Here at Appalachian Standard, we believe that everyone deserves to reach their highest potential of happiness and health in life. Sometimes all it takes is implementing small changes or additions to your daily routine to help better support your wellness journey. We are here to guide and support you every step of the way! Here are some quick ways you can get started on becoming the best YOU you can be!
- Stay hydrated.
It may sound simple- but did you know that up to 75 percent of Americans do not drink the recommended daily amount of water? Without adequate hydration, many major organ systems in the human body can begin to fail. According to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, adequate daily hydration for men is about 15.5 cups of water per day and about 11.5 cups for women. Carrying around a reusable water bottle wherever you go can help make all the difference in getting your daily hydration in!
- Feed your endocannabinoid system.
Everyone has an endocannabinoid system that helps regulate several major bodily functions/systems. Sleep, mood, pain, memory, stress, and immune function are all regulated by the endocannabinoid system. Cannabidiol (or CBD) and other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant interact with the endocannabinoid system and can help those bodily systems function to their full potential. Taking a CBD product daily is key in keeping that endocannabinoid system fired up. Tinctures
are a great option to take daily and keep the CBD built up in your system. Check out this blog post
on how to get started with a CBD regimen!
- Move your body.
According to the CDC, only 53% of Americans meet the physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity. Daily exercise boasts a lengthy list of mental and physical health benefits such as: managing weight, reducing risk of heart disease, helping with blood sugar management, improvement in mental health/mood, optimizing brain function, and improving the quality of sleep. It might seem daunting to carve out enough time for a full workout at the gym, but even taking short walks and using the stairs over elevators can make a big difference! It doesn’t really matter how you do it, as long as you get out there and move that bod!!
- Optimize gut health.
The largest immune system organ found in the body is the intestinal tract, where your gut microbiome is located. Digestion, inflammation and metabolism are all affected by the gut microbiome. Certain mental health and mood disorders can be caused by an unhealthy gut microbiome. You can easily improve your gut microbiome by altering your diet and incorporating more colorful fruits and vegetables, fiber, fermented foods, reducing stress and using pre-biotic and pro-biotic supplements. You might also consider our green juice powder
which was designed to help fight inflammation and detoxify the liver, kidneys and gut.
- Stimulate the vagus nerve.
The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve that starts at the brain stem and runs down both sides of the neck and into the chest. It plays an important role in mood, breathing, immune response and digestion and is key in the regulation of the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system balances flight/fight/freeze responses, therefore stimulating the vagus nerve can help to switch back to the parasympathetic mode and achieve a feeling of calm during times of extreme distress when those primal instincts start to kick in. You can stimulate the vagus nerve by deep breathing, cold exposure such as finishing your shower with cold water, meditation, and massaging the feet, throat and ears.
If you have any questions about any of these wellness tips, or need more in depth guidance regarding any of our products, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!