Step by Step guide to improving your health
Read, read, read - learn about your body and how it works - buy the books from my website, order them from your local bookstore or borrow them from your library - but get them somehow!
Don't look for a quick fix - it took years to get into this mess and it will take months to get out of it - but you should start seeing improvements quite quickly which will encourage you.
Headaches, tiredness, anxiety, cravings, bad skin, gut problems...... all common in our society today. But did you know that you don't have to feel like that? Your body is designed to feel relaxed, healthy and happy - and you can if you watch what you eat and make some simple changes to your lifestyle.
Drink enough water every day - it makes an incredible difference.
Have a proper breakfast - you'll be amazed how much better the world seems when you've eaten properly.
Slowly start to cook more meals instead of buying convenience foods - borrow some recipe books from the library and experiment!
Commit yourself to making your food and lifestyle more healthy.
Build some exercise in your life - sport, swimming, dancing, walking, yoga... what ever works for you and you enjoy. It may start as a chore, but exercise releases endorphins which make you feel good, soon you'll love exercising!
Where do I start with healthy eating?
The best advice I can give is to take it one step at a time. Some TV shows would encourage you to bin all the 'bad' stuff, and eat a 100% healthy diet immediately. I think that's recipe for disaster!
Take it slowly and aim to improve your diet over months not days. If you can convert to a really healthy diet and lifestyle in a year, I think you're doing really well and you are much more likely to stick with it.
Excellent video explaining top tips for healthy eating from Videojug.com.
The new 'Potatoes Not Prozac'
©Ailsa Brims BSc 2010
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