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Free eBook: Wellbeing Guide
In this free eBook, we explore 14 ways you can boost your physical and mental wellbeing as you get older.
Cuddles encourage your body to release oxytocin, a neurotransmitter often dubbed the ‘love hormone’. It plays a key role in bonding, and helps you and the lucky recipient feel cool, calm and collected. Feelings, Health, Feel Better, How Are You Feeling, Hormones, Release, Tips, Calm
Wellbeing Tip: Give more hugs
Cuddles encourage your body to release oxytocin, a neurotransmitter often dubbed the ‘love hormone’. It plays a key role in bonding, and helps you and the lucky recipient feel cool, calm and collected.
When we smile, our bodies release all sorts of feel-good chemicals that benefit our health and happiness. So even if you’ve had a woeful Wednesday, crack a smile just for the sake of it! Laughing does wonders for the body, too! Click the link to find out how. Happiness, Benefits Of Laughter, Health Benefits, Feel Good, Chemicals, How To Find Out
Wellbeing Tip: Smile more!
When we smile, our bodies release all sorts of feel-good chemicals that benefit our health and happiness. So even if you’ve had a woeful Wednesday, crack a smile just for the sake of it! Laughing does wonders for the body, too! Click the link to find out how.
Spending time with animals has been shown to lower the stress hormone and stimulate feelings of happiness. If you haven’t got a pet, visit some farm animals or take a trip to the zoo! Dog Help, Dog Owners, Improve Heart Health, Cute Puppies, Emotional Wellbeing, Feeling Overwhelmed
Wellbeing Tip: Make friends with pets
Spending time with animals has been shown to lower the stress hormone and stimulate feelings of happiness. If you haven’t got a pet, visit some farm animals or take a trip to the zoo!
Wellbeing Tip // Mentally stimulating activities help your brain build new cells and strengthen connections. Working on something particularly challenging can kick things up a notch, so whip out the crossword or get stuck into some Ikea instructions! Ikea, Brain Health, Sleep Deprivation, New Tricks, Better Diet, Chronic Stress
Wellbeing Tip: Stay stimulated
Wellbeing Tip // Mentally stimulating activities help your brain build new cells and strengthen connections. Working on something particularly challenging can kick things up a notch, so whip out the crossword or get stuck into some Ikea instructions!
Be more aware of the here and now. Be present, put your phone down, and really take in the beauty of what’s around you. Put Your Phone Down, In This Moment, Here And Now
Wellbeing Tip: Live in the moment
Be more aware of the here and now. Be present, put your phone down, and really take in the beauty of what’s around you.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – music and wellbeing work in harmony! Sayings, Appreciation, Improve, Harmony, Work
Wellbeing Tip: Appreciate music
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – music and wellbeing work in harmony!
Try to forgive and forget – especially the petty stuff. Holding a grudge holds you and your happiness back, so learn to let go of unnecessary anger and stress. Let's Go, Forgiveness, Learning To Let Go, Letting Go, Forgive And Forget
Wellbeing Tip: Don't hold a grudge
Try to forgive and forget – especially the petty stuff. Holding a grudge holds you and your happiness back, so learn to let go of unnecessary anger and stress.
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Wellbeing Tip: Say something
If there’s something on your chest, let it out. Don’t be scared to say sorry, ask for forgiveness or speak the truth.
Muscle mass is made up of protein. As we age, we lose a fair bit of muscle mass, so it’s important to have enough protein in the diet. If you don’t eat meat or dairy, try eating more beans and nuts – they’re packed full of the good stuff! 🍴 Protein, Diet, Dairy, Muscle Mass, Eat Meat, Eat
Wellbeing Tip: Get your protein!
Muscle mass is made up of protein. As we age, we lose a fair bit of muscle mass, so it’s important to have enough protein in the diet. If you don’t eat meat or dairy, try eating more beans and nuts – they’re packed full of the good stuff! 🍴
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Wellbeing Tip: Plan an adventure
Having something to look forward to is a great way to boost happiness. It could be a mini-getaway or a full blown pilgrimage – if you have time up your sleeve, then by all means plan it!
Social engagement is not only good for our personal wellbeing; it’s also beneficial for brain health. So take the lead and plan a catch-up, join a book club or simply talk more to those around you 💬 Engagements, Meeting New People, Community Group, How To Plan
Wellbeing Tip: Stay social
Social engagement is not only good for our personal wellbeing; it’s also beneficial for brain health. So take the lead and plan a catch-up, join a book club or simply talk more to those around you 💬
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Wellbeing Tip: Maintain posture
With bad posture comes back pain, tension, circulation problems, headaches and a whole host of other things. So do what your teacher told you and sit up straight!
It’s all about the little wins. So be realistic with your goals, and take it step by step. Rome wasn’t built in a day! Rome, Goals, Step
Wellbeing Tip: Set small goals
It’s all about the little wins. So be realistic with your goals, and take it step by step. Rome wasn’t built in a day!
