Do You Even Bootcamp!? is part of STEPS CO, a consortium of like-minded individuals and organisations who believe in the power of healthy living to improve our overall wellbeing and happiness.

The STEPS CO programme for a healthier, happier life is based upon the principle that we need balance in our lives. It promotes a way of living, not a quick fix to an isolated issue. It can be easy to forget our basic human needs when we are racing around trying to fit too many things into too little time. We believe that sustainable health and wellbeing requires balance across four key areas of our lives:

Sleep. Am I getting enough good quality sleep?

Sleep restores us physically and helps us to organise things in our minds. Some people cope better with a lack of sleep than others. But all of us will lose concentration easily and experience mood changes when we are tired. We cannot live without sleep. If we are struggling to sleep, good quality rest is just as important.

Train. Do I exercise consistently?

Most people know that exercise is one of the best things you can do for your physical health. But few understand the incredible mental benefits of exercise too. Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long we’ve neglected to take our recommended dose. Exercise helps us to grow physically and mentally stronger.

Eat. Do I eat the right amount of good food?

Eating a balanced diet – including drinking plenty of water – is vital for good health and wellbeing. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly. Overeating, under eating and eating the wrong things all have a negative impact on us. Food is our fuel. We cannot thrive without the correct fuel.

Play. Do I make time to PLAY?

We all need to play, to do something fun just because we can. Especially those of us who think we are too busy! Play and a playful attitude are not just enjoyable, they are an essential ingredient of good mental health and emotional growth. Doing things just for the fun of it helps us to live in the moment and generate optimism. It helps us to counter the stresses of our lives – it helps us to live!

SMILE 🙂 Achieve balance in these four areas of your life and you will feel happier!