It’s good to make living healthy a habit especially now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic. Having a healthy body and immune system is a good tool in protecting yourself from these diseases.

Make sure you have in your daily schedule some physical activities. These need not be heavy activities – a good stretch or a simple 30-minute walk would do. You can also add a whole workout routine once a week to level up!

Practice mindful eating. Chew your food slowly, savor the taste, and pay attention to your food. Eating slowly aids digestion. It helps the body process everything that you are taking in and reduces stress at the same time. It’s like yoga with food!

Look at the bright side. Take time to rest your brain and your emotions. Take time to appreciate a beautiful view – inhale, exhale (make sure you are 6 feet from everybody else before doing this) and just enjoy the beauty around you. We sure have plenty of that here!

Sound body + sound mind = healthy you!

Make it a habit!

Wide Leg Squats with Dumbbell

This exercise targets your quadriceps, which give you the strength to get up and down from a chair with ease. If balance is an issue, forgo the dumbbell and put a chair (facing out) in front of you. Hold on to the back of the chair lightly for balance. Only go as far as your body will allow without pain.
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The science of tea’s mood-altering magic

Tea catechins — antioxidants such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) — account for up to 42% of the dry weight of brewed green tea, and the amino acid L-theanine makes up around 3%. EGCG is thought to make people feel calmer and improve memory and attention when consumed on its own. L-theanine is found to have a similar effect when consumed in combination with caffeine. Up to 5% of the dry weight of green tea is caffeine, which is known to improve mood, alertness and cognition.

Healthily eat your way to happiness!

There are a whole host of foods that are high in vitamins and minerals and are exceptionally good for our health, and particularly our mental health. There are too many to list them all here, however, here’s a few that are well known for their role in increasing happy hormones to get you started.

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Fruits
  • Salmon
  • Spinach
  • Water