Maintaining Wellness for the New Year

The new year often motivates us to think about our health. Self care is an important factor when it comes to living a fulfilling life, however, our lives are busier than ever and it can be difficult to prioritize our health and wellbeing. It’s important to make time for yourself and regularly participate in activities that help you feel strong and alert. Healthcare Solutions carries a variety of products that can help you stay mentally and physically active for the new year!

Physical Activity for Wellness

Becoming physically active can start right at home. Low impact activities like yoga can be great for increasing flexibility and relieving stress. Yoga can also help with arthritis symptoms by easing tender and swollen joints. At-home fitness products like the BOSU Balance Trainer allow you to do multiple core strengthening exercises from anywhere in your home. For a simple full-body workout, the Body Blade can increase muscle endurance and cardiovascular fitness.

Products like compression socks can also be helpful by providing constant support and increasing circulation. Sports compression aid with oxygen delivery to the tissues which helps with tired muscles while enhancing athletic performance.

Recovery

When it comes to recovery, wellness products like hot & cold packs and massage tools can help lower chronic pain and stress. They work by increasing circulation to the area of concern and soothing discomfort. Ensuring that you are getting proper sleep is also a major contributor to overall wellness. Cervical pillows are designed to help fully support your neck and spine which helps ensure you are getting the proper rest you need.

With so many of us working from home our posture is often at risk. Having bad posture can put you in danger for numerous health concerns like back pain, spinal dysfunction, or joint degeneration. In addition to exercise, posture supports can help break bad habits by keeping your shoulders back and promoting the natural curvature of your spine. Using a lumbar cushion can also help promote better posture with its ergonomic designs.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Colder months and shorter days throughout the winter season can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that can make you feel down and experience a loss of energy. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, about 15% of Canadians will experience some type of SAD in their lifetime. Adults are at a higher risk in comparison to children and teenagers. Women are nine times more likely to be diagnosed in comparison to men. Therapy lamps mimic natural outdoor light, which can help improve your mood and help you feel energized. They allow you to produce needed hormones that come from natural sunlight which helps with symptoms of SAD. 

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Whether you regularly pay attention to your well being or are new to it, everyone can benefit by reevaluating their routines and finding room for improvement. Let the professionals at Healthcare Solutions help you maintain your physical and mental wellness for the new year. 

This information is provided as an information resource only and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. Always consult your physician before making any healthcare decisions.

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