Exercise & Workouts

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Support your body throughout your workout routine

Essential oils have been gaining popularity in recent years for their various health benefits.  An area where essential oils can be particularly beneficial is exercise.  Young Living infuses essential oils with dietary supplements to enhance their combined effect with your body Рand workout routine.

Ways in which essential oils can enhance your workout routine

  • Boost Energy and Focus:¬† Essential oils like peppermint and lemon have been shown to increase energy levels and improve focus.¬† This makes them a great addition to your pre-workout routine, as they can help you push through tough workouts and stay motivated.¬† Simply inhale a few drops of the oil before you start your exercise, or add a few drops to a diffuser to enjoy the benefits throughout your workout.
  • Reduce Pain and Inflammation:¬† If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, an essential oil like ginger and some turmeric can help.¬† Certain oils have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain and swelling, allowing you to move more freely and comfortably.¬† Try massaging a few drops of the oil into the affected area before or after your workout, or add it to your post-workout shower for a relaxing and pain-relieving experience.
  • Improve Breathing:¬† Essential oils like eucalyptus and tea tree can help clear the airways, making it easier to breathe during intense workouts.¬† If you struggle with breathing during exercise, try adding a few drops of these oils to a diffuser or using them in a steamy shower.
  • Promote Relaxation and Recovery:¬† After a tough workout, it‚Äôs important to allow your body to relax and recover. Essential oils like lavender and frankincense can help promote relaxation and reduce stress, allowing your muscles to recover more quickly.¬† Try adding a few drops of these oils to a bath or massage them into your skin after a workout to enjoy their calming effects.

Areas of Interest

Toxins in Your Home
Exercise & Detoxification
Young Living Basics
Preparing for Your Workout
During Your Workout
After Your Workout
Between Workouts
Diffusing & Workouts
Weight Management
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Exercise & Detoxification

Exercise is not only important for maintaining physical fitness, but it also plays a crucial role in detoxifying the body.¬† Regular exercise helps to increase blood circulation, which in turn promotes the elimination of toxins from the body through sweat and urine.¬† Exercise also supports the lymphatic system, which is responsible for filtering toxins and waste from the body.¬† Moreover, exercise stimulates the production of endorphins, which are natural chemicals that help to reduce stress and anxiety levels, ultimately leading to a decrease in the production of toxins in the body.¬† Additionally, exercise helps to improve digestion and bowel movement, which is crucial for eliminating waste and toxins from the body.¬† Overall, engaging in regular exercise is an excellent way to support the body’s natural detoxification processes, leading to improved overall health and well-being.

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Prepare for your workout

Essential oils can also provide a number of benefits when used before exercise. Here are some of the ways in which essential oils can help you get the most out of your workout.

  • Boost Energy: Essential oils such as peppermint, lemon, and ginger can help increase energy levels and reduce feelings of fatigue. They can be used in a diffuser or applied topically to help you feel more energized before you hit the gym.
  • Improve Focus and Concentration: Exercise requires focus and concentration, and essential oils such as rosemary, basil, and frankincense can help improve mental clarity and focus. Use them in a diffuser or apply topically to help you stay on track during your workout.
  • Relieve Stress and Anxiety: Exercise can help relieve stress and anxiety, but for some people, the thought of working out can cause stress in and of itself. Essential oils such as lavender, bergamot, and ylang-ylang can help calm the mind and reduce feelings of anxiety.
  • Boost Immunity: Regular exercise can help boost the immune system, but essential oils such as tea tree, lemon, and clove can help give it an extra boost. Use them in a diffuser or apply topically to help support your immune system during and after your workout.

Incorporating Young Living products into your pre-workout routine can help you get the most out of your exercise.  Make sure to use high-quality, pure essential oils and consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new health regimen.

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During your workout

Staying hydrated during exercise is crucial for optimal physical performance and overall health. Hydration is essential for many physiological processes, including regulating body temperature, transporting nutrients, and supporting the functioning of the muscles and joints. When we exercise, our bodies lose fluids through sweat and respiration, which can lead to dehydration if not replenished properly.

