One day can change your life. That’s the aim of Global wellness day. So, what is it?
Global Wellness Day is a social project dedicated to living well. The organisers ask that you ask yourself one question, “How can I live a healthier and better life?”
The day aims:
- To recognise the value of our lives.
- To pause and think, even if it’s just for one day a year.
- To be free from the stress of everyday life and our bad habits.
- To enable us to make peace with ourselves.
- To raise awareness about living well and increasing motivation.
2020’s Global Wellness Day takes place on 13th June.
To help you make the most of Global Wellness Day, here are 5 challenges to achieve better wellness in your life.
Challenge yourself to eat at least one fruit or vegetable with every meal, every day for a week.
Researchers have found that an increased intake of fruits and vegetables not only helps our physical health, but also our mental well-being. So, try it for a week and when you pass the challenge, do it again and again.
Challenge yourself to drink at least two litres of water each day.
Staying hydrated has been found to give us more energy, better focus, better health and glowing skin.
Challenge yourself to go an entire week without eating fast food.
Not only will it save you money, it will also cut your sugar and salt intake. Sugar impacts on our brain activity and our overall wellbeing.
Challenge yourself to go to bed at the same time every night for a week, at an hour that allows you to get adequate rest.
Studies have consistently shown that poor, irregular sleep can have a considerably negative effect on both a person’s physical and mental health. A university student should aim to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. How many hours do you get?
Challenge yourself to get up 30 minutes earlier every day for a week.
When you get your sleep pattern sorted, get up 30 minutes earlier than you used to do. Use the extra time to take a walk, read something inspirational, pack a healthy snack for work, or just get ready at a less stressful pace.
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