Spring Cleaning Your Wellness Routine
If you’re taking 12 different supplements while you’re reading this, pause.
Wellness supplements, diets, and practices are crucial for busy lives, but sometimes, they can become just more “busy work.” As wellness-conscious folks, we tend to approach our daily routines the same way we approach work: with a to-do list and a guilty conscience. In this article, we’re making it super simple to “trim the fat” from your wellness routine and do only the things that really make a difference in your physical and mental health.
One important note:
We’re not healthcare professionals, and any change in your diet, supplement, or exercise routine should always be checked out with your doctor first. We’re simply wellness industry experts here to provide you with some inspiration and cheer you on.
If you have a medical concern, you may need to follow a super specific diet, and you can skip this section.
But if you don’t, the first step is to consider how you’re feeling, both mentally and physically. Are you having brain fog and stomach cramps? Are you a total insomniac who walks through each day like a zombie? Are you feeling physically vibrant but emotionally anxious? Identify the top 2-3 issues you’d like to address.
One of the most common problems we’ve been hearing about is lack of energy. If you’re exhausted all the time, consider experimenting with a dairy-free diet. Dairy can be challenging for our bodies to digest, and actually breaking it down can require a lot of energy, potentially leaving you at a lack. If you’re feeling sleepy around 3 PM every day, consider cutting down on the amount of morning caffeine you’re drinking. Coffee can spike your blood sugar and can lead to post-lunch crashes, and it can also deplete your adrenal glands over time. Most importantly: boost your hydration. Optimal hydration can lead to an increase in physical and mental energy. According to the University of Missouri, you should, “take half your body weight in pounds, and drink that amount in ounces of water,” every day. Pro tip: You’re going to need a bigger water bottle.
The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise per week, spread out over at least three days. Strength training exercises that target major muscle groups should also be included at least two days per week.
For most of us, this level of exercise simply isn’t realistic or enjoyable, so we put it off and end up doing nothing. Instead of forcing yourself to do exercises that you don't like or avoiding exercise altogether, find an exercise routine that fits seamlessly into your lifestyle—even if it doesn’t quite live up to the AHA’s ideal. Some of our favorite ideas: take a walk in a beautiful local location, stretch in the sun for 5 minutes, or have an impromptu dance party after a stressful work meeting. Ideally, these moments of exercise will motivate you to keep your blood pumping and do even more. Remember: baby steps are key.
If you find that exercise is making you unpleasantly sore at the end of the day, try The Fixer, our topical hemp balm for sore muscles.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults should aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night. And, according to the Sleep Foundation, “REM sleep should make up around 20% to 25% of a person’s total time asleep.”
Sleep is truly the cornerstone of health and wellness, with far-reaching impacts on energy, mood, focus, weight, skin, and overall health. It also majorly impacts the immune system. When we sleep, our body produces cytokines, proteins that help the immune system fight off infections. Without enough sleep, (and therefore cytokines), we become vulnerable to illness.
What’s worse: not sleeping can lead to anxiety about not sleeping, which can lead to more pressure and stress at bedtime, which (you guessed it!) can lead to even less sleep. As sleep industry experts, we’ve heard from countless people who suffer from “sleep anxiety” and we’re here to let you know: the key is keeping it simple. Follow these simple steps to fall asleep, and try the Beam Dream, the perfect all-in-one natural sleep supplement. It comes in a powder and sleep capsule to fit your lifestyle.
Last but not least, take a chill pill on the supplements (pun intended).
Too many capsules per day is time-consuming and can be exhausting for your body to digest. Instead, opt for an all-in-one powder blend like Core. It provides 16 multi-functional, science-backed ingredients in one delicious daily serving, and it works with gluten free, dairy free, and keto friendly diets. It also has zero sugar. Unlike other supplements, Core takes a systematic, five-pronged approach to health, supporting the immune system, mood and stress, inflammation response, cardiovascular health, and focus* all at once. Ditch the vitamin pile for a single scoop in a glass of water.
Maintaining a wellness routine doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming. By incorporating simple changes into your daily routine (and taking Beam supplements), you can improve your physical and mental health and lead a happier, more fulfilling life. Start small, find what works for you, and enjoy the process of taking care of yourself.