How To Keep It Regular During These Irregular Times
The world around us has been going through some truly extraordinary times, and the Omega 3 Nutracleanse team wants to acknowledge and thank everyone that has continued to work on the front lines. And to everyone staying home, we will get through this. Altering our regular schedules can be definitely challenging. If you notice your body changing with these stressors, you are not alone. We are here for you.
With altered work, eating and life schedules, it is common to notice changes with your body as it responds to these new circumstances. If you are feeling like your digestion is moving slower than trying to video call your friends for a happy hour when you’re connected to a bad Wi-Fi network, then stick around for some tips to keep things moving along.
Toilet troubles happen to the best of us, no matter what circumstance. Here are some tips to keep ‘er regular during these not so regular circumstances:
- Let’s get that water flowin’! Not wine, not margaritas, or any of the other fantastic drinks that everyone has been enjoying throughout their all-day “happy hour” whilst quarantining. Yes, wining and dining is definitely one way to pass the time, but don’t forget that it can also work against your digestive system because alcohol is a diuretic. Constipation is a symptom of dehydration. We are not suggesting giving up your brewski or bubbly but instead throw in a glass of water between every glass of liquid courage. Water makes up 75% of your stool, so if you are struggling to go, it may be because you are low on that H2O.
- It’s time for a sweat session! Get your heart going, diaphragm pumping and muscles working. As easy as a 15-minute home workout or a jog with some stretches to start your day off strong and assist in keeping things regular. Bouts of movement, no matter how small, can make a big impact on your overall health. On top of many other health benefits, walking or other low-intensity rhythmic activities stimulate bowel movements. Put the remote down and get off your couch to take a stroll around the block, or around the house. If you’re already walking around the house, you might as well hold a vacuum while you’re at it – two birds, one stone 😉
- *Opens the fridge for the 10th time in the past 10 minutes* Bored? Hungry? Love your body and practice some self-care by trying out some new recipes! Cooking and baking can be therapeutic and a great way to pass the time. A great way to love your body is to feed it nutrient-dense foods that also taste amazing. Aim for high fibre recipes to increase satiation, regulate bowel movements and improve gut health. Cooking may not be everyone’s forte, but what better time than now to try something new? Best case scenario: you can proudly eat something of your own creation. Worst case: you support a small business by ordering delivery if things don’t work out. But don’t worry, there are plenty of easy to follow recipes on our recipe page on our website or you can take a peek at our Instagram for O3NC fibre packed food inspo!
Our lives have all gotten a little complicated lately, so let’s keep it simple with these three easy tips: stay hydrated, keep moving and eat your fibre. Stay healthy and don’t forget to wash your hands!