What are you eating?
Make a list of the healthy foods you love and like and those you don’t like. Make sure your daily diet includes the foods you love. If you are not sure what healthy food is any more, consult with a registered dietician or coach and be well on your way to a life time of eating for health and joy. Eat foods that are fresh, plant based, unprocessed, whole, and nutrient rich.
What are you drinking?
Most important are you drinking enough water? Your body is made up of 80% water and water is needed to keep all of your metabolic systems working smoothly. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day-not flavored water or fortified water or energy water-just plain filtered or spring water. You may need more or less according to your body size and activity level. Make your first choice of beverage a glass of water. Squeeze a little lemon juice in for added flavor and nutritional balance.
What are you doing?
Just move! Make sure your body gets enough movement during the day. Wear a pedometer and measure the number of steps you are walking in a normal day. Work toward getting 10,000 steps a day. Soon you will notice you are parking farther away when shopping, doing more daily errands, and taking extra walks during the day. Don’t just sit there- MOVE!
What are you thinking?
Watch your thoughts during the day. Notice when you feel afraid, anxious, or a sense of urgency. Take a deep breath and allow your mind to focus on positive thoughts. Bring joy into your life with little things- notice the flowers and trees in spring and summer, the falling leaves of autumn and the glistening snow of winter. Slow down and appreciate every moment and most of all have some sense of spirituality –the thought or feeling that you are not alone in the universe and that you are loved and cared for at all times. Pray; meditate; sit quietly with a book that makes you smile. Laugh more, and relate to others with a sense of compassion and forgiveness.