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Ways To Live a Healthier And Happier Lifestyle

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If there is one thing that we know to be true, it’s that your health and happiness is very important. With the right steps and lifestyle changes, you can pave the way to a healthier, happier you. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at some things that you can do and lifestyle changes that you can make to improve the overall quality of your life, resulting in the healthiest and happiest version of yourself.

HYDROTHERAPY

Hydrotherapy is a water-based therapeutic technique that can help to improve your health in many ways. The combination of warmth, buoyancy and massage help to lift pressure from your body, relax tense muscles and then target some of the most stress-prone areas of your body to soothe pain, ease tension and improve your circulation.

Health benefits can include:

  • Eased aches and pains
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved post-injury recovery
  • Promote healthy weight

You can engage in healing hydrotherapy by turning on the jets and soaking in your hot tub or swim spa for at least 10-15 minutes several times a week. Once you begin to experience the health and lifestyle benefits, you’ll wonder how you ever went without.

GETTING OUTSIDE

There’s no doubt about it, regular fresh air and sunshine can do wonders for your emotional and mental health. While outside, you can participate in a number of activities, from walking, jogging or hiking, to cycling, gardening or spending time with those you love most. Aim to spend at least 20 minutes outside per day,  weather permitting, of course. In the winter months, you may want to consider participating in a winter sport or activity to keep your body moving while at the same time enjoying the great outdoors. After you’ve spent some quality time getting active outside, you can soak away any stress or tension in your outdoor hot tub or swim spa.

WATER EXERCISE

For those warm summer days, there’s no better way to spend your time than in your swimming pool. Especially if you are looking for a more comfortable approach to exercise that doesn’t leave you feeling sweaty, hot and uncomfortable.

Here are five swimming pool exercises to help you get started:

  1. Swimming laps
  2. Treading water
  3. Squats and lunges
  4. Wall sits and push-ups
  5. Flutter kicks

Not only can regular exercise help you to burn calories and stress, but also strengthen and tone muscles. This can help to promote the natural production of feel-good endorphins and help the way you feel about your body physically, contributing toward a happier and healthier lifestyle.

Which exercises will you engage in during your next swim?

EATING A HEALTHY DIET

Along with regular exercise, a healthy diet can greatly contribute to your overall health and happiness. To help you get started, why not take a look at the Health Canada Food Guide? It’s recommended that you eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, high-protein foods, whole grain foods, and drink plenty of water. Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet can help to replenish your energy levels, contribute to a healthy weight and BMI, provide you with plenty of nutrients to aid in better health, and contribute to an overall healthier lifestyle.

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