Remember in the beginning of the year, you made the decision and commitment to yourself to make this year about your health and fitness. Perhaps even more – work/life balance!And now the year is well and truly underway, and I bet the little old habits are sneaking back into your lifestyle.
Its Time: Time to commit to yourself and your health! Stop putting everything and everyone before your health!
YOUR HEALTH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT “THING” IN YOUR LIFE.
Not much else matters if you don’t have your health. Enjoyment of all things in life is effected when your health is suffering.
21 Day Challenge – start implementing the following points, one step at a time and watch your health and your energy soar.
(Why 21 Days? – it takes 21 days to create new habits)
The 7 Pillars of Good Health
1. Eating well – Let your foods be your medicine
But what does that mean? There is so much conflicting information out there – in the media, on the internet, the latest book – BUT WHAT IS THE RIGHT EATING PLAN OR THE BEST FOODS FOR YOU?
I’m not talking about just weight loss diets – what do you need to eat on a day-to-day basis to maintain good health and vibrant energy?
I help my clients take out the confusion about what to eat and what not to eat – specifically for them. With the help of the Asyra screening, we can pick up if there are any food intolerances.
When you’re eating the right foods/eating plan for you – you will drop extra kilos, you will regain your energy, your digestive system works better, a lot of the aches and pains diminish, you’ll sleep better and think clearer.
2. Stay hydrated
Drink water – 1 ½ – 2 litres of filtered pure water each day (or more if you’re active or unwell). So many people still don’t drink enough water. The Asyra bio-resonance screening picks up if your body is low in water. Your cells become a toxic waste dump if you don’t drink enough water, because it can’t flush out toxins. This is the beginning of inflammation, joint and muscle stiffness and aches. Headaches, constipation, aging skin, brain fog. The list goes on. The many benefits of just drinking water!
Your body is designed to move. Find an exercise you enjoy, join a group or have an exercise buddy and just keep active – consistency is the key.
I’ve written a number of blogs about the research done and the importance of 7-8 hours’ sleep per night. If we’re not getting this regularly it does and will affect your health. Lack of sleep or poor sleep can affect your mental health (grumpy, teary, depressed) or the ability to cope with stress. Poor sleep can also contribute to weight gain; hormonal imbalances; food cravings. Your body is likely to age quicker if you’re not getting adequate sleep for your body to “build and repair” cells and tissue.
5. GUT Health – is pivotal for good health.
If you are experiencing digestive symptoms such as heartburn, reflux, bloating, burping, tired after you eat, constipation, abdominal pain, IBS, diarrhoea or constipation or the many other digestive symptoms – YOUR ENTIRE HEALTH WILL BE SUFFERING. If your digestive system is not working efficiently, it doesn’t matter how good your diet is – you are not getting the nutrients from your food. You may be eating what you think are “healthy foods” – but if your body reacts to those foods – it is setting up the potential for inflammation in the GUT and throughout your entire body. Again, this is what I have been helping clients with for the past 25 years and in the last 5 years with the assistance of the brilliant Asyra scanning – to help pick up any underlying GUT issues.
Symptoms are your body’s way of telling you that something is not right! Don’t ignore symptoms. It’s better to understand what the underlying cause of the symptoms are and be better able to address not only the symptoms but also start correcting the underlying cause before a bigger issue develops. Prevention is better than cure. But symptoms are the first signs – take action.
7. Positive outlook on life
“Some pursue happiness- others create it.” -Anonymous