Ready to focus on your health and wellbeing this year? Discover how herbal teas can support your journey and help you get healthy in 2023.
For many of us, the start of a new year is an opportunity to renew our focus on our health and wellbeing. We’re past the darkest days of the year and, despite the cold weather, the slow increase in daylight hours can help us feel more active and hopeful.
Whether you’re a fan of New Year’s resolutions or not, the changing year is a great opportunity to look at what is working in your life and what could do with tweaking so that you can be your happiest, healthiest, and most balanced self.
If you’re ready to make some changes for better physical and mental wellbeing, this blog post is for you. We’re going to look at the core pillars of health and discuss how herbal teas can support you in your journey to get healthy in 2023.
1. Joyful Movement
We all know how important exercise is to our physical and mental wellbeing. As well as increasing our strength and physical fitness, exercise helps us reduce stress, sleep better, and feel good too.
However, finding the motivation to make exercise a regular part of our daily lives can be easier said than done, especially when the days are short and the weather is bad.
Herbal teas can’t do your run for you or make those weights feel any lighter. But if you need a burst of energy to help you feel motivated to get moving, certain herbs may be able to help.
Green tea, for example, is popular with athletes because of its caffeine content and high levels of antioxidants. Other herbs that are great for fitness enthusiasts include ginseng, rhodiola, and ashwagandha, all of which help to support your mental focus, boost your physical performance, and reduce your levels of fatigue.
Find these herbs combined in our NutraBoost tea.
2. Effective Digestion
Eating well is one of the best things we can do for our health. When our bodies get the nutrients they need, we have the energy to meet the demands of our busy lives. Our cells can grow and repair as they should, and we reduce our risk of many diseases.
But eating a balanced diet is just one part of the equation. We also need to support our digestive system so that it can effectively extract all those vital nutrients from the food we eat and rid our bodies of waste.
Many herbs help support our gut health and protect our digestive organs. Dandelion root, liquorice, ginger, and milk thistle are just some of the herbs we love to use for digestive support.
Our NutraCleanse blend uses all these herbs, as well as others that support our digestive system, especially our liver and kidneys.
3. Restful Sleep
Exercise and diet are often the main focus when we want to get healthy. But we shouldn’t overlook the importance of sleep to our physical and mental health.
A good night’s sleep is vital for hormone management, cell repair, cognitive function, immune support, and reducing our risk of chronic illnesses. When we’re well-rested, our mood gets a boost. And we also find it easier to eat well and move our bodies.
One of the most popular uses of herbal teas is supporting our sleep. There are lots of different herbs that can be used for this purpose. Two to look out for are chamomile and valerian root, both of which help us fall asleep more quickly and sleep more deeply.
We’ve combined these two herbs to make our Chamomile & Valerian flagship tea.
4. Stress Management
Stress is a fact of life. We can’t avoid it altogether but being chronically stressed is bad news for our physical and mental health. As well as increasing our risk of depression and anxiety, being constantly stressed can lead to digestive issues, headaches, and even cardiovascular issues.
Exercise, sleep, and a healthy diet can all help us cope better with stress and increase our resilience. Many people also turn to stress-relieving herbs to help them find calm and deal with the ups and downs of life.
Adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha, rhodiola, and ginseng can help us cope better with the physical and mental impacts of stress. Find them in NutraBoost.
We also like to use nervine herbs to calm our nervous systems and help us feel calmer and more relaxed. Chamomile, lemon balm, passionflower, and lavender are all great examples. We use them all in our NutraRelax blend.
5. Immune Support
Even if we’re doing everything right – eating well, moving regularly, getting enough sleep, and managing our stress levels – we can still come down with illnesses and sick bugs.
The start of 2023 has been particularly bad for many viruses, with high levels of RSV, flu, scarlet fever, strep A, and Covid. Plus, there are plenty of regular colds making the rounds too.
Being healthier overall can help to increase your resilience and help you recover more quickly from illnesses. But it also pays to pay particular attention to supporting your immune system if you want to get healthy in 2023.