I understand through my own experience how challenging it is maintaining a healthy lifestyle in today’s hectic world. It may be the same for you right now. Long working hours, limited leisure time, financial stress, anxiety, poor sleep patterns. No time to exercise, or even just get outside for a walk. The proliferation of fast food and the de-naturing of our fresh produce through intensive farming; long storage and transport times, added to the constant exposure to chemicals, pesticides and other toxins. All these have left too many of us tetchy, tired and completely uninspired!
Even if we feel we have a healthy diet, it’s unlikely we’re getting our daily requirement of all of the healthy nutrients we need to maintain our bodies in peak performance. We focus on the wrong foods. We’re over-eating on processed foods. The imbalance between what we eat and what we need is making us ill. Our digestive systems are overworked, our organs unable to function as nature intended. We aren’t absorbing the vital nutrients we need, we can’t eliminate the harmful toxins that are slowing us down, keeping us from reaching our full wellness potential.
We all know we need to move more to keep our bodies in good health as we age. But what does that look like? And how do we achieve it? Many of us find ourselves working longer and harder, unable to switch off and spend time focussing on ourselves. But if you do find yourself increasingly more stressed and inactive, if you don’t address things today you’re going to pay the price tomorrow. It’s why so many people are burned out way before they get to retirement!
This was where I found myself back in 2015. If you recognise yourself in any of this, then I’m excited to work with you to help restore the balance.
Get active, stay active
We know that exercise is good for our mood. It floods our body with lovely little chemicals that make us feel happy! But the more we put our body through, the more we put it under stress – especially as we get older. So it’s essential to look after it on the outside AND the inside. Maintaining a healthy body by keeping your body fat down and building lean, strong muscle tissue, will boost your metabolism, and help keep you injury- and pain-free so you stay active, for longer.
If you’re looking for somewhere to start your wellbeing journey, just get moving. Take a walk, go for a run, get on your bike. Your body AND your mind will thank you for it. If you’re looking for the next step, why not check out my Personal Training & Fitness services.
Think well, be well
What about our mental and spiritual wellbeing? It’s as important to take care of our minds as it is our bodies. Our 24-hour culture, driven by technology and the need to see all, be all and experience all – virtually if not in reality – means our brains and senses are constantly under attack! We’ve forgotten how to live in the moment and enjoy just being!
We’ve probably all heard of mindfulness. But it’s not just about sitting cross-legged repeating mantras for hours on end! It can be as simple as putting yourself on pause to take a few deep breaths, and appreciating the moment right now. Being mindful applies to all areas of our lives. What we eat. How we eat. How we think. How we feel. And how we behave. Learning how to live mindfully can have a dramatic, positive impact on you AND on those around you.
You can read about my personal journey to mindfulness through meditation on our Blog page
Be your BEST you!
I truly believe that everyone can and should be living their best life. It’s my aim to help you to do just that. My mission is to positively impact the health and wellbeing of my local community and beyond, one person at a time.
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