Healthy From The Inside Out
A healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve people’s health and well-being. Good health allows people to do many things.
Healthy lifestyle is, mostly, associated with:
- Proper diet
- Physical exercise
- Proper sleeping pattern
- Personal hygiene
- Absence of bad habits or addiction
- Health education
- Safe environment
- Physical fitness
- Love through social support and healthy relationships
Below are a few tips I have found on living a healthier lifestyle.
My Skin Journey
I used to be the worst at taking care of my skin. I even still forget sometimes, and that’s okay- we can’t always be perfect or always drink enough water… and sometimes we just aren’t educated about what we are actually putting on our bodies.
Since starting my business, one of the main things I have learned while focusing on the skin was how bad mineral oil and parabens are for our bodies, but I didn’t even know these things were present right in the very makeup products, shampoo, and lotions I was using (along with animal by-products, google rendering plants at your own risk😷)
I probably spent 80% of the money I allocated for beauty, visiting Boots and Superdrug (UK stores) to get all of the hot new products on that were all over beauty magazines, Instagram and Twitter, and it was not benefitting my well-being in the long run. I was not the kind of girl that looked for cosmetics or skincare that were:
🌱 Mineral Oil Free
🌱 Free of Parabens
🌱 Without Artificial Fragrances or dyes
🌱 Formulated without harmful chemicals
The skin is the largest organ of our body and I was sacrificing it and aging it faster for the price of beauty……also while suffering from dry skin. So I have learned to look for clean cosmetics, botanically based products, as well as not wearing makeup as often and using my skincare day and night. (Which is why I love and use all Arbonne EVERYTHING) It truly makes a difference when you start reading ingredients! 💕
My Fitness Journey!
It’s been quite a journey. I have struggled with my weight since the age of 16. By the age of 19, I remember feeling gross and sad after getting on the scale and seeing 80 Kgs. I was unhealthy, I hated working out and didn’t know what else to do. I tried every diet out there but nothing worked. I was up and down. I felt happy one minute and sad the next. My yo yo dieting continued into my late 20’s and I became obsessed with food-skipping meals, binge eating when I was alone, just overall unhealthy. It wasn’t until my 30‘s that I started to have a healthier relationship with food and exercise. It took time and lots of patience.
When I was Introduced to different yet fun workouts (for me it’s dance) combined with the healthy living program I knew I found my match. I began working out daily and I actually began to really love it! I started to see positive results and felt awesome. I’ve since enrolled lots of people into the program and continue to live a positive and healthy life. I feel so fulfilled when I see others stand up for themselves and take charge of their health.
Healthy Living Tips
Eating for good health
Eating healthy food can lower your risk of developing health problems, help manage health problems like heart disease and diabetes, and also make you feel good.
It is helpful to know what foods are healthy and what you can do to ensure you eat the healthiest diet you can. Having a variety of foods, eating regular meals, including whole grains, fibre, fruit and vegetables, and limiting the amount of fat, sugar and salt you eat are all recommended for good nutrition.
The following pages discuss how important calcium, vitamin D, iron, folate, iodine, phytoestrogen and omega-3 are to your bones, immune system, cell growth and our mental health. You will find information on the recommended daily intake of these nutrients for women at different ages and how best to include these nutrients in your diet.
Healthy eating plan
It is one thing to know all the things that make up a healthy diet, it is another thing to put it all together and create a healthy eating plan. Suggested steps towards a healthy eating plan including the planning, getting started and thinking about what worked and what was helpful are discussed.
Managing healthy weight
Often the focus is on losing weight, but what about maintaining your weight or preventing weight gain? Strategies, motivation, which diets work, causes of weight gain and what you can do to help manage your weight are all discussed.
Physical activity & exercise
It’s never too late to become more physically active. Beginning or resuming exercise at any age will benefit your health. Activity for 30 minutes on most days of the week will provide you with sustainable health benefits. The importance of regular physical activity, types of activity and ways to get you more active are discussed.
Sleep & fatigue
Insomnia and not getting a good night’s sleep can be frustrating and impact on your day to day living and quality of life. Sleep problems can be caused by changes in your daily routine, times of worry, a new baby, shift work or sleep apnoea, but the good news is there are many things you can do to help yourself.
What is risky drinking? How much alcohol is too much? Why do women process alcohol differently to men? These questions and many more are answered along with tips for drinking responsibly.
Giving up smoking
There is no safe level of smoking. The benefits to your health of stopping smoking even after 24 hours without a cigarette are discussed.
The way you feel physically has a big effect on your state of mind and emotional wellbeing. Similarly, if you are emotionally agitated, your physical health and energy levels are affected. Eating a nutritious diet and being active can help with depression, anxiety and stress.
A Final Thought
Being the healthiest you can possibly be means eating a variety of healthy foods, being physically active and understanding the nutrients you need to protect your bones, immune system, physical and mental health. A healthy eating plan, knowing which diets work, how active you should be for your age and what you can do to manage your weight are important too. What about getting a good night’s sleep, knowing how much alcohol puts you in the risky category and the benefits of stopping smoking even after 24 hours? All these things contribute to a healthier life.
Here are resources I highly recommend for more reading on this topic…