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  • Claudia Kent

Four Healthy Habits To Feel Your Best Throughout Lockdown

Let’s make the next half of 2021 about balance, nutrition and living your healthiest & happiest life!

There’s no denying that it is easy to fall into a trap of creating an unhealthy lifestyle for yourself. Let’s be real, its winter, we are living in the middle of a pandemic where lockdowns are the new norm and uncertain times have become prevalent. Exercise can seem like a chore rather than love, especially when gyms are restricted meaning motivation is at an all time low.

However, do not worry - you are not the only one who is feeling like this and there are many ways you can turn this around! We have created a few healthy habits and tips to get back at feeling your happiest and most radiant self.

Tip #1 - Nourish your body with wholesome, nutritious food

An easy way to change the way you feel (whether that be sluggish, tired, lethargic) is through FOOD. Ensuring you are eating a well-balanced diet is crucial to your health and well-beong and will dramatically impact the way you live your everyday life. Loading up on wholefoods that naturally support your gut health, digestion, and liver function will lead you on the path back to where you once were. So what does a wholesome, balanced diet look like?

  • A diet rich in vegetables & leafy greens

  • Fruit

  • Whole grains

  • Carbs (brown rice, quinoa)

  • Legumes

  • Healthy fats

  • Lean protein

Tip #2 - Get Adequate Sleep

Aim for at least 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Aim to incorporate some before-bed rituals. Some of these could include:

  • Meditating

  • Turning off your phone 1 hour before bed

  • Switch off social media

  • Read a book in bed

  • Breath work

  • Take magnesium

  • Bath in Epson Salts

These will help your nervous system sustain a healthy level, one of calmness and relaxation. A good night’s sleep will aid your day in every way, so it is very important to prioritise this to set you up for a day full of energy, restoration, and happiness.

"“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” - William Londen

Tip #3 - Exercise Regularly

Whether it is a walk, yoga or more high intensity exercise such as a run or cardio training, move your body! Exercise releases happy endorphins which help you feel your best. However, do not over-work your body, as this is where injuries can occur, poor recovery and high cortisol levels. Aim for 30 mins per day, and try hit 10,000 steps a day.

Tip #4 - Focus on Self-Care

Before anything and anyone else, make sure you are looking after yourself. Some simple self-care habits can increase the likeliness of a productive and calm-minded day largely. Some easy self-care habits include:

  • Journaling

  • Meditating

  • Diving into the ocean

  • A good skin-care routine

  • 30 mins of Vitamin C

  • Focus on whole foods

Putting it all together

By incorporating these easy lifestyle changes, you can feel your best in this second half of the year. Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.

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