Every adult has a myriad of responsibilities that demand daily attention. Work, family, household management, and social responsibilities can be difficult to balance, and many people sacrifice their own well-being for the sake of others. While these responsibilities remain important, it is also essential to take good care of your body and mind using stress relievers, such as massage, to remain balanced throughout your hectic day. Here are a few important steps that you can take to be happy and healthy:
- Get plenty of sleep. Sleep is an unbelievably important factor in having a healthy body and mind. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation can cause many health complications, including weight gain. Aim for eight or nine hours of sleep each night to wake up refreshed and ready for another day.
- Eat well. Combine plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables with whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy for a healthful diet. Keep fats, oils, and processed sugars to a minimum. Eating whole foods will help you feel better physically and more mentally balanced—when you’re in control of your diet, you tend to feel more in control of your life.
- Exercise. Adults should complete a minimum of about five hours of exercise each week. Exercise will help you manage your weight, boost your mood, and allow you to feel less stressed out due to the boost of endorphins that it provides. Get plenty of cardio exercise such as jogging, walking, hiking, or running on an elliptical machine.
- Relieve stress with a massage or acupuncture. Stress can be very damaging to the body and mind if not handled properly. Getting a relaxing, professional massage or acupuncture treatment is a great way to relieve stress and lower the body’s cortisol levels. Reducing stress can help prevent illness and make you feel better on a daily basis. Regular treatments such as massage have also been found to help manage anxiety and depression and lower blood pressure.
Help restore balance in your life by scheduling a massage, chiropractic treatment, or acupuncture session with the dedicated professionals at Rejuvenate Chiropractic Spa. Call our Corona-based office at (951) 279-8900 for more information.