When it comes to living your best life, it’s important to find ways to look and feel your absolute best. From eating well to exercising and even buying a new outfit, self-care is vital for postpartum mental and physical health. The following resources from the Razbag offer some great tips on how to live optimally.
After a long day at work or even a long busy week, it’s easy to fall into bad habits. If you’ve become lazy with cooking or have been avoiding exercise, it’s time to kickstart healthier routines to boost your overall health.
While there’s no perfect diet out there that fits everyone, eating healthier will make a big difference to your overall well-being. As a general rule, avoid processed, salty, and sugary foods, and prioritize vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Find some new recipes online that will help motivate you to cook more at home, and ask other members of your household to get involved in the cooking.
In addition to your diet, it is important to supplement your nutrition with any vitamins and minerals you may not be getting from your food. It’s also vital to regularly take any medications as prescribed by your doctor. Keeping up with multiple bottles of pills can be a hassle, but the Razbag Medication Bag makes organizing your medications and supplements easy.
Exercise is another vital component of well-being. Even if you’re exercise-averse, there are ways to get your heart pumping without dashing off to the gym. A daily walk is a great way to add exercise to your routine. Aim for at least 30 minutes to an hour each day. Bonus points for adding exercise into your daily routine. This comes in the form of taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or parking farther from entrances. Walking or biking to work are also great options to increase your exercise.
A great supplement to walking is yoga. You don’t need much equipment for yoga: just a mat or towel and a laptop with an internet connection for virtual yoga classes. Yoga Journal points out that regular yoga practice is incredible for mental clarity and for joint and muscle health. It’s also a low-impact exercise, meaning it’s appropriate for all ages and ability levels. If you’re going to be practicing at home, removing clutter and keeping your space clean can dramatically improve your mood and focus.
Revamp your wardrobe
Many people find a wardrobe refresh to be a great way to feel good about themselves. While this may seem shallow to those who don’t care for shopping, Current Boutique explains there’s science behind how clothing impacts our mood.
The scientific term for it is “enclothed cognition,” which essentially means clothing impacts how we think. What we choose to wear has the power to change our thought patterns. For example, studies show that we’re more likely to feel confident and be productive by putting on formal attire. So, even if you work from home, you can boost productivity by changing out of your pajamas and into work clothes. Because many of us are working from home, look for work clothes that are comfortable but stylish and easy to take care of.
Focus on mental health
While nutrition and exercise can help boost your physical and mental health, it’s important to take other practices into consideration as well.
If you feel anxious or worried about the world or your personal challenges, reach out to your community to voice your concerns. You’ll likely find that your friends and family can relate, which can help ease the burden and elevate your mood.
If you start to feel out of control, focus on the present and what you do have the power to change. Remember that everything is temporary, and take time to enjoy the small things that can bring you joy each day.
For optimal postpartum living, it pays to make your mental and physical health a priority. When you do, you sleep better, have less stress and feel great. So what’s stopping you? Start working toward living your best life today!
Razbag was developed over 20 years ago because we had medications scattered around the house where anyone could have access to them. We decided the medicine needed to be out of sight of children and pets to protect our family.
Our medicine bag has gone through rigorous testing and product development until we at Razbag felt we had made the ideal medicine bag for accommodating several different sizes of prescription bottles. We received feedback from our growing customer base who wanted the bag to hold even larger bottles so we engineered the Razbag Butterfly Loops to meet their needs to be able to hold all sizes of pill bottles.
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