There’s so much noise when it comes to getting healthier these days, that we tend to forget the basics that have worked for ages. So today, in typical Upgraded Formulas fashion I wanted to share three unconventional ways to help you look, feel and perform better.
Let’s dive in:
1. Improve Your Gut Health:
Gut health is one of the most important, and neglected aspects of our health. It influences everything from how well we absorb nutrients to our mood, and plays a massive role in inflammation in the body.
In our society things like acid reflux, bloating, stomach pain and constipation are seen as something you just put up with. When in reality, those can all be remedied and fixed with the right plan.
Here’s a few simple ideas for improving your digestion:
Eat some fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut or yogurt, manage daily stress, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy body weight.
2. Laugh More Often:
The positive effects of laughter can’t be denied from a health perspective, especially when it comes to reducing stress and boosting your mood. Not only does laughter help you cope with stress, but it also helps with blood circulation and improves your blood pressure.
The mental and physical benefits of laughter can’t be overstated, and we could all use more laughter in our lives these days.
3. Practice Breathwork:
Breathwork has been popularized by Wim Hof and a few others in the past few years because of the powerful benefits people experience. During breathwork, you intentionally change your breathing pattern to improve mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
It helps with anxiety, immune function, chronic pain, depression and even the management of negative emotions. The crazy part is that most of the breathwork practices we’re just discovering today have been around for centuries.
If you want an amazing primer on breathwork, and some examples of different forms to try check out this article:
So here you have three outside the box ways to get healthier that you can start doing on a daily basis to look, feel and perform better!
Rooting for your health,
Chemical Engineer and Nutritionist
Founder of Upgraded Formulas