Following recent events, if you have found yourself re-prioritising your self-care and wellness, we feel you. To ensure the opportunity to pause, reflect and re-assess isn’t put to waste, we’ve teamed up with Vital to try five emerging wellness trends, so you can leverage our newfound motivation.
Of course, when it comes to looking and feeling our best, it all starts from within. Sure, while we do our best to get in our ‘five a day’, a supplement or two can be key to keeping up nutrition. But with so many out there and such little time, we need a one-stop drop that gives us all the good we need. Cue Vital’s All-In-One daily supplement powder, packed with all the good stuff you never knew you needed. We’re talking 78 ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, greens, protein, digestive enzymes, prebiotic and over 14 billion probiotics. All you need is two teaspoons daily mixed with water or non-acidic juice, you can even add it to your daily smoothie. It’s that easy.
Have A Sound Bath
If you’re unfamiliar with a sound bathing, we think it’s time you become acquainted. Creating a cacophony of meditative and calming sound waves around you, a sound bath allows you to fully immerse yourself in sound while avoiding stimulating rhythms and melodies. Relaxing both your mind and body, the soothing meditation experience intends to encourage listeners to release repetitive thoughts and balance energy.
Is your curiosity piqued? Check out this Spotify playlist to get yourself started. We hear this particular playlist works wonders if you’re feeling a little rusty after a few too many tipples—no judgement.
Shock Yourself With The Results Of EMS
Before giving EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation) a go, there was no bigger sceptic than this writer. Does a twenty-minute session a week really equate to 90 minutes in the gym? In short, it actually does.
It works by sending low-frequency electric impulses that cause muscles to contract, activating up to 90 per cent of muscles at the same time. Suited up in what can only be described as a scuba suit, once plugged into the EMS machine you’ll be guided through a workout to strengthen, shape and tone as the impulses work do their thing.
Five weeks in, and I can confirm you definitely see results, though I won’t be adding ‘fit’ to the end of my Instagram handle anytime soon.
With Usain Bolt, Roger Federer, HRH Madonna and most recently the Queen of Twitter Chrissy Teigen getting amongst the workout, this is one trend that’s going nowhere fast.
There’s An App For That
If lockdown wreaked havoc on your gym routine, you aren’t alone. Finding a rhythm was hard to maintain at the best of times. But luckily for us, the App Store is just a few taps away and home to a plethora of apps to keep you in tip-top shape no matter what the day throws your way.
In my humble opinion, some of the best apps are either founded by or feature big-name celebs and Chris Hemsworth’s Centr doesn’t disappoint… I mean, who doesn’t want fitness tips and tricks from Thor himself, right? This app has you covered with everything from home and gym workouts to meal plans, plus it comes complete with six-week programmes to kick-start your routine.
If you’re on the other end of the workout spectrum and need to inject a little ‘me-time’ and recovery after a long day at your desk, declutter with Calm. The mindfulness app champions improving sleep quality, reducing stress and anxiety, and self-improvement through guided meditation, sleep stories, breathing programmes and stretching exercises. The app features a bunch of celebs and there’s even a sleep story read by Harry Styles himself, so you slip into a dreamy sleep with ease.
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
Speaking of… according to Pinterest, more Aussies are searching for ways to level up their sleep, dubbing it the new self-care than ever before.
Forget weeknight ragers, clocking off and tucking in is the next best thing. That’s no to mention all the perks come with the extra rest—improved concentration, productivity and in my case, remembering where I left my keys in the morning.
Scoring some top-quality shut-eye is a burgeoning priority for many, so why not go all out to create yourself a sleep sanctuary? Think calming aroma diffusers, night-teas, weighted blankets, silk sleepwear paired with a yoga session before bed. You’ll unleash your inner morning person in no time.
Ready to put yourself first and prioritise your self-care? Whether you’re suiting up for an EMS session or building a sleep sanctuary, wellness starts from the inside out. Get your hands on Vital’s All-In-One daily supplement powder today to kick-start your journey, we hear you'll feel a difference in just twelve days.
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