Reconnect with Mother Nature…

Nature is a wonderful place to transform, awaken and often help find a boost in creativity. It’s important that we make an effort to reconnect with nature for our overall health and wellbeing. 

Throughout history, people have grounded themselves in nature. That is, they have found peace and tranquillity in their surroundings. Native Americans for example, believe that they are a part of nature and not separate from it, as many people might experience today.

Even if you already go outside every day, you can still find new ways to reconnect with Mother Nature and maybe you can also help make a positive impact on the environment. When we combine our small, everyday actions, we can make a more connected and healthier world for ourselves and future generations. This might be the start of a new nature-focused routine that can last a lifetime…

Help plant a new life… There is no better way to honour Mother Nature than to plant new life such as a tree, flowers, a vegetable garden, etc. Or join others in volunteering actions to tidy up a community garden or plant new trees and flower beds in the local neighbourhood. Emerging ourselves in the Wellness Community spirit can offer us a chance to not only socialise and meet new people, but most importantly reconnect with Mother Nature whilst having fun.

Make contact with the Earth… Taking our shoes and socks off whilst outside and sinking our feet in the ground beneath us gives us the feeling of being grounded.1 Going out in nature and revelling in its beauty, its stillness and its wisdom allows us to recharge and become more recentred.

Unplug from Technology… Smartphones, tablets and computers to name a few, are a huge part of modern life, but sometimes it’s necessary to unplug to give ourselves the space to really connect to what matters most. According to research from Rescue Timemost people, on average, spend 3 hours and 15 minutes on their phones. If you unplug from technology, think of all the free time you’ll have! You’ll also be doing your bit for Mother Nature – as you reduce your energy consumption and shrink your carbon footprint.

Take your daily activities outside… Exercising outdoors carries many benefits both physically and mentally. Yet another great way to reconnect with Mother Nature. Meeting a friend? Go for outdoor activities such as a picnic or a walk in the park.  

Bring Mother Nature Indoors… There are a few ways to bring nature indoors such as getting some house plants and keeping windows open if weather permits. This will help cleanse the energy in the house, giving it a more relaxing and natural atmosphere.

Reduce Plastic Usage… When plastic isn’t recycled it can release toxic chemicals into the air we breathe as well as nearby water sources. This can create a variety of health problems for both humans and animals. Plastic is everywhere and sometimes unavoidable, but there are ways to reduce plastic usage. Some of these ways include, using a recyclable and reusable water bottle such as the PiMag® Water Bottle, avoiding items sold in plastic containers, bringing your own mug to a coffee shop and not using plastic utensils and straws. The PiMag® Water Bottle is environmentally responsible in many ways. For example, the biodegradable bottle shell (containing no BPA or other potentially harmful compounds) eventually breaks down into natural soil nutrients. With a replaceable filter cartridge, the PiMag® Water Bottle eliminates the need to purchase bottle water thereby helping to reduce plastic usage and your carbon footprint. 

To help you reduce plastic usage and enjoy clean, freshly filtered PiMag® water, Nikken is offering great SAVINGS OF 20% on selected PiMag® Water products until the 17th April 2021. Discover more at: www.nikken.com/eu/

Reconnecting with Mother Nature doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend a week camping and hiking to the top of a mountain. Nature is a place to connect to your true self so whatever it may be, go outside and start reconnecting to Mother Nature! 

  1. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/connect-with-mother-nature/
  2. https://blog.rescuetime.com/screen-time-stats-2018/

6th April 2021

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The Importance of drinking Filtered Water…

Water is life and clean water is crucial for Active Wellness. We need water to survive as our bodies are made up of 70% water, which is bound in our cell membranes. Water is more important than food – we can go up to a month without food, but can only survive a week without water. 

Drinking clean, pure water is so important. If water is not treated, filtered or purified, it can make us unwell. These days, we have advanced water technology, such as water filtration systems at our finger tips. However, ‘filtered’ tap water is still better than standard tap water and bottled water. Let’s take a look at the benefits of water filtration and using water filters.

