It’s been challenging for many people during the last year, to say the very least, so trying to juggle the everyday demands of life at a time like this isn't exactly a cakewalk.
Problem is, being on edge all the time doesn't do a body good. Not only is it mentally draining, but it can also affect other aspects of our well-being.
Digestive health, anyone?
As we discussed in a previous blog, our gut and brain are secretly besties that communicate all the time, and one of the things these two chatty Patties talk about the most is how you are feeling and dealing with all the pressure life can put on us.
When your brain says you're worried, your tummy doesn't take the news well, and we don't just mean butterflies in your stomach. Thankfully, you might just be a few changes away from getting your body on the right track.
Here are three tips to keep your mind and gut at peace!
1) Change Your Nightly Routine
It's bad enough when daily hassles take over your day, so don't let those concerns consume your night! Instead, try to end the day on a more relaxing note so that you will get better rest and feel more energized to have a better tomorrow!
As we mentioned in a recent post about sleep hacks, everything from thought patterns to late smartphone use can impact your good night’s rest. So, be sure to stay in tune with your body's alarm signals when the going gets tough.
A few simple tweaks to your thinking, breathing, and sleeping will make a massive difference with how your brain and gut carry on.
2) Avoid Trigger-Inducing Foods
"Wait... is that a thing?" Yup, that's a thing.
Ah, comfort food. It's always there for us on the days when all we want to do is plop our butts on the couch and binge Netflix shows after a stressful day. But unfortunately, some of our go-to comfort foods and ingredients can make us feel anything but uncomfortable.
It turns out that salt, caffeine, processed meats, sugar, and fried food are just a few of the foods that are best to consume in moderation. Some might leave you feeling sluggish, and others make our minds and body’s race.
For more information on what options can help yield the best night’s rest, The National Sleep Foundation is a great resource for suggestions to keep you chill after every meal.
3) Supplements May Help
Making some lifestyle and dietary changes may go a long way with reducing your stress, but the same might be true of supplements that are specially made for the gut and brain.
First, Digestive Enzymes can be helpful for helping our tummies digest foods as best as possible. Not only do they help break down the hard-to- digest foods you know and love, but they also help replenish the enzymes that some people have a harder time producing after age 20.
Then, when it comes to helping your mind simmer down, we suggest picking supplements with Ashwagandha and Rhodiola to provide you support for normal stress.
Let us know if you have any questions or comments about how to keep your mind and gut in a state of zen or to Elevate Your State of Being … Well™. Or, you can reach out to us directly at (800) 940-1972 or via email at support@Zenwise.com.