With the pandemic continuing to wax and wane, many of us are looking for ways to get ready to reenter the world with fresh new perspectives. This means getting back into a healthy diet and exercise regime, reducing stress, and committing to living a better and brighter life moving forward. More Natural Healing can help you get started on the right path.
Manage Your Health
If you’ve been binge-watching movies and television series and enjoying comfort foods and snacks over the past many months, it’s time to start tapering off and get back into a health and fitness routine.
According to Mayo Clinic, you should rid your pantry and fridge of fatty, sugary, and salty foods and replace them with whole grains, lean meats, and fresh fruits and veggies. Start drinking more water and limiting your consumption of caffeine and alcohol. If you haven't been to your primary care physician in a while, make an appointment for a wellness check and routine blood work. This will help ensure you have a clean bill of health and are managing any chronic conditions in a healthy manner.
Get Moving Again
When you lose momentum on an exercise program, getting back on track can feel like you’re starting from scratch. Give yourself a break and make a commitment to get moving. Start slow if necessary, but make physical activity part of your regular routine. You’ll have a better chance for success if you schedule exercise, for example, walking every hour at lunch, or taking a group fitness class at the same time and day every week. According to Essence, having an accountability partner join you for regularly scheduled activity can help you stay focused. You’re likely to find that once you’re back on track you have more energy, feel better, and even have a more positive outlook on life.
Getting back to nature can have a number of positive impacts on your health and your psyche. Growing your own vegetables and living more sustainably can help you be more mindful. Visiting state and national parks for camping, backpacking, or hiking can also get you in touch with yourself and your surroundings.
Switching to natural cleaning products can help you improve your environment, and utilizing natural health and beauty products allows you to contribute to a better planet, and a better you. For example, apple cider vinegar can help boost your metabolism and lose weight, while a product like Sambuca’s Immunity Power can improve immune system functions. Also consider taking screen breaks and/or social media breaks as a way to get in touch with yourself, your family, and be more fully present and engaged.
Stress can negatively impact our lives on many levels, leading to poor sleep, bad eating habits, and a sense of feeling overwhelmed. Identify stressors in your life and take proactive steps to mitigate them. For example, if you’re worried about money, meeting with a financial counselor, creating a budget, and paying down debt can help. If you have equity in your home, doing a cash-out refinance can give you a better interest rate, as well as cash to pay off debt or create a cash cushion. You can find out more about the value of your home by searching online for similar properties or consult a mortgage lender or appraiser.
Post-pandemic life looks different for everyone, but we’re all in the same boat in terms of getting back on track with our health, our finances, and our outlooks. Make a decision about what feels right for you - whether that’s eating better, going back to school and making a career change, or even taking up a new hobby - and chart your course accordingly.
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Our blog post is a collaborative effort by the founders of More Natural Healing in conjunction with Editors of Renewed Health Alliance, and our board of advisors including doctors, herbalists, and experts in using natural herbs and supplements to enhance our daily lives. We only provide information that has been researched, validated, and vetted for our posts and includes validation from experts in the herbal community. A person of interest on this post is the talented writing ofSheila Olson of fitsheila.com. Sheila is a contributing writer and blogger for More Natural Healing & Renewed Health Alliance