10 Daily Health Tips For Vitality

Health tips for vitality are probably one of the most popular questions I get asked.  In our busy society today most of us are trying to keep up with the pace.  Many different modalities work for different people. However, I find healthy whole foods, yoga and regularly working out make a massive difference in keeping my energy levels up.  Often the last thing you want to do is hit the gym or yoga studio when you’re feeling fatigued.  However, when you exercise, your body releases a small amount of norepinephrine and a little epinephrine both of which can give you an energy kick in small doses.   For more tips on how to boost your energy the natural way, you might enjoy this article. This whole health and wellness thing can get overwhelming at times. As a health copywriter I am always crafting wellness words which aren’t too nutritional nerdy. The entire job of achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be tiring.  Simplicity and balance I think are fundamental aspects to remember with our busy lives.  I try and not get obsessed with the whole health and wellness thing.  However, if any health symptoms start occurring, then I am immediately on my A game to eliminate certain foods that I think may be irritating those particular symptoms.

Most importantly, adding specific nutrients from nourishing food and a nutritional supplement to help alleviate those symptoms often works wonders for me.  For instance, if I've been jogging too much, I notice a few twinges in my knee.  As soon as I feel this twinge, I increase my dose of chia seeds, turmeric, an exceptional strength of EPA/DHA, glucosamine sulphate, MSM and chondroitin sulphate.   So, to get back to simplicity, balance and basics, let's take a look and only ten tips for vitality.

10 Daily Health Tips For Vitality

  1. Start your day with an alkalising glass of lemon juice and water.

  2. Move your body for an hour of enjoyable exercise.

  3. Chill out with yoga, meditation, positive thinking and deep breathing.

  4. Drink at least 2 litres of pure water. More if you are working out and drinking caffeine.

  5. Load up each meal with fresh vibrantly colourful veggies, herbs, and salads.

  6. Increase the number of wholefoods, anti-inflammatory, and alkalizing foods into your diet.

  7. Eat whole grains – brown rice, rye, quinoa or oats.

  8. Pack in the protein – salmon, beans, lentils, quinoa or chicken.

  9. Choose three pieces of low-fructose fruit – berries, apple, grapefruit, orange or pear.

  10. Enjoy healthy fats including; extra virgin olive oil, avocado, nuts and seeds. Especially chia seeds.

Balancing your pH, I think, is fundamental for optimal wellness.  When the body becomes too acidic, we’re more likely to suffer from many health conditions including acne and rosacea, anxiety weight gain or a weight loss plateau.  Cucumbers and lemons may promote alkalinity in the body.  Ginger and turmeric may help reduce inflammation in the gut.  Most leafy green vegetables will help to alkalise the body even more, as well as provide quality vitamins and minerals.

Juicing may have the ability to energise, alkalise, detox, and rejuvenate the body. Green vegetable juices fill you with beneficial nutrients and antioxidants.  Relaxing and de-stressing are helpful for alkalising the body.  Stress is acidic to the body.  I love yoga, swimming, and walking for stress relief.

Alkalising Juice

Ingredients

3 organic celery stalks

1 cucumber (peeled if not organic)

2 stems of kale

1⁄4 fennel bulb

1 lemon, peeled

1 green apple

1⁄2 inch slice of ginger

1/2 inch slice of turmeric

Mint or Coriander

Method

Put all ingredients through your juicer and enjoy!

Remove From Your Diet

  1. Sugar

  2. White flour products

  3. Alcohol, smoking, recreational drugs, animal fats and processed foods

  4. Hydrogenated Oils

  5. Fried and burnt foods

  6. Instant Coffee and excess caffeine

  7. Cordials and soft drinks

Create a daily habit of tuning into what your body requires.  Listen to your body.  Check with your doctor before you use any nutritional supplements if you take other medicines, including heart drugs, blood thinners, and diabetes drugs.  Also, glucosamine isn't recommended for children or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.