According to the Self Care Forum, self-care is the actions that individuals take for themselves on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness.
Many of us are guilty of putting others before ourselves when looking after number one is beneficial for a long, healthy lifestyle. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of day to day life. We often keep our feelings bottled up, forget to take time out for ourselves, and refuse to slow down when the warning signs begin to surface.
Self-care is vital for our happiness. We all have a key role in protecting our own health, choosing appropriate treatments and managing long-term conditions.
To help as many individuals as we can, here is our guide to implementing self-care and how Pulseroll can assist.
Is the bitter cold of winter keeping you on that sofa in front of the TV? Don’t let the weather distract you from a self-care routine - take advantage of it instead!
Arriving at your local park to see a fresh blanket of snow and a frozen lake can make a world of difference to your happiness. Take a moment to admire your surroundings, snap a picture, and keep in mind that there’s a warming hot chocolate waiting for you at home.
Take Note Of Where You’re Holding Tension
When we’re stressed or nervous, we tend to hold ourselves differently. Clenching jaws, tense shoulders, and sore necks and backs are just some of the physical effects of anxiety, leaving us feeling fragile and worn out.
It’s extremely important to take the time to calm your body down and recognise where the stress or tension is coming from. Once you’ve identified where the problem lies, you can begin to relieve the pressure of anxiety with one of Pulseroll’s self-care routines.
To get you started, here is how to use our vibration technology to aid tense shoulders:
Establish A Routine
Having a hectic schedule often leaves little time for exercise and a decent night’s sleep.
As discussed in one of our previous articles, compromising these can be detrimental to our health, so it is vital that we set time aside for self-care. Even just 20 minutes of exercise a day can make a significant difference. Whether you choose to meditate, walk, run, or cycle, you’ll soon start to feel the benefits.
Allow yourself to switch off from social media and develop a pre-sleep routine with Pulseroll’s Vibrating Foam Roller; improve your circulation and begin to unwind and recover for a peaceful sleep. Don’t worry about your Vibrating Foam Roller losing power either, the built-in rechargeable battery will have you ready for bed in no time.
Indulge In A Massage
We understand that treatments and massages are hard to fit into a schedule and can be costly. Luckily, our Vibrating Peanut Roller enables you to give yourself a sports massage at a reasonable price, and it’s handy size and rechargeable battery makes it extremely useful for relaxation on the go.
Try out the 3 power intensity levels to see which one provides you with the most comfort. Just two minutes of self-myofascial release increases your muscles’ range of motion by 10%, according to a study published in the Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research. The self-care element offered by vibrating foam rolling gives you ultimate control over your recovery and well-being.