Health is wealth. When it comes to improving your quality of life, your health should be one of your top priorities.
Most people make vision boards to achieve a financial goal, to meet the love of their love, to manifest happiness, or to attract a specific job promotion. However, not a lot of people know that you can actually use a vision board to manifest health and well-being.
We believe caring for your health and wellness leads to a better life. This is why we created this roadmap to well-being, through the use of vision board health tips we believe can gradually help you achieve your best health yet.
HOW TO USE THESE VISION BOARD HEALTH TIPS
When people say they want to improve their health, we notice this is very vague. Improving one’s health often involves exercising more, or eating healthier. But most people can’t give specific answers.
What kind of exercise are you planning to do? What kind of food are you planning to eat? And what lifestyle changes are you going to make?
When it comes to manifesting what you want, one of the very first things we always say is to make it specific. Without the details, the Universe will have a hard time giving you what you want.
With this article, we’ve created 7 health tips with specific science-backed information you can use for your quest for health and well-being.
When you make your vision board for health, find images and illustrations of these specific tips to help you on your journey.
You can create one big vision board containing all of these tips, or you can also make individual vision boards for every tip we recommend.
We suggest making a physical vision board because the more involved you are with the process, the better it is for you to retain all the information you put on your board. However, making a physical vision board can be time-consuming, so we suggest a digital vision board for anyone who wants a quick way to make a health vision board.
We also recommend vision board kits that have everything you need to make a health vision board on the spot. The Vision Cloud’s Vision Board Magazine Kitis a great vision board kit with over 500 images, a foldable sturdy board, mounting putty, velcro adhesives, a make-believe set of checks from the “Universal Bank,” and a monthly goal-setting worksheet.
We’ve created a great article explaining what this vision board kit is, its features, what you can find, and all the amazing things it can do to help you on your journey to manifest the life you’ve always dreamed of. Check out the article here.
In the following section, we’ll explore 7 science-backed tips for your vision board health theme to help you achieve optimum health and well-being.
7 VISION BOARD HEALTH TIPS FOR A ROADMAP TO WELL-BEING
The majority of people know that to improve your health or lose weight, you need to exercise. But what kind of exercise and how many times a week?
If you have an underlying health condition, you may need to talk with your doctor about it, but if you’re generally healthy, these tips can apply to you.
Engage in aerobic exercises, also known as cardio exercises. These can include hiking, jogging, running, or dancing. These are exercises that get you moving and get the heart pumping. According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week, or 30 minutes 3 times a week is the minimum to enjoy benefits to your health.
Results can include improved quality of sleep, lowered stress levels, reduced blood pressure, and improvements in cardiovascular health.
When making your vision board, choose pictures of people jogging, hiking, or dancing, and write your schedule, such as: “30 minutes every M-W-F at 7 am” on the board. Choose a specific time to do your exercises so you have a clear vision of when you should be doing these activities.
Watching the food you eat is one of the very first things you should do to improve your health. According to this study, people who consume fruits and vegetables on a regular basis tend to live longer and have lower risks for heart disease and obesity.
In another study, the consumption of nuts and seeds has been known to help people lose weight, and lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as heart disease.
Fiber is also an essential part of healthy eating. In a study published in The Lancet in 2019, researchers discovered that people who consume sufficient amounts of fiber in their diet experienced reduced risks for type 2 diabetes and stroke by 15 to 50%.
According to these studies, eating fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and a diet of adequate fiber can significantly help you improve your health and lower your chances of developing certain diseases.
On your eating healthy vision board, look for pictures of salads, fruits, nuts, seeds, and plenty of healthy greens.
Poor sleeping patterns are known to increase your risk for weight gain and obesity, as well as increase your risk for certain diseases.
On the other hand, having a good sleeping pattern, such as experiencing deep sleep and proper timing is known to have beneficial effects on the brain, cardiovascular health, immune system, and metabolic health.
According to Phyllis Zee, M.D., Ph.D., who is a sleep medicine specialist associated with Northwestern Medicine, irregular sleep and sleep deficiency show an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and impaired capacity to fight infections.
Experts believe a good 7 to 9 hours of deep sleep every night is essential for optimum health and well-being.
For your health vision board, don’t limit yourself to using pictures of exercises and vegetables. Include a few pictures of a person in deep slumber as well.
Stress is one of the contributing factors to poor health. It can affect blood sugar levels, make you susceptible to illness, increase your risk for weight gain, as well as depression.
Long work hours, financial problems, marital woes, and problems at work can cause high levels of stress. This means you need to find time to unwind and relax to lower your stress levels.
Get a massage, watch a good movie at home, get a mani-pedi, or simply read a good book. You can also try meditation, which is known to provide a long list of benefits to one’s mental and physical health.
