Are you feeling the heat from end of year stress? For me, going on holiday is difficult. I have trouble switching to relax mode and it gets harder every year. Somehow we just don’t allow ourselves to enjoy what we have been working hard for all year long. Make use of our top picks to help you ease into the new year, we will be doing them all! Continue reading
Traveling, as glamorous as it may seem, is hard work. It also takes a toll on your body. Many have reached their destinations with sore necks, extreme exhaustion, fluid retention, back pain, and many more uncomfortable issues. There is much you can do to increase your comfort level during and after the flight. We will share our best tips and tricks, for the love of travel should not be dampened by something that can be helped! Continue reading
Feeling like you need some energy? Put away that coffee and read on!
These days, due to stress, heavy workloads and rushed lives, we would give just about anything for a bit of energy. Our options for a quick fix are usually chemical-laden energy drinks or some strong coffee. These types of energy surges don’t last long though. Before you know it you are worse off than when you started. Not to mention that they put a huge amount of strain on your kidneys and leave behind a trail of toxins. Not good at all!
Rather try these oh-so-good for you, natural energy boosters:
Light the way.
Light is nature’s way of telling your internal clock that it’s time to start the day. Leave the shades open or flip a light switch in the morning. Simulated sunlight will wake you up to stimulate natural energy.
Put a Jump in your step and hop out of bed.
Resist the urge to hit the “snooze” button—those extra minutes of sleep will just leave you groggy later. You’re much better off getting out of bed when you first wake up, accessing your energy faster.
Shake that body.
And once you’re up, do some breathing exercises, morning yoga, or put on your favorite tunes and hop to the beat. Just a quick 3 minutes should get your blood pumping.
Eat Yummy Coconut.
The triglycerides in coconut oil are a fast-acting energy source that your body can use more quickly than coffee. You will also not feel a crash and burn sensation, as with caffeine.
Have a protein rich breakfast.
A protein-packed a.m. meal helps your brain cells function properly. Think egg on whole wheat toast or a yogurt and almond smoothie. Choose healthy carbohydrates for a natural energy boost. Did you know that refined carbohydrates make you feel tired?
Avoid the midnight buffet.
Eating a heavy meal right before bed can leave you with a “food hangover” the next morning. If you’re itching for a late-night bite, keep it light and under 150 calories so you won’t feel bloated and tired in the a.m.
Chug down that bottle of water.
Skimping on H20 can leave you feeling drowsy. Start the day by guzzling a good 500ml, 30 minutes before breakfast. This will boost your metabolism and digestive function.
Sleep more every day.
The only way to make up for lost sleep is with more sleep. Go to bed 45minutes earlier. Monday to Friday, which adds up to four hours of extra sleep for the week.
Get your Cup on!
Cupping massage gets your fluids moving and start the detox process. It will also relax knots and spasms, that may be wearing you down. Just 8 minutes per day will do the trick! Pair up your cupping session with the Circflow Genie massage oil! This formula is packed with natural energy boosters to put the skip back in your step.
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Cape Town in South Africa is going wild with anticipation. Finally, the long awaited concert with Justin Bieber has arrived. Delving into his health choices, there is not much to go on apart from that we know he is wanting to build some muscles until these pictures surfaced! Continue reading
The world is changing to prefer plant based skin care, and thank goodness for that. Yes, there is a place for synthetic ingredients. But when it comes to your largest, most visible organ, natural wins hands down every time. This goes for the long term safety of use as well as lasting results. Continue reading
Did you know that the brain itself can’t feel pain? Don’t you think it’s strange that a headache should actually exist? So why do we experience this, sometimes unbearable, pain?
Different types of headaches
Many studies have been done the past 20 years and they have proven that the brain tissue, blood vessels, and the nerves are the elements that signal the pain. This is not the whole truth yet. Headaches come in various forms: tension, migraine, sinus, and cluster headaches. In some cases, a headache may signal a more serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Continue reading
Studies show that regular breathing exercises can reduce stress and its effects
We all come into the world with the ability to take full, deep breaths. “As we get older we forget how to breathe properly,” says Don Campbell. This journalist turned wellness expert has started a new movement among doctors and athletes known as “conscious breathing.” Continue reading
We need Cortisol. But like they say, too much of a good thing is just BAD!
Stress. We just cannot talk enough about it. It is related to so many different aspects of our lives, with detrimental effects on our health. Understanding what happens in your body when you are in a stress situation is the first step to becoming aware of your mental state. It’s time to take back control to ensure longevity by understanding how Cortisol affects our bodies. Continue reading
If you are a parent of young children or have a high stress job, your main aim in life might just be to get a few extra winks. The body is an amazing machine, and sleep is one of its best aids. And for good reason too.. The best kept secrets of sleep will most probably inspire you to hit the snooze button! Continue reading
Fact: A regular Lymph cleanse helps to improve your immunity
Are you feeling pressure, stiffness or pain on either sides of your spine or around your shoulder blades?
That is lymphatic congestion causing some problems.. Each cell in your body is surrounded by fluid, called lymph. The lymph is what moves waste products through your various lymph channels and nodes. There are two main outlets (thoracic ducts) by your shoulders. You can determine how well your body is doing by your level of pain or stiffness. Continue reading