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5 Ways to Gain Health & Vitality for Free (or nearly free)

6 Mar, 2012 - Blog

5 Ways to Gain Health & Vitality for FreeThey say the best things in life are free, and fortunately, good health doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are five ways anyone can boost their health and vitality without spending a dime (or maybe just a few dimes):

1. Sunlight

Thank goodness Uncle Sam hasn’t figured out how to patent and tax the health benefits of a daily dose of sun. Spending 10-20 minutes in direct sunlight every day is the perfect way to boost your vitamin D and serotonin supply. Vitamin D really is a super nutrient.. Not only has it long been known to contribute to bone health by promoting the absorption of calcium, in recent years, much attention has been paid to its possible immune and inflammatory benefits. Low vitamin D levels have been associated with several diseases including asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes, and arthritis. Getting regular boosts of sunlight can also help regulate your circadian rhythm. Your physical health and your mental well-being will thank you.

2. Dry Skin Brushing

One of the most effective – and inexpensive – detox treatments imaginable is dry skin brushing. All you need is a simple natural-hair brush and a few minutes before you hop into the shower each morning. Dry skin brushing stimulates detoxification through lymphatic circulation. It also gently exfoliates, leaving skin soft and supple.

3. Hot Baths

Right up there with dry skin brushing, a comfortably hot bath is a simple and inexpensive way to detox. Not to mention 20 minutes in the tub is a perfect way to relax and unwind after a hectic day. And why not light a few candles and put on your favorite music while you’re at it? Add apple cider vinegar, baking soda, sea salt or epsom salts to your bath to really facilitate detoxification.

4. Warm Water and Lemon in the Morning

Breakfast may be called the most important meal of the day, but before chowing down, try this: have one glass of warm water with a slice of lemon or just some lemon juice shortly after waking in the morning. This rehydrates the body after a long night and supports the kidneys as well as kick-starting the digestive system for the day. Have breakfast a half hour later.

5. Mother Nature

Similar to the first suggestion but not quite the same, spend some time in nature as much as possible. A few minutes a day can work wonders. People weren’t meant to spend life indoors under fluorescent lights and in front of computer screens. Escape to a park, a garden or your own backyard. Even houseplants can help. The presence of natural water, such as a lake, stream or ocean, is especially soothing and revitalizing. If this is something you can’t do every day, then try to make a block of time for nature on a weekly basis instead.

Of course, if you have a health concern you need addressing, there may be more specific lifestyle changes, therapies and/or supplements you need to take. We have many health solutions packages which can address your individual problem, so be sure to talk to us today about how we can help.

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