I mean this with love and kindness. When I talk about eating right and living a healthier lifestyle some people become easily discouraged. I promise you, it doesn’t have to be a headache. If this topic is overwhelming to you, just start simple. Start with a few of the basics each day and in no time a health routine will become your new normal. Your body will thank you greatly.
Okay, so you're wondering what are the basics? Here's my easy list of must do's.
Move your Body. Sounds simple, because it is! You may not realize that by exercising regularly, you’ll have more energy through the day and sleep better at night.
Drink lots of water. I still hear people struggling with this. Water is a necessity for life. We need water to thrive. When you drink enough water (at least 8 glasses per day), you will find many improvements in your body functions as well as in your skin, hair and nails.
Reduce refined sugars and packaged foods. That stuff is filled with harmful crap anyway. Clearly you want to limit it for endless reasons.
Add more real foods (aka: fruits and veggies.) They’re filled with the food that your cells, muscles, brain (your entire body) wants and needs to function properly and reduce your chance of illness. Just add more of them already!!!
Sleep. If you're not sleeping, figure out why. Sleep is important to repair your body from the damage that is done daily. Perhaps you're not sleeping due to a vitamin deficiency that your ND can help you determine and treat. Perhaps you need to limit your screen time close to bed or maybe you need to sleep alone. Whatever it may be, I highly suggest you investigate, problem solve and get your precious zzz’s.
So, that’s my five cents for the day. Living and eating a different way then your normal can seem challenging but it really doesn’t have to be. I guarantee you’d rather make your health a priority by choice now, rather than by force later.
Are you ready to make it a priority?