What Does Wellness Even Mean? Part 1

What the heck does wellness even mean? We know right! Everyone uses the word yet I don't think we all know what that goal is.

Wellness according to Oxford dictionary;

"The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal."

Are you like us?

Busy, stressed, sometimes anxious, ambitious trying to create a life for yourself, while making sure your friends and family are happy, having to fit in social events into your already packed schedule - which means you need to have the maximum amount of fun while experiencing the minimal amount of hangover (because of course you are the life of the party and you like a drink or two but there is zero time to recover).

Does it make you feel shitty seeing girls on Instagram living an ultra-healthy fancy lifestyle #wellness and you feel helpless in achieving it too? You are only one lady how can you possibly #liveyourbestlife while achieving wellness?

It is okay we totally feel you, so we are going to let you in on a secret of the fastest, cheapest and easiest way to get to live your best life while getting into a state of healthy living. 

Our grandmother Lois is one amazing lady, she is 92 and super sassy and full of wisdom – she might not have finished high school or explain the hormones that are realised when you exercised but she always knew the cure for being in bad mood, feeling sorry for yourself, thinking you can't, 'busy', depressed is to get outside and get our bodies moving.

Little Lois knew the fastest and best way for her to change her state of mind to feel good about herself was to get her body moving. Whether she was gardening, cleaning, doing modified squats or moving here hips dancing to our ridiculous music the lady knows how to keep her body and mind sharp. 92! Read that again 92 and has no excuses for exercising or moving her body every day!

We challenge you every day this week to find a minimum of 30 mins a day -

Walk, dance around the house because no one is watching (unless you have strange neighbours, go for a run, do yoga in a studio or on do a YouTube session, go to the gym, skip whatever it is you love getting that body moving!

Because when you exercise you literally experience ‘wellness’ a state of being in good health for not just your body but also for your mind.

When you exercise your body realises endorphins that make you feel good about yourself. It reduces stress, can improve self-esteem and improve sleep (unless you have a basketball game at 10 pm then the adrenaline can keep you up but we can save that for another blog post and maybe get the stadium not to put games so late because girl you know we need our beauty sleep... sorry I digress) 

WebMD explains -

"Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as "euphoric." That feeling, known as a "runner's high," can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life."

The article further explains;

"Endorphins act as analgesics, which means they diminish the perception of pain. They also act as sedatives. They are manufactured in your brain, spinal cord, and many other parts of your body and are released in response to brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. The neuron receptors endorphins bind to are the same ones that bind some pain medicines. However, unlike with morphine, the activation of these receptors by the body's endorphins does not lead to addiction or dependence."

How freaking cool is that? 

Like Elle Wood said 'Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't.'

Get moving, Get Happy!

Leave us a comment on how you feel after reaching your goal of 30mins of exercise this week. We want to know how you feel and what you did!

Let’s get inspired! #getitgirl


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