Wellness tips aren’t hard to find. Every magazine, Instagram account, and random person at the coffee shop has some sort of “expert” advice on how to live your best, healthiest life. A lot of these tips are bogus (I mean, the fact that the “grapefruit diet” ever even existed should tell you that), but the truth is that the right wellness tips and routines can make a HUGE difference in your health and happiness. To help you cut through all the noise, we asked every WellBe expert what they do to #getwellbe, and put these wellness tips and rituals together into a list, sorted by category. We think these are a great place to start if you’re overwhelmed with all the wellness tips out there because the people we interviewed are either experts in their field or have healed from chronic illness. What’s better than proof?
Wellness Tip 1: Get Enough Sleep
When we asked her what she does to #getwellbe, “making sure I get enough sleep” was the very first thing that WellBe inspiration story Ally HIlfiger said. Parsley Health founder Robin Berzin concurs, explaining that she takes a magnesium supplement at night to help her relax, because “getting that full eight hours for me, sometimes even eight and a half hours of sleep — I have to get sleep, or I’m not a functional person.” PaleoBOSS Lady Diane V. Capaldi also knows the importance of prioritizing shut-eye, telling us that “I #getwellbe by following my circadian rhythm when I sleep. It’s a super powerful tool.”
Wellness Tip 2: Move Your Body Regularly
Getting enough exercise is very important (remember that study that showed that not exercising is worse than smoking??) and our WellBe experts know it. Carley Smith (aka “The Fairy Gutmother”), Robin Berzin, and Dr. Taz Bhatia told us that yoga is a major tool for them: Carley practices every day, and Robin says that “yoga is my reset, it helps my body realign and relieve stress and feel strong.” Dr. Taz emphasizes that “hot yoga is a must for me. I love it, I crave it, I miss it. ” For Max Lugavere, he doesn’t have a specific type of exercise he subscribes to, but knows that the important thing is to stay active, so he prioritizes “imbuing my day with as much movement as i possibly can, not being static.”
Sahara Rose explains that the value of exercise isn’t just physical, it also has a major influence on your mind and emotions throughout the day: “I #getwellbe by stretching my body every single morning,” she says. “I really feel like when my body’s open, my mind is open and I’m so much more open to creative ideas, and when my body feels stuck and heavy, I’m not as open in my life.”
Wellness Tip 3: Nourish Your Body with the Right Food
While there wasn’t one prevailing diet amongst WellBe experts, almost all of them emphasized how important it is to pay attention to what you eat and only give your body food that makes it feel good. “I eat a highly plant-based diet, I’m very careful about the food that I eat” says Health Coach Amy Kurtz. Robin Berzin tells us that she generally eats “a gluten-free, dairy-free, very low sugar diet. Getting back on that if I’ve been off it immediately makes me feel better. Meanwhile, Carley Smith shares that