight cycling.
You should be skeptical of a popular diet that eliminates entire food groups. Instead, focus on a healthy diet that promotes wellness.
- Avoid highly processed foods, foods high in trans fats and saturated fats, and foods with refined sugar and added sugars.
- Eat lean protein, whole grains, low fat dairy, and ample fruits and vegetables. You need a variety of produce for different nutrients.
- It’s not just what you eat, but also how much you eat. Choose healthy portion sizes.
Try PEMF therapy
Healthy diet, exercise, and plenty of rest are the tried and true steps towards maintaining wellness. Most people recognize these things are important for staying healthy, but many have yet to learn the benefits of PEMF therapy. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy provides numerous health benefits, and it’s an easy and effective way to work towards wellness.
Ways that PEMF therapy can improve your health and wellness
- Improved flexibility, function, and range of motion
- Improved nutrient absorption
- Increased metabolic rate
- PEMF therapy has been used to provide relief for migraine headaches
- Repair damaged bone and muscle tissues
- Improved circulation
- Improved immune system response
- PEMF therapy is used to treat a range of symptoms including pain, swelling, inflammation, stress, depression, and anxiety.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy can help athletes, those suffering chronic health conditions, and those who are looking for a means to stay healthy. We offer PEMF devices for home use as well as professional use. Contact PEMF Complete online, or call 877-473-6377 to learn more about our PEMF systems.