The Whirl of Wellness

Hold someone’s handgaze into their eyes
Go barefoot in naturebask in sunrise

Choose a dance partnergo find your groove
Do tai chi or yogamindfully move

Share a massageenjoy healing touch
Focus on one thing and don’t think too much

Make time for a hobbyplay chessfly a kite
Make use of your handsdraw, paint, sew or write

Help someone in needdonate to a cause
Play gamesmeditateread stuff from bookstores

Turn off your screensget a good sleep
De-clutterspark joy, love what you keep

Dig around in a gardenpick up a guitar
Slip into a bathtubsauna, or spa

Care for a pettake up a sport
Go on vacationmake your home a resort

Lie in a hammockrelease pent-up stress
Relax and do nothing, then do even less

Laugh out loudshare a jokegive someone a kiss
Say a prayerchant a mantrafollow your bliss

Each of the 50 activities in this poem boost immunity, relieve anxiety and help you go from wired and tired to chilled and fulfilled and require minimal cost, skills or equipment. Each activity is linked to the scientific evidence to support it with a preference given to more recent articles, systematic reviews and articles that discuss improvements in mental health, immunity and general wellbeing.

Give it a whirl and make the ‘Whirl of Wellness’ your dance of Life.