Are ready to become You 2.0? Seriously? Are you ready for it?
Here are four easy things you can take on right now.
1. If you keep on sipping, you’ll keep on lightening your load.
Hydration is key to protecting your insides from the effects of heat and exercise.
Fluids will keep the ickies cleansing out, the cells happy, the muscles mobile, and the brain functioning. And it doesn’t have to be just water. It definitely should not be fluorescent colored, sugar filled, plastic bottled drinks loaded down with sugar and salt, but here are some delicious options. We need hydration when we’re highly active, in hot climates and even cold climates with drying heating systems.
2. If you take five minutes every day to sit in silence, you’ll realize how much nonsense spins in your brain.
When was the last time you actively did nothing? No music, no TV, no nothing.
Sit and be quiet with your thoughts for five minutes. Start to notice the tape recorder we play in our minds, decide whether those thoughts are helping you or hindering you. Once you bring awareness to them, you can start to change them. And when you can change your thoughts and start believe all the positive ones, it all gets a little sweeter.
3. If you rinse, slice and properly store your veggies when you come home from the store, you’ll be more inclined to eat them.
You only throw out the produce you bought because it rotted away in its bag deep in the heart of your vegetable drawer. If those vegetables were cut, cleaned and ready to eat, you would eat them. What about trying to shop only from your local farmer’s market or produce store for the week? See what happens if you leave the convenience packaged food at the store.
You have to eat something—let it be fresh and alive!
4. If you move gently while breathing deeply, you worry less.
Studies have shown that 20 minutes of gentle exercise combined with deep breathing such as in walking and yoga will increase GABA production in the brain, which helps to slow that spinny brain thing, and also reduce cortisol levels, which is attributed to a multitude of chronic diseases.
Gentle exercise will increase white blood cell production and circulation (boosting immune function) and increase lymphatic circulation (hello detox!).
Now, go for a gentle walk, while deep breathing to the store, pick up some local apples, kale, collards, and squash. Rinse slice and store them for optimal usage, blend some of that into a smoothie to sip on and when you’re done, just sit quiet for five minutes.
How hard is that? You 2.0 is on it’s way!
Meghan Telpner is a Toronto based nutritionista and sought after media personality thanks to her refreshingly humorous, engaging and real approach to healthy living. Her online cooking courses and health programs are improving the health of people around the world. Meghan’s book UnDiet, Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health will be released North America wide in April, 2013. Join Meghan’s community on twitter @MeghanTelpner, or on Facebook at Meghan Telpner Nutritionista. For more visit MeghanTelpner.com
Editor: Elysha Anderson