Happy New Year! As we leave 2020 — a year full of challenges and uncertainty — behind, it’s time to look forward to a brand new year ahead. This is the perfect opportunity to reflect, reset, and refocus on your mental and physical health.
Going into 2021, we invite you to take a look at your current wellness routines and think about what isn’t serving you, and how you can optimize your health — mind, body, and spirit. Now more than ever, your wellness deserves to be your number one priority.
Here are four essential areas where you can reprioritize and refresh your wellness routine:
1. Clean up your supplement routine: When was the last time you went through your supplement cabinet and tossed products that aren’t serving you? Do you know if your supplements actually include the amounts of the ingredients they claim to? This is your chance to take stock and find out. Take a close look at the labels and see if they provide specific ingredients and quantities. Ask yourself, “Do I know how these products are tested? Can I trust this brand?” If the answer is “no,” it’s time to reevaluate.
With ALTWELL, you can be sure that every product has gone through a stringent testing process through a third party. (Learn more about our testing standards here.) Altwell provides transparency. A certificate of analysis for every lot is available on our website. Simply enter the lot number for any product purchased and see the results performed by third party testing labs. Be confident that the product contains what the label specifies.
2. Optimize your morning routine: The morning, before you start work and family commitments, is your time to devote to yourself. Are you making the most of it? Set aside time for your mental and spiritual health with practices like meditation, journaling, and expressing gratitude. One practice we love: before you even get out of bed, tune into your breath, and think about (or say out loud) three things you are grateful for in that present moment.
To drop into your day with ease and balance, we also recommend adding a dropperful of our tincture, made with CBD from broad spectrum hemp extract, to your morning coffee, tea, or latte. It’s a delicious, quick, and easy way to practice self-care in the morning.
3. Upgrade your sleep routine: Getting enough high-quality sleep is essential for your mental health, immunity, metabolism, energy levels, and overall wellness. In addition to your morning routine, this is also the perfect time to assess your bedtime routine — it’s just as important! Set up your surroundings for a good night’s rest. Make sure you disconnect and turn off your computer, TV, and phone at least an hour before bed. Before that, we recommend wearing glasses that filter out blue light because it suppresses levels of the sleep hormone melatonin.
We love ending the night with ALTWELL Restful Sleep Gummies, which are enhanced with melatonin and L-theanine to naturally support your body’s optimal sleep cycle.
4. Prioritize your recovery routine: It’s time to take your recovery as seriously as your workouts. After all, your body builds lean muscle and gets stronger after your workouts — not during them. Having protein post-workout is essential for your body ’s abilit y to repair and form muscle. We recommend having a post-workout smoothie with CBD Protein Powder within 30 minutes of exercising. Also, make sure you’re devoting time to stretching and foam rolling to lengthen your muscles. Another amazing recovery tool: our CBD Sports Balm. It delivers 1,000 mg full spectrum CBD derived from hand-picked hemp flower to help soothe soreness and ease muscle tension after exercise.
Here’s to a happy, healthy, and balanced new year!