There’s no doubt about it: this year has been tough on everyone. We’ve all dealt with new stressors, changes in routines, and upended plans. We’ve reprioritized, regrouped, and experienced a unique shift in time; for many of us, it’s the feeling of time going fast and slow at the same time.
Moreover, we’ve now catapulted into the final stretch of the year. For many professionals, October marks the start of the last business quarter. And for everyone, it marks the transition into the Fall and Winter seasons—including cooler temperatures, shorter days, and upcoming holiday prep (which may look a little different this year!).
But it’s also the perfect time to revisit your goals and finish the year out strong. Or, it might just be a time you dedicate to relaxing and reflecting. Either way, we’ve put together a few ideas below to keep in mind to end on a healthy, happy, and balanced note.
Plus, we’re sharing a few tips from Dr. Joshua Berka, NMD; BEMER’s Chief Medical & Science Consultant, on how to incorporate BEMER into your routine for improved health and wellness.
Keep Your Energy Levels Up
As the days grow shorter, especially with Daylight Savings Time ending on November 1st, it can be tough to stay energized. To combat the effects, try to get at least 10 minutes of sunlight during the day. This will help your body regulate its natural serotonin, the chemical that affects mood, energy levels, and sleep.
Keeping your body active can also help. Bundle up and go for a walk, hit the gym, or set up some simple hand weights in your office or home for a quick mid-day workout.
Dr. Berka’s Tip: “One of the best ways to get a boost is to direct the B.PAD vertically up the spine. Program 1 is recommended for home use, but athletes can use Program 3 to prep before training or performance.”
Manage Stress & Promote Relaxation
While it may seem like all of 2020 has been devoted to stress management, it’s more important than ever as we approach the end of the year. Find time for relaxation techniques, like meditation and gentle exercise or stretching, and adopt a positive mindset as you go about your day.
Dr. Berka’s Tip: “Gently use the B.PAD across your shoulders, under your back or feet, or between the lower legs. Using intensity levels 1 or 2 is a nice way to calm the muscles so you can better relax.”
Establish Healthy Sleep Habits
Does your mind race as you’re trying to fall asleep? Sleep isn’t just about what happens at night; your day-to-day routine can also make an impact on your shut-eye. We are all guided by a circadian rhythm, an internal clock that regulates our sleep-wake cycles. Set yourself up for sleep success by going to bed and waking up at the same time each day, avoiding vigorous exercise right before bed, and turning off the digital devices.
Dr. Berka’s Tip: “A great way to support your sleep is to use the BEMER during the day. Follow the Basic Plan twice per day, preferably around the same time each day. If you are struggling to fall asleep, try using the B.PAD wrapped loosely around the feet, with Level 1 (low setting). This application can be very grounding and can help ease tension.”
Create a Routine with BEMER
Whether you’re a professional athlete or just looking to improve your circulation and overall health, BEMER can help. With just two 8-minute sessions per day, BEMER stimulates healthy muscles and improves local circulation, which is vital to optimal health. Strong blood circulation is tied with improved physical fitness, higher energy and increased vitality, more strength and endurance, enhanced performance and muscle conditioning, and an overall general sense of relaxation and well-being.
Learn more about the science behind BEMER or find a distributor near you today!