Activities to Try With Red Light Therapy: Yoga, Talking, and More
Red light therapy (RLT) is a game-changer in the health and wellness community. It already has a long list of benefits (that continues to grow) and requires very little time to see significant results. All you need is 10 to 20 minutes a day, a few times a week.
Red light therapy uses light-emitting diodes to address certain medical and cosmetic conditions. It delivers low-intensity red and near-infrared light deep into the body’s cells to stimulate healing without needing incisions, causing pain, or applying intense heat. What’s more, you can experience its benefits in the comfort of your home with Mito Red Products.
Best Activities to Do While Using Mito Red Light
Dedicating 10 to 20 minutes to the mind and body is a rare luxury for many. But one thing all busy bees need to understand is you must take care of yourself to continue being the extraordinarily hard worker you are. If not, the buildup of stress and tension in your body will eventually affect your physical and mental health.
So, why not give red lights and their health benefits a try? If sitting or standing still for 10 to 20 minutes sounds too dull for you, try to combine these therapeutic activities with red light therapy at home.
- Do face yoga
If you’re using the treatment for skin rejuvenation, doing it in tandem with face yoga can prevent premature aging.
Face yoga is a combination of facial exercises that help relax and strengthen the muscles in your face, similar to how yoga benefits your arms, legs, back, torso, and other body parts. The result is firmer skin, lifted muscles, and an overall youthful-looking face.
Like exercising, consistency is key to successful red light therapy yoga. It’s important to commit a few minutes of your time on a near-daily basis over a couple of months before you’ll begin to see results. These results, mind you, may change your life, starting with boosting your confidence.
LED red light therapy and face yoga are both expensive when done in professional settings. Red light therapy can cost up to $150 per session, while most face yoga classes charge double that amount for a single class. Luckily, after purchasing your device from Mito Red Light and finding free face yoga videos online, you can enjoy 50,000+ hours of red light therapy and face yoga at home.
Red light therapy and meditation are powerful wellness combinations. Meditating alone helps with stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and chronic pain. Imagine combining it with RLT?
As mentioned earlier, near-infrared wavelengths stimulate the healing process. What we haven't mentioned is that it also increases mitochondrial function and improves blood flow and tissue oxygenation. The mitochondria are at the core of your body’s healing capabilities. It’s in charge of your body’s energy supply and plays a vital role in your internal organs and tissue, including the skin, liver, heart, and muscles.
By combining red light therapy and meditation, you are recharging your mind and body from within.
- Listen to an audiobook
Close your eyes during your red light therapy session and transport yourself to the world of your favorite novel. From a land creeping with supernatural creatures to a time set in the Victorian era, the perfect audiobook to escape in exists regardless of your genre preferences. George Guidall, Scott Brick, Jim Dale, and Julia Whelan are only some of the many talented narrators whose voices sound effortless and can make you feel all the emotions the author intended.
- Incorporate strength training exercises
According to a 2016 study, red light therapy applied during strength training can improve sports performance and muscle mass. However, if you don’t have a large-enough device that can treat your entire body, exercising during your sessions is still an excellent way to break a sweat.
If you’re using red light therapy for your face, you could do a few rounds of planks to strengthen your core and arms. If you’re treating your back, stomach, or legs, try biceps curls, arm raises, or calf raises. Just make sure the part of your body getting treated with red light therapy is always within range of your device.
If you’re having difficulty finding time to exercise during the day, squeeze it in during your quick 10 to 20-minute RLT ritual. It won’t be long before you look forward to your quick workouts.
- Catch up with friends and family
Admit it—you’re always on your phone anyway. Instead of scrolling on TikTok and Instagram or reading work emails (you should be relaxing), why not use the time spent in front of your red light device talking with close friends and family? Check-in with your parents, grandparents, siblings, children, or friends you haven’t seen since early 2020. Aside from providing stress relief, communicating is more important than ever, as feelings of sadness and loneliness have soared during the pandemic.
Unless you grew up in a household with close family ties (and have continued to maintain the closeness), try to schedule weekly phone calls with the people most dear to you. It will give you and your phone pal something to look forward to, and it may help you stick to your photobiomodulation treatment schedule.
- Play video games
Unless you use goggles during RLT treatments for the face, another fun activity to try is playing video games. A 2016 study reported that some video games may be associated with flourishing mental health. The researchers noted improvements in players’ mood and heart rhythms, which signaled stress relief.
Both Android and iOS carry hundreds of games you can play on your mobile device. From endless runner games like Subway Surfers, sports simulators like FIFA Mobile, and multiplayer online battle arenas like Mobile Legends, there is a free-to-download game for all types of players.
Are you ready to incorporate red light therapy into your routine? Shop Mito Red Light’s collection now and see how 10 to 20 minutes a day can improve your life. Our team also hopes that the activities mentioned in this article either help you get more done or gain more benefits from your at-home red light therapy sessions.