5 Amazing Health Hacks To
Help You Kickstart 2021
Well, 2020 was an eventful year to say the least! Yet amongst the craziness, it has highlighted how important it is to maintain your health.
So to kickstart 2021 we’ve created a list of the top health hacks to get you started on your journey to ultimate health.
Practice the Art of Meditation
Meditation is increasing in popularity as more people discover its many health benefits. Meditation has been used for centuries by many ancient cultures. Studies show meditation reduces stress, anxiety and depression.
It also enhances self awareness, self-discipline and helps develop healthy sleep patterns. We suggest starting off using 5-10 minute guided meditations. You will find these easily on Youtube, or with apps such as Headspace and Balance. The best part is you can meditate anytime of day within the comfort of your own home.
Get Out Into Nature
Is there any better feeling than diving into the ocean or feeling the rain on your skin? It seems nature really does cure all.
Covid highlighted how therapeutic getting outdoors is to your wellbeing. Numerous studies have shown that time in nature is one of the easiest ways to reduce stress and anxiety. They also show it can lower blood pressure, enhance immune function, increase self-esteem and improve mood.
The earthing movement is gaining a lot of momentum. Earthing is a therapeutic technique that promotes doing activities that “ground” and reconnect you to the earth. Scientists have found that electrical charges from the earth can have positive effects on your body when connected. So whether it be hiking, swimming, rock climbing or earthing, there are a multitude of ways to enjoy the great outdoors.
Brave a Cold Shower
Go on be brave! Cold showers are one of the easiest ways to increase endorphins, reduce inflammation and help build your immune system.
The shock of cold water in the bloodstream stimulates leukocytes. These are tiny infection fighters. This stimulation helps build your resistance to common illnesses like colds and flu's. Cold water sends electrical signals to your brain. The shock increases alertness, clarity, and energy levels. Who knew a cold shower could be so beneficial?
Daily Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy is a safe, simple treatment that delivers concentrated light to your skin and cells. RLT uses the same wavelengths as natural light from the sun without the harmful UV rays.
You probably know that when you eat food, it converts and generates to ATP to fuel and nourish the body. This is in essence the same function as what light does to your body. Red and infrared light triggers the mitochondria to produce ATP. So, just as food nourishes and fuels your body, so too does light!
This therapy is gaining popularity and rightly so! There are over 4000 clinical trials on the incredible benefits. It's shown to be beneficial in reducing joint pain, inflammation, muscle fatigue, thyroid issues, sleeping problems as well as improving skin health, mood and energy!
Eat Organic Whole Foods
Like the saying goes, you are what you eat. It seems these days there is a new fad diet that encourages cutting out whole food groups.
Research is pointing to the gut microbiome as being the center of wellness and plays a major role in disease prevention. To build up a vast and flourishing gut microbiome you must eat a variety of organic foods. Organic foods are foods that are produced, prepared, and processed without the use of any chemicals. These chemicals destroy the gut lining and microbiome and build up in our system.
Some diets suggest to stop eating essential food groups, and whilst this may seem to initially solve certain ailments, the root cause has not been solved. It just means these certain foods are no longer aggravating the problem. Eating a variety of organic food allows for a variety of good bacteria to grow. These good bacteria combat the bad bacteria which promotes good gut health. Buying organic seasonal fruit and vegetables along with grass fed meats is key for optimal health. Goodbye restrictive eating!
Consistency is Key!
It's so important to build these types of habits into your daily routine to maintain your health and avoid a visit to the doctor.
At Infraredi, we've committed to following these healthy habits for 2021, and we're already starting to feel the benefits! We've been starting our mornings off with some red light therapy, a cold shower, a morning walk and a quick meditation before starting work.
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