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We released a lot of content this year to provide you with all the latest on CBD, current news on health, and more. We have put together a round-up of some of these blogs to bring you the best tips from 2019 to start your 2020 off well!
🌟 Make sure to look out for the links within the text and be directed over to our other blogs to find out more on those topics!
We know the importance of movement; exercise is crucial for our health and longevity. But how can CBD play a part in this? What are athletes saying about CBD? How can it be an addition to your active life?
Let's have a look at this:
A lot of Martial artists are advocates for CBD for ultimate sleep and recovery. Check out this blog to see more.
"It's CBD. It helps with the healing process and inflammation and stuff like that. You want to get this for before or after the fight, in training, to make your life a better place.”
Movement can be extremely beneficial for stress and anxiety
Dr Harry believes that activities like yoga, pilates and meditation are extremely effective over the medium to long term to help manage stress and anxiety.
Consider yoga paired with CBD
Yoga involves the breath, postures and meditation. This is highly effective at stimulating relaxation and helping us reach a mindful state. Studies show that yoga significantly lowers cortisol levels; the body’s stress hormone. Similarly, CBD is a wonderful complement to yoga because of its soothing effect on our nervous system. They both ease the ‘fight or flight’ stress response, into a more relaxed parasympathetic ‘rest and digest’ state.
‘Emerging research has shown that people that consistently get less than 7 hours of sleep per night are putting themselves at grave risk of a litany of medical conditions, most notably Alzheimer’s Dementia, heart disease, depression, cancer and premature death. Poor sleep also reduces our ability to think clearly, decreases productivity and creativity at work, and exponentially raises the chances of having a car accident.'
Don't despair, Dr Harry has some tips for you:
#1 Measure your sleep- Most popular methods are the use of an app, a watch tracker.
#2 No stimulants after 3! Try and have your daily coffee only in the morning if you’re having issues with your sleep and see if it makes a difference.
#3 Ensure the room is dark. Use an eye mask if your blinds don’t quite allow for that. Keep your blue light (all device screens) off! and turn your phone to sleep mode.
#4 Use supplements –
We underestimate how important looking after ourselves really is; self-care is not selfish. There is mounting evidence that shows CBD can reduce anxiety and improve sleep, but we have some other important tips to help you:
#1 Find your relief- playing a musical instrument, painting, a bath, a massage or a sauna session. Find your calm. Or perhaps you are someone who loves to get your heart rate up with a workout. Whatever it may be, just find something you enjoy.
#2 Mindfulness- meditate and breathwork. Dr Harry is a fan of 3-3-3 breathing. Inhale for 3 seconds then exhale 3 seconds and repeat for 3 minutes. With meditation- find the type that works for you! There are so many apps, books, and YouTubes to help you find your way.
#3 Find your tribe- relationships and support systems are so crucial for your mental health and wellbeing.
#4 Know when to ask for help when you feel like you may need it. There is no shame in feeling overly stressed/ anxious or feeling alone.
#5 Nature is important. And there are studies to show it. Here are some ways to get amongst nature:
Having routine is essential for a number of reasons. Most importantly, when you have a strong routine; stress and anxiety can decrease significantly. Becoming more mindful and starting the day right seems to be crucial for many of the world's highest achievers. After analysing these were the most favoured steps taken by these figures:
#1 Manage your diary correctly- and make sure to schedule in some self-care
#2 Work smarter- not harder. Sounds simple, but many don't...
#3 Morning routines for the win! (let's look at these steps below 👇)
#4 Wake early. All of them woke early to get the most out of the day
#5 Make your bed. A simple routine like this can really set the day up!
#6 Exercise/ yoga or have a cold shower. Great methods to optimise your energy
#7 Meditate. It doesn't have to be lengthy. Choose the way that works best for you
#8 Healthy breakfast (or skip it) + hydrate with water or warm water and lemon
#9 Plan for the day ahead. Prioritise the most important tasks for the day
Shani Kaplan is a contributing writer for Truth Naturals. She combines her knowledge gained from working within the fitness/wellness industry in Sydney and London for the last seven years as a Personal Trainer, and class instructor, with her addiction to research due to her BA in Business Marketing. Shani loves martial arts, resistance training, dance and yoga, nutrition, travel, design, photography, and art.