Leveraging Technology to Help with Wellness

With International Self Care Day around the corner (July 24th), we’re reminded to reflect and focus on what we need to improve our mental and physical health and wellbeing. Here are three simple (and free) ways you can use technology to give yourself better care and support.

  • Practice mindfulness

    While it may feel challenging at first, meditation can be a great way to practice mindfulness, manage stress levels, increase your self-awareness, and focus one’s restless mind. To try it, find a comfortable, quiet spot (whether at home or a local park), play a short 5 to 10 minute ‘guided meditation’ YouTube video on your phone or tablet, and let your mind and body relax.

  • Get physical

    Incorporating physical activity into your weekly routine can not only improve your overall health, but also boost your mood and better your quality of sleep. Plan a new walking or running route through your neighborhood on an online map or browse your device’s app store for free, top rated fitness apps. If your benefits plan includes TELUS Health (formerly Lifeworks), the Lift by TELUS Health (formerly Lifeworks) app gives you access to personalized fitness programs and 1 on 1 personal or group training sessions right at your fingertips. Click here to learn more.

  • Let’s talk about it

    Life often throws us some challenging curveballs and hurdles to overcome. Working through these difficulties (whether they’re related to work, managing stress, parenting, or anything else in between) with a certified coach or counsellor can help you feel supported and build a path to success. If TELUS Health (formerly Lifeworks) is included in your benefits plan, you have access to 24/7 online support. Learn more here.

If counselling isn’t for you, there are many helpful articles, podcasts, and other resources available to you online, whenever and wherever you need them.

To learn more about Self Care Day, visit selfcare.ca.


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