Five Minutes to Less Stress and Enhanced Well-being
An hour-long massage, a candlelit bath or a few hours in a wellness spa, can deliver a decadent sense of wellbeing.
The scents of lavender or eucalyptus follow you out of the few hours of self-care. Your muscles feel warm and relaxed, and your skin glows.
The truth for most of us is that the time, money or lack of energy get in the way of regular investment in wellness.
No Time? No Money? No Problem.
Just because you are short on time, money, or both, doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in wellness. Add only five minutes of wellness to your daily schedule, and you can create a measurable difference in how well you feel and look.
Bliss and a Healthy Glow
Interested into why these few minutes of wellness each day will possibly make such a difference?
The cold water rush provides a natural shock to your body causing oxygen intake to increase as well as your heart rate.
Blood circulation is improved as the cold water hits your skin. The arctic water will leave you feeling invigorated after your shower and full of energy.
According to Medical Daily, daily cold showers can also improve your muscle recovery after workouts, strengthen your immune system, reduce stress, help depression and even lead to ease weight loss.
I have found that the daily cold water plunge has increased my levels of willpower and self-control. It is important to dress warmly after the cold water plunge so that you do not chill.
Almond oil is all natural, containing no pore-clogging mineral oil. It is high in vitamin E and absorbs quickly into the skin.
The daily massaging of the natural oil into the skin improves blood circulation and supports the skins ability to serve as a healthy barrier to toxins and bacteria.
According to VPK, Ayurveda massage has the following health benefits: calmer nerves, well-lubricated joints, higher mental alertness, better skin, higher energy levels all day and improved sleep.
I am sure you have read about the health benefits of green tea. I think we all know about its antioxidants, but I was surprised to learn it improves brain function.
The combination of the caffeine and L-theanine have synergistic effects that together enhance your brain function.
Meanwhile, the smell of essential oils, or aromatherapy, can trigger physical and emotional effects that improve wellbeing, from lifting your mood to decreasing your stress levels. For a full list of the effect of various essential oils visit: Armotherapy.com
Prepare for Wellness
The first step is to purchase pure almond oil or sesame oil. A prefer almond oil. In Switzerland, they send it home with new mothers to use on their newborn infants.
They sell it for a few dollars fresh pressed in any drug store in Switzerland, but pure almond oil is available on Amazon from many different vendors worldwide too. You should also search for organic essential oils like orange, lavender, or your favorite scent.
Wellness Step 1:
Shower warm. At the end of your shower turn the water to icy cold. Place your right leg under the cold water and count to sixty. Switch legs.
Next, place your right arm under the cold water to the shoulder and count to sixty. Switch arms. Now, how brave are you?
Jump in and let the water run over your face and then along your spine.
Wellness Step 2:
Quickly rub yourself dry.
Take a small bit of almond oil and gently massage your face.
Next, take a handful of almond oil. Smooth over your arms and legs. Use smooth long strokes on your muscles and round rhythmic circling over your joints: wrists, elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees, and hips.
Have five to ten more minutes today? Purchase your favorite natural oil scents, such as lavender or orange and add some to boiling water in your kitchen to scent the room like a spa.
Smooth in a circular motion over your stomach and with smooth stokes over your back, chest, and feet.
Wellness Step 3:
Make sure you put on warm socks or tights.
Have five to ten more minutes today? Add a few drops of your favorite natural oil scents, such as lavender or orange, to a pan of boiling water in your kitchen to scent your home like a luxurious spa, lift your mood, and soothe your spirit.
Wellness Step 4:
Enjoy a nice cup of hot green tea filled with antioxidants, such as strawberry green tea.
Wellness in 5 Minutes