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It’s Wellness Awareness month and August 15 is National Relaxation Day! This is a perfect time to focus on taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
And sure, every day should be dedicated to wellness, but far too many of us let our busy lives prevent us from prioritizing our own wellbeing.
Here are some ideas to promote your wellness in observance of Wellness Day.
Enrich your skin.
Your skin, the largest organ in your body, endures a lot of stress, particularly during the summer when the heat and humidity can cause it to wilt. Be intentional about getting products that will nourish your skin. Try THE ORÍKÌ Mint Sugar Body Scrub and Clarifying Face Mask With Spirulina and Moringa to give your stressed and tired skin the feeling that will make it flower once again.
Up your water intake.
Water delivers nutrients for energy and health, and lubricates joints (particularly vital as we age!). Some people don't drink nearly enough water because, well, it's kind of boring. All of that will change when you add some slices of lemon, cucumber, mint or other herbs to your hot, cold, or sparkling water.
Limit your sugar consumption.
Sugar comes from sources other than the sugar you add to your coffee, such as salad dressings, alcohol, juice, and pasta sauces. In addition to making you feel exhausted and cranky, excessive sugar consumption is connected to diabetes and heart disease. You can still satisfy your sugar cravings, but you can do it more intelligently by adding blueberries to your yoghurt or cereal, drinking plain water rather than soda or tea that has been sweetened, substituting cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for sugar, and roasting vegetables like carrots and tomatoes (which turn sweet when roasted).
Keep your snacks simple.
If done properly, eating in between meals won't result in excess weight gain. For example, instead of granola bars and pre-made smoothies, try air-popped popcorn, celery, or carrot sticks. You can also make your own smoothies at home with fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, plain yoghurt, and milk. Another simple method for eating your snacks is: Avoid consuming food straight from a package or bag. Take a reasonable amount out, place it in a bowl, and then store the rest.
Give a spa treatment to yourself or someone you love.
For the ultimate in self-care and relaxation, a spa is unbeatable. Need we say more? With this pedicure discount for you and your significant other, you may save some money for some other Spa treatments we have here.
Take it easy.
Don't you find that there never seems to be enough time to complete everything? But if you spend your days in a frenzied hurry, you miss out on specific nuances and subtleties that pass you by and escape your notice. Actively meditating while slowly walking is possible. Yes, even without making a significant effort, you can meditate.
Your body will thank you for stretching well in the morning. Stretching helps keep your muscles supple and strong and safeguards your joints and muscles from injury, in addition to maintaining mobility and independence as you age. Although stretching may appear difficult and time-consuming, it is completely worthwhile.
Take a break from social media
Social media is constantly bombarding us with information, so it's crucial that we take some time each day to unplug from it in order to improve both our mental and physical health. A digital detox can assist with anxiety, sleep, mood, and plenty more. To give your brain time to relax before going to sleep, try to put your phone aside an hour before bed.
With these few measures, we hope that you discover your unique path to well-being now and every day.