May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Just like physical health, mental health matters. We are in it together when prioritizing our mind’s wellbeing to grow and thrive in all aspects of life!
At Purium, we stand for helping individuals reach their highest potential: physically, emotionally, and financially! Our green economy, transformative superfoods, and supportive community offer mental health support, not just this month but 365 days a year.
To help put your mental health at the forefront of your mind, here is a list of daily habits that may strengthen and maintain a positive mentality.
As of February 2021, during the 2020 pandemic, about 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. reported symptoms of an anxiety or a depressive disorder. These numbers may have increased during this period as gyms shut down and daily exercise became a second thought.
Our brains respond well to physical activity; our heart rate goes up and endorphins are released. Endorphins promote a surge of happiness while releasing stress and anxiety. They also can alleviate feelings of depression and potentially boost self-esteem!
To ensure your mental health is strong, move your body at least 30 minutes a day. Whether it is a quick cardio round in your living room, a jog outdoors, or a nature walk, a little goes a long way!
Similar to exercise, our diet can dictate our physical bodies but also has a strong impact on our mental state. Mental health is correlated to gut health, which is determined by the foods we eat every day. We must maintain a significantly balanced diet to support beneficial bacteria in our digestive tract so we can harvest a healthier, happier mind.
The first step is to eat a well-balanced diet with foods rich in probiotic or prebiotic ingredients that support microbial health and help restore balance to the gut.
Read here to discover more on gut-brain connection and what foods strengthen this relationship.
One of our core Purium products, Biome Medic gives your body the superior gut health it deserves! Its exclusive and proprietary formula, filled with all-natural ingredients, was awarded the Gold Seal by the Detox Project as a glyphosate detox solution. Biome Medic helps heal the gut by flushing out harmful toxins, and potentially boosting your immunity & mood.
Similar to smiling, when we laugh, our muscles release any withheld tension and our bodies become more relaxed as endorphins release.
A 1979 study supported a theory that people with a strong sense of humor were less prone to become anxious or depressed due to laughing, and releasing endorphins, frequently.
So don’t feel guilty switching on your favorite sitcom or comedy after a long day to release some stress and give your mind a proper reward.
Soak up the Sun
Let’s face it, many of us have been cooped up during lockdown for much too long. Our bodies are most likely craving a breath of fresh air and the rejuvenating warmth of sunshine!
Now that the weather is warming up, we’re able to head outdoors and catch some rays even if it’s right in our backyard! Soaking in some Vitamin D can help boost our mood and release chemicals such as serotonin, the key hormone that stabilizes our mood and feelings of content.
While you heal your mind basking in the sunshine, don’t forget to protect your skin from the UV rays! Read our blog “Purium Suncare Tips & Tricks” featuring Purium products that support your skin’s health and response to the sun through hydration, cell repair, and protection.
On a cloudy day, try our Power Shake for a taste of ‘liquid sunshine’. This energizing green drink can create feelings of satisfaction and boost your energy levels while nourishing your cells with healthy fats and organic greens.
Be Kind to Yourself and Others
Most are familiar with the warm feeling we experience after giving someone a sincere compliment or helping those in need. Not only do acts of service contribute to a strong society, but making others smile does wonders for our self-esteem and mental health!
Today’s act of kindness can be as simple as complimenting your grocer or as grand as volunteering at a homeless shelter.
Looking for ways to lift up others? Purium was founded on the concept of giving back to the community—and that includes yours! Learn more about our non-profit organizations and how to get involved here.
Don’t forget to be kind to yourself! Take some time to rest, read your favorite book, or cook a delicious meal to show yourself appreciation.
With self-empowerment through service being the forefront of Purium’s authentic business model, we reward our Brand Partners with weekly earnings for serving humanity and the planet. Interested in spreading economic freedom and plant-based wellness? Find out more here.