Health isn’t just being on a diet: it is about taking care of ourselves in a balanced way so that we are able to function to our full potential, whilst enjoying our day to day.
Try these positive pointers to boost your health and wellbeing.
We all want to feel our best, both inside and out. Starting our morning with healthy habits therefore paves the way for the rest of the day. Begin by changing one small thing about your usual routine:
Swap your cereal for a sumptuous smoothie. Simple but very effective, smoothies are a great way to get in your green goodness and you can even drink on the go. Think about your cells dancing around in your body, you will feel alive, your skin will glow, your eyes will shine, and you will be ready to take on the day ahead. Mix up the ingredients each morning and experiment to make it fun.
Try this glorious green smoothie bowl for inspiration.
Invest In Your Health
Your body is your home. You wouldn’t want to live in a house with a broken roof and mouldy walls, so think of your body in the same way. Supplements are extremely beneficial for incorporating vitamins and important minerals into your daily diet. They promote optimum health and will stop you from becoming run down, which is common with very demanding work schedules.
Supplement Starter Pack:
Omega 3 fish oil- containing important fatty acids that we can’t get from food, taking this every day has proven to lower cholesterol and keep the heart healthy.
Multivitamin- this powerful natural pill will give you a beneficial boost and help against any deficiencies you may have. (Especially Vitamin D which we don’t get enough of, and can help prevent depression and anxiety)
Important to note: If you feel that you are already suffering from depression, highly valuable TMS therapy is a treatment to consider.
Probiotics – these contain all the necessary good bacteria in order to maintain optimum gut health, which is one of the most vital things we can do to enhance our immune system and protect against illnesses.
Being active is extremely important for your overall health and wellbeing. Exercise not only gets the heart pumping, it is also valuable for relieving stress. Yet you don’t have to pound the treadmill to start sweating. If the thought of dragging yourself to a gym just isn’t your thing, there are plenty of ways to get the muscles moving. Try power walking with friends, taking up a dance class,or yoga for stretching and toning.
One person’s health is another’s poison, so you have to listen to your own body when it comes to diet, in order to find out what is right for you.
Start to tune in with yourself after meals and see how different foods make you feel. A food diary is a useful way of recording your food mood. For instance are you ok with dairy? How do grains make you feel? Can you digest meat? In this way you can narrow down how each type of food affects you, and even start to eliminate the ones that don’t make you feel so peachy.
Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail
If you are always on the go, then be prepared with a healthy snack in your handbag. In order to avoid your blood sugar levels crashing, causing a mid afternoon binge from the nearest convenience store, have something you can grab to keep those hunger pangs at bay.
Many supermarket products are laden with hidden refined sugars, disguised with other names. Watch out like a hawk for these when food shopping:
Hint: Often so-called ‘health’ foods such as granolas and energy bars are in fact the biggest culprits for this.