If the last two years have shown us anything, it's that health equals wealth.
Taking care of yourself from head to toe, mind and body, from morning until night is something we should all be able to do. Here is our easy guide to inspire you in 2022, to help you optimise your health and wellbeing.
Living your best life means feeling your best. Often optimal nutrition is mistaken for strict, complicated, and unsustainable diets. However, there are simple, proven ways to optimise your dietary health without it being overly arduous.
Try challenging yourself to include 30 different types of plant foods in a week. 30 is the magic number that studies have shown to help overall health and wellbeing from your gut to your immune system.
You don’t have to become vegan or vegetarian to get the health benefits from plant foods; you can add them to your diet. Plant foods don’t just mean fruit and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, olives, beans, peas, lentils, herbs, spices, and teas all count towards your magic 30. So it may be easier than you think.
Our evity multivitamins make sure you have all your nutrient levels covered. You can rest easy knowing that this will provide you with the best quality and most bioavailable forms of nutrients so your body can use them.
Self-care is super important, but it can often be overlooked. One powerful tool to start using is the power of no. We want to help people, but often helping everyone at once can cause us stress. We're often told we're selfish if we say no. What you need to do is to understand that it is okay to put your own needs first. This is vital when it comes to protecting both your physical health and mental health.
If you are already feeling the strain, it’s okay not to be okay. One of the first things we recommend is to understand why.
Stress is physical as well as emotional. Taking herbs such as ashwagandha and ginseng or nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin D (all found in the evity multis) can help the body cope with stress better.
For many people, exercise is one of the first things that goes out the window when life throws us a curveball and we find it hard to make time for.
A gym membership can be expensive and may not fit into your schedule. You can stay fit and healthy by integrating exercise and movement into your daily routine.
Try riding a bike to work or walking part or all of your journey to work. Create social events around movement, like taking a walk to meet a friend or attending an exercise class together. Walk around when you're on the phone. You can do the same if you're in a meeting and don't need screen access. Activities with your kids like kicking a football in the park or going on a nature trail can be great ways of integrating movement and exercise into your schedule.
Life is for living, so our souls and minds need to keep learning and growing. This is how we thrive as humans. Often as adults, we stick to what we know and avoid trying things that we think we might not be good at.
We forget that it isn’t really about being good at something, it's the enjoyment of the process. So get out of your comfort zone and try something new, maybe it's an art project, learning a new language, or taking up singing classes. You might just surprise yourself!
Journaling is one of the best ways to take the time to figure out what is working for you and what isn’t.
It’s a simple tool to get your thoughts out of your head. It allows you to prioritise activities and motivates you to make the change. The power of intention is real and journaling is a great way to tap into that.