Looking for ways to raise your vibrational energy and get healthy, but short on time to work at it? Don’t worry. Raising your vibration doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. There’s no need to spend hours in a gym, or hundreds of dollars at a health food store. In fact, even if you have only five minutes, you can start making a positive difference right now.
It’s awesome to commit to a healthy lifestyle. But, of course, that’s a lot easier said than done. Between endless meetings at work and shuttling kids to and from activities, it can be hard to find time to work out and eat nutritious foods. So, if you're aiming to live a healthier, happier life right here, right now, what can you do to land in the 8 percent who achieve the goals they set? The answer is to start small. When it comes to health and fitness, small changes daily can add up to a big difference down the road.
You might not have an hour to exercise, for example, but you probably have 10 minutes! Here are 10 simple ways to boost your health in 10 minutes:
1. Have A Drink Of Water
Dehydration can leave you feeling drained and fatigued. You don't necessarily have to follow the "eight glasses a day" rule, but you do want to drink enough water to keep your body well hydrated. You can tell you're well hydrated when you don't feel thirsty and your urine is light-colored. Try to get to the fridge or water cooler for a refill every few hours. The walk there will also help you wake up. Plus, you can do this in less than 10 minutes every time you need to drink water.
2. Try Alternate Nostril Breathing
This activity raises your vibration by improving your heart rate variability, balancing your autonomic nervous system (ANS), and generally helping you manage stress better. Using your fingers to hold your nose, breathe in through your right nostril for a count of four and out through the left nostril for a count of eight. Then switch it up and breathe in for a count of four through the left and out through the right for a count of eight.
Mental health is just as important as the physical. Taking several minutes daily to meditate can help you de-stress and decompress. Studies have shown that practicing meditation may reduce blood pressure, symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression, and insomnia.
Meditation is a mind-body practice that promotes calmness and relaxation. As a beginner, it may take time to be successful, but keep trying. Start with just two to three minutes of practice, and work your way up to 10.
4. Check Your Posture And Ergonomics
Next time you're at your desk or on the phone, take a moment to think about your posture. Then straighten up your back, tuck in your stomach and put your feet flat on the floor with your legs uncrossed. You'll feel more relaxed right away.
The few seconds this takes can help you avoid back pain, one of the most common health problems in the United States and a leading cause of disability. And if you work at a computer, look at the ergonomics of your workstation — how you fit and move in your environment — to help prevent back and neck strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, eye strain and other occupational injuries.
5. Listen to Some Upbeat Music
There’s a reason you can’t work out without your favorite tunes. Research consistently shows that people instinctually synchronize their movements and expressions to music. So play some upbeat, energetic songs, and you’ll automatically feel that way yourself.
6. Go Nuts
Eat a handful of almonds or peanuts, which are high in magnesium and folate (folic acid). These nutrients are essential for energy and cell production. A lack of these nutrients in your system can leave you feeling weary.
7. Call A Friend Or Family Member
Text messages and social media may be a convenient way to communicate these days, but if you really want to raise your vibration—and the vibration of others—use your phone to make an actual call. Hearing someone’s voice provides a feeling of connection and belonging that’s vital to health.
Strength training and aerobic exercise are important parts of fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. But you shouldn’t neglect flexibility. Stretching helps maintain mobility by keeping your muscles flexible and strong, maintaining range of motion in your joints. Especially if you sit for a majority of the day, stretching is vital to keeping your body functioning correctly.
9. Take A Break From Electronics
Given how attached we are to our phones, this exercise—at least initially—may feel more like five hours than five minutes. But turn off anything that has a screen, a cord, or a wifi signal. Aside from the constant disruption they cause, many electronic devices emit radiation that can adversely affect your heart rhythm and the nervous system. You can raise your vibration by unplugging for a while. Bonus points if you spend your unplugged time outside in nature.
10. Do A Crossword Puzzle
Researchers at Rush have found that mentally challenging activities, such as reading, doing crossword puzzles or Sudoku and playing chess, may have a protective effect on your brain. According to research studies, regularly engaging your mind may help lower your risk for dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease.
You can get healthier in just 10 minutes a day by incorporating small daily activities that make a difference. In this post, I shared with you 10 simple ways to boost your health in 10 minutes.
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