While it’s easy to get caught up in the fast lane of your work schedule, your daily lifestyle, and traveling, setting goals and making a plan for how to rejuvenate your mind and body in a tranquil atmosphere is vital to your overall health.
It’s essential to slow down, focus, and take care of yourself. Here are some of the key wellness practices I live by every day.
Winter colds can get the best of all of us. Instead of heading to the medicine cabinet for a quick fix, find your favorite homeopathic remedies to get healthy the natural way. Soothing essential oils like cinnamon oil can be used to clear up a chest cold or to sooth away aching muscles and pain. Eucalyptus freshens up a room and cleans the air making it invigorating for a quiet space. Lavender oil is calming, anti-inflammatory, immune boosting and antiviral, the list goes on and on. Essential oils and tea are great ways to create a home spa.
A cup of hot water with lemon and ginger tea have substantial benefits to your wellbeing. Ginger water aids in digestion and helps to treat cold and flu symptoms. Lemon tea relaxes the stomach. Staying warm and cozy is the key to staying healthy regardless of where you live. So, remember to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Eat Your Veggies
During the winter months, eating fruits and veggies may not seem to be as satisfying when you’re constantly craving warm comfort food, so, why not have both? My favorites include a bowl of fresh vegetable soup with seasonal veggies, warm apples with cinnamon, and raisins. Try sautéing blueberries for breakfast as well and make a fresh green drink with kale, celery, cilantro, and green apple. These are delicious options to try and they all aid in digestion and getting the circulation going. I try to balance foods which are in season for each meal to ensure I am getting fresh food with the proper nutrients to stay healthy and fit.
Pilates or Yoga
I’ve been doing pilates for 15 years and have found that it’s a great way to strengthen your core and find your balance. I also love yoga which shapes your mind and body simultaneously. From pilates, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and more, there are so many ways to stay lean and healthy.
Ayurvedic and Naturopathic
One of my favorite ways to restore and recharge is through wellness retreats! I love Surya Spa in the Pacific Palisades. It is an authentic Ayurvedic spa specializing in Panchakarma treatments.
Or if you want to leave California, visit Dr. Jain of Rejuvena Health and Aesthetics, my favorite Naturopathic Doctor, located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their team of experts specializes in wellness and healthy aging. Dr. Jain also has certifications in Medical Ozone Therapy, which I love! He also provides “Vitamins in a Bag” which ensure that you absorb 100% of vital nutrients.
It is important to detoxify your body first thing in the morning. Whether you are sipping on warm Peppermint Green Tea, or having a refreshing glass of hot water with lemon, staying hydrated and healthy has never tasted so good! Herbal teas and lemon water not only cleanse your system, but they also aid in digestion by boosting your metabolism and warming you up for the day!
A few years ago I started Transcendental meditation. I needed a space where I could relax for a few minutes to clear my mind and reset my well being. Transcendental meditation only requires 20 minutes, 2 times daily. This creates an emotional space where you can be within your mind without trying to concentrate and focus. It’s an excellent way to recharge your body-mind connection and replenish your inner self.
Starting your day can be quite hectic! It’s paramount to set aside time for wellness. Whether that might consist of exercise and or meditation, it is imperative to build a daily routine that will help you take steps towards being your best self.