Chronic stress is a no-no for wellbeing. Make sure you address whatever is stressing you out and take some time to relax. Zone out in a bubble bath, grab a colouring-in book or listen to music – whatever works for you. Bath, Stress Less, Relax Time, Relax, Bubble Bath, Listening To Music
Wellbeing Tip: Stress less
Chronic stress is a no-no for wellbeing. Make sure you address whatever is stressing you out and take some time to relax. Zone out in a bubble bath, grab a colouring-in book or listen to music – whatever works for you.
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Wellbeing Tip: Be creative
Whether it’s art, music, woodwork, poetry, crochet or something else entirely, it feels pretty good to marvel over something you’ve made yourself. So spend a little time being creative with whatever floats your boat.
Believe it or not, but feeling good about yourself is good for you! Reflect on what you’ve achieved, happily accept compliments and don’t forget to pat yourself on the back every now and then. Health And Wellness, Empowerment, Care Agency, Supportive, Forget
Wellbeing Tip: Value yourself
Believe it or not, but feeling good about yourself is good for you! Reflect on what you’ve achieved, happily accept compliments and don’t forget to pat yourself on the back every now and then.
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Wellbeing Tip: Use your muscles
Muscle mass declines with age, and as they say – use it or lose it! You don’t need to become a gym junkie – it could be as simple as some extra elbow grease in the garden!
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Wellbeing Tip: Connect with nature
Mother Nature has a way of lifting spirits, so whenever you can, go outside and appreciate her. Eat pie on the patio, read under a tree, or do a spot of gardening.
It’s ok to be sad, scared, proud, excited or otherwise. Let yourself experience emotions instead of sweeping them under the rug. Emotions, Let It Be, Experience
Wellbeing Tip: Feel your feelings
It’s ok to be sad, scared, proud, excited or otherwise. Let yourself experience emotions instead of sweeping them under the rug.
Water regulates body temperature and helps maintain your other functions. So make H20 your go-to drink – especially in the heat. Water, H20, Stay Hydrated, Heat, Drink
Wellbeing Tip: Stay hydrated
Water regulates body temperature and helps maintain your other functions. So make H20 your go-to drink – especially in the heat.
There’s a lot of power in being positive. Try holding back negative thoughts and observations, and look for the good instead. Thoughts, Negative Thoughts, Positivity, Power
Wellbeing Tip: Practise positivity
There’s a lot of power in being positive. Try holding back negative thoughts and observations, and look for the good instead.
It’s always a good time to learn something new! Train your brain with new challenges and keep it guessing. Challenges, Learning, Strategies, News Articles, Train Your Brain
Wellbeing Tip: Keep learning
It’s always a good time to learn something new! Train your brain with new challenges and keep it guessing.
Help out a mate. Tell someone they look great. Volunteer. Donate clothes, cash, blood… or hugs. You’ll be surprised how good you’ll feel for it. Teamwork, New Age, Helping Others, Job Seeker, Feeling Lonely, Life Satisfaction, Life Changes
Wellbeing Tip: Give back
Help out a mate. Tell someone they look great. Volunteer. Donate clothes, cash, blood… or hugs. You’ll be surprised how good you’ll feel for it.
Remember to take a break from the constant buzz of your smartphone, laptop, PlayStation, tablet, Tamagotchi or [insert device here]. Plants, Smartphone, Take A Break, Laptop, Remember
Wellbeing Tip: Switch off
Remember to take a break from the constant buzz of your smartphone, laptop, PlayStation, tablet, Tamagotchi or [insert device here].
When we get the giggles, our bodies release natural, feel-good chemicals. So get your funniest friend on the phone, watch some Robin Williams or do what makes you LOL 😆 Friends Funny, You Funny, Our Body, Bodies, Robin
Wellbeing Tip: Love to laugh
When we get the giggles, our bodies release natural, feel-good chemicals. So get your funniest friend on the phone, watch some Robin Williams or do what makes you LOL 😆
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Wellbeing Tip: Get involved
Connect with your community and stay social. You could join a club, volunteer, or simply say yes when you might’ve said no.
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Wellbeing Tip: Eat a rainbow
Fill your plate with colourful, nutrient-dense food and give your body what it needs. And no, we don’t mean Skittles!
A good night’s rest helps you function at your best. Most of us need around 8 hours of shut eye - how much do you usually get? Sleep, Wellbeing Tips, Better Sleep, Personal Care, 8 Hours
Wellbeing Tip: Sleep well
A good night’s rest helps you function at your best. Most of us need around 8 hours of shut eye - how much do you usually get?
Make a mental note to stay curious. Stop and really see what’s around you and take time to appreciate the little things. Mental Note, Stay Curious
Wellbeing Tip: Take notice
Make a mental note to stay curious. Stop and really see what’s around you and take time to appreciate the little things.
Mother Nature is good for us mentally, and any kind of exercise is good for us physically. So take it outside for a double whammy of wellbeing! Mother Nature, Exercises, Exercise
Wellbeing Tip: Be active outside
Mother Nature is good for us mentally, and any kind of exercise is good for us physically. So take it outside for a double whammy of wellbeing!