Varying Your Types of Exercise Leads to Better Health
Doing 3 or more types of exercise is more effective than focusing on just one, according to an NYU health study. People who do so are more likely to reach the recommended goal of 150 minutes per week and less likely to get bored and quit. Exercise variety also prevents overuse injuries and builds different body systems. Weights and high-impact exercise builds bone density, hiking increases relaxation, and yoga and stretching increase balance and stability while offering mental health benefits. Engaging in social sports such as tennis or badminton (safely, or post-Coronavirus), also increases longevity!
The season of sunshine and flip flops is finally here! Three tips will help you improve your wellness while you enjoy the season.
-Water-- Try for 64 ounces a day. Seltzer counts! Per the ADA, be careful though, as the pH and additives can harm tooth enamel and add calories.
Sleep-- Adults need 7-8 hours a night. Try setting a "good alarm" to remind you to get ready for bed.. Doctors recommend a consistent wake-up time each morning to maximize sleep quality, and a 20-minute walk to start the day. Your body and mood will thank you.
--Sunshine-- Exercise and sunshine boost your mental and physical health. The CDC recommends 2 1/2 total hours of "moderate" physical exercise each week. Remember to use a lot of sunscreen (most people don't use enough), and reapply every 60-90 minutes.
Finally, give yourself a break. Life is a journey, not a sprint. Few people meet all of their health goals., so yourself a hand for what you do accomplish.
About the Author
While developing and marketing products in the Beauty industry I naturally became interested in things associated with beauty, both inside and out. As I learned about nutrition, exercise, meditation, yoga, toxin-free skincare, mindfulness, clean eating... (and the list goes on) it became clear how important they all are not only to beauty, but to a healthy, balanced, happy life. Volumes of information scattered across so many platforms felt overwhelming, and hard to use. Thus I decided to bring it all together in one place so it could be acted-on collectively. This idea became Collective Wellness. It is both an ever-growing collection of wellness information and a collective of people---a community that is learning, growing and sharing the wellness journey together. I hope you join us. Welcome to Collective Wellness!