With the start of a brand-new year, there is no better time than now to try out some new healthy habits! The struggle of starting a new commitment is something that many of us can relate to. However, the best defence is good offence—healthy choices you make each day impact your health and well-being the next day and beyond. No matter where you are on this journey, if you have made it to this point then you have already begun. On the next page are 5 healthy habits that you could try this coming year, adopting one or more of these is already a great start in your pursuit to a healthier, happier YOU.
- Fill the Tank
If you ever had the displeasure of filling your car tank with the wrong kind of fuel, you would hear the awful “CLUNK, BONK, BOOM” of the engine trying to digest your mistake. Just like an engine, what you fill your body with ultimately results in 2 probable outcomes: you move forward swiftly and smoothly OR you eventually experience the signs of an impending breakdown.
Health authorities recommend the 8×8 rule which equates to 8 ounces of liquid, 8 times a day. That’s a lot of liquid going into your engine! Therefore, it being a crucial element in our daily life, make smart choices on what you drink. Here are two that we recommend:
Step 1: Get a good juicer that juices fruits and vegetables at low speed (check out our Alpha Juicer DA900 at www.newlife.my/alpha-juicer).
Step 2: Make juicing a part of your daily routine. In addition to the health benefits of juicing, it can be quite therapeutic to hear the hum of a juicer!
Step 3: Applaud yourself for filling your engine with a healthy, power-packed fuel.
Distilling rids water of ALL impurities, thus reducing the risk of disease (via waterborne disease-causing bacteria) and the risk of consuming harmful chemicals (check out our Pure Water Distiller at www.newlife.my/pure-water-distiller).
- Shake it up
The body thrives on movement and we perform at our best mentally when we are well physically. So, it is time to Shake It Up—in the literal sense of its meaning. Simple changes to your current routine can make a huge difference in your activity level each day such as:
- Choose to take the stairs instead of the elevator
- Wash your car yourself instead of sending it to a car wash
- Spend a few minutes bouncing on NewLife™ Rebounder every day
You do not necessarily need to engage a personal trainer or buy a gym membership to take your first “steps” to being active, as with the tale of The Tortoise and the Hare, you will find that slow and steady wins the race. Be mindful of your own limitations and work with what you have!
Try to include 20 minutes of exercise into each day. Your body will thank you for it!
- Pre-bedtime Routine
During REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, your body is able to heal and rest at its best; from this point alone, it is therefore more important to focus on the quality of sleep you achieve. Of course, sleep schedules may differ greatly among individuals depending on their lifestyles, working schedules and even their home environments. For practical reasons, it is best to then focus on making sure that when you sleep, you have a good one. Taking a page from a child’s sleep training resource; a pre-bedtime routine will ensure that the mind is ready for a good rest. Below are some examples of pre-bedtime practices that you can adopt:
- Have a cup of calming tea (NewLifeTM Organic Chamomile Tea is a great option!)
- Read a book
- Disconnect from all devices
- Self-reflect on the highlights of the day or things that you are grateful for
- Do some light stretching
- Take a warm shower (please make sure to use natural products so that you are not over stimulating your senses or irritating your body before sleep—try NewLife™ Natural Shampoo and NewLife™ Castile Liquid Cleanser!)
- Have a Brew-tiful Day
Now that we have covered our night time routine, let’s talk about our morning routine. To many, a cup of coffee is what initiates the start to a day; we suggest something similar sounding, but of very different nature—start your day with a coffee enema! The coffee enema is a daily detoxification powerhouse that cleanses and rejuvenates your body, here are just some of its many benefits:
- Boosts the immune system
- Stimulates antioxidant production
- Increases energy levels
- Removes parasites from the digestive tract
- Detoxifies the liver and the blood
Adopting the practice of regular coffee enemas into your lifestyle has long term benefits and is an important one in the pursuit of achieving optimal health. NewLife™ Coffee is very lightly roasted and medium ground, to preserve as much antioxidant activity and health benefits as possible.
- Eat Well
Good nutrition is the key to optimal health but many people are confused in this area. Due to the many different diets being promoted and many different schools of thought, it is difficult to know what works and what doesn’t. In addition, it doesn’t just matter what we eat but also how we eat and how food functions within our lifestyle. While we try our best to eat healthy, nutritional supplements play a crucial role in helping to balance our diet by filling nutritional gaps and supplying the body with nutrients that are commonly lacking. Below are some quick recommendations for daily supplements that you could try:
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- CoQ10 Plus
Bone and Joint Health
- Calcium Complex
- C Complex
- Garlic & Parsley
- GI Health Plus Set
- N.Zimes PA Plus™
- B Complex