5 Ways To Kickstart Self Care Month

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Fresh Monday, fresh month, fresh day, fresh year, fresh start. Now as the influx of new year, new me’s come in how about instead of creating a new you we just look after YOU.

This year and especially this month, for me & hopefully for you is going to be a heavy focus on self care. That can me something different to everyone for me is too de-stress, take days off and to focus on trying new things – for me!

Now because self-care can mean something different to everyone, you may struggle with working out what self care means for you, so I want to help you by giving you 5 ways you could kick start self care:

/ Move your body

Moving your body and regular activity has had many scientific studies bigging it up and so it should! ”A 10-minute, one-time burst of exercise can measurably boost your brain power, at least temporarily, researchers at Western University in London, Canada, have found” – [1]

Try these products for help with at home workouts:

/ Switch off

Switching off from the technology world can really help that sleep of yours. A study found ”Teenagers who excessively use their cell phone are more prone to disrupted sleep, restlessness, stress and fatigue, according to a research abstract that will be presented on June 9 at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).” [2]

Try these products for a better nights sleep:

/ Being Mindful

“Individuals may benefit from cultivating mindful attention when processing potentially threatening yet beneficial health information,” said Kang. “It’s possible that incorporating mindfulness cultivation into existing intervention strategies can promote more widespread positive health behavior.” -[3] – basically this say’s gals & guys that mindfullness really does improve our health, not only our mental wellbeing but could also make us make healthier choices too… so practise mindfullness and picking up a health alternative could be made that little bit easier!

Find out more about mindfullness:

/ Nourish your body

Look after your body by giving it an extra helping hand with supplements and lots of vitamins and minerals – ”One in two persons aged 65 and above has suboptimal levels of vitamin D in the blood. This is the conclusion of an investigation conducted by researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, as part of the population-based KORA-Age study in the region of Augsburg. Moreover, as the authors of the study report in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrients, one in four older adults has suboptimal vitamin B12 levels.” – [4]

Try these supplements:

/ Socialise

Get socialising with friends as a study found that teenagers recovered quicker from depression if they had friends around them and could even avoid having depression in the first place! [5] So we could beat the January blues just by seeing our mates more?! Win – coffee anyone?

How are you going to be looking after yourself in 2018?

Love Chlo xxxx

references:
[1] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171221122543.htm [2] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080609071402.htm [3] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170130111020.htm [4] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171215111605.htm [5] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150819083652.htm

 

 

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