Let's Keep it Simple: The 5 Basics of Good Health
Hey there! I've been thinking a lot lately about just how confusing health information is and how we can learn by going back to the absolute basics.
Let's dive into the ultimate guide to unlocking your best self – it's time to embrace the five simple daily habits for good health.
Rest: The Foundation of Well-Being
First things first – let's talk about rest. Ah, sweet, glorious sleep! It's not just about catching some ZZZs; it's about nurturing your body and mind.
Picture this: sinking into your cozy bed, surrounded by fluffy pillows, and drifting off into dreamland. Quality sleep isn't just a luxury; it's a necessity for good health.
Restful sleep also allows your digestive system to function at its best, so your your gut system can efficiently breakdown and absorb all those great nutrients from the food you eat.
So bad nighttime routine isn't just about getting bags under your eyes and feeling sluggish, it also means the gut health can be impacted.
Movement: Dance Like Nobody's Watching
Let's get moving! Whether it's a brisk walk in the park, a heart-pumping dance session in your living room, or a sweaty gym sesh – find what makes your body sing and groove to the rhythm of your life... OK THAT WAS A BIT CHEESY, RIGHT?
But in all honesty, movement isn't just about burning calories; it's about celebrating what your body can do.
We only have one body so why not embrace just how special it is? Crank up your favourite tunes, throw on those workout leggings, and let's get our sweat on!
Movement also helps your gut work better by promoting regular bowel movements, enhancing digestion, and increasing blood flow to your digestive organs, ultimately contributing to a healthier and happier gut microbiome.
So, get up, get active, and let your body and gut thrive in motion!
Food and Gut Health: Nourish From Within
Now, onto everyone's fave topic – food! But wait, we're not just talking about any food; we're talking about fuelling our bodies with lovely nutrients and intention. It's time to embrace the rainbow and fill our plates with vibrant fruits, veggies, and whole grains.
And let's not forget about our gut health – the secret powerhouse of our well-being. Say hello to fermented foods and fibre-rich goodies. Trust me; your gut will thank you!
Of course supplementing your diet with food supplements such as Gut Wealth are my recommendation for less bloating, inflammation and regular bowel movements.
Reducing Stress: Zen Mode Activated
For me, this is the hardest one to master! I'm not the most zen person... I love being on the go and need to be productive.
Life can be hectic, but that doesn't mean we have to let stress take the wheel. It's time to sack off the stress and embrace our inner zen masters.
Whether it's through mindfulness meditation, deep-breathing exercises, or indulging in a bubble bath – find what helps you unwind and let go of tension.
increasing inflammation in the digestive tract and disrupting the balance of beneficial bacteria, leading to issues such as bloating, irregular bowel movements and gastrointestinal discomfort.
Remember, you're in control of your stress levels, not the other way around!
Staying Hydrated: Sip, Sip, Hooray!
Last but certainly not least, let's talk about hydration. Water, the elixir of life! It's time to hydrate like it's nobody's business.
We're so lucky to have free water on tap, so while you can do fancy morning lemon water rituals or afternoon herbal teas and post-workout electrolyte replenishment – it doesn't matter how you do it... just have that H2O flowing like a waterfall.
Your body will thank you for it, and your skin will glow with gratitude. And of course water helps your gut function at its best.
Keep these 5 things in mind
If you're doing all 5 of these consistently, then the foundations of your health are set.
Remember, you hold the key – you deserve to feel at your best.
If you've been lax on some of them, don't worry about what's gone before... you can earn more health points starting today.
A big gutsy bye for now!
Founder of Gutsy Health, makers of Gut Wealth liquid supplement - the trusted choice for gut health