It’s Time to Look After You
When was the last time you took a day, an afternoon – even a couple of hours – to do something just for you?
A long walk. A warm bath. A coffee at a favourite café.
It might feel indulgent, but the truth is most of us don’t do this kind of thing nearly enough. There’s always something else more urgent. Work emails pinging. Children needing feeding. The bins to go out.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to take care of yourself – to slow down and check in with how you’re feeling.
Maybe give yourself a break.
I know that this might sound like strange advice coming from A physiotherapist who is usually more focused on the physical side of things.
But actually, physical and mental health are more closely related than people think. It’s no secret that exercise will boost your mood, improve your sleep and help relieve stress. But a positive outlook can boost your immunity, speed up recovery time from injury and keep your motivation for that all-important exercise high.
It’s important to take a holistic view of our health – to see the different aspects of our lives as interrelated rather than as separate components. By taking the time to look after one, you’re looking after the others too.
The opposite is also true. Ignore one area of your life and it can start to negatively impact all the other bits. Stress, for example has been shown to be a factor in more than 70% of diseases.
So with lockdown here and the long winter nights most definitely upon us, we wanted to share a few of our favourite tips for looking after yourself over the next few months and beyond.
Download our free wellbeing resource guide, and you’ll learn, among other things:
The experts’ tips for a great night’s sleep
Why keeping a gratitude diary can benefit your health
How to choose the alternative therapy that’s right for you
What to eat to improve your mood (and immune system)
The multiple benefits of exercise
These guides will provide you with practical steps you can take for a healthier, happier you.
You can read and download these resources at the following link
As usual, if you have any concerns or questions on this topic, please feel free to get in contact with us either directly or through our website or social media channels. We’re here to help.
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