our 5 pillars of wellness
our health and happiness are driven by all the little decisions we make every day. over the past 8 years we’ve been lucky enough to explore this world of wellness with leading scientists, researchers and thought leaders, and found there to be five things which collectively have a huge impact on our physical and mental health – eating plant-based foods, exercise, mindfulness, sleep and hydration.
we call these our 5 pillars of wellness, which our wellness tool ‘my tracker’, will help you build into your everyday lives with personalised wellness plans. ‘my tracker’ can be found within the deliciously ella app.
introducing our new wellness tool, my tracker, serving up personalised weekly wellness plans across our 5 pillars of wellness. from personalised recipe plans, invigorating exercise classes, and ways to find 10 minutes of mindfulness in your day, plus help getting 8 hours of sleep each night. all housed within our intuitive tracking tool, which allows you to log your progress as you work towards your goals.
our five pillar series
each week we will be delving into the science behind each pillar to understand why it is so important for our health, and importantly the small every day steps you can take to incorporate them into your daily routine in a manageable and enjoyable way. we’ll be sharing helpful articles, recipes and podcasts on this page, and you can always find more on the deliciously ella app and in our newsletter (sign up below).
Our first pillar of health is to eat a plant-rich diet, specifically aiming to eat 30 different plant-based foods a week - fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, pulses and grains. Research shows this creates the healthiest gut microbiome, which has a profound impact on our mental and physical health, as well as ensuring we get enough fibre into our diets. There is no such thing as perfect and it’s about what we do over a lifetime, not a day, that matters; we want to help you create a way of cooking, eating and living that feels genuinely enjoyable and sustainable in the long-term.
Our second pillar of health is staying hydrated, ensuring we drink enough water every day. Water truly is the foundation of our health. 60-70% of the human body is composed of water and it’s involved in everything from regulating our body temperature to transporting substances around the body, keeping our heart healthy, breaking down food – fats, proteins and carbohydrates – so that they can ultimately be used as energy sources, brain function and so much more. Quite literally, every cell, organ and tissue needs water to exist.
coming next week
Our third pillar of health centres on moving our bodies. We look into the science behind why we should all be aiming for 150 minutes of exercise each week, and the benefits moving our bodies have on our mental and physical health.