The world is full of gimmicks and schemes, fad-diets, social media, marketing and the rush of a consumer-driven environment. We collect stressors from our hectic lifestyles, driving in traffic, the burdens of responsibilities, work, money, life. Sound overwhelming? Well, it should, it is! However, we can take back our lives, our health, and our happiness by implementing some simple changes. Here are Green Remedy’s top 5 tips and tricks for achieving your wellness goals.
Before listing a few of our favorite CBD health benefits, let's take a moment to explain how CBD works. Every mammal has a natural system that regulates the health of the body. This is known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis, the body’s ideal state of being. CBD contains cannabinoids that work with the body’s ECS system to help it.
Some benefits of CBD include:
If there’s one thing you’ve heard most in your life, it’s probably about eating right. Or, maybe it’s the adage, “you are what you eat.” The rush of daily life can easily lead you to the nearest drive-thru. Fortunately, there are healthy choices on more and more of those menus. However, eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard. Start small and build from there. Here are a few pointers to get you started:
Try to avoid:
Try to add:
Suggestion: Chop up your favorite fruits and vegetables at the beginning of the week. Put them in a dish with a lid and have them readily available. At every meal you can pull them out and have fresh sides on-hand, all that’s left to prepare is your entrée. Quick, easy, and healthy.
Also, make sure to stay hydrated. Have you ever drank a whole soda and were still thirsty? Maybe juice? Tea? The truth is our body needs pure water. No additives. No sugar. No bubbles. Just plain water. The majority of us aren’t drinking enough of it. Try giving up soda and caffeine to start, replace them with water and see if you don’t begin to feel better. One way to drink more water is to drink through a straw. It works. Try it!
Go to bed. Sounds easy enough, right? We all know it’s not that simple. However, we can take steps to create healthy habits surrounding our bedtime routine that may help:
Rush, rush, rush, we spend so much time running from one place to another, completing one task while already thinking about the next. No wonder we are stressed! Try setting aside even a small amount (as little as 10-15 minutes a day if that’s all you can spare) for yourself.
Meditation is ideal and has proven health benefits, but if it’s not for you, try reading or taking a walk outside. Again, put down the electronic devices as those stimulate your mind. It’s time to be present and not think about the day's stress.
Obviously, you’re not going to cut them out completely, but a study conducted by Nielsen showed we spend an average of 11 hours a day looking at a screen. This included:
An article in Psychology Today suggested that all of those hours may cause damage to the areas of the brain that control:
Those little and sometimes big screens are stimulating, apparently overly so. Consider looking away for a while. Perhaps set a predetermined limit on your daily screen time or at least set-aside time without them.
All the choices we make every moment of every day, why would we not make our wellness and our commitment to it, one of them? If this list overwhelms you, maybe select one thing at a time and start from there. Treat each one like a building block to a healthier you.