Wellness challenge

Wellness Challenge: Week Six

This week our focus is on meditation, stretching & Probiotics. 

MIND

I love meditating but I definitely don’t do it enough, so this week we’re going to take the time to meditate every day. You might like to meditate by focusing on your breathing or listening to a guided meditation. Either way, let’s do a 5 minute meditation every day this week. This can be as simple as practicing the box breathing technique The Mumma Hub introduced us to earlier in the challenge or can be a visual meditation I mention in my recent post on sleeping tips.

BODY

This week we are going to add stretching into our routine. Try to stretch every morning, even if it’s only a few minutes while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil or while you wait for your toddler to finish a tantrum. Stretching should never feel painful so don’t overdo it. If you’re not a regular stretcher, then check out this post by Real Simple on 6 Full Body Stretching Exercises. Stretching is meant to help with circulation and prevent injury so you should always stretch before and after exercise.

NUTRITION

This week’s nutrition challenge is to be conscious of consuming probiotics and maintaining a healthy gut environment for them to survive. If you’ve been following the Wellness Challenge since Week One then you’ll be surprised to hear that you’re already helping your gut bacteria by eating healthier; consuming wholegrains and lots of vegetables. Sarah Moore Wellness has all the information you need over on her new post: An Introduction to Probiotics. This is a must read for anyone suffering from acne, skin conditions, IBS or tummy issues. Sarah mentions that there is even some evidence to suggest that some probiotics will help babies with colic!

If you’re looking for a Probiotic powder for the whole family, I love the Pono Probiotics range, they have Probiotic powders for mums, dads and bubs.

SUMMARY

  1. Say a positive mantra often.
  2. Do pelvic floor exercises regularly.
  3. Drink a minimum of 2L (or more) of water every day.
  4. Make healthier food choices.
  5. Practice breathing & mindfulness.
  6. Eat more vegetables.
  7. Go to bed earlier.
  8. Get moving every single day.
  9. Cut back on caffeine. No caffeine after 12pm.
  10. Brittany Noonan workout.
  11. Practice gratitude daily.
  12. Switch from white to wholegrains.
  13. Meditate for 5 minutes each day.
  14. Stretch every morning.
  15. Consciously consume probiotics.

Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram while completing your wellness challenges this week!

xxx That Gypsy Mum xxx

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