Inflammation. Inflammation is one of those things that gets tossed around by mainstream medicine -- as if it's not that big of a deal. I mean so many people suffer with it on a daily basis, it can't be that bad, right? What's common is normal? Umm no. Cause here's the thing... it IS a big deal. Whether this inflammation is from poor diet, injuries, less-than-optimal digestive system, allergies, etc. etc., it affects our entire well-being and how our day will look. It's a message our bodies sends to tell us it needs support! And it's important that we reduce inflammation naturally.
Alright. So you know mostly know how to eat healthy, yes? Or at least you are doing a little bit of research in that regard (which is awesome by the way!). That being said, did you know that your eating habits, such as the balance of your meals, greatly impact your health and can help or hinder your energy levels as well as cravings and nutrient deficiencies down the road?
This is a list of 15 healthy lifestyle tips that I hand out to all my clients. Some of these may seem like common sense, but others you might be learning for the first time. Even so, we all forget about getting back to the basics when it comes to healthy living. We want there to be only one thing we need to change that is keeping us from our health goals, but unfortunately that's not how our bodies are designed to work. Our bodies are very complex and need support with everything we do from food to fitness to sleep.
I’m sure you’re well aware that bodybuilders and fitness advocates consume a lot of protein on a daily basis. You see them chugging down their protein shakes, eating tons of chicken, tuna, and other lean, protein-packed meats. Many of you probably think that eating that much protein is only for those wanting massive amounts of muscle… Although bodybuilders may need more protein than the average person trying to become healthy and get in shape, I’m going to share 4 reasons why YOU, no matter your fitness and health goals, need protein (animal protein!) in your diet.
"DRINK MORE WATER!" You probably hear this all the time...for good reason! Water is vital for our bodies to perform properly. I'm sure you're aware that our bodies consist primarily of water - everything from our brain down to our cells. Water is the key to a full-functioning, feel-good body! Humans can go over a month without food, but only about a week without water - much longer than that and our body begins to shut down from the inside-out... It is THAT important! There is a countless number of reasons to drink an adequate amount of water on a daily basis, but here are a few of my favorite benefits of water: