Our bodies were not meant to live in the fast-paced, stressful world we live in. This is why so many people are affected by health issues; our bodies simply cannot keep up. This is why it is important to make small tweaks in our daily routines to incorporate health habits. Here’s a few simple suggestions:
Dietary Changes: Your body requires certain nutrients to rebuild itself. It requires certain enzymes, vitamins and minerals to ensure that the rebuilding process is done properly.
-Add supplements to your diet routine if you have trouble getting them from food.
-Use Oils like olive oil and coconut oil. Oils with Polyunsaturated fats oxidize at a lower temperature – this means that they throw off free radicals at body temperature, which cause cellular damage and accelerate aging.
-Get some more vegetables in. Even if it means disguising them to pretend they’re not there.
-Look after your gut! Having easy digestion helps to circulate nutrients around the body so you can take in what you need. Listen to your bodies needs.
Hydration: Water helps to move nutrients and enzymes throughout the body. Try and get some more water in-your skin will thank you too!
Sleep: Although it’s hard to find, adequate sleep is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your appearance. Your body spends most of your sleeping hours regenerating itself, rebuilding cells, balancing hormone levels and brain chemicals. Adequate sleep will not only help you look good, it will help you feel good as well. Neurochemicals that control mood and pain levels are produced during sleep, which is why so many chronic pain patients are found to have an underlying sleep disorder. Is there something you can try to help make you sleep better- reading before bed, taking a shower before or listening to some calm music are a few of my favourites.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Is there a small change that’s helped you recently?