Re-energise Your Body and Mind
Don’t let the winter blues get you down. Many of us are trying to implement our New Year health kick, recover from our holiday season indulgences, detox and shift a few pounds, so here are our 5 top tips for looking and feeling great:
- Drink more water – drinking an adequate amount of clean water is essential to maintaining your health and performance. You should aim to drink 30-35ml of water per kg of body weight, per day, eg: if you weigh 55kg, then you should drink approx 1.7 – 1.9 litres of water per day. Add a pinch of salt to each litre of water to improve taste and helps to maintain the correct salt balance in the body.
Also avoid diuretics (drinks that dehydrate you) such as tea, coffee and alcohol. Which will also help you detox too. Drink herbal teas and fruit juices instead
- Eat natural foods – you are what you eat! Poor choice of foods (fuel) equals poor performance. Eliminate processed foods from your diet and replace them with natural foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Try to eat more raw, water rich foods. Buy organic.
- DETOX – your body. De-toxing is a process of eliminating toxins from the body and cleansing your system. This process gives your body a new lease of life and will result in better sleep, waking up fresher and more energised, and generally putting the bounce back in your stride.
Steps 1 and 2 will help you to cleanse your body from the inside out. Ideally you want to eliminate all of the following foods for at least 7 days: Sugar, salt, wheat, dairy products, all refined and processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, meat, and fish. So yes, as I hear you gasp, that does only leave you with fruits, vegetables, salad, wholegrains, beans and pulses, and nuts. Come on, you can manage on that for 1 week – it’s not going to kill you!
To supplement your internal detox, I’d also highly recommend that you detox the largest organ in your body – your skin! Contact us to receive a copy of our Home Spa Regime. Just enter your contact details, put the request in the comment box, and click send.
- Daily practice – create daily practices that support and nurture you. These might include: a morning routine that starts the day with an intention, rather than a mad rush; creating space and time for yourself during your working day to re-focus; planning to meet with people that motivate and inspire you. Find what works for you!
- Have fun! Play! – life is for living, create a menu of different things that you love to do – ranging from simple things like sit in the garden and read a book through to your favourite days/nights out and holidays. Plan these into your work/life every week.