Updated: Jan 8
In this busy world we’re living in, we don’t often have the time or energy to stop and think about
the daily habits that are improving our health and well-being — and those that are doing more
harm than good. However, these simple tips and strategies will help us to create better habits
and incorporate them into our daily lives for head-to-toe health and happiness.
Let Food Boost the Mind and Body
As Hippocrates once said, “let food by thy medicine and medicine by thy food.” Today, this
theory still rings true — especially when it comes to boosting our minds and bodies and
alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression. Not only does a healthy diet reduce our risk of
developing medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, but science tells us
that mood-boosting foods like carrots, bananas, avocados, beets, and beans can boost our
psychological well-being as well.
Fortunately, it’s easy to start incorporating healthy foods into your diet — even if you’re used to
consuming processed or refined foods such as breakfast cereals, frozen dinners, sugary
snacks, and white bread.
Here are some ways to do it:
Enjoy a homemade smoothie for breakfast each day.
Replace white rice with quinoa or brown rice.
Treat yourself to a new cookbook with loads of healthy recipes.
Top your salads with shredded carrots, sliced avocado, cooked chickpeas, and raw walnuts.
If you need help adopting a healthier diet, you may schedule a nutrition appointment with
Samantha Guyatt. As a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Samantha can help you to select
healthier foods, improve the quality of your meals, and boost your overall health and well-being.
Create a Healthier Living Environment
If you and your household members have been arguing, complaining, or criticizing one another more than usual, lingering negative energies could be the culprit. By cleansing your home of bad energies and injecting some positivity into it, however, you’ll alleviate these tensions and create a healthier living environment overall.
To create a healthier and happier home, start by cleaning and decluttering each room and opening up the curtains and windows to let in some fresh air and natural light. Then, finish things off by burning house cleansers like white sage or palo santo.
Ditch Conventional Cleaners
According to an Environmental Defence report, conventional household cleaners from brands such as Lysol, Mr. Clean, and Windex emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air when used — polluting the air within your home; irritating your throat, nose, eyes, and chest; and potentially increasing your risk of cancer. Other adverse effects of high VOC levels include asthma, skin concerns, headaches, and nervous system damage.
Fortunately, reducing the level of VOCs in your home is as easy as ditching conventional household cleaners and replacing them with green products from brands such as Method, Nature Clean, and Seventh Generation. The Guide to Healthy Cleaning from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an excellent resource for finding greener products and improving your air quality at home.
Self-care doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming, but it’s incredibly important to your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Here are a few head-to-toe self-care strategies to incorporate into your daily life:
Walking in nature.
Meditating with an app such as Headspace or Calm.
Taking a long bath or shower.
Getting a massage or another spa treatment.
Exercising, stretching, and weight lifting.
Knowing when to say “no”.
The health tips and strategies mentioned above won’t take up a whole lot of your time or energy, but they’ll make a world of difference in how you think, look, and feel. The sooner you incorporate them into your everyday life, the better you’ll be feeling from head-to-toe!
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