As Mother Nature flows into a new, cooler season, so do we.
It is important to support our immune system as our body adjusts to the change in temperature as we may tire and fatigue more easily. Often a cold or flu circulates through work or school and as seasons change we're more susceptible to "catching" those germs.
To help you stay on top of the changes and keep your body healthy, here are 7 key ways to support your health and immune system though any seasonal changes...
Getting enough sleep through the night is one of the best things you can do for wellness.
Head to bed early enough to let your body do all the incredible things it needs to do while you're sleeping — unwind, rejuvenate and eliminate.
Allow a little afternoon chill time on the weekend — a sure way to make the weekend feel longer and to let your adrenals have a much-needed rest! Give yourself this time to heal and replenish.
Sipping on Mayella Rest Easy Tea is a delicious way to create a little time out and to help moderate a busy nervous system, adrenal glands and an over-thinking mind.
Keeping your blood oxygenated and fuelled with easily-assimilated and highly-concentrated nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and with key factors such as chlorophyll are important to help keep your energy levels up and contribute to building healthy blood cells.
Yes, its a hot word but to hydrate means to keep your body functions vital on all levels — clear thinking, performing, eliminating and detoxing.
Drinking 1-2 litres a day is important at a minimum. And, if you’ve been reading our other posts, you know we love to spice up our water with a little fresh mint & lemon to keep ourselves interested!
Hearty soups will nourish you over the winter months and there is no end to the ingredients you can throw into a soup!
A great investment for winter is a slow cooker. In a slow cooker you can layer onion, garlic, turmeric root, sweet potato, fennel, split peas, barley, carrots and celery (leaves as well) along with water and perhaps a broth concentrate and some miso paste. Switch it on in the morning on low and come home to the aroma and joy of a meal ready to go. Take it a step further with some sourdough garlic bread - yes please! For some extra protein, a little creaminess and a different texture, add in a little silken tofu when you serve.
Exfoliate a little more as your skin adjusts to cooler temperatures. Keeping your skin smooth, breathing and free of congestion helps to avoid break outs and dull skin.
Our Mayella AHA Exfoliating Serum & Lotion are perfect to use as little or as much as your skin requires without overstimulation or irritation. Both will encourage improved moisture levels and stimulate collagen production for healthy smooth skin and help to build skin with immune resilience. That basically means your skin is less vulnerable to cold sores (herpes), break out, contact rashes, rosacea and redness.
Changing daylight hours can make it harder to jump out of bed and go for a walk or hit the yoga mat.
We can be a bit rusty if we haven't kept up a regular routine so make sure you STRETCH before and after any exercise to avoid injury.
Might be worth a visit to your local physiotherapist, naturopath or massage therapist for an assessment and treatment to get things kickstarted on a practitioner level.
Self-awareness and regular connection with trusted professional practitioners go a long way to ensuring lifetime health and fitness. And who can say no to a massage to soothe out those tight shoulder and neck muscles? Self-care starts right here, sunshine!
A smoothie is one of the best and easiest ways to enjoy your vitamins. Enjoy our recipe below for a quick and delicious antioxidant-rich berrylicious smoothie.
If you're feeling a bit cold for smoothies, simply use fresh over frozen fruit and you can still get all the goodness in while staying nice and warm.
Blend, enjoy and nourish!
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In recent times, we’ve been dealing with pandemics, working from home, zoom meetings, with so many changes to our usual routines and lifestyles in a relatively short amount of time.
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From time to time, we all get puffy eyes. Sometimes we know why - it could be self-inflicted after a big night (or week) of socialising, late nights and lack of sleep, alcohol or eating all the wrong foods.
Other times it can be seasonal - like pollen and allergies affecting our sinus, tear ducts and sensitivity of our eyes, leading to the slightly swollen eyelids and puffiness under the eyes.
So what can we do to eliminate puffy eyes when they happen? Here are our tips to help you to get your skin and eyes looking puff-free.