Cost effective… Using water filters to filter tap water is much cheaper than buying bottled water. It’s also more eco-friendly because of less plastic being used. By having a water filtration system in your home, you could be saving yourself a considerable amount of money and you will be drinking higher quality water that has been filtered accordingly.

Care for the environment… Bottled water is a source of pollution, as it takes the plastic bottle 450 years1 to degrade. By filtering tap water in your home, you will be helping the environment. And for those of us who have easy access to drinkable water, now more than ever it’s our responsibility to help decrease our plastic waste and carry refillable water bottles everywhere instead of single-use bottled water. With Nikken’s eco-friendly PiMag® Water Bottle, you’re not only getting clean PiMag® water, you are also helping to decrease plastic waste and your personal carbon footprint!

Filtration removes impurities and sediments… Filtration helps to remove water impurities and contaminants such as chlorine and heavy metals. At the same time, water filters help to retain important minerals such as magnesium, calcium and zinc. They could help protect you from toxins and ensure that you consume healthy minerals. Nikken’s PiMag Waterfall® is designed to produce water with added minerals, in a pH range of 8.5-9.5. Ionized water decreases oxidation-reduction potential (ORP). A high ORP contributes to unwanted oxidative decomposition. Ionized PiMag® water from the Waterfall can help offset the oxidizing effect of many elements of the modern diet and environment which can help slow down cellular destruction.

Water Filtration can help boost your health… Water filtration systems can be good for your health. The benefits are ten-fold, with skin hydration, nutrient absorption, weight loss, detoxification, digestion. Drinking pure water helps to support the immune system and mental health function.2 Filtered water can also bring added benefits when taking a shower, if you use the PiMag® Microjet Shower System. It uses a reduction/oxidation process to neutralize chlorine ions and injects air into the shower stream to increase the electronegative potential of the water for more effective filtration. 

Water is Life and Nikken is offering clean, filtered PiMag® water – not only for drinking, but also for bathing. From 22nd March until the 17th April 2021, you can enjoy great savings of 20% on selected state-of-the-art PiMag® water products. Discover more at www.nikken.com/eu/.

  1. https://www.peacecorps.gov/educators/resources/timeline-decomposition/
  2. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/drink-water-to-improve-well-being/

22nd March 2021

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What’s on your bathroom shelf?

When it comes to what products we keep in our bathrooms, a lot has changed. If someone asked “What organic products do you have in the house?”, you might have said “fruit and veg”. But over the years, organic products have made their way from the kitchen, into other rooms of the house such as the bathroom. 

What does Organic mean?

Well, the products have been produced in a way that limits the use of synthetic materials or avoids them altogether. Organic products also promote balance in nature and conserve biodiversity. For example, restricted or no use at all of pesticides, antibiotics and growth hormones.

Why buy Organic?

The production process is less damaging to the environment and as a Global Wellness Community, we all like to do our bit and support it. Beside this, the products are more likely to contain better quality ingredients, which means they can work better too. 

What to look for?

Look out for products that are Organic Certified.  This means that the item has been through a rigorous application process in which the efficacy of its organic status has been tested at all points in its manufacture, effectively from the soil up. ECOCERT1 for example, is a European organic certification organisation based in France which besides food products, also certifies cosmetics, detergents, perfumes and textiles. The company inspects about 70% of the organic food industry in France and about 30% worldwide. ECOCERT is also a leading certifier of fair-trade food, cosmetics and textiles as per ECOCERT Fair Trade standards.

Try organic in your bathroom…

You’ll make a great impact not only on the environment but also on your skin by switching to organic. When you choose Nikken’s TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare range, you are choosing products with certified natural ingredients without the added chemicals or synthetic fragrances that may upset the skin’s delicate natural balance. 

