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Start your journey to health this World Health Day

Start your journey to health this World Health Day

April 7, 2022 is World Health Day. To celebrate, we’re looking at some of the healthy habits that can put you on the right track to wellness – and how we can help you with your journey.

  1. Get a good night’s sleep

The importance of sleep is well documented. Lack of sleep can be a risk factor for a range of conditions including obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and depression. More generally, not getting enough sleep can lead to you feeling tired and irritable, can decrease your concentration and productivity, and can suppress your immune system. 

 

Wellwise by Shoppers™ locations offer a range of sleep aids to help you get those ZZZs. From aromatherapy diffusers, to sound machines, ergonomic pillows, and weighted blankets, you can find our range of sleep aids here.

 

If your night is disrupted by sleep apnea, we also specialize in CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines and accessories.

 

  1. Keep moving

Whether you’re trying to incorporate more physical activity into your life by walking instead of driving, or whether you’re interested in a more intense exercise routine, moving more has countless health benefits. These advantages include better mood, better sleep, more energy, and even protection from conditions such as stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and certain cancers.

 

At Wellwise by Shoppers™ locations and online at wellwise.ca, you can find multiple products to help you on your journey to better fitness. From fitness trackers, which monitor how much you move each day, to yoga mats and weights, you can shop the entire range here.

 

  1. Keep an eye on your blood pressure

High blood pressure can be a common concern as we get older and can be a sign of other, more serious conditions including heart attack and stroke. Despite this, there are often no signs or symptoms for high blood pressure, which is why it’s important to regularly monitor yours. We offer a range of blood pressure monitors which allow you to easily check and track your blood pressure from the comfort and convenience of home.

 

  1. Don’t neglect your mental health

It can be easy to focus so much on our physical health that we forget about our mental health. There are multiple ways of caring for your mental health, from seeing a therapist to simply getting out into nature. Several studies have shown links between going for a stroll in nature – even if it’s just a park in your city – and mental health benefits including better mood, lower stress, better concentration, and even a reduced risk of psychiatric disorders.

 

Another way of taking care of your mental health is with light therapy. Light therapy lamps mimic daylight and can be used if you suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression brought on by lack of sunlight in the colder months.

 

We hope these four health tips inspire you to renew your health journey this World Health Day. If you need any more advice and guidance, our supportive staff at Wellwise by Shoppers™ locations would be happy to help.

 

The information presented in this blog post is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this post as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for professional counseling care. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.

 

Resources

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-reasons-why-good-sleep-is-important#5.-Affects-sugar-metabolism-and-type-2-diabetes-risk

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20048389

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/symptoms-causes/syc-20373410

https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/04/nurtured-nature

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