The top things that I hear on a regular basis from my clients is what can they do to have more energy, feel stronger, and have a healthy immune system so they can feel great.
I’ve decided to share some of my favorite tips to help you start enjoying more energy, strength, and immunity right now!
Our bodies are around 70 % water. Water is essential for life. Respiration, metabolism, and digestion all require water to function optimally. Drinking purified or spring water and eating water-rich foods will help you stay hydrated. Drinking water and eating water-rich foods also moves toxins and waste out of your body, enables you to burn calories more efficiently, and will increase your energy levels naturally.
Eat cultured/fermented foods on a regular basis.
Cultured/fermented foods fill your body with healing probiotics, enzymes, and key nutrients for good health. These cultured/fermented foods will heal your digestive system, optimize digestion so you can digest foods better, eliminate cravings for sugar, help cleanse your body, strengthen your immune system, and increase your energy. To find out more about the benefits of these wonderful foods check out my post and try this recipe.
Start your day with a green smoothie.
Green smoothies are one of my favorite ways to start the day. Green smoothies are easy to digest liquid nutrition that tastes yummy and provides you with a boost of energy and hydration in a glass. Combining green leafy vegetables and fruits in a smoothie is the perfect way for you to enjoy nutrient-dense whole food nutrition in an ideal and easy way and drinking them on a regular basis will strengthen your immune system. To find out more about the benefits of green smoothies check out my post.
Take plant-based digestive enzymes with every meal.
Enzymes are crucial for every chemical action that takes place in your body. Plant-based digestive enzymes give your own digestive system extra help to break down and digest protein, carbohydrates, starches, fats, sugars, lactose, and fiber. Our digestive enzymes are necessary for releasing and absorbing key nutrients needed for energy production and cell growth. These supplemental plant-based enzymes work in conjunction with your body’s own digestive enzymes to free up more energy so that your body can use this energy to repair itself and heal.
Eat one dark leafy green vegetable salad once or twice daily with lunch and or dinner.
Leafy greens and vegetables like onions, cucumbers, carrots, celery, and radishes are water-rich and packed with nutrients that will give you more energy, strength, and better immunity. Some of these healing nutrients include protein, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, enzymes, and fiber. Enjoy your salads with simple homemade vinaigrettes that are made with cold pressed extra virgin olive oil or raw nut/seed oils and fresh citrus juice or vinegars like raw apple cider vinegar.
Practice mindful eating.
Mindful eating aids digestion and better absorption of nutrients which will help keep you strong and energized. Mindful eating also helps us to recognize the difference between true hunger and emotional eating. Some ways to practice mindful eating is to be grateful for the wonderful foods you are about to enjoy. Stop to breathe deeply for several minutes before eating. Savor the flavors, colors, textures, and smells of the food and take the time to chew it slowly. Don’t eat in front of the television.
Aim for a good night of sleep every night.
Sleep is critical for optimum health. Sleep has a direct effect on our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Getting enough sleep can help keep our energy levels high during the day and our immune system strong. Some tips for a restful night of sleep include: turn off all electrical devices like the television and computer. Wear an eye mask to block out light. Don’t eat or drink right before going to bed. Avoid exercising before bedtime. Try to maintain a regular sleep schedule. Avoid caffeine, alcohol or other stimulants before going to bed. Buy a comfortable mattress. Minimize noise and extremes in temperature.
Reduce your stress level.
High stress levels drain your energy and compromise your good health. Doing things to reduce your stress will strengthen your immune system and help your emotional wellbeing. Some ways to relieve stress include: When you feel stressed out, stop what you’re doing, take a small break, and breathe deeply for 5 minutes to calm your mind. Exercise regularly. Take time to relax and do something good for yourself every day. Stay positive even in the face of difficulties.
Exercise on a regular basis.
The benefits of regular exercise are well researched. Exercise has more benefits then I will list here but some of my favorites are: exercise improves your mood, keeps you physically fit, boosts your energy, builds muscle and strong bones, strengthens your immune system, lowers the risk of disease, and relieves stress.
Make better choices for your personal care and home cleaning products.
Start using eco-friendly, organic, natural products on your body and in your home. This will reduce the toxic burden on you and our planet.
I hope that these 10 holistic lifestyle tips will help you to experience more energy, strength, and immunity in your life.
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