This product range represents a synergistic blend of organic seaweeds and coastline plants sustainably harvested from the Brittany coastline of France, making its ingredients formulas completely unique. And of course, it has been certified Organic by ECOCERT. The TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare range is suitable for all skin types including sensitive due to its gentle marine organic ingredients.2

To celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th of March 2021, we are offering savings of 50% on selected TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare*!

Visit www.nikken.com/eu/ to find out more.

*Offer not available on the Wellness Subscription Program due to it being a short-term offer.

  1. https://www.ecocert.com/en/home
  2. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2019/04/08/our-planets-most-important-living-plants-are-tiny-but-mighty/

10th March 2021

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How do Probiotics fit into your Active Wellness lifestyle…

From the Greek pro, meaning promoting and biotics, meaning life, these life-promoting compounds offer a bundle of health benefits.

What are they? Probiotics are tiny microorganisms, made of good live bacteria that naturally live in different areas of your body. The body relies on all sorts of microorganisms to keep things working in order to live a healthy life and probiotics play a big part in this. 

The science… Bacteria is usually regarded as something that makes you ill. However, there are two kinds of bacteria constantly in and on the body: good bacteria and bad bacteria.

Good bacteria are exactly what probiotics are made of, in order to keep the body healthy and working well. This good bacteria helps in many ways, including fighting off bad bacteria when there is too much of it in the body, helping you feel better. For example, when you get an infection, this means there is more bad bacteria in the body, knocking your system out of balance. Good bacteria helps eliminate extra bad bacteria, returning that balance.

The structure… Probiotics are part of a larger picture when it comes to bacteria and the body. This is referred to the microbiome. Around 80% of the immune system is composed of microbiome. You can look at the microbiome as a community of organisms that work together to keep your body healthy. This community is composed of things called microbes. There are trillions of microbes on and in the body. These are a combination of bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa. Everyone’s microbiome is unique. No one has the same microbial cells – even twins are different. 

For a microbe to be called a probiotic, it needs to survive outside the intestine (after being safely consumed), be isolated from a human and have a proven benefit to the body. They are mainly located in the gut1 but also in the mouth, skin and lungs among other places. 

Benefits… They support the systems in your body from your mouth to your gut and help control harmful microorganisms such as germs. At the right levels, probiotics help aid digestion and improve nutrient absorption. Eating a well-balanced diet rich in fiber every day helps to keep the number of good bacteria at proper levels. By aiding in protein absorption, probiotics can also help your body recover after workout and reduce muscle strain.

A little extra for the body… Probiotics occur naturally in fermented foods and cultured milk (yogurt and pickles). There are also fermented drinks like kombucha (fermented tea) or kefir (fermented dairy drink) that introduce extra probiotics into your diet. Apart from food, you can add probiotics to your diet through dietary supplements. Probiotic-supplements are a way to add good bacteria to your body.

Nutritional supplements such as KENZEN Lactoferrin 2.0® from Nikken, contain probiotics – not only do they help boost the immune and digestive systems, but they also promote healthy minds.2 Lactoferrin 2.0® (a naturally iron-binding supplement) is gentle on the digestive system, therefore supporting the gastrointestinal tract and all its functions such as optimal digestion, nutrient absorption, the proliferation of good gut bacteria and overall health.

  1. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2018/10/29/healthy-gut-healthy-you/ 
  2. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2018/04/05/the-brain-gut-connection/ 

22nd February 2021

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Let’s Keep Moving… for our bones!

From our brain to our joints, moving every day has the power to improve every part of the body. Some of the benefits of exercise are that it’s free, it adds structure to the day, relieves stress and it’s an activity that can be shared with others in the household.

Remember, everyday activities count, so look out for opportunities to be active during the day while you’re indoors. Do some stretches while watching TV, or squats while brushing your teeth. Every minute counts!

