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What Does it Mean to be ‘Well’?

Many people believe ‘health’ and ‘wellness’ are terms that
simply mean being free from disease, but there is so much
more to being truly well! Are you really well if you are
overweight, forgetful, tired, moody, or have poor skin? What
if you suffer from headaches, frequent colds, constipation or
bloating? If you regularly experience these symptoms, you
may not necessarily have a disease, but you aren’t truly well
either. There are steps you can take to escape these frustrating
complaints and enjoy true wellness.

Diets Fail, Lifestyle Changes Succeed

We have all heard the saying “You are what you eat,” but the
truth is, “You are what you most consistently eat.” How many
times have you started a diet with the best of intentions, only
to find it too difficult to follow for more than a few weeks?
Fad diets don’t help you to achieve long-term health goals.
Realistic dietary changes that are sustainable are the best way
to improve your health over the long-term. Seven sustainable
dietary changes for wellness are:

1. Include protein-rich foods in each meal or snack:
Protein foods include fish, seafood, poultry, meat, eggs,
dairy and legumes.
2. Enjoy a minimum of three cups of fresh vegetables
daily
: Choose from a variety of vegetables and aim to
have a rainbow of colours on your dinner plate.
3. Enjoy a minimum of two pieces or one cup of fresh
fruit every day
: Berries are an especially good choice as
they are rich in antioxidants.
4. Limit starchy carbohydrates to two small serves per
day
: Aim for only 1 to 2 serves of bread, rice, pasta, cereal
or potatoes daily.
5. Include healthy fats in your diet: Healthy fats are
found in cold water fish, nuts and seeds such as almonds,
walnuts, brazil nuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and
cold pressed oils such as olive oil, coconut oil and flaxseed
oil. Aim for 1 to 2 tablespoons of good quality oils per day
and limit nuts and seeds to a small handful daily.
6. Drink a minimum of eight glasses of pure water every
day
: Use natural flavourings such as fresh lemon, lime and
mint in water instead of soft drinks and cordials. Reduce
excessive consumption of caffeinated beverages to 1 to 2
per day.
7. Enjoy a ‘freedom’ meal once a week: A ‘wellness
program’ is a life-long diet and lifestyle program. Allow
yourself one or two ‘treat’ meals per week. Remember,
“You are what you most consistently eat”.

Simple Supplements to Maintain Wellness

Research has shown there are natural supplements that can
complement your wellness diet and lifestyle program such as:

1. A high quality fish oil to provide daily omega-3 for a
healthy heart, supple joints and healthy nervous system.
2. A high strength probiotic to maintain the balance in your
digestive system.
3. A daily multivitamin and mineral formula to fill any
nutritional gaps that your diet doesn’t fulfil.
4. A good quality antioxidant formula to promote healthy
ageing and reduce the risk of developing chronic disease.

Live Well and Laugh a Lot!

Taking regular time out to relax is vital for wellness. Relaxation
activities such as yoga, meditation or reading a book increase
the levels of ‘feel good’ chemicals in your brain that make you
feel happy. Laughter is the best medicine; seriously! Laughter
reduces stress hormones, improves breathing and circulation,
and can even improve your immune system. Relaxation and
laughter are important additions to any wellness program.

You Can Achieve Your Goal of Wellness

You don’t have to settle for feeling ‘just ok’. You can achieve
wellness by making simple, sustainable changes to improve
your energy, health and wellbeing over the long-term.

Contact us about getti ng your wellness
prescripti on today!

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