Some people always seem to have energy and enthusiasm; they look good and feel great. If you take a holistic approach to health, you can improve your general well-being, and look good most of the time too.
Take a low GI approach to eating
If you know that late afternoon crash, or have no energy even after a good night’s sleep, take a look at your diet. Sweet, sugary, processed foods and “empty carbs” may be the cause. Control your sugar cravings and balance your blood sugar levels by including low GI foods like sweet potatoes, oats, brown rice, apples and pumpkin seeds in your daily diet. Opt for the new low GI breads instead of standard white loaves and eat apples instead of grapes or litchis. And make sure you always have protein with your carbs. A low GI diet is also a healthy way to control your weight. If you needing extra help to stabilise your blood sugar levels try Bioharmony Cinnabalance, a nutritional food supplement which combines cinnamon extract with essential trace elements and vitamins. It assists to stabilise and regulate blood sugar levels making it suitable for diabetics and pre-diabetics.
Improve Your Digestion
Bloating, indigestion and constipation are common complaints. (Studies indicate that as many as 80% of adults’ digestive systems do not work at an optimum level.) If you follow a healthy diet but still feel uncomfortable, you may have a food intolerance (wheat and milk are the most common culprits). A digestive enzyme such as Bioharmony Bio-Enzymes for Life will help your system digest food more effectively.
Drink eight glasses of water a day
This is old advice, but it is still true! Not drinking enough water is a major cause of headaches, migraines and constipation. And if you drink a lot of coffee, you need to increase your water intake as caffeine dehydrates your body
Eat Essential Fats
We all know that essential fats from salmon and other oily fish help ensure healthy skin, nails and hair but, more importantly, they help reduce the risk of heart disease and are acknowledged by experts as a brain food, helping memory and concentration and even helping to ward of Alzheimer ’s Disease in later years. Eat salmon, pilchards or sardines three times a week.
Fresh fruit and vegetables will help you look and feel young
Antioxidants help combat the destructive effects of free radicals. Upping your antioxidant intake can make a huge difference to how you look and feel by helping to counter the anti-aging effects of free radicals. Fruit and vegetables are not only rich in dietary fibre, which is good for digestion; they are also rich in antioxidants.
Exercise at least 15 minutes a day
Exercise is vital to cardiovascular health and helps to keep you strong and supple. We all need about 15 minutes exercise a day or 30 minutes every second day. (Menopausal women should have at least 35 minutes of exercise every single day.) It also reduces stress and helps maintain a healthy weight.
Choose something that suits your lifestyle – walk the dogs, hit the gym, take a dance class. If you are having fun, you’ll find it easier to maintain.
Get Rid of Emotional Baggage
Emotional baggage is a drain on your health, energy and spontaneity. Letting go of negative emotions and taking the conscious decision to have a positive attitude to life will improve your relationships and your happiness.
Reducing stress is key to improving your well being, Bioharmony’s Ultimate A-Z is the ultimate everyday multivitamin for those leading busy and stressful lives. In addition to providing all the vitamins and minerals that the body needs it also provides a high combination of the important vitamin B’s which are essential for coping with stress.