One week for greater well-being. With these tips, you can relax your muscles and enhance your joie de vivre.
Stress at work, stress at home – the pressures of modern everyday living are relentless. Achieving a personal balance is therefore key for our health and satisfaction. Our plan should motivate you to focus more consciously on your body and mind over a week. As our muscles are the key to improved well-being, each day is dedicated to a certain muscle or muscle group. Our suggestions are rounded off by tips for getting the right nutrition. After all, alongside exercise, the right nutrients are essential for the performance of our muscles.
Healthy muscles keep the body in balance. We can find a mental balance by enjoying the moment. Those who take the time to enjoy their food and eat a balanced diet not only acquire sufficient energy for their muscles, but also relaxation for their mind. Exercise also improves our physical and mental state. It helps us to focus on the moment. We become more satisfied and exude a greater joie de vivre. Put the tips into practice either on your own or together with family and friends. Motivate one another and share your experiences.
Sweet balls for lots of energy
100 g of dates
80 g of oats
40 g of raisins
30 g of nuts
2 tsp of cocoa powder
2 tsp of cinnamon
→ Put all ingredients in a mixer. Purée them until a type of dough emerges. If necessary, add a little water.
→ Roll the dough into balls and place in the refrigerator for an hour.
You can also do this meditation while working. Focus on a route that you have to cover at your workplace. Perform every step consciously. Do not allow your thoughts to digress. Experiment with your speed: at what speed can you best maintain your mindfulness? When we are stressed, walking in mindfulness helps us to find calm.
The Helsana Trails are ideal for jogging, hiking, walking or biking.
When we chew gum, our brain receives up to 25% more blood and oxygen. This makes us more focussed and allows us to manage stress better.
Plan in enough time for eating
As a rule: eat slowly and consciously. Watching TV and reading a newspaper are taboo. Take a small tomato in your hand. What does it look like? How does it feel? What does it smell like? Put the tomato in your mouth but do not chew it yet. Feel the tomato with your tongue. Now chew slowly. Focus on the intensive taste. When we chew, we make the food smaller and make it more accessible to the digestive enzymes. This facilitates absorption by the body. Enzymes in saliva (amylases) break down starch in sugar, for example. That is why bread tastes sweet if we chew it for a long time.
They make our bodies strong. They stand for power. Yes, without them our bodies would be useless.
Those wanting to sustainably strengthen their muscles not only have to train, but also eat healthily. We show what matters here.
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