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Healthy food isn’t the only way we nourish our bodies. Envol tracks all the essential nourishments we need in order to be healthy (food, fresh air, sunlight, contact with the earth and love) as well as our activity levels (physical movement, mental rest and sleep).

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about the 5 nourishments your body needs

  • Healthy food

  • Fresh air

  • Sunlight

  • Love

  • Earthing

Our bodies thrive on whole, colourful and unprocessed foods that the earth offers us daily. Healthy food brings the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to heal and repair.

Oxygen atoms make up over 80% of the human body, making oxygen the true elixir of life, fueling our cells and reinforcing our immune system.

The easiest way to ensure that we are properly oxygenating our cells is to take conscious, slow and deep breaths, outside in non polluted and wooded areas when possible.

All life on our beautiful planet Earth is powered by the sun's energy. Sunlight is vital for us as it fuels our cells, produces hormones and neurotransmitters, balances our mood, enhances physical performance, speeds recovery, alleviates stress, increases alertness, improves sleep and positively affects the expression of our genes. We need an average of at least 15-20 min of sun exposure.

Love powers us more than anything else. Living in a state of gratefulness brings our mind and body into a state of coherence in which incredible healing can happen. We do so by offering love to others, through kind actions and social bonding, and offering love to ourselves, through positive thoughts and affirmations.

Grounding (or Earthing) refers to absorbing negative ions through your skin or nose from natural outdoor environments, which regulates your mood, decreases inflammation and brings the body back into balance.

You can earth by having your skin in direct contact with a natural surface (sand, the ocean, grass…) or by breathing in the air close to waterfalls, oceans, lakes, or taking a stroll in the forest…

As well as a proper balance between ...

activity ...

... and restorative rest

... which are essential for a healthy body.

Rest and activity go hand in hand as part of a healthy lifestyle. Managing a correct balance between the two is what allows us to use our body’s resources and restore them with adequate amounts of resting time and nutrition.

When we rest, we recharge and repair our body, a key factor in sustaining mental health, physical health and well-being. Having a good sleeping routine and consistent schedule is important to produce the right amount of hormones at night that our body needs to function optimally.

Additionally, allowing for mental rest breaks throughout the day can also considerably increase our performance and well-being. This concept is known as ‘waking rest’. Most people today spend too much time engaged in cognitive mental abilities, in a fast-paced society in which everyone needs to operate in a ‘go’ mode.

Taking a moment in the day to unplug and disconnect from screens, to stay in silence and letting thoughts arise (through the practice of meditation or other silent and low stimulating activity) can replicate the same neurophysiological rhythms found in sleep and bring many cognitive benefits that will enhance our physical and mental health.

And finally, as everyone knows, regular physical activity is one of the most important thing that you can do for your health. Physical activity brings immediate and long terms benefits such as improved thinking and cognition, stress relief, benefits on heart health, bones and muscles, a lift in energy and mood, as well as an overall improvement of our overall well-being.

Finding the right balance between proper rest and regular physical activity will allow you to maximize your health potential and tremendously improve the quality of your life.

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