There are plenty of holistic ways to de-stress but nature’s best stress reliever might be nature itself. Spending time outside is one of the most effective ways to promote overall wellness. It can be as simple as morning walks or a backyard picnic with your best friends. Perhaps, you’re inspired to plan a short trip to the mountains.
A study published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that spending time in nature lowers cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone and too much can cascade into complications like increased risk of weight gain, impaired immune function, increased blood pressure, insomnia, and mood swings. The study examined 87 participants who were divided into two groups: a “forest therapy” group and a control group.
The forest therapy group spent two days in a therapy program, which involved walking in the forest and practicing relaxation exercises. The control group spent two days in a city environment with no forest exposure. In conclusion, the study suggested that spending time in nature can be an effective tool to reduce stress levels thus improving overall wellness.
With spring upon us, we have a few products to optimize your time outdoors.
Bee Keeper’s Natural Bundle
This bundle was made to keep your seasonal allergies at bay. Treat your symptoms naturally this season with Blu Hist and Beekeeper’s Naturals Propolis Throat Spray and Nasal Spray. This bundle provides antioxidant protection against allergens and free radicals and does not dry you out like traditional antihistamine therapy does.
This is a great supplement to take to improve your energy levels so you can run faster, hike farther, and keep your energy levels up. Bioavailable B12 with a natural berry flavor, supporting energy, mood, and methylation (part of phase II liver detoxification). B-12 also helps to develop red blood cells. This product is gluten, soy, and dairy free. It does not contain artificial color or GMO’s.
This is our bug spray of choice. Kinfield prevents bug bites and reduces the risk of insect-borne diseases without the harsh chemicals. It’s formulated with essential oils and plant-based ingredients. It’s safe for sensitive skin, smells great, dries quickly, and doesn’t leave a sticky residue. We wouldn’t leave the house without it. Available for purchase in store.
Stay hydrated with our favorite electrolyte mix. It’s designed to replenish you during exercise and hot weather. It has no added sugars and is a great energy boost that helps fight fatigue and promote healthy recovery.