🦋I’ve practiced yoga most of my life, even as a child and regularly as an adult. It brings me a lot of calm and peace as well as being a form of exercise.
🤸♀️Lots of people don’t enjoy the more spiritual ‘woo-woo’ side to yoga and that is fine whatever works for you and it’s easy enough to find a teacher to match the practice you enjoy.
🌦But the numerous scientific studies cannot be denied of the benefits of yoga not only for the body but for the mind. Specifically for those mental health issues such as depression or panic/anxiety disorders. It’s also wonderful for clients with mobility issues, chronic pain or fatigue disorders such as #CFS and #fibromyalgia. It’s a form of exercise I quite often recommend to clients (depending on the person of course!) in my #naturopathic practice and personally I try and practice at least twice a week (even if it’s not always that peaceful with three children!)
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My cucumber plant is seriously motoring and giving us a lot of fruit (yes it’s technically a fruit) But remember its not just for salads!
😮Did you know cucumber contains most vitamins needed everyday plus some essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc and potassium.
🥳 They contain a decent amount of B vitamins so adding some to your water can give you a much needed boost! Also great to eat before bedtime to avoid a hangover 🥂
🤢💨 Also really good for eliminating bad breath and destroying the bacteria causing the stink - press a slice to the top of your pallet for half a minute to feel the effects
🍔 A great mid afternoon slump snack - combine with a protein rich source such as nuts or even a slice of cheese to really help keep you full till dinner
👙Adding cucumber slices to your eyes or rubbing over areas prone to cellulite is a great way of combating wrinkles and orange peel bum as the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen to tighten
🐌 Adding some cucumber slices to some tin foil can fend off unwanted pests eating your garden as the cucumber reacts with the aluminium and gives off an unwanted scent (undetected by humans)
🧊 Lastly cucumbers are 90% water so just excellent for rehydrating on a day like today. The phrase cool as a cucumber comes from the ability of cucumber to cool our blood and reduce swelling which is why they are often used in facials
So there we have it! All hail to the mighty cucumber. Also just smashing in a gin and tonic, in this GLORIOUS weather 🍸
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