August 30, 2021
As summer comes to a close and school, work, and organized activities come back into our lives, it's important for us to maintain our exercise routines. Maintaining healthy routines and staying active with the changing of the seasons is essential for not only your body but also your mind. “Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory and learning. Even 10 minutes of activity changes your brain,” says Dr. John Ratey, psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Here are some tips for boosting your workout routine and staying motivated naturally so you can have a healthy mind, body and spirit this Fall.
Studies have shown that even mild dehydration can lead to loss of body mass, loss of focus and concentration, and increased fatigue. Not only that but there is a direct correlation between hydration and muscle strength as well as performance endurance. To stay hydrated, set water drinking goals for yourself daily. It also helps to have a water bottle you absolutely love and can take with you wherever you go. Check out our VitaJuwel ViA bottles to help elevate your water drinking experience.
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There are so many different workout options out there such as yoga, walking, weight lifting, zumba, tennis—the list goes on and on. When trying to get into a workout routine it's important to choose the workout that is right for you. Picking a workout that you know you enjoy doing will help make sure you adhere to your routine. Once you get in a good routine with workouts you know and love, you can start to branch out and try new workouts.
Whether you are going for a run or lifting weights, it's important with any and every workout to always warm up. Remembering to stretch every time you plan to be active will not only help you from pulling or straining muscles, but will also help with post workout soreness. Yoga is a great way to stretch both your body and your mind and it can be incorporated into any workout routine. If you're looking for a natural way to keep your yoga mat clean, check out our yoga mat spray recipe here.
Whether you're heading into an at-home yoga class or trying to get pumped up to go to the gym, creating the right atmosphere is critical to getting mentally prepared for any workout. Set the mood by turning on your favorite music, diffuse essential oils at home or roll-on pre-diluted essential oils before starting your workout. Some of our favorites essential oils for workouts include peppermint and eucalyptus. Roll-on peppermint essential oil on the back of your neck to help give you energy and increased stamina. Roll-on eucalyptus along your collarbone and neck to promote feelings of clear airways.
When getting into a new workout routine consistency is key, but it's also important to give your body rest and relaxation. Make sure to listen to your body and take a day off when you need to. Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation with poor sleep and less physical activity. Getting adequate sleep every night will help you feel your best so you are ready to tackle any workout. If you’re looking for a natural alternative to help with relaxation and sleep, our Organic Lavender Essential Oil Roll-on and our Organic Restful Ease™ Essential Oil are great options.
Jumping straight into a new workout routine or pushing yourself harder can leave you with sore and aching muscles. We’ve all been there! And no one wants sore muscles getting in the way of maintaining an exercise routine. Some of our favorite natural ways to treat sore muscles are rest, ice, stretching, massage and epsom salt baths. Another natural alternative is to use powerful essential oils like peppermint and ginger to warm the body and reduce inflammation while acting as a natural muscle relaxant and painkiller. We’ve carefully curated our Organic Muscle Relief Roll-on with peppermint and ginger to help soothe sore muscles and post workout aches and pains.
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