Many of you have a tax refund coming.....here are a couple of ways you can use your refund to give a boost to your body for health.
Grow a Garden – GMO ingredients taking over your food? Take charge of your own food and start a garden! Raised beds, compost bins, heirloom seeds and some fruit trees can start you out right. Your body will thank you for this! If you don’t have room on your own land, many communities offer a plot in community gardens. If neither of these are an option, consider investing more in the local farmers market and purchase organic foods there.
Healthy cooking! I get it, eating healthy is a lot of work. If you find cooking to be a struggle, especially healthy cooking, maybe it is time to take a class to learn how to cook from scratch. (No more box food!) Learn how to preserve the food you’ll be raising in your garden. Many community colleges and senior centers offer cooking classes no matter what your age.
Inside air quality changes - Did you know that the air inside your home can be laden with chemicals? Your paints, carpets, flooring and cleaners all give off fumes making the air in your home unhealthy. Spring is coming and it is an excellent time to air the house out. While your home is shut up, get a good air purifier or ionizer to start yourself in the right direction.
Start Using Essential Oils – You didn’t think we’d forget this one on the list! We are HUGE fans of essential oils. When we started using Young Living essential oils several years ago we had no idea of how much they could support a healthy body, a clean home and even great cooking!! There are several ways you can get the oils. You can be a retail customer and just purchase at full retail price OR we suggest that you save $160 of your tax money (plus tax & shipping) and sign up as a wholesale member to get 11 oils and a diffuser (Retail over $300) plus 24% off the retail price on all future purchases. Believe us.....this small investment can have a huge impact on your life in multiple ways!!
Join a Gym or Hire a Personal Trainer – CrossFit training centers are really becoming popular. With a little money in your pocket right now, you may want to pay for some classes and maybe even a session with a personal trainer! Investing in your health this way is really a win win situation.
Buy A Bike – Riding a bike is great exercise. Get a good bike and promise to pedal more instead of using your car.
Investing in Healthy Sleep – Did you know that many mattresses and pillows contain Endocrine Distruptors? The definition of Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that, at certain doses, can interfere with endocrine (or hormone) systems. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Any system in the body controlled by hormones can be derailed by hormone disruptors. What does this mean to you? Now may be a good time to invest in a new pillor or a new ‘green’ mattress....one made of wool, cotton, or latex without flame retardant. You may notice better sleep as well!!