The lifestyle choices we engage in on a regular basis have such an impact on our overall wellbeing. What we do consistently is what matters when it comes to our health. With Spring comes a sense of renewal; we invite you to take this chance to listen a little more closely to your body. What might it need a little more or less of? Our top 3 tips are below.
If the benefits of exercise were packaged up in a pill, we’d all be taking it! Exercise is one of the fastest and most effective ways to boost mood. Start simple, a fast walk or light jog, Pilates, or yoga class is all it takes! Aim to increase your body temperature and get your heart rate up for at least 10 minutes a day, then build upon this.
We need sleep just as we need air, food, and water – it is the only time our brain and body is able to deeply ‘spring clean’. Switch your screens off earlier, get into a good wind-down routine, and aim for 8h per night.
Gratitude, Mindfulness, and Meditation
Although we may be able to do a number of things in a given moment, we cannot focus intently on more than one. Thus, in a state of gratitude we cannot also be engaging in negative thoughts. Find ways that work for you to adjust your focus to the positive, either through expressing gratitude, journaling, or noticing the beauty around you; the sound of the birds, the sea, or wind.
The Herbal Dispensary is one of the largest and longest-standing Dispensaries in New Zealand. We are passionate about supporting our community in leading healthy, happy lifestyles. Our approach to health is holistic, offering a wide range of organic produce and pantry foods, alongside individualized nutritional and herbal supplements and services. Our registered Naturopaths and Medical Herbalists are available both in-store and by consultation 7 days a week.