Mind of Matter Amid COVID-19

Wellness Tips

Posted April 6, 2020

People worldwide are adjusting to life amid COVID-19, which has altered the way we live, work and learn.  During these trying times of self-quarantine and broken routines, it’s vital to incorporate self-caring practices that will help to keep the body strong and the mind right.

Make a diligent effort to incorporate these three practices into your daily routine and remember that it’s the simple philosophy of mind over matter.

A consistent exercise regime has been shown to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol and alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. It delivers oxygen to muscles and helps the cardiovascular system work more efficiently. In addition to these amazing health benefits, exercise can help tone the body and maintain weight loss.  Incorporate 30 minutes of physical activity daily to achieve results.

Soak Up the Rays
As we transition into the season of spring, remember to spend some extra time outdoors soaking up the sun.  According to WebMD, moderate exposure to the sun’s UV rays will assist the body with the production of Vitamin D, which is important for your bones, blood cells, and immune system. It also helps you take in and use certain minerals, like calcium and phosphorus. In addition, sunlight helps boost a chemical in your brain called serotonin, and that can give you more energy and help keep you calm, positive, and focused.

Be Grateful
Expressing gratitude through journaling is a highly effective way to foster happiness.  Researchers have found that people who write down things that they are grateful for have increased satisfaction in life, higher energy levels and improved health. In one study, people who read a letter of appreciation to someone in their lives were measurably happier almost one month later.

As Planet Beach continues to support their members through this pandemic, please know that you are not alone.  Our mission to change the way the world rejuvenates extends beyond our four walls. Take the time daily to exercise, bask in the sun and be grateful for your blessings and know that we are patiently waiting for your continued patronage.

Stay safe and we’ll see you soon!


Your Planet Beach Family xoxo

Written By: Jodie Mateu, VP of Special Events & Productivity and Franchisee

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