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Dec 14th, 2020 Acupuncture, Chiropractic Healthworks Regina

Improving your wellbeing with acupuncture and chirotherapy.

Everything you need to know about your wellbeing.

The Oxford Dictionary defines wellbeing as “the state of being relaxed, healthy, or delighted.” It is essential to understand that wellbeing is a much broader concept than happiness (moment-to-moment). While it does involve happiness, it also involves other things, including how satisfied individuals are with their entire lives, their sense of purpose, and how they feel in control. The Modern Economics Foundation determines wellbeing in this respect as follows:

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Well-being can be described as how individuals feel and how they work, both at a professional and personal level, and how their lives are assessed. 

It can have a significant positive effect on your mental health to take some time each day to reflect on your wellbeing. They can seem like little things, but they do add up. Here are some tips for incorporating your everyday routine into it.

Go for a morning walk. 

It’s always worth it if it means just waking up 5 minutes earlier and running around the block. Not only does it have physical benefits, but it also boasts a positive attitude to start the day with clean air and movement. Try adding a walk into your university/work/school commute.

acupuncture regina Read because you want to. 

Not because you’ve got to. Please take out the book you were given last year for your birthday, which is still resting on your nightstand, and give it a go. What your elementary school teachers say is very much true; reading is just a workout for the mind. There are a few more incredible things than being immersed in a great book and losing all track of time. So Make time to read and learn.

Get creative in the kitchen.

 Cooking is something of a challenge for many of us. The best way to turn the script on this is to challenge yourself. We all have nights when we’re exhausted, and dinner is either a takeaway or a combination of fridge leftovers. But try to make an effort to create something different one night a week. To get you excited as you do it, put some music on. Enjoy a great collection of simple recipes… 

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Address your posture. 

While we know that prolonged sitting has adverse effects on our health, many still do it. Only at home. At the job. In between, on the commute. Your lower back calls out to make a move. Try to get up for a walk every 30 minutes if you have a desk job. It’s worth it if it implies investing in a back-support pad or a stand-up desk. Speak to the employer-it may be something they are willing to cover financially, after all. It could seem not very pleasant to substitute sitting time for standing or walking time, but your body will thank you for it.

Box breathing. 

There is no lack of excellent breathing techniques out there and guided meditation software. A technique known as box breathing is one easy exercise that you can perform anytime, anywhere. Since it consists of four counts out of four, it is called ‘box breathing.’ With each side reflecting a different count to four, imagine a square. Start by inhaling slowly to four, holding for the number of four, exhaling for four, holding for four… and repeat.

 

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