Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Health and Well Being for the Good Life


As we all know, our lifestyle choices can have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing. Fortunately, the keys to good health are available to all by simply paying close attention to nutrition and how we balance our daily lives.

Nutrition: You are what you eat...
A good diet is central to overall good health. But which are the best foods to include in your meals, and which ones are best avoided? It is important to make realistic, informed choices. As we all know the best way to eat is to follow a general guide that includes all the food groups. Fresh produce, when available, is simply the best for you. A simply rule is to fill your plate with food that is as varied and as colourful as possible. If half the plate is full of veggies then you know you are on the right track.
Fitness: Time to get fit...
Maintaining a 'keep fit' lifestyle doesn't mean being confined to a sweaty gym or living at the aerobics studio. Choose an activity that you actually enjoy and you're more likely to stick with it. A good daily walk is the best way to start and maintain fitness levels. Ask a buddy to share this activity with you and you both can enjoy a friendly chat as you go!
Weight Control: Everyone is different...
There's no ideal weight that suits everybody. Each person has a different body and their healthy weight will be determined by different factors. Achieve and maintain your healthy weight by finding out what works best for you. Remember to eat a well balanced meal three times a day and include a few healthy snacks at mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
Achieving Balance in Life...
Work and family: Down with stress! 
Have you achieved a healthy work-life balance? Sometimes we forget to address the emotional side of things - yet when we're under stress at work, it can affect our performance and our confidence levels can suffer as a result. Take time each day to check in with yourself. Has the day being about meeting the needs of others? Where were your emotions on the scale of 1 to 10? Take time to unwind at the end of the day. Talk to a friend when you feel overwhelmed. Plan plenty of special time together with the important people in your life.

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