Feeling unmotivated in life or stuck in a rut? It is time to pay attention to your mental health and physical well-being. With a tight schedule that allows no time for personal care, it is easy to ignore your stress levels, sleep habits and eating patterns. By choosing some healthy habits to follow every day, you can achieve a fit and healthier body. This article lists 5 habits that you can incorporate into your daily routine and start working towards a healthy mind and body.
1. Adopt a New Hobby
Whether it is painting, singing or knitting, adopting a new hobby can help your brain stay active and engaged in the right place. Setting aside time to do something you love such as gardening, reading, dancing, or playing an instrument will improve your focus, calm your mind and make it sharper, hence allowing you to feel mentally healthier. As a result, you will also experience a sense of renewed confidence. You don’t need to stick to one hobby, either. You could explore a couple, and gain more opportunities to meet new people and have new experiences.
2. Get Enough Sleep
It is never enough to stress about getting the sleep of 7-9 hours for mental and physical well-being. Not getting adequate sleep can have adverse effects on your mental and physical health. You might not feel a difference in your body or the capability to work after getting 6 hours of sleep, but gradually, it will start showing up in your performance. You will not be able to think well and concentrate at work, for instance, and may also experience mood swings, where you feel more irritable and even emotional. Try to follow a fixed sleeping pattern and get at least 7 hours of sleep, so you remain fresh and energised the next day.
3. Have Nutritional Diet
A healthy diet can do wonders for your mind and body. If you are feeling forgetful, lethargic, or less enthusiastic, this can be due to a lack of nutrition in your diet. It is good to get a full-body check-up to know if you are having any vitamin or mineral deficiency and try to fulfil if there is any. Include all sorts of foods in your diet, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and fish. Helpful supplements can also go a long way in filling the nutritional gap.
4. Practice Yoga
These days when everyday life challenges are taking over, yoga has proved to be a great stress buster. Regular yoga practice is known to have numerous benefits for the mind, body and soul. Practising yoga poses will make you feel relaxed, help you sleep better, and you will also feel increased mental and physical energy. When you experience a lot of stress, practising yoga can help you manage it to a great extent.
If the benefits of practising yoga gave you some motivation to work for a healthy mind and body, you can start your journey under expert guidance, with training classes at our Yoga Lab. You can also join our yoga instructor course when you feel more confident in your techniques and want to conduct your own yoga class.
5. Try a Barre Workout
Barre is a form of physical exercise that is known to be inspired by the elements of ballet, yoga, and pilates. If you are not a gym fan, but are still into fitness and want to work on your mental and physical health, including barre in your daily routine could be ideal for you. With regular barre practice, you will experience better flexibility, increased muscle strength and improved endurance.
If you are looking forward to learning barre, joining barre classes at Lab Studios in Singapore could be a great idea for you. We offer different types of barre classes that you can join depending on your level.
Lab Studios – Start your Yoga and Barre Journey
If you have decided to start working towards a healthy mind and body by following some of the above healthy habits daily, we, at Lab Studios, can help you achieve greater success on your journey. At Lab Studios in Singapore, you can join yoga or barre classes that will benefit anyone looking to revitalise their mind and body. Whether you are a beginner or want to become a teacher, get your training started by the best practitioners in the industry.
Those new to yoga can go for the newbie pack, where you can try our different yoga and barre class types. You can also visit any of our 4 studios or check out our other packages. You can even opt for private classes if you want a personalised plan and a private instructor.
For those who want to pursue a career in yoga, get yourself enrolled in the yoga teacher training programme at Yoga Lab School in Singapore, where you will learn everything you need to become a yoga teacher or a certified 200-hour yoga instructor. In our teacher training course, you will learn about the traditions and philosophy of yoga at Level 1. Level 2 will guide you about the ins and outs of yoga asanas, and you will also learn more about mindful meditation, breathing and cleansing techniques. Level 3 of the teacher training course will show you how to effectively lead a yoga class. Upon successfully completing the three levels, you will go through a 3-month mentorship programme with our trainers where you will get the opportunity to teach for Lab Studios. Apart from this, you can also be a part of our 2-hour arm balance workshop or 90-minute morning asana practice that takes place all weekend mornings.
At Barre Lab Academy, be a part of our barre training classes to turn your dream of becoming a teacher into reality. Get your barre training started under the guidance of expert instructors in Singapore. Once you have completed Level 1 and 2 of barre classes, you will be enrolled for Level 3 whereupon, completing our Barre Academy Mentorship Programme will help you earn a certification. This will give you a chance to join Lab Studios as a barre instructor in Singapore.
Lab Studios, with the mission to create safe and accessible spaces for people to explore their yoga and barre practice, is here to help you with your fitness and wellness journey. Choose from the available locations and schedule a class with us to have the best experience. If you have any questions to ask, visit our FAQ page.