In this ever-changing world we live in, it is now more important than ever for us to take personal charge of our health and wellbeing. The most important person in your life should be yourself.
An easy way to start focusing on yourself is by initiating a self-care routine aimed at looking after your body, mind, and skin.
The first step in this journey is to start with a self-care audit asking yourself the following questions:
- How do you feel about your overall health and wellbeing?
- How is your energy today?
- Are you satisfied with your own stress management?
- Are you controlling your intake of toxic vices, processed foods?
- How is your sugar intake?
- Do you drink enough water?
- How is the quality of your sleep?
- Do you consciously move your body daily?
- Is your skin radiant and youthful looking?
Answering these questions will give you an idea of where you are regarding your body’s vitality and wellbeing. It will also highlight the areas that may be suppressing your immunity, your energy, your moods and contributing to premature aging.
Take time to list the things that are influencing you on a physical level. Typically, these could be toxic foods, high sugar consumption, lack of water, smoking, drinking, recreational drugs, poor sleep hygiene or a poor skin care routine.
Self-care should not only focus on the physical side of things but should also factor in emotional, mental, and spiritual feelings.
You should pose the following questions to assist you in addressing these feelings:
- Are you taking positive steps towards dealing with your life stressors?
- Do you fill your day with thoughts of fear or positive messages to your wonderful body?
- Do you find time to quieten your mind and tune into your body?
With all of today’s life stressors it is essential to put your best foot forward and start to embrace self-care. This can make a huge difference to the way you feel. What you want to achieve is “Time to just be and not do”.
Other suggestions which can help you on the road to improved wellbeing are mindful breathing, incorporating life energy foods into your diet and the use of nutrition.
The most powerful life skill tool your body has is your breath. Take time every day to consciously breathe.
The best way to eat to keep up your energy levels is to follow a healthy, balanced diet. Our energy comes from the foods we eat and the liquids we drink. Fuelling our body with life energy food which supplies our body with essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins, fats, and carbohydrates is essential.
It is recommended to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day, organic if possible. Eat at regular intervals, don’t skip breakfast and be sure to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day.
In today’s world some foods contain toxic chemicals which can play havoc with the body. It is important therefore that we fuel our body with the right nutrition. As well as consuming the right kind of foods, it can be beneficial to include some nutritional supplements.
High-quality natural nutritional supplements like the Swedish Nutra range are a fantastic option. With 13 nutritional liquid and powder supplements for women, men and children this really is my “go-to”.
The Swedish Nutra range of supplements are 100% natural, GMO free, free from gluten, lactose, wheat, soya, eggs, nuts and milk and are available in select Meaghers Pharmacies and online at meaghers.ie.
I favour liquid supplements because they are absorbed into the bloodstream faster, have higher optimization rates and are easily digested. Liquids also have a big advantage over pills when it comes to swallowing, especially for young children and the elderly.
I am particularly drawn to the Super Kids Multivitamin product. As parents we know how difficult it can be to get our children to consume fruits and vegetables which is essential for their growth. The Super Kids Multivitamin liquid supplement contains a protein packed super green blend which supports the immune system and increases daily energy. It also contains Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B3, Zinc and Lutein which provides a range of natural supports for children in their formative years. It has a lovely orange flavour which makes it easier for the little ones to digest. The Swedish Nutra range includes essential multivitamin supplements for men, women and children. It contains ingredients that work on your skin, hair, nails, and joints. The ingredients included are essential Vitamins D, C, B, Zinc, Ginseng and Hyaluronic Acid. The formulation of some of the range also includes a super-green blend of broccoli, spirulina, and alfalfa.
The Swedish Nutra products support us as we grow older. As we age, we become very conscious of our skin’s elasticity and vitality. A contributing factor to the skin elasticity and vitality is collagen.
Collagen is a protein in your body which is key to healthy joints and skin elasticity. It makes up three quarters of the skin and a third of the protein in our body. As we get older, our existing collagen breaks down and it becomes more difficult for our body to produce more. Women after the age of 27 lose 1% of collagen every year. This is why the Swedish Nutra collagen powder and liquid supplements are essential to maintain the body’s collagen levels. These collagen supplements can reduce wrinkles, improve elasticity, correct damaged nails, thicken fine hair and improve circulation.
If you require further information on these products, take the time to visit Meaghers Pharmacy in-store or online where you will find a team of experts to guide you through the range, focusing on your nutritional requirements so that you can continue being the best version of yourself.
Remember to start your self-care programme today. Improve your mind and body and by doing this you will make the rest of your life the best of your life.