Exercising outdoors is a major stress reliever and can help reduce anger, depression and tension. It doesn’t have to be strenuous exercise; it can just be a simple walk in the fresh brisk air. According to NHS UK1, adults aged 19 to 64 years old should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week.

We need to make a special effort to get our bodies moving on a daily basis, not only for our health’s sake but just as importantly to keep our bones healthy and strong. Looking after your bone health is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. 

Taking calcium supplements may not be enough for optimum bone health, because the body finds calcium difficult to absorb. We can help our body by making sure we are getting enough calcium in the form of food and complimentary supplements.

Vitamin D (also referred to as “calciferol”)… promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate concentrations of serum calcium and phosphate to enable normal bone mineralization. It is also needed for bone growth.

Levels of Vitamin D are critical for bone health. The sun is a natural source of vitamin D but being indoors and not being able to get enough natural sunlight, especially during the Autumn and Winter months can affect our Vitamin D levels. The Department of Health and Social Care (NHS UK) recommends that you take a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of Vitamin D to boost your Vitamin D levels during certain times of the year if you don’t get out into the sun much .2

Make sure you eat plenty of fresh produce. Eating too many ready-made or processed foods may deprive us of the nutrients that are necessary to help protect, build and maintain bones too. Nikken’s Kasai Multi Vitamin and Mineral food supplement is made with vegetable and fruit powders and contains 100% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Vitamin D – along with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, B2, B6 and B12 Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc!  

Nikken’s KENZEN® BDZ® food supplement is formulated specifically to help contribute to the maintenance of normal bones. BDZ®’s formula contains a unique marine plant multimineral complex: Aquamin® that is carefully harvested under exclusive licence and certified organic.

Derived from a naturally sourced marine algae from the pristine waters of Iceland, this unique, highly bioavailable marine plant based multi-mineral/vitamin complex is rich in Calcium, Magnesium and 72 trace minerals. Minerals not only benefit our bones; there are literally no bodily processes on either the cellular or systemic level that can operate without the right amounts of minerals. They are that critical to your body’s daily functioning. BDZ®’s main role is to help support bone strength and density. Discover more about the benefits of KENZEN® BDZ® in our previous blog: https://bit.ly/3rwmIRx

Save up to 10% on your regular Food Supplements when you place your regular food supplement order through the Wellness Subscription Program. Plus, you’ll receive your order delivered directly to your door every month or every quarter. To find out more, contact your Nikken Consultant or email our Customers Services Team at UKsupport@nikken.co.uk.

  1. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/
  2. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/

8th February 2021

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Vital nutrition for Active Wellness…

Focusing on our wellbeing has become increasingly important. Not just for our psychological wellbeing… but physical too. So where do we start? 

It’s really important to acknowledge and understand what we are putting into our bodies – and eating a diet that is going to support us. When we shop for food, we want to benefit from as many organic and natural ingredients as possible in order to help support our bodies functions and immunity.

Two vital ingredients that we can look for are Chlorophyll and Amino acids. These bring a great number of benefits to our diet and subsequently to our bodies… 

Chlorophyll – an antioxidant powerhouse

Chlorophyll is a pigment / compound that gives plants their vibrant green colour and helps them transform sunlight into energy through the process of photosynthesis, playing an important role in making them green and healthy. It can be found in foods such as green, leafy vegetables (spinach, asparagus, green beans, peas, parsley and broccoli to name a few). It contains vitamins, antioxidants (enzymes) and therapeutic properties that have the potential to benefit the body. 

Chlorophyll can help benefit our body in a number of distinct and unique ways – such as helping to cleanse it of harmful toxins, especially our liver. Chlorophyll also nourishes the liver with oxygen and magnesium. Getting rid of the toxins lying dormant in the liver helps the rest of our organs, such as the muscles and digestive system, get even more nourishment too.

It’s also regarded as an active agent that the body uses to help fight infection and help the circulatory and digestive systems to stay healthier. 

