Strengthen your foundation with primal movement
Primal movement is a form of physical exercise that emphasizes foundational movements such as pushing, pulling, squatting, lunging, hinging, and rotating. If you’re already a fan of functional fitness, this concept may sound familiar, as primal movement uses many of the same techniques. Created as a practice for everybody, regardless of ability or age, the exercises include basic movements such as core work, squats, crawls, and body rolls, all of which can be performed at home and without special equipment.
We all know that regular movement provides numerous benefits—and what better way to get in the habit than with exercises you can perform virtually anywhere! The main benefits of these functional-adjacent exercises may include better flexibility, improved strength, and enhanced endurance. As with any new type of movement, remember to start small and build up intensity slowly to prevent injuries.
Try black seed oil for its health benefits
Native to Asia and the Mediterranean, black seed (Nigella sativa) has been used as a traditional healing remedy for multiple millennia. The seeds of N. sativa are typically cold pressed and the extracted oil is used for its medicinal benefits or for culinary purposes. Black seed oil has a pungent, bitter taste and is often mixed with a sweetener like sugar or honey (and can also be taken in capsule form).
Black seed oil has many healing benefits which are supported by scientific research. It has been shown to fight inflammation, protect against asthma and fever, reduce allergy symptoms, heal acne, as well as lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels in individuals who have type 2 diabetes.
Tidy up your space with a “Hollywood clean”
You’ve heard of giving your home a deep clean—but what about a Hollywood clean? As explained in her now famous TikTok video, the term Hollywood clean was cheekily coined by the parents of Sarah Nicole (@sare.nicolee). The method is defined as a “surface-level” clean that is all about getting your space functional and presentable. Light cleaning, such as wiping down surfaces and putting clutter away, is given preference over more time-consuming cleaning methods.
Because Hollywood cleaning is far less of a time commitment, the idea is that you’ll be able to stay on top of basic chores, without becoming overwhelmed. Studies show that clutter is associated with greater life dissatisfaction, and can have a negative impact on subjective well-being. To keep your living space Hollywood clean and smelling fresh, try making your own all-purpose cleaning spray by combining a cup of white vinegar with a chopped-up lemon in a spray bottle.
Relax and recharge with CBD-infused drinks
With alcohol sales on the decline in the US, the popularity of CBD-infused beverages has soared, suggesting this alcohol-free alternative is here to stay. CBD is touted as a cure-all for a large number of ailments and may help with anxiety-related disorders and insomnia. (Note: CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis, meaning it doesn’t produce a high).
You can now find a variety of infused beverages with the calming effects of CBD, including seltzer water, botanical blends, electrolyte shots, mocktails, and single-serving drink mix packets available for purchase. All with varying dosages of CBD, you’ll be able to find the perfect drink for you. You can also make your own soothing CBD drinks at home by adding a few drops of a CBD oil or tincture to your favorite beverages, hot or cold!