Open up any of your social media apps, and you’re bound to be bombarded with intel about how to live a healthier life. The latest supercharged smoothie add-in, the alternative milk that’s truly the best, the new research finding that’s going to benefit your workout the most—all of it’s useful, but it can also be overwhelming. If you’re just starting to prioritise wellness, where do you even start?
Wellness experts were asked that very question – and, not surprisingly, their answers were all completely different. We have pulled together 7 of the habits for maintaining your health. We will be releasing one habit a fortnight so you have time to focus and implement this.
The most important thing to remember is there’s no wrong place to start when it comes to upgrading your health.
Week 1 – Work on your flexibility
Raise your hand if you spend the majority of your day hunched forward at your desk? There is a way to undo the damage, says physical therapist and Movement Vault founder Grayson Wickham, DPT, CSCS—and it’s as easy as incorporating 15 minutes of flexibility training into your day.
“Not only is it important to move every day, it’s important to move well,” he says. “When we move well, we perform well, feel awesome, and decrease our risk for future injury.” What does “moving well” mean, exactly? According to Wickham, a mobility workout or yoga are great places to start.
Here are some helpful links to get started.