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Your Health Matters!

These days people are busier than ever before. Many couples have full time jobs in order to stay afloat. Those with young children are rushing to take them to a sitter or day home. Boomers are looking after aging parents. People are living longer, but not necessarily better when it comes to their health. People are stressed out now more then ever and tired alot of the time. It doesn’t have to be this way! Alot has to do with our diet and lifestyle choices.

Many people eat take out, as it’s so much quicker then preparing a proper meal at home as they don’t feel they have time to shop or cook something. In the end, their health suffers as does their families health. And the sad thing is, many health issues are totally preventable and some are even reversible.

Accidents happen, injuries happen, disease happens, but never give up as there is a lot that can be done with good nutrition to bring your body back to better health. People get diagnosed with things daily but it’s not usually the end of the road for them, it is just a “curve” in the road and that’s where, for some people, this is the time they begin to pay a bit more attention to their health.

I just spoke to a person recently who lost their spouse and that’s what it took for them to start making changes in their own life. We shouldn’t have to wait for something like this to happen before we start thinking of our own health. Being pro-active is “key” to being healthy!

Preparation is key! Getting your priorities straight is so important these days when it comes to your health and your health and your families health should be your top priority. You only have one body and you are the only one that controls what goes in it and how you treat it is important. Your health matters! And it is in no way being selfish, it is being “smart”.

Don’t take your health for granted, because sometimes, a person may not experience any health issues until things have gotten out of hand. In this day and age, we have so many healthy foods available in our grocery stores and local farmers markets, that there really isn’t any reason not to choose to eat healthier. Yes, I admit that there is probably a lot more processed foods out there but it’s also a matter of choice. No one can make that choice, except you.

Even eating in restaurants has changed in the past 10 years. There are alot of “healthy options” on most menus now, compared to years ago. People are now paying attention to their bodies and what they put in them, or on them, a lot more now than ever. They are not “settling” for garbage in their foods or skin care products anymore. Some still don’t care or even give a second thought about it and probably never will. To each his own.

I really encourage my clients to try and eat Organic or non-gmo foods whenever possible and to choose “fresh” foods when they can. I also encourage prepping your own meals when you can so you are aware of what is on your plate. I also encourage people not to “beat themselves up” on the days, they ate that big bag of cookies they were craving or that stash of chocolate bars they hid on themselves and suddenly found. We all fall down, and it’s important to get back up. Sometimes we just need a little nudge to get us back on track. That’s why I love helping others.

Sometimes the most simple things like having a variety of fresh greens, fruits and vegetables in your diet daily help. Choosing grass-fed beef and organic chicken is great. Wild caught salmon is encouraged for the Omega 3’s and of course free-range or free-run eggs. Organic grains and nuts and seeds are important as well providing you do not have allergies. Now if you are a vegan your diet will of course be quite different but still in Canada, 75% of the population is NOT vegan. Knowing where your food comes from is really important. Reading labels is important. I always believe “if you can’t pronounce it, you probably shouldn’t be eating it.

I encourage people to shop at their local farmers markets or if possible, to grow their own organic seeds themselves.

When thinking of your own health, it’s important to get enough fresh air, and exercise, and to be happy, as well as paying more attention to your diet. Mind, body and soul are deeply connected.

If you are struggling with your health and need help, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am taking new clients. Feel free to “Contact me” anytime.

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