According to a study1 published in the Journal of Physiology, chlorophyll found in food, or very small purified amounts of chlorophyll, may stimulate the synthesis of red blood cells in the bone marrow, helping with accelerating the body tissue and cell re-growth. 

Amino acids – small but mighty biomolecules

Amino acids, also referred to as the building blocks of proteins, play many vital roles in the body. 

Our body needs 20 different amino acids to grow and function properly. Even though all 20 of them are important for our health, only nine amino acids are classified as essential: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. Unlike nonessential amino acids, essential amino acids can’t be produced by the body and must be obtained through our diet. Natural sources of amino acids include green leafy vegetables, potatoes, meat and dairy. 

When we consume protein, this is broken down into amino acids, which are then used to help the body with various processes such as building muscle and regulating immune function.2

Amino acids play an important role throughout our body, assisting in the creation and growth of muscles, normal digestion, supplying energy and even regulating moods by helping produce hormones.

Both Chlorophyll and Amino Acids are present in the foods we consume but we would have to eat a great deal to receive the recommended amounts. We can however help our bodies by consciously supplementing these vital nutrients to our food intake.  Nikken’s Jade GreenZymes® organic barley juice powder 3 is a formula that contains both chlorophyll and amino acids and that you can enjoy the fresh flavour of on a daily basis.

At Nikken we know how important it is for you to be able to access your nutritional products safely and efficiently. Having a Wellness Subscription will give you SAVINGS off your products and they’ll be delivered directly to your door.

To find out more contact your Nikken Consultant or email our Customers Services Team at UKsupport@nikken.co.uk.

1. Hughes, J. and Latner, A. 1936. Chlorophyll and haemoglobin regeneration after haemorrhage. Journal of Physiology 86:388-395.

2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19301095/

3. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/fuel-for-active-wellness-fuel-for-life/

11th January 2021

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Essential Nutrition for Active Wellness…

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

This statement has never been more appropriate – eat foods that nourish you both physically and mentally. The year 2020 has brought challenges for many people around the world and our everyday habits and behaviours have dramatically changed. Our priorities have also changed, with many of us focusing more than ever on our health and wellbeing, including what we eat.

As a result, food and health culture has seen a big movement. We know that eating healthy is important to maintaining a healthy body and mind. Everything we eat and drink really does matter.

This year, more and more people have been looking for food and food supplements that can help support a healthy immune system. According to Market Research1, over 50% of consumers reported taking more food supplements to support their immune health in 2020 than ever before.

This growing interest in immune health is set to be a top focus in the health and wellness industry in 2021. Rather than focusing on treating conditions, many consumers will strive to prevent them via a strengthened immune system. 

In 2021 Nikken will continue to focus on its’ exceptional nutritional food supplements to help support a healthy and Active Wellness lifestyle…

Green super heroes – Organic Jade GreenZymes® barley juice powder. The inspiration of a Japanese medical scientist – Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara. He devoted his life’s work to finding a natural formula that would promote health with natural ingredients that help support the body’s nutritional needs. Jade GreenZymes offers a combination of natural vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and more through its’ concentrated essence of green barley grass, a plant food recognized as an amazing natural wonder. 

Healthy gut, healthy you – A fantastic probiotic food supplement; Nikken’s Lactoferrin 2.0®. Lactoferrin has many benefits for our overall health with one of the main advantages being its ability to help bind and transport iron. It also helps hemoglobin carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. All this is done in a way that is very gentle on the digestive system, supporting the gastrointestinal tract and all its functions.

Strong and healthy bones – Not only is the health of our bones critical for supporting our body – but they also aid our movement, safeguard vital organs and support the production of red blood cells. Nikken’s KENZEN® BDZ®2 provides several of the vital vitamins and minerals our bodies need to process calcium. BDZ®’s main role is to support bone strength and density. 

