Body | Wellbeing

Looking After Your Body: Three Key Areas

There are three very important aspects to looking after your body: getting enough rest and sleep, eating well, and taking exercise.

Rest and Sleep 💤

Regular periods of rest and sleep are vital to our personal well-being although everyone’s needs for sleep differ slightly.

What is important is to be aware of your personal sleep patterns and ensure that you get enough sleep on a regular basis to function effectively.

Food, Diet and Nutrition 🍍 🥦 🥕 

Modern diets can contain too many processed foods that are high in fats, sugar and salt. Most of us need to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy balanced diet. Unhealthy eating can lead to health issues such as obesity, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and Type II diabetes.

Making simple, healthy changes to your diet can make big differences to your life, including increasing your energy levels, lifting your spirit and maybe even reducing the likelihood of you becoming ill.

Exercise 💪🏾🏊🏼🤸🏾

Most people are aware of advice that we should take regular exercise but what does that mean and why is it important?

Recommendations vary from 20 minutes of medium-intensity exercise (enough to raise your heart rate) per day, up to three longer sessions of high-intensity activity per week. Even if you can’t do as much exercise as is recommended, taking a small amount of exercise will do you good and is better than doing nothing at all.

Let us know how you are making changes to your rest, diet or exercise to improve your wellbeing. Create a video or post and tag iamtheCODE with #wellbeing