5 Natural Ways to Feel Better Fast
When you’re feeling sluggish and tired, all you can think about is how to feel better. You may have to change your lifestyle to start to feel better. Eating healthier foods and exercising regularly will take away that tired feeling and you’ll feel great in no time.
1. Nourish with Nutrition
If you want to feel better and have more energy start with good nutrition. Eating healthy is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combine exercise with a healthy diet to stay at a healthy weight and reduce your risk of chronic diseases.
Your body needs certain nutritious foods every day to ward off all kinds of diseases and keep you strong all your life. Start by making small changes if you need to improve your diet.
You could add a green salad every day or a green smoothie to start with.
Have fruit for dessert instead of cakes or cookies. Try to eliminate fast food places where everything is high in fat and calories. Most of all, add nutritious food daily. As you keep adding good food, your taste for unhealthy food will naturally fall away.
If you need to lose weight, consider going to weight loss groups. You will gain support through the hard times and get lots of praise at every milestone you hit.
Drink 8 glasses of water a day. That seems to be the standard recommendation. Why?
Because your body is made up of 60% water. That’s 92 pounds in a 155-pound person. We’re made up mostly of water!
Water is essential for every cell in the body. It’s crucial to building and developing strong muscles. When you’re properly hydrated, the water around your cells provides nutrients to contracting muscles and helps to remove waste better.
If you do hit the gym regularly, you will feel better if you drink the right amount of water. Your muscles will be energized which helps you stay more alert and you can exercise at a greater capacity.
Water also helps to cleanse your body inside and out. It keeps your kidneys functioning well and may help to prevent kidney stones if you are well hydrated.
3. Soothe + Strengthen with Aromatherapy
There are several oils you can use for aromatherapy. You can use aromatherapy to feel better if you are experiencing fatigue, tiredness, a seasonal cold, and aching muscles and joints and much more. They can relax you when you feel overwhelmed and help calm you down, so you can get back to doing what you need to do without stress.
Here’s how you can use aromatherapy to feel better.
1. Soothe Your Symptoms
Here is a list of essential oils you can use if you suffer from joint pain.
If you’re feeling sick, here are some oils that can help:
Lemon: clears your nasal passages and allows for steady breathing
Lavender: relieves stress, fatigue, depression, and headaches
Peppermint: reduces coughs, sinusitis, and throat infections
Thyme: has antibacterial activity to help fight respiratory infections
Tea Tree Oil: inhibits bacteria and fights infections
Eucalyptus reduces fevers and fights viruses
Clove: has antiviral and antifungal properties to clean surfaces or air
Chamomile: relieves cold and flu symptoms
Cinnamon: can clean surfaces or air
Rosemary: is a nontoxic way to clean surfaces or air
2. Strengthen Your Immunity
In order to boost your immunity and feel better, you have to follow a healthy lifestyle. That means eating healthy, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, avoiding stress, and finding ways to relax.
Your immune system requires balance to function well.
Keep your immune system strong and healthy by following these general guidelines:
Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
Maintain a healthy weight.
If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
Get adequate sleep.
Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
Try to minimize stress.
4. Hydrotherapy Hack
You can move the lymph around by taking a hot steamy shower. Then at the end of your shower turn the water to the coldest your can for 15 - 30 seconds. The hot water opens the vessels and the cold water will constrict the vessels again. This will help the lymphatic fluid move more efficiently around your body.
Your lymph system doesn’t have a pump to help it move around as your heart does with your blood. Keeping your lymph moving doesn’t require much. Besides hot and cold showers, exercise helps, doing yoga, eating raw foods and herbs, and drinking plenty of water.
5. Learn to say no
Say ‘no’ to all of the unnecessary things taking up time in your life. You don’t need to handle everything that comes your way or to go to every function you’re invited to. Just say ‘no’ if you’re feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.
You need time to not only let your physical system feel revived but your mind as well. It takes a lot more effort to do anything when you don’t feel good - even mentally.
Changing your lifestyle might seem daunting at first. But if you want to feel better, you have to start somewhere. Take one step at a time and don’t give. Start an exercise routine as simple as walking every day and doing a few yoga stretches. You can build more good habits little by little. Eating more nutritiously can also be hard to change. Start with simple changes. Feeling better encompasses keeping every part of your body healthy, including your mind and spirit.