3 Health Practices You’ll Want to Add to Your Daily Routine
© Roberto Nickson
There’s no need to go to a spa or health center and spend beaucoup bucks when you can achieve similar results at home. Go ahead and give each health practice a try. It won’t harm you. As a matter of fact, there are many health benefits awaiting you.
Exercise, therapy, and water together is hydrotherapy. It sounds futuristic when actually it’s an ancient and basic form of therapy adopted by the Egyptian, Roman, and Greek civilizations. There are different varieties of hydrotherapy depending on the water’s temperature, access, and whether the water is consumed or not. The scientifically evidence-based effects of hydrotherapy are endless. From health maintenance to pain management.
Practicing hydrotherapy at home couldn’t be easier. Here’s a short list of hydrotherapies that you can do at home today:
- Drink your total daily recommended water intake to keep hydrated.
- Soak in a cold bath for 15 minutes to recover from an intense workout.
- Do pool exercises if you’re experiencing back pain or have arthritis.
- Use hot and cold compresses if you have inflammation.
Take a moment of silence to relax and meditate. Meditation has been scientifically proven to heal the mind, body, and soul. The best time to incorporate meditation is during your morning routine. Select the quietest room in your home, have a seat on a comfortable chair or mat, and focus on your breath.
It can take some time and more practice to clear your thoughts. Start with 5-minute increments leading to 30 minutes of meditation a day. If you find yourself overthinking it or your mind is racing, try a self-guided meditation podcast to talk you through finding your inner peace.
You have to wonder if giving yourself a massage is just as effective as getting one from a professional massage therapist. Luckily there are plenty of massage tools available to give yourself an effective and, perhaps, the best massage. Now you’re in control of the pressure, muscle, and duration of the massage. Having massages done regularly is beneficial to your health.
There’s no need to buy fancy massage tools. A simple and inexpensive massage foam roller is more than adequate. It’s as good as getting a deep tissue sports massage. Remember to be mindful of your body. If you’re not certain about how to use the roller, check with your local gym for classes on its proper use.
The ideal time to practice this is after a workout to alleviate any muscle tension. Another great pocket of time is before you sleep. Not only would you be getting the best massage, but the best sleep.
To a healthier you
There you have it. Three tried and true health practices that are easy to add to your daily routine. Be good to yourself. Take that extra time to do hydrotherapy, meditate, and give yourself a massage. In return, you’ll gain some extra years.