Most of us could probably do with a good holiday right now. However, whether it be work, a busy lifestyle or government-imposed lockdowns, there are often a number of things that get in the way of us packing our suitcases.
There’s nothing wrong with living life in the fast lane, but taking a step back and giving yourself a reality check is key to both physical and mental health.
Don’t worry, though - there are a few ways you can give your mind and body a break without the sand and surf. Read on to discover 3 ways to get that much-needed rest and relaxation without having to travel.
Detoxification is a constant process our body is going through. Some of our organs are there for this sole purpose - to remove the toxins we absorb and consume. However, when we give our bodies a break, we do ourselves huge favours by abstaining from particular toxins that can have negative effects on our mental and physical wellbeing over time. Think alcohol and the liver, cigarettes and the lungs and the umpteen kilos of sugar we can find ourselves devouring that can lead to diseases like diabetes.
There are many ways we can detox. It can be as simple as switching to drinking nothing but water. However, why not capitalise on this opportunity by making sure we’re getting all the vitamins and minerals our body needs for its constant detoxification process?
Green teas, multivitamins and turmeric shots are a few of many examples you can switch to make the absolute most of your detox, whenever and whatever the reason.
The term mindfulness includes everything from being aware of your current situation, tasks and surroundings, to having a broader, wider outlook on the bigger picture of life.
Mental health is becoming an increasingly big deal. It’s no longer taboo to talk about your worries and fears – we’ve all got them!
There are numerous mediums of mindfulness we can benefit from as we progress in our mental health journey. From books to music to mobile apps, you can find what helps you the most.
You may also want to look at what you’re eating and drinking and how it can affect your brain function. For example, the curcumin found in turmeric works as an anti-inflammatory. Anti-inflammatories help the brain by fighting off free radicals and reducing oxidative stress.
Less stress = less brain fog. Less brain fog = a clearer mind.
Fresh air and exercise
It could be a simple walk in the park, or it could be competing in your favourite sports and activities.
Getting out and about can be easily overlooked when you’re busy but it is so incredibly significant to the whole concept of rest and taking a break.
If that fresh air comes with the bonus of a bit of sunlight, you’re giving yourself a boost of that wonderful serotonin, the brain chemical linked directly to happiness. It might sound obvious, but something as simple as setting an exercise goal for a week, such as hitting 10,000 steps a day, can leave you feeling more awake, focused and relaxed by the end of it.
How Turmeric aids mindfulness
Looking to make the most of your detox, exercise and mindfulness practice? Turmeric will make a great addition to your routine. Packed full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits, consuming turmeric will give your body and mind the welcome break you need. Check out our range of turmeric shots in-store today for your first step towards a rested body and mind.
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