Sleep, eat and exercise – Three simple ways to improve your health and wellbeing.
It’s a hot topic about being conscious of our health and wellbeing. In recent times, I’ve spoken to lots of clients and colleagues about how busy everyone is and the need for some relaxation and down time. At Driftwood Group we’ve been sharing some Apps like “Calm” and “Insight Timer” as well as ideas on how people use their down time with Yoga, Pilates and Meditation and urging people to get out of the office. Food is a big consideration too when you’re busy and on the go.
With all of this in mind, I was delighted to be able to attend a Mama Creative Workshop last month called “Healthy Hormones Masterclass”. Michele Chevalley Hedge (a Nutritionist in Sydney as well as a Jamie Oliver Ambassador), presented one of the most informative and realistic talks I have been to on health and nutrition.
Michelle explained how
- Serotonin – 80-95% of Serotonin is produced in your gut. Food is so important to how we feel every day and in balancing all of our hormones.
- Sugar. It’s such a big issue in our world today. The World Health Organisation recommends 6 teaspoons of sugar per day. Michelle had research to say that the average Australian Adult eats 30-40 teaspoons a day and kids 40-50.
- Snacks – It’s ok to eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks. Michelle recommended berry’s, apples, pears or nuts.
- Energy – If you get the right energy throughout the day, you will be nourished and flourish. It will create a vibrancy around you and you’ll feel a lot better.
- Weight – Is just a measurement of gravity – don’t get caught up with it.
- Sparkling Water – Move from diet drinks to sparkling water. My new Soda Stream has been getting lots of use this year and I noticed one in an office we visited yesterday.
- Plan – Simple ideas like “cook once but eat twice”.
- Cherish – Invest in a nice bowl, water bottle, teacup and teapot so you can cherish your meals and enjoy the experience.
We are not all perfect, but these are some great ideas Michelle shared to make our busy working lives easier. It’s as simple as eat well, get 8 hours of sleep and some exercise and you’ll start feeling better.
Michelle’s new book “The Australian healthy hormone diet” is available on Booktopia.