Sun. Jun 26th, 2022

In 2022, self-care is more important than ever. The pandemic life has strained our physical and mental well-being. The support charity Mind reports that a third of adults and youth report a significant decline in their mental health since March 2020.

To get you back to the life you knew before COVID-19, here are some useful lifestyle changes that can positively impact both your physical and mental health. We’ve all seen a lot of health fads changing, from charcoal toothpaste and detox diets to trying to juice every solid food we consume. But some are better than others and we did some research to find out which ones are the best.

So, without further ado, here are four of our favorite wellness trends this year.

1. Probiotics

Good digestion is essential to well-being. Our gastrointestinal system has bacteria that control everything, and when this little ecosystem inside us is out of balance, our health can deteriorate. This can lead to digestive problems such as inflammatory bowel disease, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and some cancers.

Even the mildest of these conditions can quickly affect your mood by causing cramps, bloating, and discomfort. Recent research has shown that the digestive system is inextricably linked with mental state. The brain communicates with the brain through a system known as the gut-brain axis. Some animal studies have found that stress on gut balance can lead to depression. and anxiety-like symptoms. Essentially, we are increasingly learning that a healthy gut is important for both the body and mind.

To keep your gut healthy, you need to drink plenty of water and eat fresh whole foods. However, in addition to these general guidelines, adding probiotics to your diet may help. These are live bacterial cultures commonly found in yogurt and some food supplements that may help restore the natural balance of gut bacteria. In particular, drinkable supplement injections have become popular in recent years. Health food suppliers have produced a variety of yogurt, kombucha and fermented milk injections that contain live bacterial cultures that help support the gut microbiome.

2. Mindful Drinking

For better or worse, drinking is a popular pastime inherent in the British social fabric. However, regular consumption of alcohol does not benefit the body. According to a Healthline report, continuous drinking can lead to immunosuppression, memory problems, and increased anxiety.

If going to the tee isn’t currently a willing commitment, a good first step is to practice mindful drinking, or ‘pure curiosity’. This is the act of checking how much you are consuming and taking into account your motivation for pouring the glass. Don’t just judge, ask yourself. Why do I want this drink? Will it lead to positive results?

By monitoring your intentions, you can keep your drinking in mind. Early evidence suggests that mindfulness therapy can help significantly reduce alcohol consumption, which for many of us is much more accessible than quitting completely. Fortunately, with the growing demand for non-alcoholic beverages, Britain’s favorite non-alcoholic beverage is on the market, making it even more attractive to replace the odd soft drink.

3. Garden Therapy

Conventional conversation therapy is usually prescribed to help with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems. However, complementary and alternative medicines have been shown to improve well-being as well. Garden therapy, for example, involves going out into nature and growing flowers, trees, and herbs to achieve therapeutic goals.

Gardening for Health Charity Thrive was founded on the premise that gardens can restore health and bring positive change to those in poor health. A charity study found that 80% of individuals who engage in tabletop gardening reported improved mental health, and 93% claimed improved self-confidence and motivation. Of course, it’s always best to talk to your GP as your first point of contact, especially if you’re feeling stressed or depressed. But with good daily health habits, you can easily and inexpensively gain energy every day.

4. Sleep hygiene

In the UK, 1 in 5 people are not getting enough sleep, and adults are recommended to get 7 to 9 hours of rest a day. This is not surprising given the constant pressures of modern life. With the stress of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis, a small piece of a decent night may seem like a distant memory to many. Therefore, it is cause for concern that sleep is an important component of physical and mental health linked to a variety of health outcomes for our immune system, heart, cognition and mood. Thankfully, there are several steps you can take to improve sleep hygiene, including habits and environmental factors that affect your sleep.

Technology can help or hinder. On the positive side, innovative new devices, such as the sleep training smart watch, can help modify your sleep routine using light, sound and breathing exercises. Wearable technology can also help track habits and identify the activities that have the greatest impact on sleep quality.
Conversely, it’s no secret that you wake up late while watching your phone, laptop or TV. This is because the blue light emitted by these devices suppresses the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that makes us sleepy. So, by investing in sleep aids and avoiding screens, you can achieve a regular routine that improves sleep hygiene and promotes health.

charlotte giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor of Your Coffee Break magazine. With her PR practice in Los Angeles and Barcelona, ​​Charlotte has been running Your Coffee Break at YCB HQ in Covent Garden, London for the past 8 years. She is a mom, avid reader and runner, and spends way too much time on her morning brew.

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