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Health-Enhancing Habits: 5 Simple Habits to Boost Your Daily Wellness | health news


Achieving and maintaining wellness can be a daunting task. Integrating healthy habits into your daily life is crucial to achieving maximum wellness. Ayurveda, an ancient universal health care tradition, emphasizes the importance of “dinacharya” – a daily approach to wellness and self-care as the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Your routine may include habits such as waking up early, engaging in cleansing rituals, incorporating physical activity, maintaining a nutritious diet, and ensuring adequate and restorative sleep.

Taking up exercises can help you improve fitness, metabolism, energy levels and overall well-being. Here are five simple approaches listed by Dr. Shruti M. Hegde (BAMS, MD), Senior Research Associate – Natural Product Innovation (NPI) (Discovery Sciences Group) – R&D, Himalaya Wellness Company to boost your daily wellness:

1. Wake up early: Ayurveda recommends waking up early in the morning at “Brahma Muhurtam”. It helps your body synchronize with the rhythms of nature, promoting mental clarity and concentration. This is an ideal time to meditate, organize your thoughts and plan your day.

2. Oil pulling as an oral cleanser: Ayurveda places great emphasis on oral health care as part of the morning ritual. Oil pulling, known as “kavala and gandusha”, involves instilling warm medicated oil in the mouth for a certain period of time. This practice helps prevent bad breath, maintains gum health, prevents cavities and infections, prevents dry mouth, and promotes overall oral health.

3. Include physical activity: Ayurveda recommends exercise as an important morning ritual. Regular physical activity tones the body, increases energy and boosts metabolism.

4. Develop healthy eating habits: A healthy digestive system is essential for overall health. Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of gut health and mindful eating. Focus on eating fresh, warm, nutritious foods, paying attention to your hunger cues and nutritional needs. Avoid processed foods, overeating and late night meals.

5. Schedule an early bedtime: Quality sleep is crucial for mental and physical health. Maintain a consistent bedtime routine, go to bed early to ensure adequate rest. It supports a healthy metabolism, helps you calm down and relaxes both mind and body.