10 Simple Wellness Tips

Stay focused on your health

Are You Staying Well?

Life can be a lot. So much so that we can forget to focus on our health and wellbeing. Staying healthy should be one of our top priorities, particularly because it helps prevent or slow the progression of chronic health issues such as kidney or heart disease.

The Importance of Staying Healthy

The American Academy of Family Physicians says health is more than the absence of disease. It’s the key to living a productive and satisfying life. 

Staying healthy has countless benefits like making you feel better about yourself, reducing stress, maintaining eyesight, improving organ and gut health, reducing medical costs, living a longer life, and so much more!

Wellness Tips

Try these tips to help you stay physically, mentally, and socially healthy!

  1. Keep a gratitude journal. Making a list of all of the things you’re thankful for is a great way to keep things in perspective and focus on the positive.
  2. Choose healthy foods. Making even small choices per meal makes a difference. Aim to have at least one fruit or vegetable with your meals and snacks. Check out some of our delicious kidney-friendly recipes to help you get started!
  3. Add some water to your day. Replace one sugary beverage with a glass of water. Work up to removing all sugary drinks from your days.
  4. Get your beauty sleep. Prioritize your sleep, aiming for at least 7-8 hours each night. You will notice a huge difference in your overall energy and focus.
  5. Go for a walk. It’s good for your overall health to get daily exercise and walking is a perfect low-impact option.
  6. Stay on track with your checkups. Schedule any appointments you may be past due for (eye exam, mammogram, colon screening, etc.) You’ll be glad you did!
  7. Start a daily skincare routine. Wash your face when you wake up, before bed, and after sweating, and don’t forget to use your moisturizer and sunscreen!
  8. Cook and dine at home. You have so much more control of your nutrition if you make your own meals. Download our kidney-friendly cookbook for inspiration!
  9. Keep your hands consistently clean. Let’s be honest, dust, dirt, and germs are everywhere. Make sure to wash your hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds.
  10. Connect with a close friend or family member. Having someone there for emotional support makes a difference in your mood, your health, and your happiness.

Just a few simple wellness tweaks can help you live healthier and happier. Follow Somatus on Facebook or Instagram for more tips on how you can make small adjustments in your life to enjoy more healthy days!

The information contained here is for educational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you read here.

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