Wellness: A bit of a stretch but these three easy tricks work


Wellness: A bit of a stretch but these three easy tricks work

Small changes make it easier to figure out what works for you. But it starts only when you try something new

Nothemba Mkhondo

Health is no longer just about food and exercise. It has evolved into wellness – a multidimensional and holistic approach to a healthier lifestyle. 
Wellness is such a personal journey that small changes make it easier to figure out what works for you. But it starts only when you try something new. 
From eating vegan to drinking kombucha, from practising Bikram yoga to trying new natural substances such as moringa-leaf powder, I am fearless in my pursuit of the next level of my wellness. As health fads come and go, knowing what’s good and worth trying can become a roll of the dice. Here are a few trends that are worth a go: they could just make you feel a little healthier, happier, and fitter today.
The new cardio
When I found out that bouncing around on a small trampoline was considered a legitimate form of exercise, I thought: Why not? Sounds easy enough, right? Yes and no:  be prepared to sweat and get your heart rate up because, when used in a targeted way, this little trampoline packs a punch. But don’t worry, rebounding is still fun.
This playful exercise has many benefits: it’s twice as effective as running, boosts lymphatic drainage, improves digestion, detoxes the entire body and boosts energy levels. It is also low-impact, meaning it places less stress on your ankles, knees and back. Rebounding makes working out at home easy: throw in some light dumbbells and resistance bands to take it up a notch.
The new juice
Chances are you’ve seen the latest juice craze on social media and thought it’s, well, crazy. Enter celery juice: packed with vitamins C and K, potassium and magnesium. It’s also rich in other minerals and mineral salts which help the absorption of nutrients, meaning it can do a whole world of good for your body.
I can confidently report that celery juice really does boost your energy levels throughout the day. It’s also great for digestion, so why not buy a bunch and get juicing? The taste is not nearly as bad as you would expect.
The new feel-good accessory
A large, glowing rock of pink salt is an item you don’t know you need until it’s staring you in the face. The Himalayan salt lamp, made from a hollowed-out rock of Himalayan salt, is a must-have, feel-good addition to your space.
This ancient pink crystal is nice to look at and great for improving your mood and creating good ambiance. It’s also said to detoxify the environment when it warms up: it attracts water molecules in the air, and any pollutants floating around get pulled down to the rock with them.

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