Busy working mums and vitality sometimes don't often go together. I'm here as a busy working mum and health copywriter to help you put them together. Meetings, deadlines, things to do and people to see. Most of us today lead such fun, busy lifestyles. I see many women who are exhausted, stressed, overweight or overwhelmed. Often taking on a wholefood healthy lifestyle change can add more conquer to the situation. Let’s break the ‘healthy lifestyle’ thing down to these few effective tips.
Nourish Your Body
Eat good quality protein little and often. Wholefoods, unprocessed ingredients, slow-releasing carbohydrates, healthy fats to maintain alertness and balance blood sugar levels throughout the day. Sub-optimum nutrition is the most common cause of chronic fatigue. The primary nutrients required for energy production include niacin, vitamins C, vitamin B's, iron and magnesium. Energise with adaptogenic herbs which will naturally support the body’s ability to cope with anxiety and fatigue. Adaptogenic herbs rejuvenate and tone the adrenal system. Which in turn promotes the healthy regulation of cortisol (the stress hormone). Every day I have a daily tonic to help support my bodies energy, stamina and health.
I find my energy levels are helped enormously with my daily yoga practice. For years I have been practising and sharing Yogaglo with my clients. Even just five minutes every day will make a difference. Restorative yoga is a great way to wind down after a stressful day.
Start your day with alkalizing warm water with juice of half a lemon added. Or a few glasses of filtered water or a weak green tea to flush toxins from your body. Enjoy half an hour on your yoga mat to meditate and practice yoga. It helps enormously with tuning into you, your body and your intentions for the day. I find this most beneficial on mornings when I least feel like practising. Power up with a breakfast full of whole foods, protein and healthy fats. A healthy breakfast full of optimum nutrition is precisely what your body needs. Daily!
Ditch Sugar And Coffee
Avoid sugar, all refined foods and stimulants such as tea, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. If you need a sweet hit to try a chunk of chia and cacao bliss bar
Power Down Before Bedtime
Try to power down before bed. Create an electronic free zone in your bedroom. Remove all electronic devices including; computer, phone, and TV. It makes a massive difference to the quality of my sleep.