I’ve gathered a list of lifestyle recommendations to assist you in your self-healing process.
- Take a bath before bed.
- This relaxes you and eases you into sleep. Follow it by massaging coconut oil into the skin to moisturize and relax.
- Facial rejuvenation.The face relaxes most when we sleep between the hours of 1 and 3. Skin products, applied before bed, work best to rejuvenate the skin.
- The best time to exercise is in the evening.Physical strength and ability to adapt is best in the late afternoon and during sunset. Our senses are sharpest at this time, as well. This is also the best time for the body to self regulate between 5:00-7:00 PM.
- The best time for a walk is after meals– for 20 minutes within 45 minutes of eating. Walking for another 20 minutes, two hours later is the best time to walk for weight loss.
- Get enough sleep– not too much, but enough to feel revitalized in the morning. This keeps the endocrine system, which produces hormones and controls the metabolism, strong.
- The best time to take naps for your ability to sleep is after 1:00 PM and sleep between 10:00 and 11:00 PM. Your body functions are lowest between 12:00 and 3:00 AM.
- The best time to brush teethis within three minutes after meal. Either that or have green tea for the antioxidants.
- Open the windowsin the morning from 9:00 to 11:00 AM or afternoon from 2:00 until 4:00 PM. This is when air is best because old air is lifting and fresher air is near the ground.
- Enjoy the sunshine!Get out in nature and take in the rays! The vitamin D we get from sunshine boosts the immune system, eases muscle aches, strengthens the bones, reduces inflammation, and boosts the mood. Vitamin D3 is the most active form in our body so that’s the one to take if you choose a supplement.
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water during the day to keep your muscles and bones flexible and more relaxed.
- Self-massageis another wonderful way to nurture your self. Massaging your feet before bed ground you and relaxes the whole body.
- Take time to breathe deeply, into the belly, many times a day. Deep breathing relaxes the nervous system and moves the Qi, supporting the liver and along with it, its 300 functions!
- LAUGH!Whatever it takes! A good friend, silly jokes, or lighthearted movies. Laughing reduces cortisol and epinephrine, which are hormones that are released with stress. Laughing is great for everything!
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