Drink Tea to Boost Health
Winter is officially here. Between the dropping temperatures, beginning bouts of rain, sleet and snow, and continuing darkness, peoples’ motivation is falling. It becomes harder to get out of a warm bed in the morning. Many week days begin and end in darkness as we toil at work all day while it is light out. Our drive to be healthy is challenged from the onslaught of holiday goodies, treats and temptations.
Alas New Year’s resolutions almost always include some sort of health kick. We try to get to the gym more often. We try to begin a morning exercise routine or one immediately after work. Inevitably many of us fall off sooner each year. Most resolutions, especially working out and behavior changes don’t last more than six weeks.
Something that may assist is drinking tea. That seems easy enough, but can it really help.
There are many benefits of tea. They have many antioxidants. They warm up the body internally. They are natural. They do not require the addition of anything other than water. Some contain caffeine for the much needed pick me up. Drinking tea offers up a host of healthy benefits that just might prolong and keep you moving towards your fitness goals.
The Republic of Tea even offers up a line of teas specifically designed for an active life, called Be Active. Each tea begins with organic green rooibos, a South African legume rich in antioxidants. From there, different herbs, spices, and natural ingredients are added based on what health benefits they provide to assist with energy, flexibility, hydration, restoration, and endurance.
Below are some specific teas, including health benefit and ingredients.