Ever wondered why some people never get colds or are ill in bed?
The average person feels stressed, impatient and tired, has or does suffer
from sleeping issues, digestive problems and has poor immunity - the good news
is you can go from being average to super healthy! A holistic approach to the
body helps restore balance in bology and mind - here's a few tips that will
1. Perfect Digestion.
Its important you fine tune your digestion to ensure that all nutrients are
absorbed and also to help you identify what you may be intolerant too.
What to do: Try to ID and then eliminate food inteolerances. Take a
probiotic daily to boost gut health and finally chew your food properly to ensur
eparticles are properly digested.
2. Balance Blood Sugar Levels
The key to loosing weight and boosting energy levels is making sure you have
a stable flow of glucose in your bloodstrem. If you have too much, the excess
is removed and sent to the liver to store as fat and if you have too little you
feel tired, hngry or grumpy.
What to do: Graze on low GI foods at the right time and in the right
combination-for example fruit with yoghurt or even kippers on toast!
3. Improve your mood
Your ability to stay focused, improve your mood and minimise your risk of
disease depends on your intake of B vitamins - essential for a bodily process
called methyation, which helps to balance everything from blood sugar,
adrenaline and to cholesterol.
What to do: Take a high strenght multivitamin supplemtn containing B6, folic
acid, B12 and load up on green veg.
4. Increase anti-aging antioxidants
Studies show that peolple who eat 5 or more pieces of fruit a day and veg
daily are more likely to have optimum health than those that do not. If you
smoke or eat processed food your cells will create harmful oxidants which can be
detrimental to health.
What to do: Fill at least half your plate with
raw or lightly cooked veg, exercise for at least 30 mins a day and use a vit a,
and vit c rich moistruizer!
5. Eat Essentail Fats
Essential Omega-3 fats improve brain functions and make your heart, arteries
and immune system work better as well as improving skins condition and
protecting against memory loss.
What to do: Aim to eat 2 to 4 servings of oily fish a week e.g. salmon,
mackerel, sardines or plax and pumpkin seeds every day and ideally an essential
6. Stay Hydrated
Water supports digestion, transportation and use of nutrients plus it helps
get rid of toxins and waste from the body. Not drinking enough causes lethargy,
and a lack of concentration, makes your skin dry out and can cause
What to do: You need at least 8 glasses of water a day. Carry a bottle a
bottle of water around with you and drinka glass with each meal and throughout
7. Keep fit, strong and supple
Finding the balance between body and mind is one of the best routes to
health, it helps reduce body fat, stave off stress and depression and also helps
prevent the deterioration of the brain.
What to do: Exercise can raise yoru metabolic rate for up to 15 hours
afterwards. The best exercises for maintaining suppleness are yoga
and pilates, whhile aerobic exercise such jogging, cycling and swimming will
improve CV health and burn calories.
8. Generate Vital Energy
Boosting energy is more that follownig the right diet and exercising. T'ai
Chi or qigont, breathing and meditation techniques are great to help create
vital energy. Many of the longest living populaitons have energy regenerating
proactices incorporated in to daily life.
What to do: Take up yoga or pilates to help promote
9. Find your Meaning
Yes - it sounds wishy washy! But carrying emotional baggage and being
unhappy is ahuge drain on your resources of health, energy and spontaneity.
What to do: Identify and let go of negative feelings and negative patterns in
your llife.Send out positive energy. You can write a diary, designate thinking time or even just
sitting down and talking to a friend will help.
10. Find Your Purpose
Having a sense of purpose whether its following a specific profession or
finding out what you are good at, this will you help you feel fulfilled.
What to do: Try out new hobbies, and get involved in some new projects - try
that one thing youve always wanted to do!!