Why staying hydrated during exercise is so important

  • Improved Physical Performance: Proper hydration helps to maintain blood volume, which is essential for delivering oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and for removing waste products. Dehydration can lead to a decrease in blood volume, making it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver oxygen to the muscles. This can result in fatigue, decreased endurance, and reduced performance.
  • Better Mental Focus: Dehydration can also lead to headaches, dizziness, and fatigue, which can negatively impact mental focus and reaction time during exercise. Staying hydrated helps to maintain mental alertness and focus, allowing you to perform at your best.
  • Reduced Risk of Injury: Dehydration can also lead to a reduction in joint and muscle function, making you more susceptible to injury during exercise. Adequate hydration helps to keep the joints and muscles lubricated and reduces the risk of injury.
  • Enhanced Recovery: After exercise, proper hydration is essential for replenishing lost fluids and supporting the recovery process. Dehydration can slow down the recovery process and increase the risk of injury and muscle soreness.

To stay hydrated during exercise, it’s recommended to drink 17-20 ounces of water 2-3 hours before exercising, and 7-10 ounces every 10-20 minutes during exercise. It’s also important to continue hydrating after exercise to replace any fluids lost during the workout.

Young Living Vitality Drops feature essential oils and natural electrolytes for an extra hydration boost.  Vitality Drops let you hydrate naturally without sugar or artificial colors.

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After your workout

Recovering from exercise is an important aspect of any workout routine, as it helps the body repair and rejuvenate itself for future physical activities. While the muscles are the primary focus of any workout, it is also important to give attention to muscle and joint recovery.

Muscle Recovery

  • Hydration: Drinking plenty of water is essential for muscle recovery, as it helps to remove waste products and replenish fluids lost through sweating. Aim to drink at least 16-20 ounces of water for every pound lost during exercise.
  • Nutrition: Eating a well-balanced meal that includes carbohydrates and protein within 30 minutes to an hour after exercise can help replenish energy stores and repair damaged muscle fibers.
  • Rest: Allowing your muscles to rest and recover is essential, as it gives your body time to repair and rebuild itself. Aim for at least 24-48 hours of rest between workouts that target the same muscle groups.
  • Stretching: Stretching can help to improve flexibility and reduce muscle tightness, which can lead to improved recovery. Hold each stretch for 30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times for best results.

Benefits of using essential oils after exercising

  • Pain relief: Essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, and ginger are known for their pain-relieving properties. When applied topically, they can help soothe sore muscles and reduce inflammation, making it easier to move and perform daily activities.
  • Improved circulation: Essential oils like rosemary and cypress can increase blood flow and circulation, which can aid in faster recovery from workouts. Improved circulation can also help the body remove waste products from the muscles, promoting overall well-being.
  • Relaxation and stress relief: Exercise can be a great stress-reliever, but it can also be intense and leave you feeling fatigued. Essential oils like lavender and chamomile have a calming effect that can help you relax, reducing stress and anxiety after a workout.
  • Improved sleep: Getting a good night’s sleep is important for recovery, and essential oils like valerian root and frankincense can help you sleep better. By reducing stress and promoting relaxation, these oils can help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.
  • Boosted immunity: Exercise can suppress the immune system, making you more susceptible to illness. Essential oils like tea tree, lemon, and clove have antimicrobial properties that can help boost immunity and protect against illness.

Essential oils can be a valuable addition to your post-workout routine. Whether you’re looking to soothe sore muscles, improve circulation, reduce stress, improve sleep, or boost immunity, essential oils have something to offer. To get the most benefit, simply add a few drops of oil to a carrier oil and massage into the skin, or add a few drops to a diffuser to enjoy the aroma.

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Between your workouts

Between workouts, it is important to give your body the support it needs to recover and prepare for your next exercise session.  This can involve a combination of activities such as rest, proper nutrition, hydration, and stretching.  Rest and recovery are crucial for repairing muscle tissue and preventing injury, so it is recommended to get adequate sleep and allow your body to rest for at least one day between intense workouts.  Proper nutrition is also key, as your body needs sufficient fuel to recover and rebuild muscles.  This can include a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats.  Staying hydrated is also important for aiding in muscle recovery and preventing muscle cramps.  Lastly, incorporating stretching into your routine can help improve flexibility, reduce muscle soreness, and promote relaxation.  By taking care of your body between workouts, you can help ensure that you are able to perform at your best during your next exercise session.

