Getting your health back on track doesn’t have to be that hard or expensive. All it takes is a few changes and some commitment.
If you are feeling tired, sluggish and less than enthusiastic about your health – now is the time to make a start to get yourself back on track.
Spring is just around the corner and it’s only natural that we start to get inspired with healthy thoughts. Whatever the excuse for feeling apprehensive, spring reminds us that we can’t hide forever.
Our bodies already have efficient detoxification systems in place, but they can become a little clogged. All we need to do is give those systems a little break from the toxins and add in a little help to begin to feel healthy again.
Here are 7 easy tips for getting back in the mode of healthy living without the drudgery of dieting, juicing or fasting:
- Drink more water -if you want to flush those toxins out, boost metabolism, freshen up your skin and improve elimination, you MUST drink water. I know some people have trouble with this, so if you are looking for a way to increase your water intake, try adding in a slice or two of fresh lemon to your glass or water bottle. If lemon is not your thing, try a slice of fresh ginger root – or adding both is also delicious.
- Get better quality sleep -most of our body repair happens while we sleep and our liver does most of its catch up work then too. Give your body every chance and turn off the TV in the bedroom, make sure the room is dark to kick your natural biorhythms back in and leave your mobile in another room. Happy sleeping!
- Give your body a break - cut down on the caffeine, alcohol and sugar. And if you smoke, make quitting a priority. Feeling bloated? – give yourself a 2 week break from wheat products – guaranteed to make you feel AMAZING!
- Eat whole foods- having a rule that you wouldn’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognise ensures that you stay clear of processed foods and eat only food that nature intended, This will reduce your toxic load of preservatives, additives, colourings and flavourings.
- Give your liver a boost – your liver is one of the most hard working organs you have and sometimes it needs a little help to catch up. You can eat all the great liver foods in the world, but sometimes your liver needs a little extra help. Taking a liver supplement such as St Mary’s Thistle will help your liver deal with the backlog of toxins, rejuvenate the cells and regenerate cells if there is any damage.
- Move your body - you don’t have to take up high intensity sport or marathon running, but if you get your body moving on a daily basis with exercise such as walking, you will increase your metabolism, burn up those extra calories and get your body to make more of the happy neurotransmitter – serotonin.
- Choose healthier snacks -it’s only normal that when we feel tired we reach for what we think we need for a boost – sugar. But did you know that protein will get your energy back on track in a healthier way? Make sure you have healthy snacks on hand for when you get that tired feeling – try having rice crackers with hummus, nuts and seeds, yogurt with nuts or even crackers and cheese instead of sugar – you will be surprised at how much better you’ll feel.
If you need extra help with increasing your energy, healthy snack ideas or supplements, give me a call.
With your health in mind,