Welcome to 2018! Now that you have celebrated and enjoyed the holidays it is time to get your New Year off to a great start – by resolving to look after yourself just a little bit better than you have before! There are lots of things out there that can help in that regard but we at ProActive Rehab would like to remind you of the 5 Pillars of Wellness. These 5 important pieces of your life puzzle have been shown to be key to health, wellness, and longevity. Making the commitment and taking the time to practice each one, every day, will pay dividends in the years to come.
- Get at least 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise at least 5 days per week.
- Eat a wholesome diet of real food that is balanced nutritionally and includes lots of colourful veggies and fruit.
- Do something to “evoke the relaxation response” every day. For example, yoga, meditation, mindfulness activities, slow, effective deep, calming breaths.
- Maintain good and active social connections.
- BELIEVE you can be well!
These 5 pillars will serve you well and are relatively simple to incorporate into everyday Healthy Living. I would argue that #5 is perhaps the most important because without the belief that it is worth your time to pursue these 5 pillars and that they will make a difference it is not likely that they will be achieved! So, with that, we wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year and the best of luck in your pursuit of wellness!