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Ban the booze: Sip a mocktail

As well as having a wide range of negative effects on the body, consistent alcohol use can alter mood and behaviour. Why not take a break and enjoy a delicious mocktail, such as the Kombango which is shaken up daily by the AVE bar team at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa?

Enjoy a meatless meal

Reducing your meat intake can be good for your pocketbook, the environment and your health. Try introducing meatless meals into your weekly repertoire, such as this delicious, and easy, salad from Maureen Cubbon, director of Bestlife Wellness & Culinary, and co-founder of wholesome meal kit provider, Zest.

Take Fitness Outdoors

Cayman’s year-round warm climate makes it easy to take fitness outdoors.

Introduce immune supporting foods

While the British Dietetic Association stresses that you cannot ‘boost’ your immune system through diet, a healthy diet and lifestyle can both support immune function.

Hydrate

Water makes up 60% of your body’s weight, so it is unsurprising that it needs hydration to survive. Water regulates temperature, lubricates joints, keeps organs functioning, delivers nutrients to cells, prevents infection and improves sleep and mood. Kidneys and liver need water to get rid of toxins.

Mellow out with meditation

Caymanian Janine Martins is a meditation teacher who has practised the technique for almost a decade. Here, she explains the benefits.

Find an animal companion

Pets are good for our health. That’s the conclusion of researchers that study human-animal interaction, who say our furry friends boost emotional and physical well-being.

Get Inspired on Instagram

Social media doesn’t have to be mindless scrolling. Wellness tips, tricks, and inspiration for the body and mind are at your fingertips and local Instagram accounts are the perfect places to look. Here are a few to start your scrolling journey.

Make It Natural: Incorporate Essential Oils

Essential oils - concentrated plant-based oils - have been around for centuries with uses ranging from medicinal to perfumery. Jaslyne Bridges, an essential oil educator and owner of Quintessential Life, shares her top 10 essential oils, which she uses aromatically, topically and internally.

Start the day right: morning yoga

The modern world is fast-paced, and being swept along with this can often lead to tension and lack of self-care. This year has also brought with it extra pressures, which can manifest themselves in the health of our bodies and minds.

Know you’re not alone

With the ongoing stresses and uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to take care of your mental wellness.

Keep healthy through technology

Even before COVID lockdowns, apps and devices that track steps, monitor heart rates and assist with relaxation techniques were big sellers in the market.

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Tips to revamp your eating habits

When it comes to creating and maintaining healthy eating habits, there are a few mistakes people make which will set them back, according to Cayman- based holistic nutrition educator Andrea Hill.

10 healthy teas

While we all know of, or can visualise, the positive psychological effects of sitting down and enjoying a warm cuppa many of us are unaware of the numerous health benefits of adding tea to our daily diets.

Pass the plants, please

Diet fads have come and gone, but one of the biggest trends in recent years — a plant-based diet — is much less a craze and more a desire for real, honest food.

Improve your health with meditation

With today’s always-on digital culture, it’s important to take some time to switch off.

Keeping your mental health in check

The status of our mental health impacts every aspect of our lives, including our relationships and how we view and engage with the world around us.

Be mindful on the road

The effects of advancing technology on society as we enter the third decade of the new millennium is as apparent in traumatic injuries as much as anywhere.

Reach your wellness goals more mindfully

Nowadays it’s common to look to your smartwatch or phone for confirmation that you’ve taken enough steps or eaten the right number of calories on a given day. While tracking apps and devices can be helpful motivators for many, they are not right for everyone.

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