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In this fast-paced world, there are people paying little attention to their wellbeing, with their hectic work schedules, and other social activities.

Stress and sleep deprivation has become a common household and workplace term to such an extent that people think that having such burden is just a normal occurrence of life.

Research such as one published by the Miami Herald shows, however, that chronic stress greatly contributes to increased risks of heart disease, cancer, lung illnesses, liver cirrhosis, accidents, and suicide. These are the six leading causes of death in the world.

An effective way to maintain stress at healthy levels is to partake in health and wellness activities.

The American Osteopathic Association enumerated the effects of yoga, one of the most popular fitness regimes. It improves respiration and energy, increases muscle strength, balances metabolism, and promotes cardio and circulatory health, among other benefits.

Pilates, on the other hand, develops a strong core, boosts flexibility, and creates an evenly conditioned body according to Fitness Magazine. This activity is increasing in popularity among women, due to its gentle and low impact movements.

Aerial activities like aerial silks are also becoming trendy, given the added fun and excitement they offer participants. The Spinsterz lists its advantages such as body coordination, better mood, and enhanced concentration.

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All of these and other fitness activities help relieve stress and promote wellbeing, whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional. There’s also no need to hold off from getting started on improving your health and wellness. What’s necessary is only the willingness to take the first step and determination to stay on the path to a better you.

To have a better understanding of why it’s important to improve your overall wellbeing now, take for example a six-sided die. Assume that 5 sides are good, and 1 is bad. Rolling one dicee will have a 5 out of 6 chance to get a good side as shown in this Pocket Fruity insight on probabilities. However, if each roll corresponds to each year you pay little attention to your health, even that 1 bad side can turn up next year, or the next, and so on.

The question is this: Would you just leave your wellbeing to chance?

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