Modern Day Survival Kit
In our fast paced modern world, getting through the day can be an adventure, a battle, a roller coaster, uplifting or all out war. Some days fly by like a breeze, others drag and we feel our mind and body fighting to get through. So we thought we would put together the modern day survival kit. A tool-bag of tips, tricks and must have products to help keep us at our peak, and get us through the day healthily.
The water bottle
Hydration is so important, and the moment you allow yourself to become dehydrated, the moment your body is under stress. Dehydration may lead to headaches, difficulty focusing, dry skin, irritable mood and more. Keeping a water bottle in your bag means you never have to worry, and is a great way to monitor how much water you have had throughout the day. Its also good for the environment, saving on disposable plastic bottles.
Coffee or tea, take your pick, but a little caffeine a day can be good for your cardiovascular system (your heart), and can help stimulate your mind and body. The key here is moderation, and to balance it our with your water intake. Remember, caffeine is a natural diuretic, meaning you will go to the toilet more, the more you drink.
A handful of nuts, or half a banana can be the perfect snack to get you through the last half of the day. Being prepared, and packing a snack means you will be less likely to head to the biscuit barrel. Just 3 biscuits a day can add up to the equivalent of 10 big macs a month or 10 bottles of wine in calories.
A must have for the modern worker, these apps allow us to stop, slow down and tune into our body again. Are your shoulders creeping up towards your ears? Is your head craning forward to the screen. How is your breathing, shallow or deep? Tuning back into your body and out of your work for a few minutes can really help you reset, and give the body the recovery it needs. Remember to pack the headphones if you want to do this in private!
A timer on your phone or watch can help you take regular postural breaks, and perform daily stretches and movements to help ease the tension on your body. Sitting is the new smoking, leading to extremely chronic conditions down the track. Taking regular postural breaks every 40 minutes, and regularly stretching and moving can help negate these effects. A timer will allow you to set reminders to get up, and help you time your stretches to get the most out of them.
Even going for a quick 10 minute walk around the block can have a massively positive effect on your overall health and wellbeing. Bringing your running shoes to work means you can put on something comfy and practical and get moving in your break. 1o minutes a day, 5 days a week ads up to almost 4 hours of walking a month. A little a day keeps the medication away!