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Everyone knows that eating right and exercise are critical for a healthy body. It’s the first and last thing we think about when we consider getting healthy. And while it is a crucial starting point, diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to be truly healthy. Which is good news, because let’s be honest, sometimes you skip a workout. And sometimes you don’t always eat as well as you should.
But we sure do beat ourselves up over it if we miss a workout or indulge in something unhealthy.
Being healthy is about balance, though. It’s about being healthy in all areas of our lives – mind, body, and soul, not just body. And certainly not focusing on one at the expense of the others.
I’ve been at the point in my life where I put so much energy into eating right and being active that I totally neglected the spiritual and emotional side. The more energy I put into my diet and exercise, the less happy I felt. So I realized that something must be missing because despite all my efforts I just didn’t feel healthy.
Stretch: Stretching is entirely different than exercise. Stretching is relaxed and allows you to get in-tune with your body. It helps keep you flexible as you get older and helps prevent injury. Stretching also increases blood flow and circulation and can help give you better posture.
Use a Moisturizer: Your skin is the largest organ in your body and even if you don’t think you have dry skin, using a facial moisturizer is an insurance policy that helps hydrate your skin, reduce wrinkles, give you a smooth, glowing complexion and help prevent environmental skin damage. It just feels nice too.
Indulge in a Guilty Pleasure: A guilty pleasure doesn’t have to involve food. It could be watching soap operas or court TV or playing a game on your tablet. Food is also an option as long as it doesn’t become an actual source of guilty. Your guilty pleasure should make you feel good, not bad. It should be a way to escape the mundane and chaos for even just a little bit.
Oil Pull in the Morning: It sounds and feels weird, but oil pulling may have significant benefits because it is said to pull toxins out of your body. It makes my teeth feel cleaner and seems to make them appear whiter. It’s one of those things that makes me feel like I am going above and beyond to do something good for myself.
Meditate: A few minutes of dedicated time set aside to guided meditation using an app on your phone can help your focus and productivity. It can improve your concentration and reduce stress. I have found that meditation helps with goal setting and with helping me deal with things during the day much better than I did before. If you pray, your meditation can also involve prayer.
Read: I always have books and magazines scattered around the house. Even in the bathroom. I love the escape even a few minutes of reading offers. Reading can help improve concentration, reduce stress, and just help keep your brain stimulated and active.
Tackle a Project: Most of us have small projects around the house that we have been procrastinating. Changing out a faucet, painting a deck, cleaning out a closet, etc. These chores tend to build up until the list seems daunting. Tackling one project (or part of a project) every day will help you feel accomplished and help you enjoy your home rather than see it as only a long list of honey-dos. We have been painting our deck recently. It’s a slow process but so therapeutic. I hope it’s a project that drags on because I love seeing the progress as it goes from unfinished to primed, to painted. It’s going to look awesome!
Take a Probiotic: Even the healthiest diet can benefit from a probiotic. Probiotics help support the good bacteria that your body needs. They live in your gut and help support your immune system. If there is only one thing from this list that you do, take a probiotic.
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Benefits of Florastor:
- Boosts natural immune response
- Strengthens digestive balance
- Supports your active lifestyle
- Naturally resistant to all antibiotics
- Helps break down carbs and fiber
- Helps your body absorb water and nutrients naturally
- Contains non-GMO ingredients
With Florastor you can “Be Biotic” and with all 8 of these tips you can be proactive about your total health.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.