Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle…

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A FEW TIPS FOR  HEALTHY LIVING.

Rest, pure air, nutrition, simple food, sunlight and exercise is equally important in healthy living.

NUTRITION: The sayingWhat you put in is what you get out’ has never been more true than for your body. Diet plays a very important role in the quality of our lives.

VEGETABLES ALONG WITH FRUITS ARE A WONDERFUL SOURCE OF VITAMINS A-Z AND MINERALS AND THEY ARE LOW IN CALORIES.

Our everyday diet should consist of fifty percent fruit:

  • You should have Soya Milk or nut-based kinds of milk if you like your milk – avoid cow’s milk as much as possible – green leafy veggies have lots of calcium.
  • Beverages should consist of herbal teas, water, vegetable juices and natural fruit.
  • We should use olive oil for frying – I use no more than 1 TBS at any one time.
  • Animal and fish meat should constitute no more than twelve-fifteen percent of our daily diet. Lean veal, fish, and poultry. (Or try being a vegetarian.)
  • Halve of the meals we eat should be prepared from grains of rye, wheat, oat s nuts and legumes.
  • A quarter of our meals should consist of fresh vegetables – salads, steamed, boiled stewed or baked.

Eat less processed salt – salt retains fluids and disturbs the metabolism of proteins and causes hypertension. Try sea salt or rock salt. It tastes better and is more nutritious.

Most of the food we eat contain hidden forms of salt and sugars be aware of what you eat Cut processed sugar out of your diet. (Bee honey is an option).

dawnherbal healthy foodEat when your body tells you it is time to eat and don’t confuse it with being thirsty. Breakfast is absolutely necessary. Fruit is to be eaten between meals to lessen hunger pangs until the next meal, or go for a walk or to the gym – yoga is wonderful for stress relief, just do anything in between meals other than eating.

  • Do not drink with meals.
  • Chew chew and chew your food.
  • Do not eat in haste, make mealtime a pleasure.
  • Eat at least 2-4 hours before retiring to bed and don’t eat anything in between.

We know our bodies well enough to know what makes us feel ill after eating certain foods, but do we listen to our bodies crying out for help?

Cream cakes, chocolates, fizzy drinks, crisps, fatty foods Milk and milk-based products should be avoided as much as possible. THROW OUT SNACKS AND DON’T BRING THEM INTO YOUR HOUSE.

A Quote by the late Dr  Lawrence  –  “Eat it! Enjoy it! Suffer for it later!”   Ask yourself if it is worth it?

 

Positive Purpose

Do what you love to do the most, live with passion, search for what gives your life meaning. It’s about being in tune with who you really are and living a life of purpose. Love and be loved, enjoy the ordinary, and savour the present moment, find work that brings pleasure, and continue to learn, grow, and evolve. Live your life and stop thinking about would’ve could’ve should’ve. You have a brand new moment to not waste, so get to it.

Exercise

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Walking is the very best!

Exercise improves your mood, combats chronic diseases, helps manage your weight, strengthens your heart and lungs, promotes better sleep, can put the spark back into your sex life, and can actually be fun! For the greatest overall health benefits, experts recommend that you do 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic activity three or more times a week and some type of muscle-strengthening activity and stretching at least twice a week. So hop to it!

Smile

Smile to improve your health, your stress level, and your attractiveness. Smiling makes us attractive. We are drawn to people who smile. Smiling Relieves Stress. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed, and it Releases Happy Hormones, Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin.

So… “smile and the world will smile with you.”

Hygiene

Personal hygiene is the practice of maintaining the cleanliness of the body. It is done through bathing, hair grooming, hand washing, brushing teeth, trimming nails and cleaning ears, among others. Through these personal behaviours, social acceptance is gained. However, maintaining good or acceptable personal hygiene is seldom perceived and acknowledged as protection against diseases, poor health results from the low awareness of the health benefits of personal hygiene.

Sleep

Sleep is essential for maintaining our physical, mental and emotional health. When our bodies rest, all our cells are renewed and recharged, repair work to injuries and illnesses takes place and, with our heart rate and brain activity slowed down, we get a break from the stresses of the day.

  • Improves your mood…
  • Boosts your brainpower…
  • Improves your skin tone and texture…

Let’s make today the day that we take control of our health.