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6 Subscription Boxes For Health Nuts

6 Subscription Boxes For Health Nuts

Unless you’ve been running cross country non-stop for the past few years, you’ve likely heard of the latest mail-order fad: subscription boxes. Hobbyists can now have a box of related goodies shipped right to their door on a monthly basis. Subscription boxes take all the guesswork out of shopping around, as they offer samples of products related to a specific interest for the receiver to try out in small doses.

Those looking to start the new year with a healthy kick are in luck. There are many subscription boxes available online that come with a variety of items aimed at building a happier and healthier you. With each one focusing on a different area of health and wellness, there’s something for everyone hidden in each of these boxes.

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Healthy Surprise

Healthy Surprise offers subscription boxes related to snack foods, as well as personal care items. From dried fruits and veggie chips to perfume oil and lip balm, Healthy Surprise’s products are all-natural and don’t contain GMOs or gluten. As the company says on its website, the people at Healthy Surprise “read the labels for you.” All you have to do is enjoy.

Blissmo Breakbox

Blissmo offers GMO-free snacks (along with the option to go gluten-free) that promote healthy choices throughout the day. The snacks in the Breakbox are much healthier alternatives to the donuts and candy bars that plague your office breakroom. Blissmo offers Breakboxes not only for individuals, but also for groups and teams as large as 30 people. The only downside is you won’t be able to convince your boss to let you run to the convenience store down the road for a snack anymore.

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JackedPack

Now for something a little more rugged. The JackedPack offers sustenance for the gym rat in all of us. The snacks offered are filled with vitamins and proteins meant to keep up your strength as you work out, and the accompanying energy drinks help your body recover from an intense session at the gym. Not only will the JackedPack help whip you into shape, but your purchase will also help others in need: portions of proceeds are donated directly to Vitamin Angels, a charity for undernourished children.

Bestowed

Bestowed offers an ongoing supply of healthy snacks and beverages, along with various lifestyle items delivered to your door throughout the month. In addition to snacks and drinks, you’ll receive shampoos, lotions, and balms to help your body feel healthy and clean inside and out. Though rarely offered, you may also find a workout or Yoga DVD in your Bestowed box, as well.

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Craft Coffee

Believe it or not, coffee has some incredible health benefits. The coffee bean is a source of many essential nutrients, including potassium and Vitamin B. Of course, you want to make sure the coffee you’re drinking is the real deal. This is where Craft Coffee comes in. This subscription box allows you to match your preferences and tastes with up to three specific blends each month, and provides instructions for preparations of each separate blend. Just don’t drink up your entire month’s supply in one day…

Yogi Surprise

For those looking to fully embrace the Yoga lifestyle, there’s Yogi Surprise. Like the other boxes on this list, Yogi Surprise offers healthy snacks that won’t bog you down throughout the day. But it also offers tonics, lotions, and facial mists to keep you centered and focused, as well. While most items on this list are consumable, Yogi Surprise offers products such as beads and bracelets that add to the overall mindset of a Yogi. Become one with yourself, and get healthier while doing so!

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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