Tips and tricks for a healthier you!

Now is the perfect time to remember everything we learned early in life:
  • Wash your hands
  • Eat your vegetables
  • Be kind to people
  • Avoid doorknobs :-)
All teasing aside (but seriously—avoid doorknobs at all costs!), your health is your hands.  Whether you decide to wash your hands and use hand sanitizer, choose an apple over apple pie, or watch one less TV episode to catch a bit more sleep.  Every choice you make will lead to a healthier, happier you!
Make wellness your number one priority by following these steps:


Back to basics

1. Wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.
We all know that we should wash our hands.  But did you know that there are good, better, and best ways to wash your hands?  Lather and scrub the back of your hands, up to your wrists, between fingers, and even under your nails.  Don't forget the thumbs.  This is effective.
2. Cough or sneeze into your elbows.
Prevent fluids from spreading by avoiding contact with your hands completely.  In fact, be sure to avoid contact with your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible.
3. Spray down surfaces and frequently touched objects.
Make sure your well-worn and gathering-space surfaces are super clean by giving them a quick touch of Thieves®!  The Thieves Household Cleaner is powerful.  It's an ultra-concentrated and plant-based formula that helps cleanse surfaces without the use of harsh chemicals.


Take it easy                    

1. Diffuse Thieves and R.C.
Warm up your home with the cozy and inviting scent of Thieves® essential oil blend, while also bringing in some cleansing power!  If you want a touch of refreshing coolness, add a few drops of R.C.™ essential oil blend to your diffuser.  You could even double up and diffuse them together!
2. Keep hydrated.
You have heard it a thousand times but remember, water is life.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), healthy hydration levels can help increase your body’s capacity to fight off sickness and keep your temperature normal.
3. Stay home if you don’t feel well.
Feeling under the weather?  Take on the day at home and try these solutions to get your home smelling divine or open up your favorite book and diffuse its matching blend.

Everyday wellness 

1. Keep moving!
There are 1,440 minutes in every day.  You only need 30 of those minutes to get up and move to have a positive impact on your body and overall health!  Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to your body’s health.  Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park toward the back of the parking lot or try out a new hobby that gets you up and moving.  Your muscles, mind and motivation will thank you!  Check out our tips on boosting your workout.
2. Eat your fruits and veggies.
Something else that you have heard before: fruits and veggies are a staple to any healthy food routine!  Adding color to your plate is an easy way to make sure you’re getting a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.  The more different colors, the better.
3. Regulate your sleep cycle.
Of course, sleep is just as important as regular exercise or eating a balanced diet when it comes to your overall health.  Not only does it improve productivity and concentration, but it can also help strengthen your immune system.  According to the CDC, adults should be getting at least seven hours of sleep every night.  Need tips for getting a good night’s snooze?  We have some tricks for a better night’s sleep.
                    
As you follow these simple steps, you’ll have everything you need to take your wellness into your (healthy) hands!
                              

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