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Living a healthy lifestyle is not about strict diet limitations, trying to be unrealistically thin or depriving yourself of the foods you love. For me, it’s all about feeling great, having more energy, improving my outlook on life and stabilising my mood.
There is some very overwhelming and conflicting diet advice out there, don’t be discouraged, you’re not alone.
Let me help you cut thought all this confusion and learn how to create a healthier lifestyle that is good for mind and body.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain weight, build muscle, become fitter, feel better, feel stronger, have more energy, check out my tips to help achieve a healthier improved you.
I wanted to share a little bit about what selfcare is for me and why you should look after you, so you can be your best self.
I hope you find helpful…
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What is Self Care?
Self Care, what it is for me and how I do it.
Self Care for me, means balancing the body and mind to encourage a positive, happy life, day to day.
But why you ask?
You should make some time for yourself each day, even if it’s only for a few mins, after a few days of being more self-aware, you will start to see more positives around you, and it’s also great to aid recovery, post exercise.
With our jobs being as stressful as they are these days and we can put stress on our bodies when we are working-for example; bad posture, standing incorrectly, sitting badly at a computer screen, etc.
So to counteract all these negatives, we need some positives.
A few ideas to get you started:
• Fascia Blasting
• Foam Rolling
• Spending quality time with loved ones
• Nice Hot Bath with Epsom Salts and Essential Oils
• Yoga/Barre/Pilates/Stretching Exercises
• Following a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Daily including getting plenty of sleep and taking rest days from exercise.
• Sociallising with Like Minded Friends
• Organic, Natural Skincare
• And of course lots of other ways………
What do I do?
When and How Often Do I Do?
- Reading- I like to read for a few mins each day if I can, normally before bed. I like to read motivational, self help, self care, lifestyle books, to expand my knowledge in a good and positive way. My favourite book recently was The Telemere Effect, it certainly makes you look at how you do things differently.
- Meditation- I use a free app called ‘Breathe’, you can upgrade to a paid version but I think the free one is good. There are loads of other ones available. I try to do for about 10 minutes before bed. It really helps me calm my mind before bed and helps me get a restful night sleep.
• Journaling– I like to do this for a few minutes first thing and again in the evening. I like to write down what I am doing that day, any appointments I have, record my workouts, how much water I have drunk and what I have eaten. I also like to start my day by saying and writing down affirmations, which I also record in my journal.
- Foam Rolling- I like to do this most evenings, I don’t do for long, maybe about 10 minutes. Only a couple of minutes is needed on each area. I love it on my back and shoulders, being a hairdresser, day to day, they can get a bit achy and tight, so foam rolling helps, break up any knots and lactic acid build up.
- Walking– getting out in nature, with fresh air around you is always going to make you feel better and get those endorphins flying. Get out for 10 minutes in your lunch break, walk round the block after dinner, take the kids to the park and wander, get moving and see the difference it makes to your mindset. 10-15 minutes a day that’s all you need. Plus being outside you will get some Vitamin D, which we all need. Over the winter winter a lot of people had been lacking Vitamin D but we have had a fabulous spring and it just shows how important it is for our everyday energy levels, mood and motivation and much more.
- Healthy Diet and Lifestyle- I like to do everything with intent. If I want to feel good, I need to eat good, if I don’t want to hurt myself I will be mindful of my form, etc, when exercising. You wouldn’t put the wrong fuel in a car, why do we do it to ourselves? I think by starting out each day with good intentions, more positivity will follow the rest of the day. Getting plenty of sleep, 6-8 hours for most is required. And also by taking regular rest days from exercise to allow body to recover and for muscles to replenish and rebuild, as this is when muscles are made. Rest is so important too.
- Hot Bath with Epsom Salts and Essential Oils- I like to have a hot bath in preference to a shower. I don’t always add the salts and oils, sometimes one or the other, sometimes nothing. Depends how long can relax for. If using salts and oils 20 minutes is recommended for maximum benefit and effect. If you’re interested in finding out more about essential oils and their benefits, have a google. Their benefits, when used correctly can be amazing. I like to use Black Pepper, Rosemary, Lemon, Lavender and many more too.
- Hobbies– This can be anything you enjoy doing, from colouring, drawing, art, painting, knitting, crocheting. Make some time for you, work on a project and complete it. Doing something you enjoy and will get satisfaction out of. All good for the body and mind!
- Socialising- Again, good for the body and mind. Surround yourself with like mind, positive people. Most people think of socialising as drinking or eating, well it can still be, just be mindful and aware and if it’s an EWG (Eat Without Guilt) meal, then enjoy it and put behind you and move on. Just don’t make the EWG meal too regular.
Wondering what I’m talking about EWG?
- It means Enjoying Your Food Without Guilt, want to know more? Let’s chat…
The Importance of Sleep:
Ever heard that saying, ‘You snooze, you lose’, well it couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to shedding those unwanted extra pounds.
Depriving your body of sleep can speed up aging and deter your weight loss efforts.
The brain craves carbs when your tired, so you could unknowingly sabotage even best laid plans.
- Aim for a good 6-8 hours (minimum) every night, to allow your body to restore and to protect vital organs.
All human organs need rest for their normal functions.
The human body is like a machine and if this machine is over worked it may lose its balance.
Over work, both physical and mental may cause loss of health and much disorder. Continuous work and absence of rest is bad for a healthy body.
- There is no specific time for taking rest but rest as much as your body feels fresh and comfortable is recommended.
- It’s also recommended for women, especially pregnant women to take as much rest as possible because they need more rest.
Not sure where to start with making some healthy changes or looking after you?
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Hope you enjoyed reading and found helpful.
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Lots of love,
PLEASE NOTE: CBD is neither a medicine nor a cure for any illness and by no means do we make any medical claims. CBD can help to maintain and support your health and a healthy lifestyle.