Wellbeing & Longevity: How Wellness Increases Life Expectancy

Wellbeing & Longevity: How Wellness Increases Life Expectancy

Life expectancy worldwide has risen over the centuries, brought upon by improvements in various settings and environments. Equally important is the global population’s focus on better sustenance of wellbeing. The pandemic outbreaks in the past few decades, including, of course, COVID-19, further underscore the importance of wellbeing.

According to a study from the British Department of Health, sufficient wellbeing could add between four and 10 years to one’s life. If you are at an advanced age, improved wellbeing brings about noticeable benefits, such as decreasing mortality and faster recovery from wounds and illnesses.

Having said that, I understand that maintaining your wellbeing may be easier said than done. Lifestyles have become increasingly hectic and sedentary, with unhealthy routines leaving us susceptible to non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular illnesses.

Taking care of your wellbeing might not be your first priority in this fast-paced world, but you could consider instilling some simple yet healthy practices in your daily life. Here are a few of my favourites.

1. Exercise consistently

Are stress and anxiety clouding your mind? Try going for a run. While exercising in itself won’t magically eliminate stress, physical activity helps induce the production of more endorphins in your body. This triggers happier emotions and reduced perception of pain.

2. Get adequate sleep

Sleep is often neglected, yet essential for physical health. Internal organs are hard at work while you are asleep, promoting cellular repair of your immune system, and regulating hormones and your cardiovascular health.

Conversely, sleep deprivation has long been identified as a factor contributing to impaired learning, judgement and problem-solving abilities during the day.

3. Make spa sessions a routine

Alternatively, you could plan regular trips to the spa! Not only will a dip in the warm water soothe muscular tension and consequently improve mental health, it also helps moisturise and exfoliate your skin, giving your body a healthier sheen.

In addition, a massage session increases the bodily production of ‘happy’ hormones such as serotonin and dopamine which, in turn, promote better sleep.

4. Give yourself a sprucing

Never underestimate the importance of the self-confidence that comes from a well-groomed appearance. I know that I am in a much more confident state of mind with a proper skin and hair care routine. 

In fact, there are many studies that show how appearance can affect one’s state of mind and, subsequently, their wellbeing. According to one such study by Marianne LaFrance from Yale University, messy hair could decrease performance and self-esteem, and increase social insecurity. So go ahead and give yourself the TLC you deserve.

5. Eat right

As they say, we are what we eat. However, the food we consume every day may not give us all the nutrients we actually need to thrive. 

In the long run, nutrient deficiency could affect our bodily functions and immune systems. This is where personalised supplements can play a critical role in filling nutrient gaps and giving your body what it needs.

Unsure of where to start? Here at DANAI, your wellness is of utmost importance. We have an array of offerings, including spa, hair and skin care packages, and personalised supplement plans to assist you on your path to living healthier and longer. Find out more at https://danaiwellness.com/

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