11 Ways to Wellness

Article by Jessica Cavaco Dagnello, LMT,CPT

I always tell my clients that being healthy isn’t just about doing yoga or eating plants, viewing wellness,. Including stress relief, from a holistic perspective is super important.

Following the below philosophies helps clients and me feel lighter and happier in the day-to-day.

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Nourish

Nourish your body by filling your plate with a variety of fresh organic fruits, vegetables, fats, proteins. Grains, nuts and seeds rich in color vitamins and minerals. Eating a nutritious diet will help stave off additional stress caused by symptoms of poor diet.

2
Hydrate
Staying hydrated keep all of your systems operating properly and keep stress at by.

3
Move
Exercise of any kind, including yoga, has so many relaxing and mood-elevating benefits. Including lowering stress hormone levels.

4
Head Outside
Going outside lowers stress hormone levels and activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which calms the body and mind.

5
Meditate
In my experience, cultivating a daily meditation practice is one of the best way to alleviate stress.

6
Disconnect
Spending too much time online can cause stress in numerous ways. Take some time each day to unplug from your phone, social media. TV and the Internet.

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Connect
Carve out some time each week to spend quality time with your loved ones.

8
Sleep
Sleeping more will keep your stress levels down. Shoot for eight to nine hours a night.

9
Practice Mindful Eating
Taking time to truly savor your food can help you get in touch with the things that really matter.

10
Enjoy a warm cup of Herbal Tea
Herbal teas like chamomile and peppermint can help you ease tension. Taking the time to disconnect and truly enjoy the act of drinking your tea will take its benefits to the next level.

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Use Essential Oils
Essential Oils like lavender and chamomile can enhance relaxation. I like to use oils during yoga or meditation, or right before bed.

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