How can small changes make a big impact on your health?
–> Drink more water: water is needed for everything to put it simply; digestion, absorption, transporting, temperature regulation, circulation. Your body cannot function optimally when dehydrated. Tips to stay hydrated include; carry around a reusable water bottle, set a water alarm or reminder, get creative with flavours.
–> Get some sun: not prolonged periods or enough to burn but brief, repeated exposures which are more efficient at producing vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to cardiovascular disease, eczema, psoriasis, cancer, osteoporosis and diabetes.
–> Consume Vegetables; high in fibre, and nutrient dense. It has been suggested that the global burden of death can be attributed to low fruit and vegetable consumption. Consuming greater than 5 servings vs. 1 serving reduces indigence of heart disease, cancer and stroke. Consuming fruits and vegetables has also been shown to reduce cause of death.
–>Think positively & take some deep breathes; Fascinating new scientific discoveries in neuroscience are teaching us more about the biochemical effects of the brain’s functioning. These studies show that all the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts, emotions and feelings- Careful what you think!
–> Get dirty: being exposed to pollen, dust and dirt educates our immune system and reduces risk of developing autoimmune conditions. Introducing more beneficial microbes into our lives also improves the balance of bacteria in our guts.
–> drink green tea: antioxidant, anti-obesity effects, benefits heart health, and improved brain health.
Routine is key! Habits take 21 days to form so stick with it and the positive results will be life long!