Tips: 5 Ways to Wellbeing
Small improvements in our wellbeing can help to decrease some mental
health problems and also help us to get more out of life.
These 5 ways to wellbeing are proven to improve personal wellbeing.
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There’s an activity out there for all of us, suited to our level
of fitness and mobility. Being active is great for our physical health
and fitness, and also improves our mental wellbeing. Evidence shows moods
can improve after just 10 minutes of exercise. Even just walking more
every day can make a big difference.
How might you get more active in your daily life?
Today, how about walking a bit more that you usually would.
Evidence shows moods can improve after 10 minutes of exercise.
Tomorrow morning, what about spending a few minutes rotating your wrists, shoulders then ankles.
This will gently wake up your body.
Try a new sport or hobby, it’s never too late to try something new.
Exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good.
Try yoga, go to a class, or search on YouTube and do it at home.
There is a close relationship between physical health and mental health. Keeping fit can improve our mental wellbeing too.
Go for a Swim!
Simply being immersed in water tends to lower your blood pressure and heart rate. Exercising in water is a great way to build fitness and have fun.
Put your headphones on, play your favourite song and dance, hum, tap or sing along.
Singing can increase oxygenation levels in your blood stream but also reduce stress levels.
Have you tried exercising regularly?
It can boost your self-esteem and help you concentrate, sleep, look and feel better.
When exercising be aware of when you breathe more deeply.
When you do, endorphins are released - a naturally occurring chemical that makes you feel good.
What about doing some simple stretches.
A small increase in your activity level can enhance your wellbeing.
Exercising in water is a great way to build fitness and have fun.
Regular physical activity is associated with a greater sense of wellbeing and lower rates of depression and anxiety.
Staying hydrated is important as your brain is more than 70% water.
Drinking water ensures your body has the energy it needs to be active throughout the day.
Keep an exercise diary.
See your confidence and fitness develop.
Create a goal for yourself based on one of the 5 ways to wellbeing.
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