World Health Day: Embracing healthier habits

Discover how to embrace healthier habits this World Health Day with Margareta Serfozo, wellbeing expert and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Functional Medicine Practitioner @ The Endearing Project.

World Health Day serves as a global reminder to prioritise our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. In a world filled with numerous demands and distractions, it's easy to overlook the importance of self-care. However, by taking proactive steps to nurture our health and creating healthier habits, we not only improve our quality of life but also contribute to a healthier and happier world.

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Creating healthier habits

Reflecting on our habits and setting achievable goals tailored to our individual needs is a vital first step towards wellbeing. Each of us is unique, with different lifestyles, preferences and challenges. By taking the time to assess our habits and identify areas for improvement, we gain valuable insight into how we can better care for ourselves. Whether it's committing to a regular exercise routine, incorporating more fruits and vegetables into our diet, or practicing mindfulness to manage stress, setting achievable goals empowers us to take control of our health and make positive changes.

Prioritising a holistic approach to health

Prioritising exercise and balanced nutrition are vital for a healthy lifestyle. Regular physical activity strengthens our bodies and enhances mood and energy levels. Whether it's a walk, yoga or a favourite sport, finding enjoyable activities makes exercise sustainable. Similarly, choosing nutrient-rich whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, as well as adding adequate amount of fibre, protein and healthy fats to our diet will nourish our bodies and support overall health.

Moreover, managing stress is crucial in today's fast-paced world. Practices like mindfulness, deep breathing, journaling and relaxation techniques can help us find calmness. Quality sleep revitalises our bodies and minds. But most importantly, let’s not forget about the power of human connection. Cultivating supportive relationships is essential for mental and emotional health, providing a sense of belonging and support. Prioritising quality time with loved ones enhances overall wellbeing.

In conclusion, World Health Day serves as a powerful reminder to prioritise our wellbeing and take proactive steps towards a healthier, happier life. By reflecting on our habits, setting achievable goals, prioritising exercise, balanced nutrition, stress management, quality sleep, and cultivating supportive relationships, we empower ourselves to live our best lives and contribute to a world where everyone can thrive. Let us embrace the opportunity to nurture our wellbeing and create a brighter future for ourselves and generations to come.

Disclaimer: This article is intended for educational purposes. The information, or comments herein, does not amount to, or replace, professional advice and should not be relied upon as or substitute for professional or medical advice from a qualified professional.

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Margareta Serfozo

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Corporate Mental Health Facilitator

Specialising in women's health and fertility, Margareta created The Endearing Project to support, guide and enable her clients to follow their own path to wellbeing through lifestyle and behavioural guidance, and wellness, health and fertility coaching.

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