It’s the halfway point of 2018, how’s the year been so far? Have you been achieving the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year? If not, maybe it’s time for a new perspective.
I’ve been exploring mindfulness as of late and a specific aspect caught my attention. One of the core principles of mindfulness is the idea that at any given moment, we can begin a new journey and re-invent ourselves. This idea fascinates me and I will share with you ways you can refresh yourself and start a new healthier journey, both physically and mentally… Basically, a return to nature.
The Eden Lifestyle is all about new beginnings; it’s a way of life that embraces natural living. Can a person be fit but not healthy? Often we are too quick to judge health by external appearances. Just because someone looks good in the mirror does not make them healthy.
Organ health is far more important than musculoskeletal health; you can survive without a leg or an arm but see how far you get without your liver! In order to live a happy and healthy life we need to look at our lives holistically. We need to combine not only the Physical but the Mental and Emotional too.
Return to Natural Living
Natural stress: Are you managing your stress? Stress causes hormonal reactions in the body that literally overpowers everything from fat loss to sleep. The body reacts to stress in the same way no matter what the stimulant may be, whether it’s Physical Stress, Mental Stress, and Emotional Stress etc. So whether you are worried about losing your job, drinking too much coffee or work in an environment with lots of pollution, the stress on your body is the same.Stress accumulates until you can take no more and that’s when disease starts to occur. Generally if you are slow to heal, suffer from lots of injuries, catch colds frequently or struggle to put on muscle mass, you are suffering from stress related issues. Time to chill out!
Take Action: The best way to combat stress is to address your largest cause of stress first. Put together a tick list of everything that stresses you out. Don’t forget all the different types of stress listed above. Arrange your list in order of biggest to smallest and slowly address each one. You will usually find that by addressing your biggest stressor first, things can improve quite quickly.
Natural Drink: Are you jacked up on coffee, and energy drinks all day because you lack natural energy? Do you give your body what it really needs, like 2 litres of clean water? We come from nature, we are nature! Have you tried watering a plant with Coke or an energy drink? The only drink that we should be consuming is water.It’s hard to argue against the benefits of eating vegetables. But drinking your vegetables is another story. Is juicing the antidote to bad health, as its proponent’s claim, or just another fad diet? There are three main reasons why you will want to consider incorporating vegetable juicing into your optimal health program:Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. This is important because most of us have impaired digestion as a result of making less-than-optimal food choices over many years. This limits your body’s ability to absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. Juicing will help to “pre-digest” them for you, so you will receive most of the nutrition, rather than having it go down the loo.
Natural Laws: The body is governed by natural laws inherent in all of us. Do you get to bed on time? Adjust your diet according to the seasons? We have evolved to sleep and rise with the sun. Hormonal changes happen during the day and result in a cascade of reactions throughout the body. When we rise with the sun, cortisol levels are at their highest. The morning should be action time. Our ancestors would have been up and hunting early. As we move through the day cortisol levels drop, until finally at night cortisol is at its lower point before sleep. During sleep, anabolic hormones are released to heal tissue damage.Take Action: Get to bed on time. Try to get head on pillow by 10:30pm. Wind down in the evening by reading and relaxing. Don’t watch TV in bed or minutes before sleep. Dim lights to reduce stimulation
Maje has shared a ton of critical natural living tips for your general wellness and fitness. Get them in the latest issue of Glazia at www.glaziang.com/store
About the Writer
Maje Ayida is a Nigerian wellness coach and CEO of award winning health and fitness brand, Eden Lifestyle. The brand’s corporate wellness program services various industries in Nigeria, from Banking to Oil and Gas. Educated in the UK, Maje spent 10 years in the UK banking industry. The founder and owner of the popular fitness facility in Lekki, The HIIT Squad, Maje and his team host fitness event series, ‘HIIT Hangout’. Connect with Maje on Instagram