Here are our top three physical wellbeing tips!
Keep moving, your body is there to be used not to stagnate - stay active
Your body is a machine and thrives on moving. Take time out during the day to exercise the muscles, walk, run, swim, cycle or visit a gym.
It is too easy to become sedentary and stay fixed in one spot for too much time especially if your eyes are fixed to a game screen or phone screen.
Get outside, breathe the air, catch some vitamin D from the sun, reconnect to nature.
Men who stay active report that they have better mental health outcomes, better sleep and find socialising much easier. The body just works better if it is active, make the effort, less sitting more moving.
Flexibility is a key to maximum muscle use - keep stretching
Put simply, muscles work better when they are flexible, suppleness improves posture and also assists you to become more proficient in daily activities which leads to longevity and overall health.
Stretching is a gentle art form. Do not bounce the muscles. Always perform within your range, avoid overdoing movement and breathe while you stretch.
Staying upright is vital for your best performance - Maintain balance exercises
Maintaining your balance throughout life’s journey will improve your performance, sporting prowess, posture and general wellbeing. Most people take staying upright as a given until they have a bout of vertigo or trip due to lack of attention.
Balance exercises can be as simple as lifting one leg off the ground. Include aerobic and resistance exercises to greatly improve your mortality and length of life. Consider Tai Chi which includes elements of stretching, aerobic exercise and balancing which will build your core body strength and reduce body sway.