5 Easy Changes to Make Today
All of the health and wellness information out there can be totally confusing. Plus, changing your habits is really hard! That's why one of my favorite sayings is, progress over perfection. It's important to let go of the idea that you must make ALL of the CHANGES AT ONCE. Choose one or two things to work on and then go from there. Looking for a good place to start? Check out my top five easy changes today to help improve your overall health.
1. DITCH THE CANOLA OIL
One of the best changes you can make is to get rid of rancid, damaged cooking fats to reduce inflammation in the body. Number 1 is canola oil. Check all the labels of anything in your pantry. You may be surprised how many items contain this rancid fat.
2. GO FOR A WALK (in nature if possible)
Your body is made to move! Moving is important right down to your cells. Exercise is vital, but moving your body throughout the day is key. Head out for a walk a couple times of day in addition to your exercise routine.
3. GET IN BED around 10pm
Your body has a natural, hormonal fluctuation throughout the day. Cortisol perks you up, melatonin calms you down and there is a natural cycle your body follows. If you're still up, you'll most likely get another spike of cortisol (wake up!) around 11pm.
4. TAKE 5 DEEP BREATHS
Before consuming any food, do this to signal your body to get ready to receive food. If you're stressed, your body is not focused on digestion and you will not assimilate your food as efficiently. Taking time to focus on your food will help with digestion.
5. SWITCH TO SAFER SKIN CARE
Reduce the toxic burden on your body by checking the ingredients list of your skin care products. Go to EWG.org/skindeep for more info. Some of the big ones to avoid are parabens, oxybenzone, phthalates, synthetic flavor or fragrance, and sodium lauryl sulfate.
Choose one thing to focus on this week. If you have any questions or need any support, please let me know.