Nourishing your body is not just about food – it’s an act of self-care, by intentionally eating foods that will allow your body to heal, thrive and live long.
Our bodies are amazing creations that are built to survive, no matter what we do to them. But as we get older we realise that our bodies need to be cherished if we want them to carry us to the end, going out with a bang; instead of sitting in an old people’s home waiting to die.
Food is more than calories and grams of fat. Nourishing our bodies provides us with the energy (literally) to go out and LIVE.
Nourishing your body is about
- getting back to real food
- understanding how our bodies use food to heal and thrive
- learning that we have different needs as we age
- the importance of cleansing
- learning how vital specific nutrients are
- and that we suffer many health problems without them
Believe it or not, exercise should be manageable and fun!
I kind of feel like some of the people I meet are all or nothing when it comes to exercise. But I want you to know that if “pump till you puke” worked I’d make all my clients do it.
But it doesn’t work! So I don’t do it.
Exercise should make us feel, look, perform and live better… not crush us.
Movement should help us function freely… not incapacitate us.
Exercise should make us feel energized … not exhausted.
And exercise is just moving!
Dancing, walking, stand up paddleboarding, bicycling, hiking, swimming, exploring…
But I’m a Personal Trainer, so my niche is traditional exercise 🙂
Scientists have spent a lot of time studying what makes us happy (and what doesn’t).
We now know that happiness can predict our health and longevity.
But happiness isn’t something that just happens to you, especially in today’s, every increasingly, stressful world.
The trouble with stress is that it doesn’t just make you feel awful emotionally, it can also aggravate just about any health condition you can think of. In fact 90% of people that see their doctors have stress related symptoms.
The trick is making small changes in our behavior, our surroundings and our relationships that help set us on course for a happier life.
Here’s to the beginning of a happier, healthier life 🙂