Relief Remedies

Let’s admit it, life hurts sometimes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a student, busy bee in the workforce, parent, spouse, traveler, unemployed, or anything else… it all catches up to you at some point. Instead of fighting it and complaining about how much better it would be if my body, muscles and mind never got exhausted or warn out, I embrace it as a sign of hard work and accomplishment. Give yourself a break. You work hard and it all comes down to having the right tools when exhaustion, injury, illness and more decide to strike. 
The oh-so-budget-friendly Epsom Salt! 
Muscles in pain? Body feeling exhausted? Caught that bug going around? Don’t you worry… just add 2 cups of Epsom Salt to your bath and soak for at least 12 minutes – you’ll be on your way to a road of recovery and increasing your body’s levels of magnesium and sulfate! Not quite sure why that’s so splendid? According to the Epsom Salt Industry Council, some of the health benefits of proper magnesium and sulfate levels include:
– Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells 
(easing muscle pain and helping the body eliminate harmful substances)
– Improved heart and circulatory health
– Relieved stress
– Pain and muscle cramp relief by reducing inflammation
– Improved oxygen use
– Improved absorption of nutrients

What are you waiting for? Soak it up!
The oh-so-hydrating Coconut Water!

If you’ve never tried Coconut Water before, you’ll probably make one of those “what crazy person told me to drink this?!” faces when you take your first sip. Yes, it tastes a tad different than most beverages you’ve tried… but give it a chance! Not only is it great for you, but once you’ve tried it and gotten over that initial taste shock, it’s quite delicious and refreshing! Hint: If you’re new to the Coconut Water world, I recommend trying the flavored options like mango, pink guava, pineapple, etc… to get your feet wet (the original/plain flavor can taste a little hardcore if you know what I mean). Still need convincing? Here’s some of the reasons why I love Coconut Water:
– It’s sold at most grocery and convenience stores
– It’s Fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie and ultra hydrating
– It’s full of potassium (more than a banana) and electrolytes
– It’s a fun and healthy alternative to all the things you shouldn’t be drinking like soda, juices with lots of sugar, etc…

What are you waiting for? Drink it up!


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