After hitting your mid to late 30’s, you’ve probably noticed that your body isn’t as spritely or springy as you remember it being. It’s all a part of life, although managing to stay healthy can be a chore. A lifestyle change can cure many of these ailments, such as digestive disorders and anxiety, leading to a happier and healthier life. This article covers the various natural and holistic ways that Boomers can add energy and healing to their daily life.
Suffering from Headaches and Migraines
Take a nap, as this method is considered a natural cure for headache. If you’re an insomniac, or simply can’t take a nap, make sure you’re drinking a lot of water. As Father Time works his magic, he unfortunately takes away the effectiveness of our taste receptors. This includes our ability to tell if we are dehydrated or not. So make sure you’re drinking a lot of water, and if you’re traveling a lot keep a container of water handy. It’s also recommended to have a small, healthy snack. An apple, a carrot, hummus, or even a green drink can do wonders.
If you’re plenty hydrated and full, but that migraine/headache is still there, you could apply an ice pack on your head, or take a warm shower/bath. Sucking on a small piece of ginger might help as well. If you’re brave enough, you could even nibble on a piece. If there is someone around, have them give you a massage around your neck or shoulders.
If your migraines don’t go away, it is best that you consult a doctor or physician. At least 50% of migraine suffers don’t get their migraines treated, and of that population, 50% of them don’t even go to a doctor. Remember, if you suffer from migraines or constantly have a headache, you are three times more likely to suffer from depression, so if these tips don’t work, it’s time to see a doctor. It’s important to stay healthy, both mentally and physically.
Natural Remedies for Insomnia and Anxiety
Did you know that anxiety is a highly treatable condition, but a third of suffers don’t seek treatment? Anxiety and insomnia can go hand in hand; solve your anxiety and your insomnia can also be treated at the same time.
Meditation is a great way to treat your anxiety, and is often used in Eastern Civilizations, particularly India. These breathing exercises help clear your mind and regulate your blood pressure. If meditation doesn’t appeal to you, try taking a brisk 30 minute walk or ride your bike. Exercise has been proven to lower anxiety levels, and those who exercise tend to sleep better.
Make sure that you’re eating is healthy and nutrient-dense as well. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that what you eat affects your health. Consume lots of fruits and vegetables, limit your intake of red meat and up your intake of fish. You may find that changing your diet not only benefits your anxiety and insomnia, but it could help alleviate whatever digestive disorders you have.
These tips should help you stay healthy and happy, allowing you to enjoy your life to the fullest.