Actually, we were all already in a spring mood...and then the coronavirus came.
Admittedly, we too are concerned about the many effects, because it really affects each and every one of us. At first, we were unsure if we wanted to publish our spring tips at all. Then we thought: Now more than ever!
Regardless of whether we are trapped at home or not, spring is a good time for "inner spring cleaning". The current situation is a challenge for many of us, but let's make the best of it!
A glass of lukewarm lemon water in the morning has many positive effects on the body: Lemon juice with warm water helps keep the body hydrated as it provides electrolytes to the body after the night, promotes the liver to flush out toxins and activates the digestive system.
The vitamin C contained in the lemon also acts as a powerful antioxidant and helps to neutralise harmful substances. Lemon water is therefore ideal for supporting the immune system and detoxifying the body.
Preparation is easy:Mix the juice of half a squeezed lemon in a glass of warm water - done!
Exercise in the fresh air is a great way to wake up from hibernation and get fit.
The effect of exercise is often underestimated. Physical exercise influences body systems such as breathing, the heart, the immune system, the muscles, the kidneys, the bones, the digestive system, the brain as well as the energy metabolism positively and are proven to reduce the risk of many lifestyle diseases. Despite that exercise has a positive effect on the mood.
Update: Due to the current situation, everyone should, of course, follow the instructions of the local authorities. If it is not possible to move around outside, we recommend workouts at home. Use appropriate apps and books or look for a suitable indoor workout on Youtube.
Tip: During the Corona crisis yoga app provider Downdog offers all apps free of charge until April.
Green vegetables are particularly rich in chlorophyll and are among the healthiest foods. Green vegetables contain vital and health-promoting ingredients such as vitamins, nutrients, fiber, antioxidants, and carotenoids. They are also considered to be blood purifying and antioxidant - perfect for "spring cleaning" your plate!
Here are some ideas for green vegetables:
Another great way to add more green to the menu is to make green smoothies.
The key to success is, as we all know, to change our habits.
Easier said than done! An excellent tool to establish new habits more easily is a so-called habit tracker. All you need is a calendar or a journal in which you cross off each day you stick with your routine.
Sounds ridiculously simple, but is very effective. On one hand habit tracking creates a visual cue that can remind you to act. On the other hand it shows you what you have already accomplished - and that is motivating!
Whether you want to do more reading, meditate daily or do more sports, with the help of your personal habit tracker you can change your life step by step.
In our fast-moving world, it is not always easy to keep calm. The constant flood of information can be quite overwhelming - especially when we're constantly following disturbing news about the virus. Many of us are probably feeling quite stressed or even anxious scrolling through their social media feeds at the moment.
In such situations, it is advisable to simply put the phone aside or turn off the news.
Here are some great antidotes for overwhelm: yoga exercises, meditation, a good book or playing games with your loved ones.
Have you ever heard of hyperacidity of the body?
You probably did! But maybe the topic seemed too complex to you, so you quickly lost interest.
But this fact should awaken your interest again:
The majority of people in our modern society suffer from hyperacidity!
Yes, now you may be surprised or even shocked! The topic of hyperacidity is enormously important and should play an important role in your diet.
Hyperacidity or acidosis is caused by the increasing consumption of toxic and acid-forming foods. Unfortunately, many people eat a very acidic diet and don't get enough base-forming minerals.
If you haven't heard of the beauty protein collagen yet, you must be living somewhere under a rock.
Because in social media, the so-called beauty supplement is being promoted more than ever before. And that' s not without reason!
Collagen is one of the most popular supplements on the market. It supports the normal growth of hair and nails and healthy skin.
For this reason, supplements with collagen are often associated only with external beauty.
However, collagen is much more than just a skin, hair and nail care product. It offers numerous other benefits that you should definitely know about.
Learn what collagen is, what benefits it offers and why taking collagen supplements makes much sense.
Did you know that you have about 100 trillion bacteria in your body?
That might sound a bit scary at first, because we associate the word bacteria with something negative. But bacteria are actually essential for our survival and take over important tasks in our body. Most bacteria are found in our intestines, more specifically in the colon. Intestinal flora or intestinal microbiota is the term used to describe the totality of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, etc.) that colonize the intestine.
We distinguish between good and bad bacteria: The good bacteria are enormously important for health. However, certain types of bacteria in your gut can also contribute to many diseases.
Studies have found that if you have too many of the negative bacteria in your body, you are more likely to suffer from certain intestinal diseases, such as Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
What's interesting is that the food you eat has a big impact on your gut flora.