Health and wellbeing isn’t just about nutrition. Some other things we might look at include:
How we sleep – whether our habits during the day and evening are interrupting with our production of the sleep hormone melatonin and simple yet effective changes that can improve the quality of our sleep.
How we eat – whether we eat seasonally, chew our food properly, eat when stressed or eat whilst watching the TV, just to give a few examples, how we eat can have a huge impact on how we digest our food.
How we move – whether or not we are getting the right types of “exercise” for our bodies. With certain conditions such as M.E. and Fibromyalgia, traditional “exercise” can exacerbate symptoms, so this may be something as simple as some yoga breathing or gentle stretching, everyone’s tolerance to different types of exercise again is very individual.
How we deal with our emotions – whether or not we are processing our emotions or whether we stuff them away. Every time we suppress an emotion our body recognises that emotion as a physical toxic entity!
How we deal with our stress – we are designed to be able to produce stress hormones such as adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol in order to deal with short-term stress. In this day and age, however, many of us live with chronic stress, whether family or work-related or just in the way we handle our own affairs. These stress hormones, when produced for long periods of time, can, amongst other things, shut down our digestive system, lower our immunity and impact on our metabolism. This in itself can have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing.
How we deal with our thoughts – did you know that every single thought you have is communicated to every one of your 750 trillion cells at the speed of light? Learning to change the way we think can therefore have a huge impact on our body and mind.
For more information about how you can make simple lifestyle changes as part of a structured health and wellbeing programme, contact me today to book a free 15 minute consultation.