There is such an increasing and overwhelming amount of “health info” out there, it’s no wonder that it can feel extremely daunting when we consider what it means to be ‘optimally healthy” and how to get there.
I have got excellent news for you! It’s not difficult! I would like to share with you some tried and true methods I have learned and practiced in my own life as well as my client’s lives over my past decade in the health and wellness industry. You can easily corporate some or all of these into your daily life, even over time, that will send you leaps and bound ahead on the road to healthville.
There are only six foundational principals that need to be balanced in order to achieve health, and keep it. Three of these take energy away from all parts of our beings, and three of them give us renewed energy and life force.
The three foundational principals that drain our energy are:
The three foundational principals that give us new life force are:
When you think about the amount of people that are thinking, breathing and moving every day, which includes all of us, whether we are consciously aware of it or not, compared to the amount of people that impart proper sleep, nutrition and hydration into their daily lives, it’s astounding that any of us have any energy left at all to survive!
I will share with you one simple trick from each category, that you can use to keep your system better balanced, and your life feeling better each day.
1. Positive thinking:
Thinking by far rules the roost when it comes to all aspects of our lifestyles that impact our health. We have an average of 70,000 thoughts per day, and believe it or not, without even thinking about it, most of these are negative! It’s a great idea to begin to monitor your thoughts. When you catch a negative thought, stop it in its tracks and immediately consider the opposite (even if it’s not true at the time).
If the positive side of the negative thought is just too far to reach for in that moment, simply consider the potential of getting there, and then immediately choose a better feeling thought no matter what it is. A lot of negative thought patterns we have are completely unnecessary to be pondering.
2. Take a deep breath:
We often end up breathing into the chest as we go through our lives, due to stressors that we feel are affecting us, and even those that we are unaware are affecting us on a subconscious level. It is important that our back ribs are expanding with each breath, and it has been proving that these will loosen and expand simply by being mindful of this happening, and breathing into that space.
Not to mention, the deep belly breath that moves our diaphragm is the ONLY pump that the Healthy Body has to flush out and renew our cerebral spinal fluid. Don’t let that remain stagnant.
3. Get outside and move along:
Because of our busy lives, we often don’t move as much as we need to be to keep all of the bodily pumps operating optimally. It is so important for our minds and bodies that we are spending time moving outside as nature intended us to. If you have a desk job, or job that requires sitting for longer periods of time, try to remember to get up at least once an hour to move around and stretch your legs.
If you can move on the earth outdoors in bare feet that is optimal. Biophysics has proven that there is a transfer of free electrons (which are powerful antioxidants) from the earth into our bodies, which scavenge for and neutralize free radicals anywhere in the Healthy Body. Free radicals are anything that is cell damaging.
4. Get a good night’s sleep:
We follow the sun and moon along with all plants and animals in what is called a Circadian Rhythm. This means that between the hours of 10:00pm and 2:00am is when our bodies are getting all of the physical repair it needs, and from 2:00am to 6:00am is when we are getting all of the mental and psychological repair our minds need. This happens at no other times! It is so important to be allowing our cells to repair when they need to be, so try to sleep during these hours. If you find that you can’t or you are on night shifts. Ask for a 21 day rotation of shifts, or try to nap at 11:00am and 3:00pm, when our bodies have a natural hormonal dip that we can soak up some repair from.
5. Eat like a cave man:
Humans were eating a certain way for centuries upon centuries before we ended up with the technology to change what and how we are eating. It takes the human genome 100,000 years to change only one 10th of one percent. This means that if we stick to how our ancient ancestors ate, we end up much better off in the overall health department! The rule is simple to follow. If it wasn’t here 10,000 years ago, don’t eat it! This means that a plant based diet, including healthy meats, fats and oils will keep our machines much more finely tuned as we move through our lives.
It has been said that the proper amount of water for us to be drinking is 2 litres per day. This doesn’t make much sense when you look at a 110lb woman standing next to a 350lb Healthy Body builder. The optimal amount of water for any person to be ingesting is exactly half their Healthy Body weight (pounds) in ounces of water per day. This can seem like a ton of water, however when beginning in the morning, and sipping throughout the day, it is exactly the right amount to keep our detoxification systems running smoothly, as well as keeping us optimally hydrated. Adding a pinch of sea salt to the water will help to re-mineralize it and the Healthy Body to better absorb it so that we don’t find that we are spending most of our days in the bathroom. With just these 6 simple rules, you can sky rocket your health farther than you’ve likely imagined in a very short amount of time, without even noticing too much of an adjustment to your current lifestyle. Remember, no matter what, that if you can live 80% optimally healthy, your Healthy Body can absorb the 20% of fun and indulgence without losing any of that precious health that you’ve been working to keep!