Wash Your Hands Immediately After Using the Bathroom (Wellness Habit)

Most of us have heard this throughout our lives: “Don’t forget to wash your hands after using the bathroom.” However, some people don’t do it. They forget or assume that it doesn’t matter because they didn’t really get their hands dirty. But not washing your hands after using the toilet …

Sit Up with Good Posture (Wellness Habit of the Week)

We’ve all heard adults telling children to “sit up straight” or “practice good posture”. Posture is body language. It can communicate if we are feeling sad or proud. Pushing our shoulders back and opening our posture can even help us feel more confident. But posture is also good for your …

Socialize or Say Hello to Someone at Least Once per Day (Wellness Habit of the Week)

Socializing and saying a friendly hello to people daily can actually boost your wellness. Loneliness has been a problem since the beginning of the human species. It has been the source of inspiration for philosophers, poets, political leaders, and religions. Humans biologically need each other, and to meet those needs, …

Walk Non-Stop for an Additional 5 Minutes Every Morning (Wellness Habit of the Week)

Walking is good for you, really good for you. Walking is what the human body evolved to do for long periods throughout every day, but many of us don’t walk much in our modern lifestyles. Our bodies and brains thrive when we walk. Without it, we may watch our health …

Trade One Sugary Drink for Unsweetened Beverages (Wellness Habit of the Week)

Lots of people insist they are trying to cut sugar out of their diet. We often hear from health professionals that sugary drinks, even juice, are unhealthy. But it can be difficult to kick the sweet-drink habit. We are surrounded by sugary sodas, artificially flavored and sweetened shakes, and juices …

Wear Sunscreen Every Day (Wellness Habit of the Week)

Your skin is one of the first thing other people notice about you. Our skin sends a message to others about our age (e.g. wrinkles, smooth baby skin), health (e.g. autoimmune disease, infection), the way we take care of ourselves (e.g. dirty, clean), our values (e.g. piercings, tattoos, cosmetic changes), …

Watch or Read Something Funny and Laugh Once per Day (Wellness Habit of the Week)

Think back to some of the most joyful times in your life. Chances are, it involved smiling. If you were with other people, it probably involved laughing. Laughing acts like a glue to promote positive social bonding. Plus, it feels delightful and spreads happiness. Even when life gets difficult, it …