With the cold and dark days of winter behind us, we are all ready to embrace spring and summer with open arms. However, with this warm season comes a lot of activities and social life. So how do we prime our energy levels for more fun in the sun?
Taking time to rest, get proper nutritional exercise, and use helpful supplements like Flora Health Adults Probiotics and Ferritin + can help boost your action-packs for healthy energy levels and immunity throughout the summer. * With RD and seasonal food expert Maggie Mitchell.
Mindbodygreen: What is your go-to advice for maintaining energy during the warmest months when our social calendars are at an all-time high?
Maggie Michalakzik, RD: Even if your schedule is busy during the warmer months, it is imperative in my book to create some downtime for yourself. We cannot show ourselves as the best version if we do not take care of ourselves through rest, proper nutrition and other healthy habits that contribute to our overall well-being.
Creating time to stick to your routine, cooking as much as we can at home, unplugging from screen time, exercising, keeping pace with our supplements like probiotics, and downtime are all mindful exercises that will help ensure we are experiencing We have more energy in our best and busiest times. *
Also when the temperature is high and we are outside, it is extra important to make sure we are hydrated, because not taking in enough fluids is a major strength of Zappar.
mbg: You mentioned probiotics. How does intestinal health contribute to energy levels?
MM: First and foremost I think it is important to understand that the intestines are associated with many different functions of our body without just digestion. The good bacteria in our gut actually help to make some B vitamins which are very important for energy production. Good digestion from a healthy gut can help us feel our best and more energized.
Overall, when our gut closes, we don’t feel as good, which can mean less energy, mood swings, and more for some of us.