August 21, 2014

A Healthier You, One Step at a Time

 

Want to improve your health but overwhelmed by the choices? Do I do a cleanse? Diet? Juice fast? No carbs? Go Paleo? Vegan for a week?

With all the options out there, no wonder many are confused, stressed, overweight, depressed and unhealthy. Don’t despair. There are a few simple steps that you can add to your life that will help you improve your health, body, mind and soul.

• Add some fresh juices daily. They say it takes 15 minutes for nutrients to absorb into your bloodstream. Now that’s the ultimate fast food!

• Eat your greens and cleanse your body naturally with high-quality green chlorophyll-rich plant foods.

• Get your digestion working and replenish the good bacteria in your intestinal track with cultured foods suchas yogurt, kim chi and other fermented foods.

• Take a probiotic. 70% of your immune system comes from your gut. Treat it right.

• Healthy fats are important, so get rid of the cheap low-grade fats like corn, soybean and canola oils, and add avocado, chia seeds, wild salmon, nuts and seeds to your diet.

• Decrease your stress hormone with sleep, exercise and laughter. This metabolizes excess cortisol and epinephrine. So take that walk, watch that funny movie and sleep deeply.

• Avoid the fake stuff. If your food is heavily processed and the label says, “fat free, sugar free, contains Aspartame, MSG or high fructose corn syrup, run the other way!

• Love and accept yourself for who you are. Health is not only a bodily experience but an experience of the heart and mind. A healthy heart is a happy heart.

• Talk to your subconscious with visualization by imagining and telling your brain you would like to look, feel, p e r f o r m , accomplish and so much more. Let your brain help you transform your life.

Incorporate these tips as part of your daily routine one step at a time and make each new step one that brings you closer to a happy and healthier you.

Enjoy.

Lisa Fallon Mindel HHP, AADP is a qualified holistic health and nutrition Coach, as well as a model and triathlete. She counsels people on how to effectively reach their health, nutrition and wellness goals. With her personalized step-by-step program and support, reaching goals is enjoyable and,lifelong. For more informaion, go to Wholebodybeautiful.com.