This is the year to explore total health on every level so you can go to new heights! Real health encompasses more than just the organs, glands cells and tissues; it includes every feeling, thought and emotion. When you have total health in the body, mind and spirit, you’ve got it all. Feeling good and being healthy empowers you!
Many times people are constantly searching for a diet or exercise plan, hoping that the next one will be better than the last. Rather than just dieting and exercising you can learn to truly nourish, restore, and rebuild your body, mind and spirit with a healthy lifestyle and not just another diet!
This is your time to be the best you can be and to love yourself enough to practice the healthy lifestyle habits so you can reap the rewards! Here are eight great things to help you be your very best this year!
Nutrition: The best foods for good health include plant based organic raw and living (sprouted) foods, full of living enzymes, vitamins and minerals, no chemicals, additives or preservatives. These foods cleanse, rebuild, restore and energize. Start where you are with a goal to eat 80% of your food raw and 20% cooked vegan foods.
Exercise: Dance, bike, walk, run, swim, practice yoga, stretching or spinning. Exercise burns calories, energizes you and makes you feel good about yourself!
Fun: Sometimes we get so busy that we forget to have fun. Making time for fun feeds your spirit. Laugh often and don’t take yourself too seriously.
Relaxation: Take time to just be. Read a good book. Lie in the sun and soak up the healing rays. Sit under a tree and look at the sky. Float down the river on a raft. Relaxing will help take years off your looks and add years to your life.
Meditation: Close your eyes. Slow your breathing. Go within and be silent. Rarely do we take the time to quiet our busy brains. We’re always thinking about something. Allow your spirit to receive the blessings from clearing your mind and meditating.
Prayer: Spend time in prayer. God and all the angels will assist you on your journey. Ask and you will receive. Have faith and believe in miracles. All things are possible when you believe!
Hobbies: Do something you really enjoy, something that makes your heart sing. Paint, sculpt, draw, sew, golf, bowl, hike or knit. A hobby will enrich your life.
Reflection: Take time to be by yourself and reflect on your life, the choices you’ve made and who you really are. As you reflect new revelations will come to you. This will help you go to the next level. Be open to new ideas and new ways of doing things.
Now experiment by preparing this easy delicious recipe and get some real live nutrition in your body. For optimum health use all organic ingredients and alkaline filtered water.
4 cups kale
1 cup raisins
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup carrots
1 cup zucchini
1 Tbs. garlic
pinch cayenne pepper
1 tsp. fresh ginger
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tbs. coconut aminos
Soak the sunflower seeds in 3 cups water for 3 hours and drain. Chop the kale, carrots, zucchini, garlic and ginger and combine with the raisins, sunflower seeds, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, oil and coconut aminos and toss. This is delicious right away and gets even better as it all marinates together.
Brenda Cobb is author of The Living Foods Lifestyle® and founder of The Living Foods Institute in Atlanta, Ga. offering Healthy Lifestyle Courses on Nutrition, Cleansing, Healing and Anti-Aging including a Therapy Spa Offering treatments to help detoxify, nourish and relax the body. For more information, call 404-524-4488 or 1-800-844-9876 and visit www.livingfoodsinstitute.com.