Why are the Four Fundamentals of Wellness Important?

How you take care of your body physically is going to play a huge role on how your body preforms mentally.

Mindfulness practices are about being in the present moment and doing that can help alleviate depression and anxiety symptoms.

The fundamentals are given in every day life. What you are eating, how you’re sleeping, how often you exercise and how often are you still and reflect are correlated with what you feel emotionally and physically.

The Four Fundamentals of Wellness

We take these components and bring them together to foster awareness of life-changing powers that within every individual.

Exercise

Exercise can help you unplug from the distractions of your daily routine and allow you to listen to your body while you build physical fitness. Exercise can actually help reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety; and movement and physical activity help with the regulation of our emotions and encourage growth and health of nerve cells. Athletes talk about “being in the zone,” so for some people exercise can also be a form of meditation.

And while the best workout for depression may vary from person to person, new research shows that strength training might be a really great place to start. No weights? No problem. Watch the video *No Equipment* Bodyweight Strength Workout.

Sleep

The most all around important of the four fundamentals of wellness is sleep. Healthy sleep gives your brain time to restore and rejuvenate so it can serve at an optimum level. Developing a consistent sleep pattern can relax your mind and body and lead to deep healthy sleep. We take all of these components and bring them together to foster awareness of life-changing powers that are within every individual. The goal is to help you learn the importance of self-care and mindful choices that will lead to healthy habits and overall physical and mental wellness.