Looking after our health and well-being is always important, and it’s more often than not at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, physical health has had a stronger focus, as has our mental health, with strict lockdowns affecting our mental states and rules over interstate and international travel separating us from our loved ones.
While staying at home had its ups and downs, a common positive that emerged last year was the chance to explore new sports and activities and use the bountiful spare time to touch base with new well-being activities, such as meditating, self-care, improving your nutrition, prioritising sleep, donning a relaxing face mask, practising gratitude, diffusing essential oils or simply calling a friend for a chat.
We’ve taken these new daily habits and skills into 2021, and with lockdowns eased we’ve relished the fact that we can finally book our overdue dental check-ups, facials, haircuts, hearing checks, or orthodontic appointments. Attending the gym, yoga classes, Pilates, swimming lessons and psychology appointments face-to-face has given us that extra little bounce in our step. Every aspect of your life influences your state of well-being, which ultimately boosts your happiness and life fulfilment, so it’s key to focus on what fills your cup and find an exercise that you enjoy so much that you’ll look forward to completing it daily.
As we prepare to enter the cooler season, Mornington Peninsula Magazine thought it was the ideal time to showcase the Greater Frankston and Peninsula health and well-being experts and their services. So turn the pages of our Health and Well-being feature to find new ways to boost your daily dose of health and well-being.