Global Health Day - occurring annually on the second Saturday of April - is a worldwide event focused on providing people with the tools and knowledge necessary to live well. Scientists, politicians, and anthropologists around the world use Global Health Day to spread the world of health and holistic wellness in a variety of ways, including conferences, outreach, and events. Here at TimTam, we recognized and celebrate that wellness is more than skin deep and encompasses the entirety of a person, which is why we’ve created five tips for reaching peak wellness inspired by Global Health Day. From using a vibrating foam roller to taking time to develop a routine that makes you feel good, we’re sure you’ll find these tips helpful in boosting your holistic health.
Focus on Recovery
Wellness Practices Continue Even After the Workout is Over
We all know that taking time to workout is one of the most important aspects of overall wellness. Not only does moving around and getting your blood flowing to improve heart health and help with weight management, but working out releases serotonin and dopamine that makes us feel happy. Whether you’re a runner, a weight lifter, play recreational sports, or attend barre classes, these workouts take a toll on your body; before getting stronger, you’re going to feel tired, sore, and sometimes weaker than before. One of the best ways to combat this? Focusing on recovery with tools from TimTam.
TimTam creates recovery tools for the modern athlete. The MVP in TimTam’s collection is the Power Massager: the personal recovery massager that packs a punch. The Power Massager helps people recover from workouts with a professional-grade massage that soothes aching muscles and break up lactic acids that build up. The Power Massager is a beloved product from athletes all over the globe, but don’t take it from us. By taking the time to use the Power Massager for workout recovery, your body will be functioning with peak performance.
Stretch Out Your Stresses
Stretching and Muscle Rolling Works Wonders for Stress and Flexibility
Similar to the reasons why yoga is popular for people of all ages and ability levels, stretching provides a variety of benefits to overall wellness. In addition to helping performance for athletes and increasing flexibility and range of motion, stretching is great for stress relief and everyday aches and pains. When we’re stressed out, our muscles become tense and stiff, making it even more difficult to relax. Taking time to stretch - even by just moving around with active stretching or rolling out our necks a bit - helps release the tension in our muscles.
Whether you’re stretching for stress relief or for workouts, take your stretching to the next level with the TimTam Vibrating Foam Roller. In addition to providing myofascial release that boosts recovery and helps maintain a healthy range of motion, the vibrating foam roller helps provide relief to muscle tension when we are stressed out. Taking the time out of your day to roll your back, hips, and legs with a vibrating foam roller not only acts as a great sports massage, but can show surprising benefits for your overall stress level and feelings of tightness in your body.
Get in a Healthy Routine
Create Consistency in a Healthy Lifestyle
If you find that you’re constantly busy and on the go and that the hectic nature of your life interferes with your self-care, it may be time to develop a daily routine. By taking the time to focus on waking up, going to bed, and completing other self-care tasks on a normalized schedule, you’ll experience a variety of surprising benefits. Having a consistent routine can help reduce stress - both on an emotional and physiological level. When we develop consistency in our lives - by even just setting aside time to eat a good breakfast or get 7-8 hours of sleep - we can cultivate positive daily habits. If a day comes around that you find a healthy breakfast or trip to the gym has to be skipped, don’t sweat it. Return and anchor yourself to a healthy routine the next day.
Mental Health is Key to Holistic Health
A Vital Aspect of Physical and Emotional Health, Mental Health should not be Ignored
Global Health Day is all about dedicating time to support and provide knowledge on holistic health. The truth of the matter is you could be the most in-shape, physically fit professional athlete, but if your mental health is not part of your wellness plan, you will never achieve optimum holistic health. Poor mental health can deliver a serious amount of stress to your body, which can manifest in the form of hives, unhealthy habits, and inability to sleep or eat.
Maintain your mental health by giving yourself honest evaluations: are you feeling good, are you creating healthy relationships with others, are you looking forward to the future? If you feel off, talk to a trusted friend or a doctor who can help identify whether you may be in need of a little mental health support. Break the stigma by understanding that mental health issues are physical and chemical imbalances in the brain and are not portions of yourself that you should be ashamed of. Taking control of your life and mental health could be the final - sometimes large - step in reaching peak personal wellness.
This Global Health Day, TimTam is here to remind you to push yourself and take care of yourself, which we often forget involves a great amount of self-compassion. Take care of yourself with recovery tools from TimTam like the vibrating foam roller or power massager.