The following is a guest post from Cambria Jacobson, founder of Essentially Joy.
There are a few things I’m borderline obsessed with: pugs, parties, coffee, and recently, health.
Exercise, vitamins, essential oils—you name it! I have begun to love doing everything I can to promote good health—both for myself and for others.
Maybe it’s the way I grew up because my mom was really into it too (umm...mother of 8 kids?).
Or maybe because I hate being sick more than anything. Seriously, there is no time for this!
But in any case, I found myself picking up where my mom left off when I moved out on my own.
And I’ve learned a TON along the way, and so I’m excited to share with you!
You have to start
So let’s begin with ways of protecting yourself from the common cold and more. If you’re single like me or maybe a mother with young children, you probably want simple, so that’s what I have here for you today!
1. Get Enough Sleep
You might already be aware of this, but it is absolutely critical! If you’re not getting enough sleep, it doesn’t matter what medications you’re taking, what foods you’re eating, or anything else you’re doing to stay healthy. If you constantly struggle with falling sick, review your sleeping pattern. Most adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
2. Exercise Regularly
I’m not saying you need to go out and sign up for a CycleBar class, but try to get a minimum of 20-30 minutes of exercise in each day. If you have a busy schedule or aren’t into working out – hello – start with something doable!
a. Bike ride
d. Try a simple routine like this one:
10 push ups
20 walking lunges – 10 each leg
Jog in place for 2 minutes
30 jumping jacks
3. Increase Sunshine Intake
Try to get in around 15-30 minutes of sunshine in per day! If you research the subject, you’ll discover how a lack of sunlight can affect our mood and health. Do you live in an area that is not very sunshiny? Invest in a Happy Lamp! – I know right, SO cute?! – or a regular dose of Vitamin D3!
Amazing Essential Oils
You must know, that when I was first introduced to them a few years ago, I was skeptical about essential oils, to say the least. Now? I cannot even begin to tell you how vital they have become in my life. Not only do I use Young Living’s products and oils for immune support, but they are an integrated part of my everyday life, from my skincare routine to my meals.
Especially with school having started and cold weather creeping around the corner, it’s important to start preventive methods now if we are going to avoid spending all Fall and Winter nursing a headache and cough.
I’m originally from Oregon, born and raised, but recently moved to Virginia where I work in freelance digital marketing. I adore kind people, good conversation, great coffee, and pugs! – I know they look like squashed caterpillars, but I think it’s adorable :) If you’re on Instagram, come connect with me! @cambria_elizabeth.
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**Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information represents what I, an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, have chosen to do to take charge of my own personal health. Statements here have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products. Be advised, some essential oils require caution when being used on or around young children and pets.