In one 8-week study, meditation helped participants reduce their inflammation response, and in another study, researchers found out that meditation reduces anxiety levels. It has also been found to improve sleep, reduce pain perceptions, and can even fight memory loss.
You can try meditation on your own at home. Choose a spot with no distractions. Make sure there is very little or no noise at all, and make sure no one can disturb you. You can also play soothing music in the background, light some candles or incense, and sit on a mat in a yoga position. Do some deep breathing and empty your thoughts.
You can also engage in guided meditation if you can’t do it on your own.
Choose pictures of peaceful meditation for your vision board to attract a sense of peace and calm in your life. There are plenty of images online of men and women who meditate in nature, which are great for inducing a sense of relaxation and peace for your vision board health theme.
Studies show that people who have close family and friends live longer lives than people who do not.
The Danish tradition called “hygge” has gone mainstream in the past few years, and it speaks volumes about people’s idea of happiness in other parts of the world. The concept states that the idea of happiness is not related to consuming material possessions, but it’s in the people who are in your life, and the quality of time shared that supports happiness.
According to The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley’s Science Director, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, “social pleasure” or the feel-good emotions we experience when we enjoy one another’s company is really good for our well-being.
In a 2010 meta-analysis on longevity, data showed that social support increases survival by up to 50%.
All this data shows evidence that spending quality time with the people you care about does improve your well-being and quality of life.
Collect images of family and friends spending time together, eating out, enjoying the outdoors, and simply enjoying each other’s company. Post these images on your vision board health theme to remind you that social support is one of the main factors in achieving overall well-being.
America and other countries that value overwork have long defined success as personal achievement and tireless productivity. In these societies, your value as a person is directly related to your output.
Simon-Thomas states this approach requires individuals to provide huge amounts of time and energy on work. The constant struggle to achieve this concept of success has seen people work tirelessly to impress other people. In the same breadth, Simon-Thomas also believes that society as a whole has seen the weakness in this approach.
Overwork leads to exhaustion and exhaustion leads to burnout. Burnout causes stress, which leads to poor productivity, affecting one’s mental health because less output can make one feel unworthy and undervalued.
The key to avoiding burnout is self-care. Overworking doesn’t only make you physically exhausted, but it can also affect your mental health, leading to anxiety and depression.
Some examples of self-care activities include creating boundaries. If you haven’t spent time with your family, saying no to overtime work is a good thing to find a balance between work and your personal life.
If you’ve noticed something different in your body, going to a doctor to have yourself checked out is honoring and listening to your body, which is also another form of self-care.
Being gentle to yourself when you haven’t lost weight yet, and treating yourself to a piece of chocolate when you’re on a strict diet are just some forms of self-care.
Self-care involves loving yourself and honoring your worth, even when society thinks otherwise. You may not be able to control how others perceive you but you can control how you see yourself. So love yourself and treat yourself the way you treat people you love.
Collect pictures of self-care activities such as enjoying a warm bubble bath, strolling in a park, treating yourself to a good dinner, retail therapy, and activities that make you happy. Put these on your vision board to attract self-love.
Science shows that an imbalance of gut bacteria leads to a number of diseases, such as asthma, digestive issues, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and autoimmune diseases. Data also shows that gut bacteria play an important role in the body’s immune system, anti-inflammatory properties, as well as the synthesis of essential vitamins and minerals. In other words, bacteria in the gut are extremely important to promote overall health and well-being.
To improve your gut bacteria, consuming the right amount of fiber helps lower the inflammation in the gut, according to Peter Cronin, who is an expert on gut health and associated with the University of Limerick.
Earlier in the article, we mentioned eating well promotes overall health and well-being. And one of the ways you can do that is by eating more fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and seeds, and adding more fiber to your diet. These points are also essential for promoting good gut health, however, we must also include food items that specifically support the gut.
Look for pictures of probiotics, such as kimchi, miso, yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, pickles, and other probiotic food items. Post these images on your vision board health tips, as well as a list of benefits of consuming these kinds of food.
To summarize, here is your roadmap to well-being with our vision board health tips:
- Exercise for 30 minutes at least 3 times a week.
- Eat healthy with fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and plenty of fiber.
- Get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every day.
- Relax and meditate.
- Engage in self-care activities.
- Spend time with family and friends.
- Improve your gut health with probiotics.
Create your vision board health theme with these 7 tips and make your way to your healthiest self ever. By creating specific tasks and activities, you can attract the health and well-being you deserve.
To enjoy life to its fullest, you need to be at your peak health level. How are you going to explore The Great Wall of China with weak knees? Or eat delicious international cuisine when you need to watch your weight?
Create your roadmap to well-being through a vision board that can help you manifest optimum health.