Cold season nutrients – Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients needed by our body to help keep us healthy. Whilst it’s important to top up on these vital nutrients all year round, in the cold weather season it’s even more important – your immunity is likely to take a dive because you’re exposed to less sunlight and vitamin D plays a part in the immune system. There are also lifestyle factors – you might be less likely to exercise or eat less healthy (comfort food).  Temperature can also interfere with your body’s responses to viruses. The Kasai Multi-Vitamin and Minerals supplement contains 17 wholesale fruit and vegetable powders, all in one tiny capsule to support your body’s nutritional needs.

SAVE on your favourite Nikken food supplements; All Nikken’s food supplements are available on the Wellness Subscription programme. This Subscription will enable you to receive your favourite supplements directly to your door, each month or each quarter whilst giving you extra savings on the product price and postage too!

2021 is fast approaching – set your New Year goals to keep active and healthy both physically and mentally.  Make 2021 the year you focus on eating healthy and eating well.

14th December 2020

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Keeping Active During Winter…

When the weather turns cold, we tend to go into hibernation mode with many of us finding it difficult to stay motivated to exercise. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean we need to stay indoors or stop moving. Exercising in the winter has some surprising benefits.

Beating the “winter blues”, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD)1 happens due to shorter days – our bodies and minds are not getting enough light and endorphins. Exercise can help boost the mood at any time of year, but it has a particularly profound effect during winter, sending those all-important feel-good hormones soaring and keeping the winter blues at bay. 

Getting outdoors in the fresh air in cold weather can also help replenish vitamin D levels in the skin and a change of season means we might get the opportunity to try activities never experienced before such as cold water swimming or if the location and whether conditions permit, skiing. But there’s nothing quite like wading through fallen leaves or hearing the crisp crunch of snow beneath our feet.

Whichever outdoor activity we choose, it is important to plan ahead. This means, it’s time to layer up with appropriate clothing. Putting on layers helps trap and keep in the warm air for longer.  Nikken’s Thermowear® Golf Socks aren’t just good for the golf course; due to their integrated ceramic fibres, which create warmth, they are also ideal for winter footwear. 

Taking the stairs is a good way to fit in exercise. The more we often we walk upstairs, the easier it gets and the better we will feel. Walking up steps will soon work up fitness levels. A good supporting insole in shoes can help. Kenko mStrides® and mSteps® insoles can offer support along with a dynamic energy flow due the integrated DynaFlux® Magnetic Technology (U.S. Patent No. 9,265,966), helping our sporting winter adventures.

Another easy way, without even thinking about it too much, is as simple as parking further away from the supermarket entrance. This way, you have to walk further to do your food shopping. It’s easy and you’ll barely notice the difference. 

If circumstances don’t permit us to go outdoors, then there are plenty of things to do inside the house i.e. house chores. It’s time to get hovering, dusting and cleaning. Not only will the house get tidy but the whole body will move around during the process. By playing some music in the background, these activities can be fun too!

Whether we are having to stay indoors or are able to get outside this winter, there are plenty of ways to keep fit and healthy along our Active Wellness quest.

The Nikken Gift Guide is now available and packed full of seasonal offers including the Nikken Socks and Insoles, and other winter wellness gifts ideas for you and your loved ones!

1. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder-sad/

2nd December 2020

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The Best Winter Skincare…

The colder, winter season is fast approaching; which is when our skin needs some extra tender loving care. As temperatures drop, so do the moisture levels in our skin, which can cause our skin to become dry and dehydrated, losing its natural, healthy-looking glow. 

There are just so many factors that can contribute to changes in our skin during the winter. Our skin is also less exposed to sunlight, which means less opportunity for our body to make vitamin D.  

So, we can see just how important it is to take extra care of our skin at this time. Here are our best winter skincare tips and routines to help you look after your precious skin:

– stay hydrated… when skin loses moisture and becomes dehydrated it means it’s lacking the water levels needed to function effectively. Make sure you keep hydrated from the inside, which means drinking plenty of water every day.

