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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The solstice is a time to celebrate the natural world, take some time to meditate and go within to connect with Self in contemplating the year that has been and the second half of the year to come:
What do you wish to make of this time, goals, your focus, dreams?
A lovely solstice tradition to establish is meditating on the above with the soft candlelight.Here is a short but enjoyable meditation for you to enjoy as a simple way to light up and go within.
Nothing is worse than waking up with a heavy head, a lead tongue and not knowing where to begin to start feeling alive again!
All it takes is one or two extra glasses while enjoying an evening with friends – and cue an AWFUL headache the next morning.
But the question is – can finding relief really be as simple as staying hydrated?
Well yes, and no. Here we break down what really goes into hangover prevention and cures!
Many people are becoming conscious of reducing their waste and consciously buying from businesses that put the environment first. Because of this, plenty of eco-friendly alternatives are popping up. The problem is, not all of them are as ‘green’ as they make themselves out to be, and in fact, many are still harmful for the environment.
In this blog, we wanted to share with you what it takes, and what we do at Mayella, to choose genuinely earth-friendly packaging.