21 Sep Rituals That Could Improve Your Life
Little things you can do everyday that will make a big difference.
1. Foam Rolling
Anyone who has done a fitness class with me knows that my love for the foam roller runs deep. Foam rolling is a form of self myo-facial release – like a deep tissue massage! It has transitioned its way from professional sports into every day fitness practice to prevent and release muscle tightness. It has many benefits from improving cell recovery and reducing the appearance of cellulite to lengthening your muscles and improving muscle tone.
2. Seven Minutes of Yoga
From decreasing inflammation, reducing blood pressure and boosting weight loss, the benefits of yoga are endless. Emmy award winning Dr. Oz swears by his morning ritual of seven minutes of yoga to wakeup tired muscles and joints and maintain flexibility and strength.
3. Drink More Water
You should aim to drink a minimum of two litres of water every day to stay hydrated. Increasing your water intake will increase your energy, flush out toxins, improve skin complexion, boost immune system, prevent cramps, help prevent headaches and will boost your mood. Drink up!
4. Take A Probiotic
A probiotic is a food supplement that optimises the digestive function and allows the body to efficiently absorb nutrients, detoxify the liver, and improve removal of wastes from the kidney and bowel. Using probiotics for a long period of time can greatly improve health and reduce disease states caused by inflammation and infection. Ask your naturopath or local health food shop for the best brands.
5. Dry Brushing
The skin is the largest organ in the body, playing a large role in daily detoxification and the last to receive nutrients and the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency. Dry brushing increases circulation to the skin, reduces the appearance of cellulite, improves lymphatic drainage, rejuvenates the nervous system and helps with muscle tone.
6. Morning Mindfulness
Taking 5 minutes in the morning to think about what you’re grateful for and setting an intention for the day fills you up with more of the happy stuff and decreases levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Focusing on the positives in life right from the get go filters out any negative self-talk than can hold you back from being the best version of yourself.