Simple Habits For A Healthy Body
Ever wondered how healthy people get healthy? Or how wealthy people get wealthy? The answer is in their everyday habits and their repeated behaviors over time.
How we are today in our relationships, in our finances and in our bodies health-wise is a sum of the everyday choices we’ve made consciously and unconsciously over the weeks, months and years gone by. Knowing this is a total game changer if you aren’t in the health that you want to be in or your financial situation isn’t where you’d like it to be in as you are in TOTAL control of how you shape your day and how you fill your time. Lots of positive habits take a matter of seconds or minutes, the magic lies in the consistent action and applying them to your life.
They’re easy to do.
They’re also easy NOT to do.
If you haven’t read Jeff Olson’s book “The Slight Edge” – I highly recommend it. This is a 5 minute picture overview of what the book covers and it sums it up really nicely!
I see health as our most valuable assett, but this concept can also be carried over to all areas of your life. Here are a selection of positive habits that if practiced regularly, will shape you into a healthier, stronger and more positive version of your current self. All of these habits are SO easy to do, but they’re also so easy NOT to do as I said before.
1). MOVE YOUR BODY
I have the gym classes, yoga sessions or bootcamps I’m going to during the week marked out in my diary. They’re a non negotiable and my clients and my work slot around these sessions as I know how much more productive I am once I’ve done my exercise and how much better I feel and the positive knock on effect of my food choices having moved my bod. I can’t recommend putting your sessions in your diary enough or finding a training buddy – look for 3 sessions per week.
2). HYDRATE YOUR BODY
Enjoying a big glass of water when you get out of bed in the morning will help your body detox, will help with later digestion and will help help to keep you energised and on the ball mentally. Keep your water levels topped up throughout the day. I find carrying one of these bottles with me in my handbag or in my gym bag so helpful as it means I’m never without water.
3). TAKE YOUR MULTI VITAMIN AND MINERAL, FISH OIL AND VITAMIN D DAILY
You can swallow them in less than 10 seconds and the amount of food you would need to consume to get the equivalent nutrient hit is mind-blowing. Supplements don’t replace amazing food but they do offer advanced levels of key vitamins and minerals our body needs to function optimally and also to prevent a lot of the lifestyle and dietary-related diseases we are suffering from today (think cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and a lot of cancers).
The right nutrients made to high quality, in the right ratios, in the right synergistic blends as nutrients work as a team, in the right forms and at the right levels can offer your body cellular protection to minimise the oxidation and inflammation that can go on internally. These are the ones I take by USANA Health Sciences as they are the best quality and taken by 750+ Olympic and professional athletes whose careers depend on the health of their bodies.
4). DEEP BREATHE
If you have a lot of stress in your life right now with work, a busy social calendar, juggling family time and other day to day stress, then I would highly recommend introducing a deep breathing ritual into your life, like a regular meditation or yoga practice, or if you’re tight on time and want to do something at home, then follow this deep breathing video twice a day.
Ideally when you wake up first thing practice 5 minutes of deep breathing, though I know mornings can be a bit hectic, so I have clients that do it on the bus or in their car (and they don’t want their journey to end!), so that might work better for you. Spend another 5 minutes before you have lunch if you often eat lunch on the move or at your desk and you will digest your food much better. This is particularly useful if you suffer from digestive issues at lunchtime.
Deep breathing instructs the cells in your body that they are SAFE and switches on your rest, digest and repair part of your nervous system which is the part of the nervous system that we should be living from as it promotes health, vibrancy and all round happiness.
I hope you have found the above helpful and you enjoy the video. What’s your one healthy habit that you know makes you feel amazing every time you practice it? Share it below – I would love to hear from you!
All the healthy best,