With winter approaching it is important to take extra good care of ourselves.
Hot Water & Lemon Before Breakfast
We all know that caffeine can have a detrimental impact on our overall health. Make the switch to something healthier and start your day with a cup of zingy lemon and hot water. They say it helps kick start your metabolism and aids digestion. It is also really good for cleaning toxins out of your liver. It’s also an extremely hydrating and soothing drink for your body, whereas caffeine, dehydrates you and stains your teeth. Worried about caffeine staining? Seek out their ‘clean and polish’ service for a sparkling smile, like the ones offered at Bowral Street Dental Practice.
Drink Clean Filtered Water All Day
The human body is made up of 75% water, so it’s important to stay hydrated. Does it matter what kind of water you drink? Yes, it does! Aim to drink approximately 3 litres of room temperature or warm water a day. Large quantities of very cold or refrigerated water can be detrimental to your health. Don't like the taste of regular water? Try dropping a few slices of melon, cucumber or strawberry into your drink for a refreshing and summery taste.
Load Up On Greens
Fresh vegetables are an imperative source of nutrients and vitamins. Try and eat as many as 6 portions a day. If you don't have time to eat that much, consider drinking your greens! Whizz together a green juice or smoothie, packed full of essential nutrients and green goodness.
Meditation is a fantastic relaxation technique. You can find informative videos on how to get started online or even visit your local Buddhist centre for a drop-in class. Mental health is as important as physical health so make sure you take care of it!
Explore Your Creativity
Visualising your goals can really help you achieve them. On a spare afternoon, sit down and create a mood or visioning board of all the things you would like to achieve in the next 6 months to a year. Use cutting from magazines, books and newspapers to create a scheme of everything that you can visualise. It can be useful to look back at the year progresses to see where you are with your goals and what may have changed or taken priority along the way.
Enjoy A Dip
Having a relaxing bath can be a great way to de-stress and unwind. Use bubbles, aromatherapy burners, candles or even incense to create a relaxing mood. Listen to a relaxing podcast or some music you really enjoy to ensure that you are truly relaxed and pampered.
Do A Little Exercise
Exercise doesn't have to be extreme. There are a time and place for high-intensity exercise, but sometimes it is just as beneficial to do something low impact too. A simple stroll in the park can do wonders as well as doing a yoga session or even a few simple stretches. Endorphins will be released and mean you're feeling great. Collaboration