Feeling a bit unbalanced? Take a look at these ways you can be balanced today – we are talking about benefits of exercising outside, reflexology, aromatherapy and more. Also, if you are not subscribed to our newsletter, we have a new posting schedule for the Summer months which will be 3 times a week: Monday, Wednesday & Friday. So keep a look out for our next post on Friday!
Cut Back, Or Eliminate, Antibacterial Soap Use – Triclosan is the culprit and has been linked to antibiotic resistance and disrupting the balance of hormones. Research is still ongoing whether antibacterial products are effective or safe. There are many in the medical and research field that believe our immune system works better if it has something to fight against.
Exercising Outdoors – Fresh air, sunshine and an overall sense of well-being are just a few benefits of exercising outdoors in warmer weather. We can also boost our Vitamin D intake, reduce our stress levels, reduce the risk of heart disease and maintain a healthy body weight.
For the cost of a good pair of fitness shoes, or an inexpensive fitness tool: the bicycle, you can walk, run or cycle to keep your body fit and healthy.
Pamper Those Feet…. Foot Reflexology – Research shows that this ancient art of foot massage may contribute to our overall health by increasing blood flow, helping relieve pain, increasing relaxation and reducing stress. Practitioners believe that every part of the foot (which by the way has 7,000+ nerves) is tied to another part of the body, referring to this as “meridians or energy channels”. By massaging certain areas of the foot it’s believed this opens up the energy channels and promotes healing to the corresponding body area. Check it out by contacting one of your local spas to discuss the benefits and to make an appointment.
Reducing Stress With Essential Oils – Let’s face it….stress permeates our lives in many areas so we need to be mindful of ways to reduce it. Here are three essential oils that are known to help reduce stress: Lavender, Lemon and Rose. Here’s a link to one of my previous articles on ways to use essential oils!