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Sometimes we need that little extra kick to get us going in the mornings. It is easy to get caught up in the day to day motion of life almost in ‘auto pilot’ mode and pressures can easily build up and manifest as fatigue, de-motivation, and just feeling a little lackluster. When you pay yourself due attention and care by listening to your body then you can take action to create smarter health and well be routines that keep you at your best as often as possible! How you start your day and how you end it often makes a big difference to everything in between. If you start your day well then you encourage that positivity and vibrancy through the day. Here we look at a few ways you can kick-start your mornings for the best day ahead!

1.    Take 5 minutes upon waking

When the sound of that alarm wakes you (sometimes abruptly) out of your sleep it can be a little unnerving. Aim to set your alarm around 5-10 minutes before you actually need to be up, use that time to maybe sit up in bed and take a few deep breaths and just align yourself gently back into wake mode. It is the rushing around at the speed that promotes an imbalance and a sense of anxiety, racing against that clock. Think of where you can pull back a few extra minutes just for you, this can be very helpful and a more healthy and harmonious way of starting your day.

 

 

2.    Morning exercise!

Henry David Thoreau said, “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day”. Movement boosts your energy and encourages flow, muscle synergy, a kick start to your metabolism, and heart and lung function. Making time for a few minutes of gentle activity in the morning can really provide you with an uplifting wake-up call and energize you for the day ahead. It can be as simple as taking a brisk morning walk for 10-15 minutes or a quick 3k around the block. If you have more time available then you can cater for a 30-minute morning routine- adapt to what you can schedule in. Here are a few more great things about morning exercise routines:

 

 

•    Morning workouts won’t interfere with the rest of your day- once it’s done, it’s done! No need to leave work early to get to the gym or miss it all together after a tiring day!

•    Committing to a morning routine means you value your health and this may help you to reach more of your fitness goals!

•    It will raise your mood and mental focus, leaving you more empowered after an early activity session. It means you are running your day, not the day running you!

3.    Always have breakfast!

Breakfast really is of pivotal importance to starting your day well. It acts like your fuel to keep you on track for the day ahead. People that miss breakfast often eats heavier at lunch and affects the food choices you make. You are less inclined to need that quick sugar boost or extra coffee because you’ve given your body what it needs from the get-go. Always try to add fruit to your breakfast and ensure you drink water to stay hydrated too. If you are working out in the morning then a light pre-breakfast such as a large banana or a small bio-yoghurt with some fruit is ideal.

 

 

Have you heard of Kombucha?

Kombucha is a living health drink made by fermenting tea and sugar with the ‘kombucha’ culture. It is thought to have originated in the Far East and the benefits may include improvements in energy levels, metabolic disorders, allergies, digestive issues, hypertension, chronic fatigue, and arthritis.

 

Fermentaholics began with a recent college graduate and the pursuit of a career in a down market. After continually searching, the bleak job market offered little opportunity. Not wanting to take a job that made her miserable, she decided that now was as good of a time as any to take a risk and pursue her true passion, thus Fermentaholics was born! Fermentaholic is based out of St Petersburg, FL, and was founded by Ruthie Edwards. Ruthie has always had a passion for fermenting foods and drinks and wanted to create a business that would further fuel that passion. Of all things fermented she knew she wanted to focus on one of her true loves- Kombucha. The lack of public knowledge surrounding kombucha provided the opportunity to spread awareness. These last two decades, however, kombucha has been making a push into the mainstream. Recognizing this new interest, Fermentaholics’ aim was to establish a safe, credible source for people to buy fresh SCOBYs.

Only high quality and organic ingredients are used to grow the cultures and to carefully harvest them at just the right time. The starter cultures are allowed to reach full maturation before they can get packaged up. This process produces a high concentration of beneficial acids that play a huge role in ensuring a successful first brew.

The first product launched was the original Fermentaholics Kombucha Starter Culture:

 

Despite the culture’s modest size, it provides a powerful kick start for any home brewer and is guaranteed to brew one gallon of kombucha.

•    Each SCOBY is carefully selected and packaged with the highest quality control.

•    This product is popular and prompts a release of a full-sized kombucha culture, more closely resembling the culture that would be passed down from generation to generation.

•    Both cultures are propagated with the highest care and guarantee a successful brew for anyone who gives it a try.

 

Extra Large Kombucha Starter Pack:

 

 

You can brew one gallon of kombucha at home on your first try with Fermentaholics Extra Large Kombucha SCOBY. This is the only kombucha culture you need to brew a lifetime worth of kombucha in the comfort of your own home. Full instructions are included to get you started, along with full customer support!

•    This SCOBY is extra large and in charge! Packed in 1.5 cups of matured starter tea to give your kombucha a powerful kick-start!

•    Bigger is better. Great for beginners, this jumbo starter is foolproof.

•    Less monitoring is required as compared to our original kombucha SCOBY

•    Guaranteed Fresh and Guaranteed to Make Kombucha

100% Organic Kombucha SCOBY:

Included is one organic, healthy SCOBY plus enough starter tea to safely brew one gallon of kombucha. Simple step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process of your first brew!

•    Brewed with 100% Organic Green and Black Tea

•    Ships fresh and fast in heat sealed packaging

•    Includes SCOBY plus starter tea for up to a gallon brew.

•    Size, texture, and color of each SCOBY will vary as it is a live culture. Each one is guaranteed to brew.

Fermentaholics strive to create a community-like feel when it comes to customer service, once again honoring the traditions of kombucha. The goal is to make home brewing fun and easy for anyone who wants to give it a try. The Fermentaholics website is available to everyone as a free resource with access to valuable kombucha tips and tricks. Ruthie treats her customers like old friends and is always available to answer questions and help anyone along the way!

 

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