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Show Yourself Some Love Through Self-Care

Show Yourself Some Love Through Self-Care

Along with eating right and staying active, taking the time to love and appreciate your body factors into your overall health too. With Valentine's Day around the corner, what better time than now to show your mind and body some gratitude by practicing self-care?

ATRiO Health Plans is here to outline some simple yet effective ways to show your physical and mental health some love and care.

Take a Hot Bath

One of the easiest ways to give yourself a sense of relief is by taking a warm, relaxing bath. Hydrotherapy has been used for centuries to treat a multitude of ailments ranging from joint and muscle pain to relieving distressing emotions like anxiety and depression.

The next time you feel like treating yourself, run a hot bath and try adding bubbles and a few drops of your favorite essential oil to reap its relaxing benefits!

Get a Massage

When it comes to relaxing and relieving mental and physical tension, getting a massage can prove to be a therapeutic experience. Some of the many mental and physical benefits of getting a massage include:

  • Stress relief
  • Ease feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Reduce pain
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve immune function
  • Enhance attentiveness and alertness
  • Improve sleep quality

Catch Up On Your Sleep

Many of us sacrifice our sleep to improve our productivity everyday, however, your body needs good-quality rest to recharge. It’s recommended that adults aim to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night.

Some of the benefits of getting more sleep include:

  • Boosts your immune system
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Lower risk of heart disease and diabetes
  • Reduce stress
  • Regulate your mood
  • Increase concentration
  • Improve decision-making and critical thinking skills

Whether you decide to take a cat nap or head to bed a little earlier, getting more better-quality rest will give your health a little boost.

Get Some Fresh Air

Whether you prefer to head to the beach or go on a hike, venturing out into nature is beneficial for your mental and physical health. Some benefits of heading outdoors to get some fresh air include:

  • Increase vitamin D levels
  • Increase activity levels
  • Reduce feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Improve concentration