By Sonia Ragusa (Chiropractic Assistant)
Many people try and go way out there, trying different things to get healthy or to lose weight, but reality is, methods to improve your health are pretty straightforward, to lose weight- eat less and exercise more, to boost your energy- get more sleep, to prevent dehydration- drink more water.
In today’s society people would like to have a magic pill to solve the health and weight issues. We are getting more lazy and getting the head space of, I don’t care anymore- I’m married my wife/husband doesn’t care what I look like, I have kids, I have no one in my life so why bother, I have always been this way it runs in the family. We just need to keep it simple for example I myself can get a little lazy, unless I push myself so this is what I do. In the morning I drink a huge glass of water and do some basic exercises in my lounge room. I make myself a smoothie which is really simple-1 egg, coconut milk, Chia seeds. Chia seeds contain a large amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for reducing inflammation and fighting chronic diseases. Protein powder, almonds, fresh or frozen fruits and Jalna yoghurt, it has no gluten or starches no artificial sweeteners and colours no preservatives and no cane sugar, the best one to use,
I find this will fill me up for most of the day. Again just keep it simple, cut down the sugars and bread and do light exercises, just a walk around the block is a start. There are other alternatives out there, we just need to explore our resources. Sometimes we need to have a reality check and that comes in as a form of a heart attack, stroke, diabetes, liver and kidney diseases.
Why would we let ourselves go to these extremes, well we get lost in everyday living or should I say everyday slumber, that’s not living and we forget the most important person in the world is ourselves.
Stop using excuses and start living.
My motto is “everything in moderation”.