Nutrition and Wellbeing
I believe the key to healthy living comes from not just one but many aspects of our lifestyle – from what we eat to how we spend our time.
I’ve found by choosing an organic wholefood diet, a daily yoga practice and staying hydrated helps me to stay healthy and enhances my wellbeing.
‘Organic crops, such as fruit, vegetables and cereals, and crop-based foods are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than non-organic crops.’
Soil Association – based on recent research by the University of Newcastle.
The key to healthy living
Stay active by taking regular exercise that you enjoy, whether that’s yoga, dancing, going swimming or even walking the dog. Remember who and what lifts your spirits; whether that’s spending time in the company of friends or listening to a piece of your favourite music. Try getting outdoors as much as you can and just ‘be’ with nature.
Listening to your body and your emotions and knowing when to take time out of your day to relax is essential to healthy living.
Look out for my blogs to receive articles to help you make healthy lifestyle choices. Bringing about change doesn’t happen overnight – it takes time. Begin to nourish yourself by cultivating just one new daily habit.
You are worth it!
Yoga is arguably the best overall system of stress reduction ever invented.”– Timothy McCall, MD and author of ‘Yoga as Medicine’
Yoga improves your posture, releases your inner vitality, helps you to stay calm and grounded – and brings clarity into your life.
Regular yoga practice will help you manage your stress levels effectively, bring flexibility, balance and strength into your body – and boost your inner-confidence and creativity.
Yoga naturally relaxes your body and mind for a well-deserved restful night’s sleep.
The 75 Health Conditions Benefited by Yoga (as Shown in Scientific Studies) here.
Being in Nature
Spending time in nature and connecting with its beauty allows you to unwind and creates space in a busy life. Simply going for a walk; finding a green space you are drawn to, a woodland, a hill or your local park.
With your awareness in your feet… walk slowly. Feel your senses awakening, look up at the trees, listen to the birdsong, a flowing stream, feel the breeze on your face and absorb the scents and colours around you – feel the greenery soothing your eyes.
I’ve found essential to healthy living is a well-balanced organic seasonal wholefood diet of natural foods, plant proteins, fresh vegetables and grains. Having 3 meals a day, staying hydrated and having a diet packed with nutrients, vitamins and essential omega oils gives me the fuel I need for the day.
By reducing sugar intake, if possible taking it out completely or substituting with natural sugars and keeping caffeine to a minimum will bring balance to your energy levels throughout the day.
Practicing conscious relaxation on a regular basis will enhance your health and wellbeing, allowing you to deeply relax and manage stress successfully.
This will help boost your immune system and allow your body’s natural healing to take place.
Just 10 – 20 minutes a day will immediately start to create noticeable benefits.
Relaxation starts with breath awareness.
Click here for my FREE Vital Skills to Breathing video series.
Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”– Hippocrates