Encompassing physical, mental, and spiritual balance, wellness is a personal, always-evolving journey. There’s no road map and your individual path can’t be distilled into one book or practice. Instead, it requires patience, insight, and inspiration to move forward.
Starting can sometimes be the hardest part because wellness can seem intimidating or out of reach. But almost everyone can carve out time and energy for rituals that lead to wellness. These tips can help you live life with greater abundance and intention.
1. Look to Mother Nature
A wonder plant, cannabis in the form of CBD (cannabidiol) can naturally curb stress and anxiety, allowing you to relax and focus.
For MYX Coach Lauren Sambatoro, CBD means improved clarity. “I sometimes take it during the day to help me focus,” she says. “I feel like my anxiety is at a manageable level, but sometimes if I need to focus on something, CBD can give me the downregulation I need.”
Beyond the mental perks, CBD offers anti-inflammatory properties, which can act as a defense against chronic pain.
MYX Coach Kristin Condon says CBD is a go-to therapy after a hard workout or around her menstrual cycle. “I like to rub CBD oil on before my period starts and during the first few days of my period for relief.”
Speaking of relief, the benefits CBD offers mirror its sister marijuana in many ways, but the distinctions matter. CBD is a natural, non-psychoactive, and non-addictive oil derived from the hemp plant. Hemp comes from the cannabis plant and is grown to have extremely low to no THC and high CBD. The result of consultation with medical, nutritional, and pet experts, Elevate CBD is a superior choice manufactured with quality. (Use code “MYXFIT” at checkout to redeem an offer for buy one, get one free on 2-ounce tube or twist-up products from Elevate CBD.)
CBD products sold legally in the United States must have their oil extracted from the hemp plant and contain no more than 0.3% THC. This allows for wellness benefits without altering your mental state. You can derive the benefits from CBD edibles, oil, or topical lotions.
MYX Coach Jesse Barton has used all three and says she appreciates that pharmaceuticals and CBD don’t have to be at odds with each other. She has used both to treat anxiety but prefers the natural approach.
2. Clean up your diet
Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins and fats keeps your health in check and your gut happy. When in doubt, a nutritionist or dietitian can help with meal planning and address any concerns related to food sensitivities, intolerances, or allergies.
3. Drink up
Your body depends on water for many functions. So how much is enough? A general rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces. So a 130-pound woman would need to drink at least 65 ounces or the equivalent of about eight glasses. If you have a rigorous workout, you might need to up your intake to account for fluid loss. Other factors such as medications, dietary choices, and menstrual cycle can affect hydration. When in doubt, have another glass of H20!
4. Check in
Meditation doesn’t solve problems, but it can help you handle them better. Dedicating as little as 2 minutes a day is enough to yield results. MYX’s library of meditation practices aligns the body, heart, and mind. Whether first thing in the morning or just before bed, meditation can help quiet the mind and help you better confront life’s stressors.
5. Break a sweat
Exercise is good for the body and mind, and its benefits are countless. The best exercise is the one you do. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of options. If you’re new to fitness, check out the MYX program and its focus on cross-training. Moving your body in a variety of ways is an excellent way to achieve lasting results. With MYX, you get an extensive range of on-demand workouts that keeps your body guessing.
It’s never too late to adopt healthy habits and rituals to help you live the life you deserve. Start with one or two small changes and go from there. CBD edibles, tinctures, and topical oils from Elevate CBD can help you seamlessly integrate positive change into your routine. Use code “MYXFIT” at checkout to redeem an offer for buy one, get one free on 2-ounce tube or twist-up products. Here’s to you!