A new season means new beginnings. With summer in full effect, it’s time to take control of your health and wellness to be your best self. Even though the coronavirus pandemic is putting a halt to many daily activities we once took for granted, such as going to the gym or your favorite juice bar, it doesn’t mean your health and wellness should be put on the backburner. In fact, taking control of your health is more important now than ever before. Below, we’ll go over our top four health and wellness trends to try this summer to stay in shape, improve your immune system, and be your best self.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the hottest trends this summer. As more research is being published on this natural remedy, more and more states are allowing users to consume it legally consume. The introduction of the Farm Bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, which is making it easier for companies to create CBD products that can help people improve their well-being. There are dozens of CBD products you can take to improve your health. Have you ever heard of CBD gummies? How about CBD drinks? Products like these infuse CBD into them to make them easy to ingest.
Some of the many proven health benefits of CBD include:
● Relieve anxiety, stress, and depression
● Prevent and even treat the occurrence of seizures
● Treat cancer
● Reduce acne
● Relieve pain
CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory, which means it’s great at relieving pain, reducing swelling, and keeping your skin, mind, and body in good health.
2. Focusing on your mind
Working out for the soul is an up and coming trend that should be followed. Rather than working out for peak physical performance, it’s important to work out for your mind and soul, too. This can be done through meditation, yoga, and mindfulness, where you shift your physical energy to your emotional energy. Doing so can help you focus on your mental health and well-being while still keeping your body in shape.
Many fitness companies are focusing on this trend, such as CycleBar and Barry’s Fitness. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic keeping us at home, you can take advantage of virtual fitness classes that allow you to tap into your emotional zone. Whether you meditate, practice yoga, or create your own at-home cycling studio, you can focus on your mind in the comfort of your own home.
If there’s one thing 2020 taught us so far, it’s that our body needs rest. Previously, our culture was focused on moving forward without stopping. Rather than having a go, go, go attitude, it’s important to stop, take a deep breath, and focus on the present. With quarantine and stay-at-home orders in place, we now have the excuse to stop for a minute and give our body the rest it deserves.
Rest can take multiple forms. Whether it’s to take a much-needed nap in the middle of the day while you’re working remotely or sitting out on your back porch at night with a fire and a good book in hand, there are plenty of ways you can unwind this summer and enjoy the simple things in life, even with everything going on around us. Use this extra free time to your advantage—reconnect with old friends, check in on family members, and give your body a break.
4. Intuitive eating
This summer, we’re not letting calories define us. Rather, we’re focusing on intuitive eating. What’s intuitive eating? It’s the act of eating when your body tells you you’re hungry and reaching for quality foods. Getting back to the basics will have a major impact on your mood and energy levels, leaving you more satisfied throughout the day. By listening to your body, you won’t have to worry about dieting or juice cleanses. Rather, you’ll be able to eat what you want, when you want, without the added package of guilt.
As we head into the dog days of summer, it’s important to keep your health and wellness top of mind. This summer is all about dedicating time to yourself. From trying natural products like CBD to focusing on intuitive eating rather than promoting diet culture, you’ll be one step closer to feeling like your best self.