5 Ways OT can help build a Healthier, Happier “You” in 2020!

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5 ways OT can help build a Healthier, Happier “You” in 2020!

  1. Stretching Exercises
    A few morning stretches will get your day off on the right foot! These will help wake you up, boost blood circulation, ease back pain, and give you a greater range of motion. Challenge yourself to do these stretches for 30 days straight, as that is what it takes to form a new routine.
  2. Make Social Connections
    Build relationships with good company who support and enrich your life, doing this can certainly help make you a happier person. The quality of your personal relationships has a lasting effect on your overall wellbeing.
  3. Get Moving
    Research continues to show that daily exercise brings terrific benefits to your health including lowering the risk for numerous diseases, helping with weight loss, and adding to your quality of life. Pick exercises you enjoy, but change up the routine to keep it interesting. The more active you are, the better you will feel and the healthier you will be.
  4. Get Adequate Sleep
    “Don’t Sleep” on the value of sleep. For adults, sleeping at least seven hours a night is recommended to regenerate and maintain energy levels. Children need even more rest to promote optimal health and growth. Among the many benefits from sleep, a few key points are that sleep helps with executive function, lowers stress, and sharpens brain health.
  5. Be Present
    You can’t change the past and we don’t know what the future holds, so live in the present! The present moment is all we have, the here and now is the only place to be, and ultimately it’s the only place you can be.

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