Health Tip #3 - What’s the latest health and wellness buzz?
2020 has been a crazy year, and it absolutely encompasses the health and wellness industry. While we’ve all been stuck at home and inside, there have been some 2020-specific health trends, fads, and diets. All of these come and go, but what is the real truth and what’s created by influencers? Here at ECP Health, we uncover the truth.
Diet Aiding Circulation
Being at home all day has given us time to think, especially if your house is a little cooler, or you are sitting all day at a make-shift desk to work from home! Poor circulation has been a big trend in the social-sphere, as people have tried to shift their standard outside movement to doing YouTube exercises or downloading apps. Staying fit, active, and healthy is a great way to maintain good circulation. On top of this, eating well is important to having adequate circulation. We have seen some folks on TikTok focus on circulation, and have been eating foods rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin C, a heap of Omega-3 fatty acids. While we understand that all of these are great and helpful tips to reduce poor circulation, you should consult your doctor to get a good read on your body.
On the topic of YouTube and App Exercises, Home Fitness has been a massive upward trend this year! Skipping the gym and working out from home is an easy way to save money and get your groove on, even if you have limited space and no equipment. Our bodies get the ability to try different types of exercises, from dancing, to yoga, to a HIIT workout! We absolutely agree that there is no excuse not to keep your body moving, especially with all of the free resources online. This is a trend we can get behind!
Source: Maryjoy Caballero
Activated charcoal has been another upward trend for the last few years but it really flourished this year. It is a fine, black powder used as a toxin-absorber, although few claims are backed by science. The belief is that the body is unable to absorb charcoal, the toxins bind to it. We have seen influencers claim that this is a detox agent, while licensed nutritionists believe that ‘forced detoxing’ isn’t actually all that helpful. Some individuals say it helps with their intestinal health, or a hangover, and others have yet to believe the proof is in the pudding! As the human body is endlessly intricate, we recommend chatting to a health practitioner to find what’s right for you.
We love a good juice or smoothie to up our fibre or nutrient content. But, only having juices can dramatically boost and drop your blood sugar content, lack in fibre, and ultimately aren’t super filling. Juices and smoothies can be optimal when used once or twice a week to boost the necessary micronutrients and are often a tasty and refreshing way to supplement a healthy diet. However, juice can’t just be your whole meal, and the juice detoxes are definitely not a great idea either! Our bodies have evolved to be skilled at removing toxins from our bodies, and a juice cleanse may only lead to a nutrient deficiency. A juice detox doesn’t have a high approval rating from us, unless of course it is recommended by your doctor, specifically tailored to you.
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Created initially for children with epilepsy, we strongly recommend you chat to your doctor or a licensed nutritionist before embarking on any form of a restrictive diet. Going Keto is different for everyone, and while we might sound like a broken record, make sure you know what you’re doing to your body before actively pursuing this! A properly executed meal plan can do great things for your weight immediately, however on Keto, low levels of carbohydrates can cause stress on the body and create blood sugar imbalances. Cutting out a whole food group can also be challenging to maintain. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to diets.
The ages and stages of doing 600 ab crunches, or going for a two-hour run to punish yourself for a pizza are (hopefully) long over. As we have been forced to retreat into our homes, we can see trends heading into more functional fitness. This means you will have workouts focused on utilising your muscle groups to work together in a way that will serve your body for a long time, rather than isolating and overworking the same few muscles. We believe that fitness of any kind can assist with the treatment of poor circulation, and the treatment of heart health (in combination with a healthy diet, and not a fad).
Source: Katie Smith
Gut Biome Health
It has been proven now that your stomach has a brain, so of course, the microbes in your digestive system impact your life! It affects how fast you burn calories, inflammation, and even your immune system. Your gut needs a balanced diet, with a combination of carbs, protein, and fats, which can be easily achieved from eating a wide range of veggies, fruit, and whole grains. We at ECP Health support just about anything that helps people get their holistic health on track, so give this one an approval rating from us.
At ECP Health, we strive to make our clients have the best chance at a long and healthy life using holistic health methods. Ranging from poor circulation, diet management, heart disease prevention, or even sports injury recovery, we make sure you live your best life.