Summer is over and we are slowly preparing to change our routine for the Winter season. Our hot summers slows us down in activities, as our energy wanes and days at the beach become a much-preferred way to spend free time. Getting into a different routine may be stressful for some. It can affect sleep patterns and increase anxiety. Increasing activity such sports, jogging and trekking may result in injury if one does not do a proper warm up.
A magnesium-rich body will be stronger, more flexible, and better able to resist both physical and emotional stress. So, let us look at some of the roles magnesium plays.
Mood, Relaxation and sleep
Hormones such as serotonin and melatonin are regulated by magnesium, which are key for boosting your mood and helping with sleep. Adversely, low levels of this crucial mineral can leave you feeling down and irritable. Magnesium is needed by the body to maintain a state of complete rest and is an important factor in how the body manages its sleep cycle.
Muscle Tension and Muscle spasms
Magnesium is necessary for proper muscle function. It works with other essential minerals in your body to keep the muscles loose and flexible. It helps lessen the build-up of lactic acid and enables your muscles to get the oxygen they need.
Feel more energised
Magnesium helps to create the energy we need by activating ATP which is the fundamental unit of energy within the body. It improves exercise tolerance, whilst reducing the stress response to exertion.
How do we get this essential mineral?
Spinach, avocados, almonds, beans and brown rice are some of the Magnesium rich foods you need to include in your diet daily. However, modern farming practices have shown a great decline in nutrients normally found in food so opting for supplementing magnesium ensures you reach the right level.
A fast and effective way of absorbing Magnesium is through the skin.
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