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Thursday, June 18, 2020

3 Easy Actions to Improve Your Health


As a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many of us are becoming hyper-aware of our health and wellness. Whether you’re trying to boost your immune system or are looking for ways to relieve anxiety, we’re here to help.

.In this post, we’re sharing three easy things you can do to improve your physical and emotional health.

1. Find a consistent exercise routine

It’s no secret that getting regular exercise has numerous benefits for your health. From reducing stress to improving heart and lung health, committing to a well-rounded fitness routine is essential to overall wellness.

In case you need a reminder to restore your motivation, check out these benefits:
● Working out helps your body sweat out toxins that could make you sick.
● When you exercise, your body releases chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin that 
can leave you feeling energized and vibrant for days.
● Maintaining a regular exercise routine can improve the quality of your sleep.​

If the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has gotten in the way of your standard workout routine,
check out these socially-distant activities:
● Hiking outside
 Online Pilates classes
● Virtual Barre
● YouTube dance tutorials
● Biking
● Running and walking
● Open water swimming
● Kayaking
● Outdoor climbing


2. Try natural alternatives 

Most of us have grown accustomed to over-the-counter pharmacy meds to help us ease pain, clear up stuffy sinuses, and eradicate illnesses, but how often do we consider the side effects and contents of these remedies? Sometimes treatments can help address some related symptoms but wind up causing a whole host of other short-term and long-term side effects. Luckily, there are several natural alternatives that you can turn to instead:

● If you suffer from allergies: Passing pollen, growing summer grasses -‘tis the season for seasonal allergies! Rather than feeling downright drowsy, try out CBD for allergies instead. By decreasing the histamines that flow through your blood, CBD can quickly and effectively mitigate your symptoms.

● If you have chronic stress:  Aromatherapy has been a mainstay in natural medicine for centuries. You can diffuse these plant extracts, apply them topically, or spritz them onto your clothes for a relaxing release throughout the day. Lavender, jasmine, chamomile, and tea tree are among the most effective scents for soothing stress.

● If you deal with back pain:  Cupping therapy is a form of Chinese medicine where suction cups are applied to pain areas where they’re then removed, drawing tissue into the cup. This motion helps promote blood flow, release pressure, and muscle tension, and ultimately reduce pain. If you’ve been working in an uncomfortable chair at home, cupping is a great method to promote spine health and make your work from home space much more bearable.

 If you want to boost your immune system: Maintaining a healthy immune system is more important now than ever before! In addition to getting plenty of exercise, reducing stress, and eating healthy, make sure to get enough sleep. Adults should get approximately seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night to keep up their immune function.​



3. Embrace a healthy diet

Just like exercise has a myriad of related benefits, so does eating a healthy diet! While our bodies are incredibly self-sufficient, there are a number of essential nutrients that your body needs but can’t produce on its own. That’s where healthy foods need to fill in.

Check out these key nutrients and where you can find them:
● Vitamin C: Citrus, Brussel sprouts, broccoli
● Iron: Sardines, spinach, white beans
● Zinc: Beef, oysters, lentils

If eating healthy seems too complicated, time-consuming, or expensive, think again! There are
plenty of ways you can make eating well work for you:

● To save money on healthy foods, use a healthy food coupon app.
● For those who’d rather go out than cook in, check out the Healthy Dining Finder for health-centric restaurants in your neighborhood.
● If you can’t stand the grocery store, check out Daily Harvest or Purple Carrot. These healthy meal kit delivery services send you well-rounded meals on a subscription basis, no grocery stops necessary.

Final notes

As you begin to reprioritize your health this summer, make sure to keep these three tips in mind:

1. Find a consistent exercise routine
2. Try natural alternatives
3. Embrace a healthy diet

Did we miss anything? Share your favorite tips for healthy living in the comment section below!

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