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How to Develop Your Own Wellness Routine

How to Develop Your Own Wellness Routine

If prioritizing self-care is one of your goals, you need to have your own wellness routine. A wellness routine will allow you to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. Prioritizing self-care can help keep you happy and healthy. Continue reading to learn how to develop your own wellness routine.

Set Up A Sleep Schedule

Sleep is vital to our physical and mental help. It can be very easy to stay up later or push starting your day back a few hours on days you have off. Sticking to a regular sleep schedule can get your body into a good rhythm and make you well-rested. For adults ages 18 to 60 years old, the recommended amount of sleep per night is at least 7 hours. For adults 61 years old and up, the recommended amount of sleep is 7 to 9 hours per night.

Keep Yourself Hydrated

Drinking water and staying hydrated is one of the best ways to take care of yourself. Drinking enough water can boost your immune system, increase your metabolism, and keep you energized. For men, the recommended amount of water per day is 15.5 cups. For women, 11.5 cups of water per day are recommended.

Eat A Healthy Diet

Eating a nutritious diet is extremely important for your physical health. Some positives of healthy eating are having more energy, lowering the risk for heart problems, and improving your overall health. A few tips to eating a healthier diet are eating a variety of foods, cutting down on sugar, consuming more fiber, choosing complex carbs, and watching out for salt.

Being Active

Staying sedentary can lead to a multitude of medical problems. It is recommended that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity. Being more active can start with taking the stairs instead of the elevator, standing longer instead of sitting, setting an alarm each hour of your day to move around, and taking short walks.

Meditate A Few Minutes Each Day

Meditation can provide you with a few minutes of peace and quiet each day during your busy life. If you have trouble meditating, start by using a mediation app or guided meditation audio. In a world full of distractions, it's important to have a few minutes to yourself each day.

Have A Bedtime Ritual

The best way to get a good night's sleep is by prepping for sleep properly. Your mind and body need time to wind down before falling asleep. A few pieces of your bedtime routine could be drinking a cup of tea or a glass of water, doing your skincare routine, turning screens off 30 minutes before bed, and reading a few pages of a great book.

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