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5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Body

5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Body

At Minimis, we’re all about taking care of your skin in the simplest, most natural ways. This includes taking care of every facet of your health and wellbeing too, so that your body is the healthiest version of itself. After all, the healthier the mind, body and spirit, the more glowy the skin!

Eat—Fuel your body with nutritious foods

Good nutrition allows you to be in the best place to enjoy a healthy, functioning body. Getting enough whole, nutritious foods in your diet keeps your body’s important biological systems functioning at optimum capacity.

Nourishing yourself on the inside not only helps you feel better, but it can also impact the appearance of your skin—which is something we know you care about!

Try this: Eat the rainbow. Try to get as many colourful fruits and vegetables in your diet as possible so that you’re getting a wide variety of nutrients and antioxidants.

Sleep—Get more (and better quality) zzz’s

Let your body rest, rejuvenate, and reset. 7-9 hours a night should do the trick. Good quality sleep will help your body fight off illness and protect from any attacks on your immune system.

When you sleep, you’re recharging energy and repairing cells so that when you wake up you can concentrate, learn, solve problems and function effectively.

Try this: Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. Yes—even on weekends. This sets your body’s internal clock and optimises sleep quality.

Exercise—Get sweaty, get moving

Moving your body always feels like an impossible task until you do it. Then you wonder why on Earth you didn’t slip into your workout gear and do it sooner.

Exercising is about more than just weight loss, it’s about getting your endorphins pumping so you can strengthen your immune system and combat stress.

Try this: A brisk morning walk is all you need to feel energised and motivated to take on the day ahead.

Manage stress—Take a pause from life

Stress can feel like a lack of productivity, overwhelm and mental and physical exhaustion Being in a constantly activated flight or fight mode thanks to overwhelming workload (or any of life’s many stressors) depletes energy and compromises your immune system.

Stress and anxiety have become so common that The World Health Organisation recently recognised burn-out as a clinical diagnosis.

Try this: Take time out of your day to do one thing for you. This could be a candle lit bath with Epsom salts, a walk around the block, reading a good book or journalling.

Socialize—Connect with loved ones

Who doesn’t enjoy a hug from a loved one? Renowned family therapist Virginia Satir is famous for saying “We need 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs a day for maintenance and 12 hugs a day for growth.”

More social interactions are directly linked to lower levels of anxiety and depression, while caring for other people also triggers stress-reducing hormones associated with immune boosting benefits.

Even surrounding yourself with online social networks can positively impact wellbeing. Happy, positive people around you equals a happier, more positive you.

Try this: Pick up the phone and call someone you haven’t seen in a while or send off a quick text to let someone know you’re thinking of them.

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