We are always rushing around trying to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. During this rat race we either just stuff ourselves with ready-to-go junk food or we skip our meals entirely. If you do this consistently for several days or months you will soon start to feel tired, low on energy, fatigued your concentration and focus will start to falter and eventually you may develop some serious health issues.
But how do you find the balance of getting on with your busy day and being healthy. The answer is quiet simple. Plan.
By spending a few minutes each day to plan what you put into your bodies will drastically improve your health and wellbeing. At The Cupping Clinic we have a lot of clients who struggle with having a balanced diet and healthy life style. So we have put together a small guide on how you can improve your health and wellbeing.
1. Drink water
You can survive without food for a few weeks, but you will die without water after 3 days or so. Like the earth 70% of our bodies is made up of water and water has some tremendous benefits from keeping your skin hydrated to making sure that your kidneys are all working fine in filtering out toxins. We should aim to drink at least 6-8 glasses per day of water. Keep a bottle with you and keep sipping from it throughout your day. A good tip is to drink a glass after every meal. That’s 3-4 glasses already done.
2. Get 5 of your 5 a day.
Fruit and veg contain valuable proteins and carbs that are essential for keeping our minds and bodies ticking over. For example apples are known to reduce hypertension, combat the effects of cancer and heart disease. Carrots as we all know are good for the eyes and so on. So to get more fruit and veg into your diet, why not slice a banana over your cereal in the morning or replace your mid-morning snack with a juicy apple. Make yourself a healthy spinach salad drizzled with some olive oil and some pine nuts, sweet corn and tomatoes. It only takes 10 minutes to make and tastes delicious.
3. Get Fishy
Fish is a good source of protein and contains many vitamins and minerals. Aim to eat at least two portions of fish a week, including at least one portion of oily fish. Oily fish such as sardines and mackerel contains omega-3 fats, which may help to prevent heart disease. The Tuna on a pizza does not count as your weekly portion intake.
4. Dump the Junk
It’s easy to grab a chocolate bar to fill the space. But a bit of thought and discipline will yield a huge result. Replace your snacks with fresh fruit and rather than drinking litres of coke drink plenty of water. We are not saying don’t ever have a bit of junk but when you start to moderate you will feel the difference. Keep that cheeky piece of cake as a weekend treat. When it comes to junk food always remember – Less is More.
5. Don’t Skip Breakfast.
Skipping breakfast is a very easy and bad habit to get into. Breakfast has been proven to help with mental performance and increased concentration. So if you want to get ahead then don’t skip breakfast. A healthy breakfast idea is to get some cereal or porridge with some sliced fruit over it.
Exercising regularly will keep your body and mind in great shape. Exercise helps keep your joints and muscles strong and nimble, improves your overall fitness and also helps release endorphins that make you feel good about yourself. You don’t have to pump hours away at the gym to achieve your fitness goals. A brisk walk or light jog for 20 minutes per day should be a good starting point and if you pop down to the shops why not walk it instead of jumping in the car. If you feel like you can do more then go for it. When exercise is combined with a healthy diet it will make you look and feel better. Like with everything else, exercise in moderation. Don’t overdo it.
So this is our quick and easy how to guide on making small changes to your everyday life that will make you feel better. At The Cupping Clinic we have a range of naturally sourced health products that will truly enhance your well-being. You can buy them online today from our website.