5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy (Part I)
Many think that because I am a private trainer and a teacher I must work out all day. Ha! That’s so cute. The fact is, I don’t. I actually work out less than most of my clients do. Since my life is about helping others take good care of themselves, there are times I am too tired by the end of the day to do the same for me, but it is very important for me to stay healthy.
Here are 5 easy ways to stay healthy:
- Drink Water. I am lucky enough to be in a very healthy environment all day long as I take care of my clients in their homes or at my LA studio. I always have water with me: by my bed, in the bathroom, in my car, if I go to a movie, everywhere. I feel better when I’m drinking water. I only use reusable glass bottles though. No plastic!
- Eat Colors. I love food, and I am constantly trying new produce and recipes and experimenting with healthy treats. I enjoy making it fun by choosing a variety of foods that provide an array of colors. This way I know I am getting lots of vitamins and minerals. When I shop, I choose by color as well as taste. The richer in color, the better.
- Eat Fat. I make sure to get enough fat in my diet. This is so important for all of us. If we don’t eat enough fat, our body stores fat and our metabolism slows down. My favorite go-to choices are coconut butter, in and on everything, a wedge of aged cheddar, ghee butter (yum!), nuts and seeds, avocados and olives. This is all good for you; no guilt allowed.
- Take Naps. This one is my favorites. I try to take a few naps a week or whenever my body or mind feels sluggish and worn down. They are usually 20-30 minutes mid-day. This is my reset button, and I always feel balanced and rejuvenated.
- Salt Baths. By simply putting coarse sea salt in a bath and sitting for at least 15 minutes I feel grounded again and restored back to my authentic self. This is a chance for me to settle down and let go.
You may already be doing some, or most, of these things, but be sure you’re fully present with the experience. Slow down and be mindful of your activities and see how they shift toward indulgence rather than just another task on your to-do list.