Welcome to our Wellness Tips! The following tips are brought to you by Baptist Homes Society's Wellness Department to promote one or more of Baptist Homes Society's Six Dimensions of Wellness. Enjoy, and visit this page frequently to view updates!
SPRING WELLNESS TIPS:
CELEBRATE EARTH MONTH IN APRIL AND
BETTER SLEEP MONTH IN MAY!
SPENDING TIME IN NATURE HAS BEEN PROVEN TO IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION AND MOOD, AND MEASURABLY REDUCE STRESS.
DR. ANDREW WEIL DESCRIBES THIS SIMPLE, FREE, EASY BREATHING TECHNIQUE THAT CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE...
4-7-8 BREATHING CAN HELP YOU FALL AND STAY ASLEEP BY ACTING AS A NATURAL TRANQUILIZER FOR THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, REDUCING STRESS AND TENSION IN THE BODY.
1. PLACE THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE ON THE ROOF OF YOUR MOUTH JUST ABOVE THE TEETH AND KEEP IT THERE THROUGHOUT THE EXERCISE.
2. EXHALE COMPLETELY AND FORCEFULLY SO YOU MAKE A "SWOOSH" SOUND.
3 CLOSE YOUR MOUTH AND INHALE QUIETLY AND SOFTLY THROUGH THE NOSE FOUR A COUNT OF FOUR.
4. HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR A SEVEN COUNT.
5. EXHALE COMPLETELY THROUGH THE MOUTH, MAKING ANOTHER "SWOOSH" SOUND FOR EIGHT SECONDS IN ONE LARGE BREATH.
6 BREATHE IN AGAIN AND REPEAT CYCLE THREE TIMES.
*** FOUR BREATHS TOTAL. INHALE QUIETLY THROUGH THE NOSE, EXHALE LOUDLY THROUGH THE MOUTH.
Since its founding in 1910, Baptist Homes Society has been dedicated to providing care for individuals who lack financial means. We are able to do so through generous contributions to our Samaritan Fund for Resident Assistance.