Reset and Refocus for 2021
2020 was a very challenging year for us all. However, if we were to take any lessons from the year gone by, the main learning is that we are a resilient bunch, us Irish! We stick together and do what is right for the most vulnerable in society when needed and we can get through pretty much anything when we have the correct mindset and look after one another.
‘I truly believe that building good habits and approaching our health and wellbeing in a proactive way will help us stay healthier for longer.’
From the pharmacy counter and speaking to so many of our customers both in person and virtually through technology another take- away from 2020 was a refocus on what matters, a change in perspective and focusing on our families, our happiness and most of all the health of our loved ones and ourselves. I truly believe that building good habits and approaching our health and wellbeing in a proactive way will help us stay healthier for longer. And we have nothing if we don’t have our health.
I have put together some ideas below that will help you in this new year to refocus and reset on our overall health and wellbeing.
Eat the Rainbow!
Antioxidants are powerful little nutrients that help with our immune system, our capacity to fight off attack from free radicals and keep us healthy. The three major antioxidant vitamins are beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E. You’ll find them in colourful fruits and vegetables, especially those with purple, blue, red, orange, and yellow hues. Think lots of fruit and veg and keep your dinner plate as colourful as possible.
If you are interested in supplementing an antioxidant, Vitamin C is where I would start. Your Zookie is my favourite vitamin C product to recommend, it is because it is unique in its delivery of Vitamin C to the cells, it works faster and more efficiently than other vitamin C’s on the market.
Give your Energy a Boost!
Physical activity is essential for a healthy life, as you increase the amount of physical exercise you get daily, be that a gentle walk or a heavy gym session your body produces endorphins, these endorphins are magical little chemicals that help improve your mood, reduce stress levels and even help with pain. In order to get these endorphins going we need to get up off the couch first and to give you a boost to begin you may like to try an energy boosting supplement like Revive Zest Active.
The B vitamins in Zest Active contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. When you’ve had a hard day, or month… or year, the stress you experience can affect your immune system with an increased risk of illnesses such as upper respiratory tract infection. That’s why Revive Active contains Wellmune Beta 1,3 /1,6 Glucans which is a beta gluten that helps the immune system as well.
Revive Active is a premium product with a powerful formulation of 26 active ingredients offering natural energy all day long. Revive Active will bring your immune system back to normal thereby reducing the chance of colds and flu’s but more importantly it will keep your heart healthy and you will feel your body totally refreshed.
Revive Active contains all your recommended daily allowance RDA of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It contains NO added stimulants, only natural ingredients so you have no highs and lows.
Reset your Gut Microbiome
It is no secret that a healthy gut contributes massively to our overall health and wellbeing. In fact, we are constantly learning about how having the correct balance of gut bacteria affects our wellbeing. A healthy gut means you have a good balance of bacteria, or microbes, in your gastrointestinal tract. These microbes help the body, obtain energy from the food you eat, get rid of toxins, fight harmful viruses and bacteria, Produce the mood-boosting brain chemical serotonin.
A new year is a perfect chance to make a healthy choice and reset the gut. If you are bloated, sluggish or experiencing any irritable bowel symptoms I would especially recommend Symprove 12 week programme.
Mind your Mind
The start of a new year may mean a refocus on education or even a refocus on your career. For school and college goers it is the start of a new term and improving cognitive function is key this time of year. There are a few ways in which you can mind your mind.
Ensuring you get an adequate amount of sleep is vital for a healthy body and mind, a healthy and hearty diet will help especially nourishing your body with foods containing nutrients such as omega-3 and vitamin D will help with brain health as will quieting the mind with a mindfulness or meditation practice daily.
If you are interested in improving your cognitive function as well as your heart and skin health an omega supplement rich in DHA and EPA is really useful.
Love the Skin you are in
If 2020 has taught us anything it is to be grateful for our wonderful bodies, to be grateful for our health and to focus on health over all else. It is important to look after the health of our skin as much as any other part of the body. Healthy skin shows and ensuring a good solid skincare routine is only half the job when considering overall skin health. Our skin benefits greatly from a healthy diet, adequate hydration, low stress levels and lots of sleep however that can be difficult to achieve 100% of the time. That is why I love skin boosting supplements such as Revive Beauty and Your Zooki Collagen. Both help with collagen production and barrier protection of the skin meaning that it will help with the signs of ageing and improve skin texture and boost the glow of the skin.
We are here to help!
My team of pharmacists are here to help you through these challenging times and all you need to do is to reach out and ask for the help that you might need.
I hope that you all have the best start to 2021! I wish you all the best of health and happiness for yourself and your families,
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