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The Whirl of Wellness

Hold someone’s hand, gaze into their eyes

Go barefoot in nature, bask in sunrise


Choose a dance partner, go find your groove

Do tai chi or yoga, mindfully move


Share a massage, enjoy healing touch

Focus on one thing and don’t think too much


Make time for a hobby, play chess, fly a kite

Make use of your hands, draw, paint, sew or write


Help someone in need, donate to a cause

Play games, meditate, read stuff from bookstores


Turn off your screens, get a good sleep

De-clutter, spark joy, love what you keep


Dig around in a garden, pick up a guitar

Slip into a bathtub, sauna, or spa


Care for a pet, take up a sport

Go on vacation, make your home a resort


Lie in a hammock, release pent-up stress

Relax and do nothing, then do even less


Laugh out loud, share a joke, give someone a kiss

Say a prayer, chant a mantra, follow 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.

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Dr Marc is a medical doctor, university professor, author, poet, entrepreneur, wellness trailblazer and perpetual student of life, trying to coax the world towards worldwide wellness. He has spent more than 30 years practicing and researching holistic health and published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and many books and technical texts on wellness and natural medicine. He is author of the illustrated children’s book “The Beautiful Mare and the Boy Who Gave Thanks“,  Founder of the Extreme Wellness Institute and Co-Founder of the Bathe the World Foundation, and co-owner of Extremely Alive Wellness Tonics and Maruia Hot Springs. You can find him at www.drmarc.co and on linktree.

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