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.”
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.