• Maintaining Wellness

Maintaining Wellness

In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, we need to find a balance between the four main areas of wellness. Each of these areas influences the other, creating self-perpetuating habits, that make it easy for us to keep compared to when we focus on one single part of our well-being.

Aim higher:
Exercise is often the most challenging part of a wellness regime, but the truth is, once we get going it produces its own momentum. When we exercise the body produces endorphins, the feel good hormone, producing a sense of achievement and motivating us further. Keep setting yourself new goals and targets to maintain your momentum.

Enjoy and don’t restrict:
Exercise helps regulate sugar cravings and gives you more energy. This can help motivate you to cook fresh meals and soon ordering that take away will appear less tempting. Kiqplan fitness expert Nicky Lawson also recommends you avoid restricting calories and instead focusing on eating a well-balanced diet of healthy. This will make it less likely you will get cravings for sugary and unhealthy fatty foods.

Stay on top of it:
We are all guilty at times of staying up an extra hour a night watching just one more episode of that addictive box set. But lights from electronic devices trick the brain into thinking it is daytime which can bring about fatigue, that makes it harder to exercise and maintain a healthy diet. Sleep is a key ingredient to maintaining wellness. Log your sleep in your Kiqplan app and maintain a regular and consistent night’s sleep.

Check back in:
Activity, a good diet and a regular sleep pattern all contribute to a balanced state of mind. Listen to your body and mind when they tell you they are overwhelmed and learn to step back when needed. Check on your sleep, activity and diet routine.

A pro-active Lifestyle

Kiqplan fitness expert Nicky Lawson also explains “You need to stay active and committed to your new lifestyle. Acknowledge your progress and reward yourself for reaching your goals, but don’t stop trying” This is advice you can apply to all the areas of well-being. Such practices produce a positive snowball effect, making it easier to maintain healthy practices in the long term.