Ever felt at a loss with the health information out there? Expert Kelly Bentley sums up six easy adjustments you can make for massive improvements to your health and happiness.
In Part One Kelly discussed Six Foundational Principles that need to be balanced in order to achieve and keep our health. In this part she continues with her tips to help keep these principles balanced.
3. Get outside and move along
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Because of our busy lives, we often don’t move as much as we should to keep all of the bodily pumps operating optimally. It is so important for our minds and bodies that we are spending time moving outside as nature intended us to.
If you have a desk job, or job that requires sitting for longer periods of time, try to remember to get up at least once an hour to move around and stretch your legs.
If you can move on the earth outdoors in bare feet, that is optimal. Biophysics has proven that there is a transfer of free electrons (which are powerful antioxidants) from the earth into our bodies, which scavenge for and neutralize free radicals anywhere in the body. Free radicals are anything that is cell damaging.
4. Get a good nights sleep
We follow the sun and moon along with all plants and animals in what is called a Circadian Rhythm.
This means that between the hours of 10:00pm and 2:00am is when our bodies are getting all of the physical repair it needs, and from 2:00 am to 6:00 am is when we are getting all of the mental and psychological repair our minds need.
This happens at no other times! It is so important to be allowing our cells to repair when they need to be, so try to sleep during these hours.
If you find that you can’t or you are on night shifts, ask for a 21 day rotation of shifts or try to nap at 11:00am and 3:00pm, when our bodies have a natural hormonal dip that we can soak up some repair from.
Humans were eating a certain way for centuries upon centuries before we ended up with the technology to change what and how we are eating. It takes the human genome 100,000 years to change only one 10th of 1%.
This means that if we stick to how our ancient ancestors ate, we end up much better off in the over all health department!
The rule is simple to follow. If it wasn’t here 10,000 years ago – don’t eat it!
This means that a plant based diet, including healthy meats, fats and oils will keep our machines much more finely tuned as we move through our lives.
It has been said that the proper amount of water for us to be drinking is two litres per day. This doesn’t make much sense when you look at a 110lb woman standing next to a 350lb bodybuilder.
The optimal amount of water for any person to be ingesting is exactly half their body weight (pounds) in ounces of water per day.
This can seem like a ton of water, however when beginning in the morning, and sipping throughout the day, it is exactly the right amount to keep our detoxification systems running smoothly, as well as keeping us optimally hydrated.
Adding a pinch of sea salt to the water will help to re-mineralize it and the body to better absorb it so that we don’t find that we are spending most of our days in the bathroom.
Little adjustments for big change
With just these 6 simple rules, you can sky rocket your health farther than you’ve likely imagined in a very short amount of time, without even noticing too much of an adjustment to your current lifestyle.
Remember, no matter what, that if you can live 80% optimally healthy, your body can absorb the 20% of fun and indulgence without losing any of that precious health that you’ve been working to keep!
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