Daily modern life often leaves us stressed out, messes with our sleep, and makes way for a whole host of other afflictions that affect our wellbeing. Luckily there are plenty of easy adjustments you can make to improve your overall wellness for better longterm health. Here are some tips to improve your sleep, digestion, post-workout recovery, reduce stress and step up your beauty routine.
Improve Your Sleep
We all know that sleep is important; it is essential to your body’s natural ability to function and recover. But not all sleep is created equal! The quality of your sleep matters far more than the quantity. Here's a few simple ways to improve the quality of your sleep and improve your overall well being!Avoid Blue Light Before Bed
The blue light from our electronic devices suppresses melatonin production and tricks the pineal gland into thinking it is still day time and not time for bed. Limiting blue light exposure before bed allows the body to maintain its natural melatonin levels and regulate our sleep cycle.
Create a Sleep Oasis
Your sleep space should bring nothing but joy. Utilize lavender essential oils, clear the clutter, add plants, upgrade your sheets, paint the walls a soothing color, or anything that makes you calm and relaxed to get that quality sleep. Get cozy and sip a little bedtime tea with a HOLISTIK sleep STIK. You'll be off to dreamland in no time!
Say Goodbye to Stress
Stress is a silent killer. It wreaks havoc on all parts of the body, contributes to visible aging and is often a contributor for many chronic illnesses. Eliminating stress is the key to overall health and wellness. A little stress here and there is unavoidable but there are a few things that can be done to mitigate some of the effects on our bodies.Take a Pause
Put down your phone and take a few moments for yourself to breathe and just be. This doesn’t have to be a formal meditation practice - just a time for you to go inward, breathe deeper, and release the stress and anxiety you are experiencing.
Relax with an Adaptogenic Elixir
Adaptogenic herbs such as maca, shatavari, and ashwagandha are known for their abilities to normalize body functions and buffer the negative effects of stress. Pair that with the calming properties of lemon balm and CBD Wellness in HOLISTIK stress STIK and you’ll be blissed out in no time!
Promote Full Recovery
There’s nothing like a good workout! The endorphins are flowing and you feel good now, but tomorrow you’re hit with soreness that prevents you from sitting down or walking down the stairs. Don’t let your workout routine lose momentum, here's how to maximize your post workout recovery.Stretch Immediately
It’s easy to skip this step in your workout, but it’s so important to help your muscles return to normal length after a lot of contraction and movement during your workout. Stretch each muscle group for 20-30 seconds to decrease muscle soreness.
Reduce Inflammation and Replenish Electrolytes
We all know drinking water is important, especially when working out. Depleted muscles equal pain, so replenish them with water and electrolytes. This can be easily done by adding a squeeze of lemon/lime juice to your water. Bonus points for adding ingredients that soothe muscles like curcumin (found in turmeric). Just add a HOLISTIK recover STIK to your lemon water for a soothing combo of ginger, turmeric, and CBD. Happy recovering!
Get BeautifiedBeauty isn’t just skin deep. Great looking hair, skin, and nails start from the inside out. Here are some tips to add to your beauty routine for that youthful glow: Eat For Your Skin Healthy fats like wild salmon, olive oil, avocados and walnuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids that help reinforce the skin’s barrier and keep moisture in and irritants out.
Anti-up on Antioxidants
Antioxidants are the fighters against free radicals from oxidative stress, UV rays, pollution and inflammation. Vitamin C works great as an antioxidant serum by stimulating and stabilizing your collagen. Vitamin E is another topical antioxidant that can prevent spots, fine lines and wrinkles.
Boost Your Collagen
Collagen is responsible for your skin’s elasticity, keeping your skin looking youthful and wrinkle free. Our bodies naturally make collagen but the production declines as we get older, so adding in extra ways for your skin to get the collagen it needs will keep it looking young and fresh. An easy way to supplement with collagen is with a HOLISTIK beauty STIK in your morning coffee for that morning glow.
Digestion problems are no fun! Bloating, gas, constipation and diarrhea are all signs of a distressed digestive system. Without a well-functioning digestive system, the body struggles to pass along nutrients to our cells, which results in various other health issues. Here's a few simple tips to get your digestive tract back on track.Chew Your Food
This may sound like a no brainer, but the mechanical action of chewing is the body’s first step of digestion. Chewing stimulates the secretion digestive enzymes in your stomach, which are critical to breaking down food. Not only will proper chewing create less work for the rest of your digestive system, it will make nutrients more readily available for uptake into your cells.
Increase Stomach Acid
Proteins require plenty of acid in the stomach for breakdown. When there isn’t enough acid, proteins enter the small intestine in the form of larger particles, resulting in issues like bloating, gas and reflux. To aid your stomach with a protein rich meal, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink right before eating. Add in a HOLISTIK Digest STIK for an extra assist!