New Year, New Me!
Every New Year it is always the same saying, " New Year, New Me". How about this year we make it happen by keeping being healthy?
Healthy does not mean you will need to be in a crazy diet, starvation etc... It means being healthy mentally and physically ! More and more research is showing that the key to lifelong good health is “lifestyle medicine” — making simple changes in diet, exercise, and stress management. To help you turn that knowledge into results, I want to talk to about simple changes that can make an impact in your life!
1. THINK POSITIVE AND FOCUS ON GRATITUDE Research shows a healthy positive attitude helps build a healthier immune system and boosts overall health. Your body believes what you think, so focus on the positive.
2. EAT YOUR VEGETABLES Shoot for five servings of vegetables a day — raw, steamed, or stir-fried. A diet high in vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of developing cancers of the lung, colon, breast, cervix, esophagus, stomach, bladder, pancreas, and ovaries. And many of the most powerful phytonutrients are the ones with the boldest colors — such as broccoli, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, grapes, and leafy greens.
4. EXERCISE DAILY
Wether it's yoga, going on a job, or even walking on the treadmill, try to exercise daily ! Go take a long walk with your dog, if you keep up with it , you'll see the improvement in your lifestyle!
5. GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP If you have trouble sleeping, try relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga. Or eat a small bedtime snack of foods shown to help shift the body and mind into sleep mode: whole grain cereal with milk, oatmeal, cherries, or chamomile tea. Darken your room more and turn your clock away from you.
Last but not least,
6.GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK “I spend countless hours doing cardio and never seem to lose that last ten pounds!” is a common complaint I hear from clients. Give yourself permission to shorten your workout. Believe it or not, overtraining could be the problem. Your body can plateau if not given adequate rest to restore itself, ultimately leading to a decline in performance.
Looking at it in a different perspective, you'll realize that it might not take overnight, but the steps of having a healthier lifestyle is on the tip of your fingers! Don't give up and most importantly believe in yourself ! The journey is worth it.