As the days slowly become shorter and colder again, many people feel increasingly tired and unmotivated. At the same time, life is becoming more hectic again: companies are preparing for the last quarter of the year, schools and universities are opening again and hobbies are restarting.
Regular self-care tips and short breaks in between are important for staying healthy, fit and content during busy times.
Hot chocolate, a turmeric latte, or an elderflower punch?
Delicious hot drinks are ideal to shift down a gear and enjoy the moment. Refined with cream, syrup, or spices, hot drinks taste especially good.
One of our personal favorites in autumn and winter is Golden Milk. Here is the recipe:
Put 300 milliliters of cow's or vegetable milk in a pot and boil it together with 1 teaspoon of turmeric (or the contents of 2 turmeric capsules from AAVALABS), a teaspoon of honey (or maple syrup), a pinch of cinnamon and some fresh ginger in a pot.
The result is a fabulously delicious feel-good drink!
If you last collected autumn leaves as a schoolchild, then you should definitely try it again.
The best way to do this is to take a walk through the forest. Many of the positive effects of "forest bathing” have been scientifically proven.
Fresh forest air:
A hot bath is a perfect remedy for stress. A bath with scents, candles, and your favorite music will be a very special experience. You can find the accessories for this in regular supermarkets.
Don´t forget to switch off your phone, turn off the lights and enjoy!
A relaxing wellness massage can quickly catapult you into other worlds and free you from tensions and little aches and pains of everyday life. Popular massage forms include aroma massages with essential oils, Ayurvedic oil massages or Thai massages.
Note: However, you should check the quality beforehand. Make sure that the massage therapist is qualified and that there are no indications that speak against a massage (professional massage therapists will always check this before the treatment).
Aromatherapy is known for its positive effects on the body and mind. Thereby essential oils are absorbed in different ways, among others through the sense of smell e.g. by scented lamps. If you feel worn out, tired, or stressed, the right scents can help.
A particularly invigorating scent for tired people is lemon, for example. Lavender on the other hand has a relaxing effect and helps with nervousness and insomnia.
Autumn days are ideal for creative activities. This is not only fun but often has an incredibly relaxing and inspiring effect.
Our tip: Look up the best DIY blogs and Youtube channels online. You will find wonderful tips for designing, handicrafts, sewing and painting, and much more.
Nothing beats the smell of a freshly baked apple or plum pie! Take advantage of rainy and cool days to bake autumnal treats. We discovered this really irresistibleapple pie recipe on Jenn Segal´s food blog.
Our list shows that self-care doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money on holidays or products.
Oftentimes a moment of mindfulness and a cup of really good tea can work wonders when you're feeling tired or stressed. As Jon Kabat-Zinn states: “The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.”
"There should be effective supplements on the international market that are as pure as Nordic nature!" This was the thought of Otso Kääriäinen, founder & CEO of AAVALABS, when he decided to start the company together with his parents 10 years ago.
Otso comes from Finland and grew up with the mindset that nature provides us with all the ingredients we need to promote our well-being. With this strong belief, he built AAVALABS together with his parents and started to develop pure and fresh supplements.
Learn more about the story behind AAVALABS and how Otso made his vision come true!
It' s small, green and nutrient-rich. What are we talking about?
Exactly! About the super algae chlorella!
Have you ever heard of chlorella? But do you really know what it is?
In today's article, we want to give the algae the attention it deserves! We'll clarify what chlorella actually is, how it grows and what benefits it can bring us.
Are you ready for more GREEN in your life? Then let's get started!
Did your parents or grandparents also take cod liver oil? They sure did! Fishy, oily, greasy - simply disgusting! Whole generations grew up with this penetrating taste of cod liver oil until it finally disappeared from the shelves. Cod liver oil is a great source of omega 3 but nowadays, taking supplements with omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA is clearly the more pleasant way to go.
Omega-3 fatty acids are found mainly in marine fish and algae and are a vital part of the human diet. They regulate important bodily functions such as blood pressure, heart rate or the immune system and are found as a component of nerve cells, especially in the brain and retina. The two most important omega-3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both obtained mainly from fish oils and marine algae. To be able to integrate these fatty acids into supplements, they must first be extracted using complex processes.