Move Your Body

The importance of moving our bodies daily is Top of my list for vibrant health!

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Nutrition and Fitness go hand in hand.

I’ve tried eating a healthy diet and being lazy… the extra nutrition helped but i still didn’t feel my best. I’ve tried exercising a lot.. and eating whatever I wanted (junk, not enough vegetables) and again I did not feel my best!

Now a winning combination and there is no mistake about it, combining great nutrition with daily exercise will make you feel amazing!

Moving our bodies daily is a great help for our lymphatic system, which doesn’t have its own pump, we have to help it out, our movement gets the lymphatic system working, which means carrying the waste through our lymph nodes.

Once the lymph fluid approaches the heart it is returned to circulation and makes its way for further cleansing of toxins by the liver and kidneys. The lymphatic vessels are not connected to the blood circulatory system, and unlike blood which is pumped by the heart, lymph fluid relies on bodily movement and exercise to drive it through the lymphatic system.

Forceful flushing of the system cleanses lymph nodes, contributes to healthy, clear lymph fluid, and boosts the immune system. Stagnant, slow-moving and thick lymph fluid is due to a lethargic, toxic body and weakened immune system.

So this is why we must move!

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I love exercise that makes me sweat, as it’s a great cleanse for the body, cleans the pores and helps push those toxins through the skin. However not all movement needs to be hot and sweaty to get our lymph moving.

Here are my favourite ways to move daily:

  • A walk in the fresh air
  • Yoga
  • Sprints
  • Jogging
  • Rebounding
  • Massage
  • Hula Hooping
  • Dancing
  • Gardening
  • Skipping
  • Cycling
  • Crossfit

Benefits you may see from a healthy flowing lymphatic system:

  • Clearer Skin
  • Healthy Glow
  • Stronger Immune System
  • Better Digestion
  • Healthier Circulation
  • Less toxins being absorbed

Not only will your body feel and look better with regular daily movement, it will help your mood too with all the endorphins released whilst and after exercising.

I find exercising daily brings me these benefits :

  • More clarity & Focus
  • Stress Relief
  • Confidence
  • Self esteem
  • Self Love
  • Positive Attitude

Add some movement to you day and reap the benefits 🙂

 

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Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at www.hookedonhealth.co.uk

Healthy Digestion For More Energy

Digestion is key to health in my eyes. Our tummy’s should be looked after, as it’s where we absorb our food all the goodness, vitamins and minerals in the food we eat.

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You see even if you are eating the healthiest diet, if you’re not digesting and absorbing the food your eating efficiently, you will notice this in not experiencing the best health, maybe tiredness, feeling bloated, skin problems, low energy, and many more symptoms.

Digestive health is the key to increasing your energy and feeling more alive.

I have a few tips on how to encourage a more efficient digestive system :

  • Stay hydrated – water is so important for healthy bowels, helps with constipation. Drink clean filtered water through out the day. I start with a lemon water, and try to drink 2 pints before I start my day.
  • Movement – move your body, walking, running, rebounding, yoga any form of exercise stimulates the digestion, gets the lymph moving and provides the body with more oxygen. All great for digestion.
  • Greensjuice, smoothies, salads, soups. Get your greens in, helps the body let go of waste, high in magnesium which is essential for great digestion too.
  • Food Combining – okay so this one may take a little practise, but i assure you your digestion will love you! The key is to eat fruit on its own, separate protein from starch meals, so tuna on that sweet potato ..would take the body longer to digest than say a sweet potato with veggies, or tuna with salad. This is a basic overview, give it a go!
  • Probiotics – take a good probiotic, eat fermented foods as much as you can, I love sauerkraut, kombucha and kefir.
  • 70% full – Don’t eat until you can’t eat anymore, leave a little room for digestion, we often overeat, I still do sometimes, being aware is a good first step, to eat until you are comfortable will help your digestion so much.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – add this to salads, or water. Great for digestion and alkalising the body!
  • Gluten ? – try going without gluten for a week, see how you feel..
  • Soaked Nuts & Grains – soaking nuts and grains before you eat or cook them helps with digestibility x 1o0! Nuts and grains have a coating that can irritate the gut, it’s a toxin that the grain/nut has to protect itself in nature. Soaking nuts/seeds and grains over night improves the nutrition too.
  • Eat 2 – 3 hrs  before bed–  Going to bed with a full tummy is not only uncomfortable, but stops the body from cleansing the body and regenerating ,as it has to work so hard on digesting instead. Digestion slows down the later it gets, and you are missing out on quality beauty sleep if your body can’t do it’s job properly whilst you sleep. You will find you wake up feeling much more refreshed if you eat at least 2-3 hrs before you sleep, and preferably before 8pm.
  • Quality Sleep –  Yes, sleep is good, but good quality sleep is better! I go to bed between 9 and 10pm, the hours before 12pm are the most important, these hours hold the most rest, repair and detoxification. We need energy for digestion, so if your body is tired, your digestion will be sluggish, and you will more than likely have cravings from sleep deprivation.
  • Grounding yourself –  being outside, fresh air, nature, is all great for your digestion and overall wellbeing. Try taking your shoes off and connecting to the earth.

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Enjoy :)

If you are interested in Health Coaching just contact me on my website through the consultation page.

Holistic Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at www.hookedonhealth.co.uk

Avocado & Lemon Mousse

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Lemon desserts are one of my favourites! I pretty much love all fruit based desserts, like eton mess, apple crumble, apple pie, lemon meringue, and so on! Although I haven’t eaten any of the sugar laden desserts in a long time. 

I now like to make my old favourites but with all healthy ingredients instead. Guilt free desserts and no groggy feelings the day after are important to me.

Here is my Lemon & Avocado Mousse which is

  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Sugar Free
  • Cacao Free

This makes mousse for 2.

Ingredients :

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 lemon, the flesh, no rind
  • 1 cup of cashews, soaked.
  • 1 dropperful of stevia
  • 1/3 rd cup melted coconut oil

Blend the avocado with the lemon, add in the cashews and stevia, blend again, finally adding the coconut oil. You will probably need to stir a few times between blends, once the mixture is smooth and a perfect mousse consistency it’s ready.

Serve straight away, or chill for an hour in the fridge.

You can also freeze this, and eat frozen like a ice-cream/sorbet.

Enjoy :)

If you are interested in Health Coaching just contact me on my website through the consultation page.

Holistic Health Coach at Hooked on Health
 
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.
 

 
 
 
 
 
  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight  loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at www.hookedonhealth.co.uk