Rest and Play the Natural Way
Want to know the secret to vitality and longevity? Although a one pill fixes all is appealing, the reality is great nutrition, plenty of water, regular movement, lots of laughter and good sound sleep is the secret. Are you groaning, “We’ve heard this all before”.
The reason it keeps coming back is because it is true, it’s the one secret to improve your energy for good!
The Sleep Factor
One of the biggest factors influencing your day is how you slept last night. It determines how much energy you have to face challenges and embrace opportunities, it will also depict, how you eat and consequently how you function.
There’s big industry in drugs that induce sleep, but with increasing awareness of the health side-effects we see a growing movement towards more natural solutions.
Natural Sleep Solutions
A very simple and effective step towards good sleeping habits is to ensure your bedroom is totally dark. Any light can affect the release of our wake-up hormones and disrupt sleep patterns.
Exercise (though not before bedtime), light evening meals, disconnecting electronic devices two hours before you go to bed and reducing alcohol and caffeine, are all good sleep habits.
Initially, when attempting to follow a healthy lifestyle regime, you may need a helping hand to bring the metabolism into balance and that’s where natural supplementation comes in.
Gentle Homoeopathic Remedies
Homoeopathic remedies and tissue salts taken throughout the day can have a calming physiological effect. Some of these remedies are safe for children and suitable during pregnancy, a time when sleep patterns are often disturbed.
Increasing your protein intake
Protein is the most abundant constituent in the body besides water. It is responsible for the structure of body cells. It is essential for growth and development. Protein is required for hormonal, enzymatic function and energy production.
Natural Herbal Adaptogens
Adaptogens help the body to resist or cope with stress and are another means of attuning ourselves for better sleep and the consequent benefit of increased energy. Products containing adaptogenic herbs like rhodiola, Siberian ginseng and withania will help to tune and strengthen the nervous system resulting in increased stamina and an ability to deflect tension in times of stress.