Stress sucks, no doubt about it. Besides knots in your stomach, stress and tension prompts the release of a hormone called cortisol which has been linked to the likes of digestive problems, weight gain, heart disease, memory problems and more.
If you’ve watched my Bath Time Essentials video then you know there’s nothing I love more than a relaxing bath after a long day. We all know about yoga and its benefits but more recently a new trend has swept the beauty world thanks to Mio’s Liquid Yoga Restorative Bath Soak.
Mio’s Liquid Yoga’s milky-moisturising blend of essential oils, mineral salts and therapeutic herbs, will help ease muscle fatigue, stressed shoulders and achy bodies. Best-known as a personal masseuse in a bottle, this wind down wonder will help you go beyond your yoga class and into deep breaths and meditation. You can purchase Mio’s Liquid Yoga bath soak at Wellness Warehouse for R580.
Mio also shared with me some of the following advice on what to eat to enjoy a better and healthy life:
Omegas – We love Omegas! Oily fish such as salmon and sardines contain loads of Omega-3 which is vital for a healthy functioning brain.
Bananas – A banana and a helping of nut butter will give you the energy you need to tackle big tasks. Workaholics take note, bananas are loaded with potassium which helps keep blood pressure low.
Dark chocolate – In addition to being packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals, dark chocolate contains a chemical called phenethyalime which acts a natural mood booster.
Eat your water – To feel and look your best, water is key. Water-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients and valuable hydration that will not only plump skin, helping it look smooth and healthy but also help your mind and body feel in balance.