Maximise Your Health in 2023
Health tips to boost vitality
Have you let your health slide?
Not feeling as energised and focused as you should be?
Want to feel more motivated and empowered?
Make your health a priority this year.
Here are 5 simple ways to maximise your health in 2023.
Eat more nutrient-dense, whole foods
These include fruit and vegetables (kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, avocado, sweet potato, blueberries), quinoa, chia seeds, nuts, beans and lentils. Go organic as organic produce contains more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than non-organic food.
Widen your knowledge on nutrition and diet by taking a short online nutrition course where you can learn the fundamentals of a healthy diet and the essential nutrients needed to support your body through the life stages. CNM also teaches students how to avoid harmful toxins, ways to boost your immune system and how to restore gut health naturally.
Set realistic health goals that fit in with your lifestyle
One of the issues with New Year’s resolutions is they are often not achievable long-term. You might have very good intentions to get up at 5am to exercise every morning but the reality of actually doing this is a different matter. Don’t set yourself up for failure; create achievable goals that you can fit around your family, work and other personal commitments. CNM Health Coaches use a powerful tool called the Wheel of Life which helps people understand each aspect of their life (health, career, relationships, environment, goals) to see which areas are thriving and which areas may need some improvement. When you have a handle on this, you can then set goals to create balance in your life.
Make time for exercise and regular movement
You don’t need to do high-intensity training or go for a ten-mile run; a brisk walk or an online yoga class can be just as effective for getting the blood pumping and moving your muscles. In our exercise myths podcast, Personal Trainer and Nutritional Therapist Keris Marsden explains how a low-intensity, varied exercise routine is the best way to get long-term health results.
by spending more time outside and making time for relaxation. Stop overcommitting yourself; an excessively busy schedule only creates overwhelm. Stress is incredibly detrimental and can cause long-term health complications such as chronic fatigue syndrome, heart disease and a weakened immune system. Stress stimulates hormonal changes in the body which impair the functioning of certain organs and systems.
Optimise your gut health
By eating gut-healing foods such as sauerkraut and garlic, and avoid inflammatory and acidic foods and drinks including sugar, pasteurised dairy and coffee.
Your gut houses 70% of your immune system cells and 90% of your serotonin receptors (serotonin is the neurotransmitter that helps stabilise mood and feelings of wellbeing) so a healthy gastrointestinal system is essential for your emotional health and immune system.
A happier and healthier you
If you’ve let your health slip recently and you want to make self-care a priority this year, reassessing your diet and lifestyle is a good starting point. Make time for regular exercise and relaxation, increase your vegetable intake, introduce some gut-healing foods into your diet and start setting realistic health goals you can achieve. By making simple, achievable dietary and lifestyle changes can make a big difference to your overall health.
Learn more about goal setting
Attend CNM’s upcoming 25th Anniversary Event where Health Coach Victoria Mudie will be discussing goal setting and how to make positive changes in your life.