Let’s gear up for a great Festive Season after a particularly tough and stressful year!
In about 50 days it will be Christmas, and in only just over 8 weeks it is New Year! Do you want to celebrate Christmas and New Year healthier and slimmer? There is no time to waste.
Start following these 7 steps now and enter the festive season feeling and looking better!
1. Water. Increase your water intake. You should be drinking a minimum of 2 liters of water per day. This cannot be emphasized enough. Water carries nutrients to all cells in our body and oxygen to our brain. Water allows the body to absorb and assimilate minerals, vitamins, amino acids, glucose and other substances. Water flushes out toxins and waste. Water helps to regulate body temperature. Water is one of your most important tools to wellness.
2.Walk. Start walking. Start with a gentle stroll 3 x a week if you have not been exercising and gradually build up the intensity and duration to improve blood circulation, boost your mood and tone your muscles.
3.Breathe. Breathe deeply. Inhaling and exhaling deeply will relax the body, reduce stress and calm the mind.
4.Sleep. Sleep is as important to our health as eating, drinking and breathing. It allows our bodies to repair themselves and our brains to consolidate our memories and process information.
5.Smile. Smiling is its own medicine. Smiling reduces stress that your body and mind feels, almost similar to getting good sleep, according to recent studies. And smiling helps to generate more positive emotions within you. Even if you don’t particularly feel like smiling, do it now. And you will start feeling the difference it makes.
6.Laugh. Even beyond smiling, laughing out loud can change your mood and your sense of wellbeing. Laughter is strong medicine. It releases endorphins and feel good hormones. It boosts immunity and lowers stress. It decreases pain, improves blood flow and improves heart health. It even burns calories! Have a great loud belly laugh at least once a day!
7.Eat. Start a good eating plan to get healthier and slimmer before all the indulgence of the festive period! The TLC-Program will give you the best tools to achieve health and wellness quickly! These 7 steps are guaranteed to make your festive season lighter and brighter as you will approach the season healthier, slimmer and happier.