– exercise… it might be difficult to leave the warmth of the blanket behind and get your body moving on a cold morning. But if you love your skin, do it! Exercise will pump up your heart rate, which in turn, pumps more blood and oxygen to your skin, keeping it looking healthy and glowing naturally.

– adjust your skincare routine… skin tends to produce fewer oils in the winter months, so include a heavier face and body moisturiser or include a moisture boosting hydrating face serum. Use gentle, natural skincare formulas that work with your skin’s natural barriers. 

– get back tobasics… keep skin in optimum condition by cleansing thoroughly twice a day; once in the morning and once in the evening to remove make-up and airborne dirt particles. TRUE elements® Velvet Cleansing Milk, is made from organic seaweeds that work in synergy with skins natural barriers. TRUE elements® Fresh Tonic Lotion clears away any last traces of cleanser, whilst Aloe Vera helps keep skin feeling fresh and moisturised.

– give your skin a moisture boost… serums are packed with powerful ingredients that penetrate deeper than a moisturising cream and deliver more targeted results due to their smaller molecule size – serums are the unsung heroes of the skincare world! Nikken’s TRUE elements® Youth Activ Serum contains Hyaluronic Acid; well-known to help increase skins moisture levels by attracting and retaining moisture. Apply before your moisturiser. 

– don’t forget your hands and feet! Hands and feet get dry too so it’s important to cream them up in order to keep them baby softApply hand cream after washing your hands now more than ever. TRUE elements® Hand and Foot Cream contains seaweed extracts and Shea Butter to help keep skin well hydrated. Apply a layer of Hand and Foot Cream under socks before bed and wake up with super soft feet.

The TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare range is formulated using organic seaweeds harvested off the French Brittany Coast and are certified organic by ECOCERT1. Find out more about the range here… 

1. http://www.ecocert.com/en

16th November 2020

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The Power of Gratitude…

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”– Aesop

We all know gratitude in the form of ‘thank you’ when someone has helped us or done something nice for us.  But how many of us look and feel gratitude in other ways…  

When we appreciate and acknowledge simple things, we are grateful. From having fresh water to drink and food on the table, to hearing the birds sing and feeling the wind or sun on our face. 

The best way to reach contentment is to feel grateful for what you already have. Studies show that if you express gratitude, it raises your happiness by 25% 1.

When you take a breath and step back, your thankfulness slows you down and fills you up with happiness. This can be a time to be grateful for all the things you might have overlooked, forgotten or taken for granted, instead of worrying about what you still need. 

Express your gratitude…

Every day take a few minutes to think of the things that you’re grateful for: the people, places and things that make your life rich and full, that bring you comfort and joy. The more you practice this exercise, the more you’ll notice just how full your life already is. 

Contact one person everyday just to express your gratitude. Whether you are having lunch with a friend or time in the evening with your partner tell them why you’re thankful, expressing your gratitude out loud can be very powerful. 

The Power of gratitude…

Boosts self-esteem – instead of being resentful towards people who are wealthier or have better jobs, you will learn to appreciate their accomplishments.

Can help reduce stress. Research2 has shown that people who feel gratitude are happier, report more life satisfaction and less stress. Grateful people are less likely to be depressed, anxious or lonely. Nikken’s portable grounding mat, KenkoGround® is ideal for practising gratitude meditation on. Plug it into a grounded outlet, place your bare feet on the mat whilst taking time out to meditate and reconnecting with Mother Nature. 

Can help improve your sleeping habits. A study3 found that people who spend 15 minutes writing down grateful sentiments at bedtime sleep longer and better.

Whether getting ready to settle down for the night, taking a power nap or just snuggling – the Kenko Travel Comforter will keep you warm and cosy with its integrated ceramic fibres. The comforter is very light and versatile and zips up, making it easy to use around the home or when travelling.

Make gratitude your automatic thinking and when you do you’ll experience your level of happiness rise.

2nd November 2020

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