Eating the right foods and exercising on a daily basis helps create an inner balance that helps to exude a healthy glow. If you are looking for a way to create a new you for the year, begin to focus on diet, exercise, and mind. If you can devote yourself to improving these three areas in your life, you will see amazing results over the next year.
The Importance of Proper Diet and Nutrition
Over the years, you have probably heard, “you are what you eat”. There are few sayings as true as this one, keep it in the back of your mind at all times. You need to start looking at exactly what you are putting into your body and decide if it is going to help or hurt you. You want to make sure you are only putting the best nutritional value in you for that natural glow.
One of the best all natural pick me ups for the morning is a warm lemon turmeric tonic. A very easy drink to prepare, all that is needed is 1 cup of water, half a lemon, 1 teaspoon of tasty honey, and a half of teaspoon of ginger. This delicious drink will infuse your body with a healthy dose of vitamin C. The anti-oxidants will keep you going full speed ahead all day long.
Start skipping the fast food joints and dinners and opt for a healthy soup or broth. Mush easier to digest and full of protein, your body will be sure to thank you. Add more whole grains, proteins and healthy fats into your diet, you will see more energy that projects from the inside out.
Finding A Proper Exercise Regimen
In addition to eating the right foods, exercise is a key component to keeping a healthy glow. It is important to understand all the forces that are stored within our body as energy. This stored energy needs a release and must break free. Leaving all this unused energy with the body leads to pain.
One of the best releases is to engage in yoga and breathing exercises. When you stretch out your body, you remove all of this negative space and energy that is just sitting there. Proper breathing techniques also encourage the flushing out of this toxic space. The simplest way to think of this is to breathe in health, breathe out the toxins and tension.
While breathing techniques remove much negativity, cardio helps pump up your system. Incorporating an effective cardio workout into your day will help get your blood flowing and heart beating. Cardio is one of the best techniques to create endorphins, which is nature’s feel good drug! You don’t have to overthink your workout just have some fun. Go run, walk, swim, or dance! You have the best results when exercise doesn’t feel like exercise.
Exercising Your Mind and Spirit
If you don’t have the right state of mind, everything else is moot. The way you see yourself and your world is one of the most important aspects of life. If this isn’t in the right perspective, nothing else will be. There are a few techniques you can perform to have a positive mental state all of the time.
As silly as it may sound, make sure to stop and be thankful for everything you have in life. Forget about what you don’t have or could have, focus on your individual blessings in life. Just taking note of the small things is one of the best ways to feel better about who you are and your lace in this life.
Take the time to say “thank you” and give back, you will receive much more in return.
Just take a few minutes during the day to get away from everything. Find a quiet spot in your home or office and just breathe. Silence can truly be golden for a better perspective. During this quiet time, let your mind go where it wants to go. Feel free to daydream of a tropical island or romantic city. Once you come back down to Earth, your body, mind, and soul will feel refreshed and ready to finish the day.