One major secret to feeling great is being healthy in mind, body and soul…
Here are just afew of the different elements in your life that once sorted can lead the way to feeling good!
5 A Day
5 A Day forms part of a healthy, balanced diet, and getting it is easier than you think with shops making it possible to see what your eating, and if it counts within your 5 A Day.
Almost all fruit and vegetables count towards your 5 A Day intake, even if they are dried or eaten with other things! Keeping a healthy balanced diet with regular exercise can really help with things such as stress, your appearance can benefit, and you feel more in control of the lifestyle decisions you will need to make as you get older.
Regular exercise is a cracking way to look good, feel good, and keep you focused and health aware. If you’re not interested in doing heavy duty workouts at the local gym, then just making little changes can really benefit you, for example taking the stairs, walking to the shop. It is recommended that 30 minutes of exercise a day is an attainable goal, you could do some gardening, walking, housework, swimming, jogging, play on WiiFit, use a trampoline, football, rugby, surfing, hockey. There are numerous sports to participate in; it’s just finding the right one for you and your abilities.
If you find that you are feeling down, or there are things that you need to talk about, the SAC is here to help with your emotional need. Talking about how you feel and being directed to the right place to help you all contribute to your happiness and living a healthy well balanced life, emotionally as well as physically.
Last year it was reported up to 1000 people per day throughout the nation were being treated for alcohol related illnesses. Being drink aware is not about telling people not to drink. It’s about helping people understand some of the negative factors associated with drinking, information which you can benefit from.
Daily Drinking Guidelines:
Women 2-3 units
Men 3-4 units
A 175ml glass of wine (12%) = 2.1 units
1 pint of standard beer (4%) = 2.3 units
25ml vodka (37.5%) = 0.9 units
Know your limits – Drink a glass of water between each drink when your out, as this will rehydrate the body as well as pacing the amount you drink – don’t leave your drink unattended – try not to drink when you feel down or upset, drink can lead to irrational behaviour especially when your feeling emotional already!
Did you know the recommended daily intake of water is around 2 Litres? It may seem like a bit of a task, but drinking more water can really benefit your skin, and energy levels. Give the water challenge a go. Aim to drink 2L a day, using small bottles and refilling them once empty to reach the 2L amount, drink them through the day, not all at once as it might leave you feeling bloated! If you give this challenge a week then you will see some differences in how you feel and how easy it is!