SERENDIPITY WELLNESS

Wellness Tips

Updated monthly series of health and wellness information...

Love & Connect

March 2020

While Valentine’s Day may be long gone, our focus on love, whether self-love or love for others, shouldn’t be. When we put our full attention on others it makes us feel better, too. Simply spending time with others you care about boosts your immune system; in contrast to feeling lonely or disconnected, which has been shown to lower your immune system according to a 2007 study. So, why not consciously consider love as part of your wellness routine? Call an old friend. Invite the family over. Spread the love!

Spring Into Minimalism 

March 2020

It’s a new month, and a new season is just around the corner. Use this time as an opportunity to not only “spring clean”, but to also minimize and declutter. In today’s world, we are often bombarded with the idea that we need “stuff” into order to be happy. Instead, the pursuit of attaining more often leads to more anxiety and discontent. If you’re looking for inspiration or motivation to minimize, we suggest this 30 day challenge. Living a more simple, less cluttered life, can have surprising benefits on your mental outlook and stress level.

Do You Get Enough Sleep?

March 2020

We hear it often, lack of sleep is linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression. Still, 1 in 3 adults don’t  get enough sleep. Most adults need seven or more hours of sleep per night. Here are some suggestions to try, if you need help improving your sleep routine:

1. Go to bed and get up at the same time each day, even on the weekends.

2. Keep the bedroom quiet, dark, and a comfortable temperature.

3. Remove electronic devices from the bedroom.

4. Avoid large meal, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime.

5. Be active during the day to help you fall asleep at night.