It's officially 2023 and you're ready to hone in on your New Year's Resolutions! You've maybe signed up at a gym, cleaned up your fridge, created a mood board to remind you of your goals, but do you truly have EVERYTHING you need to officially succeed?
Don't get me wrong, we ain't doubting you, but time and time again we see the same story unfold. People get all excited and motivated by the start of a new year, an opportunity for a fresh start, but once that energy fizzles out, relying on motivation becomes harder, and sometimes even lost.
This is the thing, motivation cannot get you to where you want to be. Motivation is a feeling we get wanting to see a result- and usually fast. Typically, people eventually get impatient discouraged if something is taking too or if they end up running into a hiccup in the road so to speak. There will always be obstacles no matter what your approach is in life, hence motivation isn't the key. Discipline is.
By creating routines and new found habits, you're then able to stay on the course of your resolutions much easier because the act of doing what you have to do to get to your goal will become second nature.
For this upcoming year of 2023, there are 5 popular health resolutions people are attacking. They are
- Exercise more
- Eat healthier
- Sleep better
- Manage mental health
- Lose weight
Sounds great, and we're so excited for you, but did you know we can maybe help you out a bit more in that department?
1. The goal to exercise more
Getting to the gym in itself is sometimes a mental game, but once you get there, some people also struggle with maintaining hydration and energy through out the entire workout itself! Enter in our Upgraded Trace Elements and Upgraded Charge Electrolytes Blend. Both are helpful in maintaining hydration, however depending on the intensity of exercise you'll be doing, you might be one over the other. Upgraded Trace Elements is specifically designed to help keep the body hydrated and maintaining trace elements of minerals which we may not receive from just basic nutrition. Considering our water is contaminated in today's world, when filtering it to access clean water, many times we strip it of minerals. Hence, adding back in the minerals is vital. That being said, for people who sweat a ton or over exert themselves, they will need extra electrolytes, such as potassium, sodium, magnesium and even some zinc to maintain stamina. So ditch those BCAAs and just throw in some drops of these into your water!
2. The goal to eat healthier
We all want to eat healthier, and sometimes it's as simple as just having better food choices in one's environment, but don't tell me cravings aren't the real struggle. Most people struggle with two main cravings: sweet or salty. Usually, in cases in which people are craving more saltier foods, we'd typically advise them to focus on adrenal health, hydration, and not being afraid of sodium in the first place! However, if you like the sweeter things in life, sometimes that could show up as a lack of potassium or an inability to balance calcium and magnesium. This is when our Upgraded Potassium or our Upgraded Calcium which is a mix of calcium, magnesium and boron can help! Lastly, if over eating is just the general issue, regardless of cravings, consider our Upgraded Chromium as chromium has been shown to curb appetite.
3. The goal to sleep better
Who doesn't want to wake up refreshed in the morning and ready to take on the day? The problem is, if you're dead exhausted when you wake up because of poor sleep, then you can't be the super human you are meant to be. For most people, our Upgraded Magnesium can help with that issue, but for others, especially if they're in a fast oxidative state, our Upgraded Calcium again could definitely be supportive as calcium acts as a sedating mineral.
4. The goal to manage your mental health
Everybody wants to feel focused and not struggle with what's going on in their brain all the time, right? It's a struggle, especially if you're someone who may deal with brain fog, depression or even anxiety! Yes, take time for yourself, meditate, surround yourself with the people you love and find a passion. Do things that light you up. However, sometimes we need a bit of help during that process, and this is why we recommend looking into our Upgraded Memory blend which particularly has phosphorus which can help stimulate the body into moving faster and iodine with manganese and molybdenum for thyroid and atp production. If you struggle with brain fog, depression or a lack of motivation, this could help get you up and running. However, on the flip side, if you're someone who needs a bit more a chill pill, struggling with anxiety, our Upgraded Magnesium can definitely help you out!
5. The goal to lose weight
Lastly, if your main goal is to lose weight and you have a sluggish metabolism, but you're eating right, exercising well, resting up correctly, and just need a tiny bit more support, our Upgraded Metabolism could be the missing link! Main ingredients are zinc, manganese and chromium which will not just help with stamina and energy production, but thyroid health (which is the mina organ driving metabolism), as well as cravings and blood sugar.
Hopefully this list was helpful to some of you and wishing you all the best in this upcoming year of 2023!
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Practitioner
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
Integrative Health Coach