Quick holistic wellness tips. These are things we can easily do daily any time of our life and especially during perimenopause.
1. Stay hydrated, I know I say this a lot. I can’t stress enough how important it is to stay hydrated. Aim for 1/2 your weight in ounces daily. Also think about all the ways you are getting your hydration in. Soups, fruit, elixirs, etc. Keep in mind those things that can dehydrate you, soda, coffee, alcohol, etc.
2. Ditch gluten, dairy, sugar and processed food. These are the basics to eliminate for holistic wellness, gut health, autoimmune issues, etc.
3. Eat whole foods, ideally made at home. Make sure you are getting enough PFF, protein, fat and fiber at EVERY meal! (Especially breakfast, it’s what sets you up for the day and helps balance blood sugar) Make sure you have quality protein sources whether plant or animal. Same goes for choosing good healthy fats.
4. Make sleep a priority. Without enough quality deep sleep our hormones will not be happy. We do so much healing and renewal during sleep. Especially during the earlier hours of the night. Aim to be in bed by 10:00. Create a really great sleep routine.
5. Create a meditation practice. This can include Reiki, deep breathing, guided meditation, local classes, apps, etc. whatever works for you, that you will stick with.
6. Find a movement practice that works for you. In perimenopause and honestly before we want to limit intense workouts for our hormones sake. HIIT a few times a week might work for you, see how you feel. Did you know as women with our cycles there are different ways we should be moving our body based on where we are in our cycle? I prefer yoga, my spin bike, hiking/walking as well as my Tone It Up app. In the summer it’s paddle boarding and swimming.
7. Stress management is key. Any of the above can help with stress management. I prefer cooking, yoga, Reiki, meditation and workouts.
8. Herbs. There are many herbs to choose from for supporting your wellness. They can be culinary herbs, medicinal herbs, tinctures, elixirs, tonics, etc.
What would you add to the list?