Sleep and rest –
Sleep is a vital part of living a healthy life. As you may know we require 7-9 hours a night of good sleep for optimum health. Lack of sleep can cause negative effects to our mood, metabolism, concentration, memory, hormones and immune system. Sleep allows your body to heal, repair and rejuvenate itself in a way it can’t while you’re awake.
Nutrient dense food/balanced diet –
Maintaining a balanced diet by fuelling your body with the right amounts of vitamins, minerals and nutrients has many benefits from regulating your digestive system to clearing your skin. Eating a variety of protein, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables maintains good blood sugar and insulin levels throughout the day.
Being active/ physical activity –
Adding regular physical activity into your daily routine can improve your health on so many levels. From better moods to weight loss. Doing as little as 15 minutes a day of intense exercise can stimulate muscle growth, increasing your metabolism and build your overall strength. Getting involved in a team sport, going for a walk with friends or going to the gym are some great ways to add exercise into your life.
Water intake –
Water plays an important role in keeping our bodies healthy. It helps digestion, circulation, absorption of nutrients, elimination of toxins and your metabolism. The daily recommended intake is about 2-3 litres. This might seem like a lot but you can get about 20% of your daily requirement just by eating the recommended quantities of fruit and vegetables.
Listen to your body
Listening to your body is so important when it comes to a healthy life. Your body sends you warning signals for what it wants and needs. Give it what it wants when it asks – rest, water and healthy food.