30 days to healthy living! Is this possible? I know it is!
We all read so much in the press these days about healthy living and there is so much confusion that many people do not know where to start. This means that in many cases they do not start anything as the overwhelm is too much!
Every time we open a newspaper, magazine or social media we are bombarded with messages surrounding our health. The fact is diets do not work- if they did no one would be overweight! Fad diets in the health and wellness industry come and go. These diets promise great results with little or no effort. Promoted with exaggerated claims these diets often create more health issues than they solve.
So, forget the fads! Your body and soul must be fed and watered properly. What we put on and into our bodies has a massive impact on how we feel daily. Bad and poorly balanced nutrition makes you tired and lethargic, prone to illness and affects your capacity to function both mentally and physically.
The Arbonne ‘30 days to healthy living’ is a programme with a difference as through a step by step process you can make significant sustainable changes. There is no deprivation on this plan!
Here are 10 reasons why your body needs you to improve the choices you make each day
1.Improve your digestion and gut health
Bad digestion causes gas, bloating and constipation or diarrhea. During the ‘30 days to healthy living’, you will reset your gut. Read the blog here on gut health to find out why this is so important.
2. Cope better with stress.
Your feelings of stress and overwhelm are affected by what you eat. A diet high in white starchy carbs gives you highs and lows in your blood sugar and this leads to feelings of anxiety, irritability and even headaches. All too often people reach for a sweet sugary fix during stressful times, but this makes you feel worse! In 30 days, you can start find ways to alleviate stress and learn not to compound the effects of stress hormones.
3. Gain a glowing skin.
Imagine gaining a youthful glow to your skin. The skin regenerates itself on average every 30–45 days, so it needs a chance to complete a cycle of skin renewal. The ideas and suggestions in the ‘30 days to healthy living’ will bring the sparkle back to your complexion.
4. Move more!
The ’30 days to healthy living’ includes some ideas on building in some daily exercise. But exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous; it’s just a matter of getting your heart rate up for 30 minutes at a time. Even 15 minutes of increased heart rate can be extremely beneficial. While exercise burns calories, it’s also a terrific way to improve cardiovascular health, increase energy levels, improve your level of happiness, and may also help reduce stress.
5. Reduce your risk of diabetes.
The rates of diabetes are increasing each year in the UK due to the high sugar diets we consume. According to Diabetes UK, more than half of all cases of Type 2 diabetes could be prevented or delayed. You can calculate your risk factor here by using this online tool provided by Diabetes UK. During the ‘30 days to healthy living’, you are actively encouraged to reduce sugar consumption and select healthier lower sugar alternatives. This will potentially reduce the risk of diabetes.
6. Improve your mental wellness.
What we eat and how active we are has a huge impact on our mental wellbeing. There is a lot of research to support the theory of the links between mental illness and poor diets. There is lots of information on the Mental Health website which details a variety of studies on this topic.
7. Learn to eat the proper proportions.
It is commonplace to have portion distortion! Many people eat the wrong balance of foods. Either not enough protein or too much fat. Or not enough carbohydrates or too much. The ‘30-days to healthy living’ very specifically shares with you what portions should be on your plate without having to weigh and measure everything!
8.Less meat consumption.
Most people know that meat is a source of protein, but what many may not know is that a great number of plant foods and fruits such as brown rice, cranberries, and even algae such as chlorella, or seeds like chia, flax, and hemp, contain protein.
Some of the highest sources of plant-based protein are legumes like peas, kidney beans, chickpeas, and mangetout.
Moving to a plant-based diet has many benefits to your health and the planet. Have you watched the documentary The Game Changers? Find out more about this fascinating subject here.
9. Improve your bone health.
Improving your nutrition and lifestyle has a major impact on bone health. By increasing your intake of vegetables and protein you can make a big difference and potentially reduce your risk of osteoporosis. Fad low calories diets can be very damaging to bone health as these are often nutritionally deficient. The ‘30-days to healthy living’ is a sensible no nonsense approach with no crash dieting!
10. Improved sleep quality.
When you eat better, reduce alcohol and exercise your sleep improves. This helps to reduce restless nights and waking up with fatigue. Better sleep leads to better mental health. Be ready to jump out of bed in the morning full of zest and vitality. Start your day raring to go!
Time to reflect
The biggest message to share with you today is to stop for a moment and reflect over the past 3 months.
- How often does your gut feel upset?
- How stressed are you feeling?
- Are you reaching for biscuits, wine or sweets as a quick fix to make you feel better?
- Are you tired all the time and feel a lack of energy?
If you are answering yes to some or all these questions, then deep down you know your lifestyle is causing your health to suffer. You only have one body and the choices you make should mean it is functioning on all cylinders.
If it isn’t then today decide to change this in the next 30 days. By making sustainable changes you can make a huge improvement to your health and wellbeing.
Being able to enjoy time with family and friends is a vital part of life. Looking and feeling your very best is something you owe to yourself!
Your body has the amazing ability to repair itself, not just once but repeatedly. Eventually though this pattern wears it down. You have just one body and it is the place in which you live every single moment of your life. So, don’t you think its time you took the very best care of it?
Get started today on the ’30 days to healthy living’ by clicking here. Or if 30 days feels to much for you right now – try my ‘Reset in 7’ – find all the details here on this simple 7 day plan.
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