There are many ways to reduce anxiety, enhance immunity and go from ‘wired and tired’ to ‘chilled and fulfilled’. The Whirl of Wellness presents 50 simple activities that reduce anxiety, enhance immunity and improve mental and physical wellbeing. These activities are all linked to peer-reviewed scientific evidence and do not require medical prescription or supervision, they simply require practical common sense, can be included in a healthy lifestyle and are accessible to virtually everyone with very little cost, training or equipment.
The Whirl of Wellness
Hold someone’s hand, gaze into their eyes
Go barefoot in nature, bask in sunrise
Choose a dance partner, go find your groove
Do tai chi or yoga, mindfully move
Share a massage, enjoy healing touch
Focus on one thing and don’t think too much
Make time for a hobby, play chess, fly a kite
Make use of your hands, draw, paint, sew or write
Help someone in need, donate to a cause
Play games, meditate, read stuff from bookstores
Turn off your screens, get a good sleep
De-clutter, spark joy, love what you keep
Dig around in a garden, pick up a guitar
Slip into a bathtub, sauna, or spa
Care for a pet, take up a sport
Go on vacation, make your home a resort
Lie in a hammock, release pent-up stress
Relax and do nothing, then do even less
Laugh out loud, share a joke, give someone a kiss
Say a prayer, chant a mantra, follow your bliss
Give it a whirl and make the ‘Whirl of Wellness’ your dance of life.
By Dr Marc Cohen.
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Dr Marc Cohen is a medical doctor, university professor, author, poet, entrepreneur, wellness trailblazer and perpetual student of life, trying to coax the world towards worldwide wellness.
He bridges scientific research and traditional wisdom to provide practical tools to help people gain mastery over their mind and body, tame their toxic load and live happy, health and long.
Dr Marc has spent nearly 40 years practising and researching holistic health and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and many books, texts, poems and memory aids. His latest publication, Extreme Wellness – Pandemic Survival Guide (2021), is the culmination of many thousands of hours collating and condensing information into simple, bite-sized chunks that promote health and wellness.
Dr Marc has spent years developing business interests that promote wellness and he’s currently an owner of Beautiful Water, Extremely Alive Wellness Tonics, Maruia Hot Springs, the Extreme Wellness Institute, and Pronoia Press.