August is National Wellness Month, a time to focus on self-care, healthy routines and stress management. At Concord Healthcare, our team encourages residents to take a holistic approach to wellness. While every day should be a wellness day, we could all use a reminder now and then
to keep our health at the forefront.
Here are some simple self-care tips to help you stay healthy and relaxed:
Drink lots of water, especially during the hot summer months. The Mayo Clinic recommends women drink 2.7 liters of fluids and men drink 3.7 liters of fluids per day.
Exercise regularly and take the time to stretch!
Spend time outdoors, which can improve memory, fight depression and lower blood pressure, among other benefits.
Focus on enjoying nutritious, healthy meals and reducing sugar, caffeine, sodium and excess fat from your diet.
Meditate and practice deep breathing to help you relax.
Focus on your sleep routine – getting enough sleep is crucial to your wellbeing.