What do you do to relax? We’ve all heard that a hot bath is a great way to unwind at the end of the day. Some people even suggest using essential oils, or even throwing in some Epsom salts. But did you know that taking an Epsom salt bath is really good for your health? Let’s talk about when is a good time to take an Epsom salt bath.
After a kick-butt workout
Have you ever finished a hard workout and heard a trainer say “Make sure you drink lots of water and take an Epsom salt bath?” This isn’t because you stink after your workout, it’s to help prevent muscle soreness post-workout. Epsom salts are full of magnesium, which acts like a natural muscle relaxant and helps to pull out all of the lactic acid that leaves you sore and stiff.
When you’re PMSing
The stomach cramps and backaches that accompany your cycle can be down right miserable, an Epsom salt bath can help. Again, the magnesium helps to relax those muscles and kick PMS to the curb!
You’ve had a long day at work
Skip the glass of Pinot and jump in the bath instead. Stress depletes magnesium and soaking in a hot bath allows your pores to open and replenish what you’ve lost.
As you can see, magnesium is essential for your health and wellness! Last week I shared with you our bonus addition to the Women’s Mind Body Wellness Summit, a video all about magnesium! To learn more pick up the WMBW Summit. It contains 6 interviews by top female health professionals plus two workout videos and 3 bonus videos on mind-body wellness with myself, MyHealthSpin Founder Lori-Ann Rickard. Plus a newly added bonus video from Dr. Jennifer Shell! Use promo code “BEWELL” to receive 50% off!
Are you trying to balance your career, take care of your children on top of managing a household? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may also feel stressed. Most Americans are. Stress has a tremendous impact on our overall health; it causes weight gain, anxiety and even insomnia. But did you know that stress severely depletes your magnesium stores?
Now, some of you may ask, “What is magnesium?” Magnesium is an essential trace mineral required for almost every single body process. And when your magnesium levels are low it can it can lead to a whole bunch of issues. Today, we are going to discuss why everyone should be taking a magnesium supplement.
First, let’s discuss some common symptoms of magnesium deficiency:
- Muscle cramping and twitches
- Heart palpitations
- Kidney stones
Let’s face it, we’re all overworked, exhausted and probably don’t eat as well as we should. All of these things deplete magnesium stores in the body. Combine these things with our food being grown in nutrient-poor soil and our affinity of sugary sweets and desserts and you have a recipe for disaster! Did you know that for every one molecule of sugar you eat, it takes over 50 molecules of magnesium to break it down? No wonder we’re deficient!
Recently I had the privilege of meeting with Dr. Jennifer Shell once again, you may recognize her from the Women’s Mind Body Wellness Summit. We sat down and talked about all things nutrition, and where did that lead us? Magnesium! She talked about different types of magnesium, how you can determine the best type for you and she even shared why she believes magnesium is more vital to bone health than calcium!
Do you want to learn more about what Dr. Shell had to say? Women’s health is a huge passion of mine, and I love sharing everything I learn with you. And because of this we will be including our most recent interview with Dr. Shell as a BONUS video for everyone who purchases the Women’s Mind Body Wellness Summit! The summit includes 6 interviews with top female health professionals, 2 bonus workout videos and insights from myself, MyHealthSpin Founder Lori-Ann Rickard. As well as the additional bonus offer you just learned about. Use promo code “BEWELL” to receive 50% off!
I hope this inspires you to take charge of your health!