Discover Germany | Special Theme | Wellness & More
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1. Sound wellness To calm your mind and for deep relaxation, definitely try a sound bath. This wellness trend is said to decrease stress response and will help with “deep mental and physical relaxation”, according to psychiatry professional Dr. Helen Lavretsky. 2. Seaweed While kale was the main superfood of last year, this year it is all about seaweed. Already a staple in Asian cuisine, the underwater plant is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world and is said to have awesome skin-care benefits. It also tastes quite good. 3. Matcha Matcha is an antioxidant-rich, Japanese green tea in powder form that is most commonly whisked into hot water or milk. However, it can also be used to bake, cook or can be enjoyed as a cold drink. While being tasty and super healthy, we would
not be surprised if it showed up in beauty products soon.
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4. Slowing down Meditation and slowing down in general is becoming increasingly popular – especially in large and busy cities. Clearing the mind with meditation is said to reduce stress and insomnia, for example. For the ultimately relaxing wellness experience, we have handpicked some great wellness hotels and much more on the following pages. Keeping fit in the office: - Ask your boss for a standing workstation. - Get a body tracking device to inspire yourself to move around more. - Move around the office as much as possible. - Do not skip breakfast and drink lots of water. - Do desk workouts: squeeze the muscles in your core tightly for one minute, then release and repeat throughout the day.
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