Detoxification

Your body accumulates toxins each day.  Toxins can come from various sources such as processed foods, personal care products,  environmental pollutants, and even stress.  Detoxification can improve overall health by improving the function of organs such as the liver, kidneys, and your digestive system.

Muscle Support

It’s important to give your muscles proper support and care between workouts to ensure optimal performance and prevent injury. One of the best ways to support your muscles is to engage in activities that promote muscle recovery, such as stretching and massage therapy.¬† These activities help to increase blood flow, reduce muscle tension, and improve flexibility, which can all contribute to better muscle health.¬† Additionally, it’s important to eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of protein, which is essential for muscle growth and repair.¬† Finally, getting enough rest and sleep is also crucial for muscle recovery, as it allows your body to repair and rebuild muscle tissue.

Bones, Joints & Ligaments

Supporting your ligaments, bones, and joints between workouts is crucial to maintaining overall physical health and preventing injury.¬† One of the best ways to do this is through proper nutrition.¬† Consuming foods rich in calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D can help to strengthen bones and prevent bone loss.¬† It’s also important to stay hydrated to keep your joints lubricated and flexible.¬† Incorporating low-impact exercises like swimming or yoga into your routine can help to improve joint mobility and reduce stiffness.¬† Additionally, taking breaks between intense workouts to allow for proper rest and recovery is essential to prevent overuse injuries.¬† Finally, stretching before and after workouts can help to increase flexibility and reduce the risk of injury.

Essential oil-infused Supplements

Supplements and essential oils can provide a range of benefits for individuals who engage in regular workouts. Supplements such as protein powders, creatine, and amino acids can help support muscle growth and repair, enhance energy levels, and improve overall athletic performance. 

Young Living has a quality line of oil-infused products designed for you and your workout routine.  Using them on a consistent basis can aid in recovery between workouts, help your body cleanse, and promote your overall physical wellness.

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Benefits of incorporating diffusing into your workout routine 

Essential oils have been used for centuries to promote physical and emotional well-being, and diffusing these oils is one of the most popular and effective methods.  It can be a simple, safe, and effective way to incorporate the benefits of aromatherapy into your workout routine.

Why diffuse?

  • Aromatherapy:¬† Diffusing essential oils before and between workouts can help create an ambiance that promotes relaxation, stress relief, and overall mood enhancement.¬† Aromatherapy is known to trigger emotions, memories, and physiological responses, and can be a powerful tool for reducing anxiety, promoting sleep, and improving mental clarity.
  • Improved air quality:¬† Essential oils can help purify the air by eliminating unwanted odors and harmful toxins.¬† Diffusing essential oils like Purification, eucalyptus, tea tree, and lemon can help freshen the air and support good respiratory health.
  • Boost immune system:¬† Certain essential oils such as lemon, lavender, and peppermint are known to have antibacterial and antiviral properties.¬† Diffusing these oils can help boost your immune system and protect against illness.
  • Muscle tension relief:¬† Essential oils like peppermint and eucalyptus are known for their pain-relieving properties, and diffusing these oils can help relieve head and muscle tension.
  • Improved sleep:¬† Essential oils like lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood are known to have a calming and sedative effect.¬† Diffusing these oils before bed can help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling refreshed.
  • Increased energy:¬† Essential oils like peppermint, lemon, and grapefruit are known to have energizing properties. Diffusing these oils can help increase alertness, concentration, and physical energy.

Other essential oils appear to be cheaper, so why would I choose Young Living oils?

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Exercise, combined with Young Living products can have a powerful impact to your overall wellness

Using natural supplements and essential oils can offer many benefits to those who exercise regularly.  Natural supplements, such as protein powders, vitamins, and minerals, can help support muscle recovery, increase energy levels, and boost overall health.  Essential oils, on the other hand, can be used to help ease muscle soreness, reduce inflammation, and promote relaxation.  

Young Living has the premium quality essential oils and oil-infused supplements to help you on your wellness journey.  Incorporate them into your regular workouts and exercise program.

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* The statements and information regarding these products  have not been evaluated by the FDA.  Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.  Most of the product information describing Young Living products is directly from Young Living Essential Oils, LC, and can be found online at YoungLiving.com

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