Our top tips to a healthy lifestyle
Go to bed before 10pm, evidence suggests the hormone melatonin spikes between 12pm and 1am. Melatonin is not only a sleep hormone it’s also a powerful antioxidant helping to keep you young, as well as boosting your immune system.
As a rule try to get 8 hours sleep although the exact number of hours needed can vary from person to person. Our bodies repair during sleep which allows us to train better and harder the next day.
Stay hydrated, always carry a bottle of water with you.
Eat a wide range of colourful fruit and veg, avoid sugar and limit dairy, gluten and wheat. Eat organic home prepared foods as much as possible and include some all important good fats.
As well as your exercise plan, you should aim to keep as mobile as possible throughout your day. Try not to sit in the same position for too long, keep moving, walk whenever possible and take the stairs!
Be aware of your posture not only whilst exercising but throughout your whole day, stand tall and breathe deeply.
Limit your screen time.
Soak up some sun, or at least some daylight. 20-45 minutes a day (depending on skin tone) will help to boost your vitamin D levels. The lighter the skin, the less time you will need in the sun. Obviously too much sun has a negative effect on our bodies, the balance is important.
De-stress, spend time each day relaxing in a way that works for you, whether it’s reading a book, having a massage or meditating. Stress has many harmful implications to the mind and body, do not let it become part of your life.
Try to surround yourself with positivity. Having the power to manage your thoughts and moods leads to a much happier and more successful life.
Alcohol has many health consequences, weight gain, low energy and hormone imbalance to name just a few. Try to limit your alcohol intake as much as possible.
Avoid smoking as it has nothing but negative effects on your entire body.
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