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Sleep, Exercise, and Diet!
Diet: Food is one of the best ways to prevent, treat, and even reverse disease! Food is very powerful medicine and can have dramatic effects on the mind & body. Here are some tips for healthy eating:
Start your day off with a high protein breakfast such as a spirulina smoothie. Protein helps to balance blood sugar and increases satiety.
Stay hydrated: Drinking water throughout the day can help with staying alert, controlling appetite, and improving activity while also decreasing symptoms like fatigue, headaches, and dry skin.
Decrease your consumption of processed foods and high sugar products.
Remember to eat your greens!!! this puts your body in a more alkaline state.
Exercise: Hmmmm, where should I begin with this one? It decreases your risk for like every major disease, gets the lymphatic system moving, decreases stress, anxiety, and depression, and builds muscle.
Women should get a minimum of...
2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise (brisk walking) AND muscle-strengthening on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms)
Sleep: Not getting enough of it can lead to some serious health issues and impair our ability to learn, our memory, mood, decrease our immunity, and negatively affect our weight and metabolism.
Sleep hygiene tips:
- Don’t drink caffeine after lunch
- Stop using your computer 1 hour before bedtime
- Unclutter the bedroom
- Avoid naps during the day
- Try yoga or mediation in the evening
- Take a warm bath (my favorite ritual)
Tips for lasting change:
- Integrate new activities in slowly... one a month
- Do activities that make you happy
- Find a buddy... having a friend set goals with you keeps you accountable