I’m sure that you know how important it is to invest in your health. Without your health, you have nothing. But I also know that it can seem overwhelming when you look at all the ways you can be healthy to choose what to do that will be effective but which won’t cost a fortune.
The thing is, nourishing your body and soul is actually quite cheap and easy- and fun too. Here are my top ten ways that you can enure you are nourishing your health and investing in a healthy body for the future.
Hydrate your body with plenty of fresh water
It goes without saying that drinking water every day will help you to be healthy and feel great. It is easy to forget to drink enough water every day (you should drink at least 6-8 glasses), so you can spice it up by adding cucumber or lime or even a few drops of therapeutic grade essential oil to make you water more palatable and enjoyable. Also carry a re-usable water bottle with you so you won’t forget to sip throughout the day.
Give your body and mind enough sleep
Another free activity that again many people don’t get enough of is sleep. Sleep is vital for our body and mind to rejuvenate and relax and getting at least 7 hours sleep a night is recommended for optimal health. Make a bedtime and stick to it!
If you find that sleep eludes you, try switching off all electronics 30-60 minutes before your bedtime (yes, that also means your hand phone and the TV!), settle down with a warm tea or a soothing bath and make sure that you don’t sleep beside any electronics that can emit electromagnetic waves, as these can disturb your sleep quality.
Feed your body nourishing and nutritious food
Some people think that this is expensive to do on a budget, but I disagree. Cutting out takeaway and delivery foods is a great way to not only save money but also to eat healthier. Aim to eat mostly home cooked food which includes heaps of fruit and veg (which can usually be bought inexpensively from farmer’s markets) and which are essential for staying healthy.
If you have healthy ingredients on-hand then it is easy to reach for something that is good for you, as opposed to junk. Get creative and try out a new tasty dish to make every week to expand your repertoire.
Love and accept your body just the way it is
Sounds easy on paper, but is a lot harder in real life. However, dwelling on your flaws and quirks is never going to lead you to having the right mindset. Instead find 5 things you love about yourself and focus on those instead. This will lead to much greater acceptance of who you are right now, which is perfect, actually.
Spend time in nature as often as you can
This is another free activity that will do wonders for your mind and soul. This doesn’t have to be complicated to accomplish, even if you live in a big city like I do. It might be something as simple as going to your local botanic gardens or park, or if you can manage it, a trip to the beach or forest would be rejuvenating too.
Escaping the city and spending time where it is green at least once a month is essential for my soul happiness. I feel myself becoming tired and lethargic if I am in the city too long without a break- it truly is a gift of you can get away often.
Move your body regularly in a way that sings to you
You do not have to go to the gym. I repeat. You do not have to go to the gym. If you hate the gym, that is perfectly fine, but I’m sorry to say that is not an excuse not to move your body. Find a way to move that you enjoy and do it every day for at least 20 minutes. This can be as simple as taking a walk around the block, or finding a free yoga class on YouTube to follow along to at home.
Take a few deep breaths in and out throughout the day
When those moments of stress and anxiety kick in throughout the day, don’t forget to breathe. Breath-work has been a savior for me over the years and it is easy and do-able anywhere you are when you need a short time out.
Try the 4-7-8 breath technique anytime or anywhere that you feel stressed. It is like a natural tranquiliser! Breathe in for 4 breaths, hold for 7 and then exhale for 8. Breathe in through your mouth with your tongue curled so your breath makes a whoosh sound as you inhale and exhale. Do each cycle 4 times and notice your body relax instantly.
Laugh heartily, and often
There is nothing like a good belly laugh with friends (or even at a funny show on TV) to lift your spirits and energise you. Aim to laugh daily!
Live your life on-purpose- pursue your dreams and passions
Do what you love to do, that lights you up, that makes you feel alive and purposeful. This will help you to feel fulfilled and happy and when you feel that way, the rest comes easy!
1-2 times each year gift yourself a detox
Yep, everyone can benefit from detoxing at least once, but even better 2-3 times, each year. Elimination of toxins from your body can have a profound effect on how you feel. A detox gives your body a chance to gently remove toxins, eliminate sluggishness and reset its metabolism.
Don’t know how to even start? Well, you can try this free 3-day detox that I am gifting to my clients and readers for a good head start.
However, you might find that doing a detox solo is difficult, which is why it is always great to have support. I do a full 14-day detox program called Lighten Up, which comes with full support from me as well as all the information you need to be successful in detoxing. I run this as a 1-on-1 program so that you can choose the perfect time for you to start your program and get guided by me every step of the way.
This detox will help you to
- boost your energy and mental clarity
- jump-start your weight loss efforts
- end sugar cravings
- have glowing, gorgeous skin
- reduce congestion and inflammation
- feel light and clean
- establish new healthy eating patterns
The Lighten Up Detox is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike. If you have allergies or sensitivities to wheat, gluten, lactose, casein, soy or nuts then this detox is perfect as it’s free of all these common trigger foods.
When you sign up to work together with me to do your detox, you will receive step-by-step instructions that will cover:
- Exactly what to do so there is no confusion
- What to eat with clear guidelines and explanations
- How to prepare your food with easy recipes and instructions
- How to enhance your detox with non-food activities through pleasurable self-care tips and techniques
- How to effortlessly transition into the detox by preparing body and mind
- How to smoothly transition out of the detox so you can retain the benefits you will accomplish
You will also get:
- 2 x live 1-on-1 calls with me- once at the beginning to prepare for the detox and one during or at the end of the program
- Daily email support on your detox days
This Investment in your health is just $197
You can book now by going to: www.lightenupdetox.com