Are you aware that you can become a healthier, happier and more successful person just by making a few simple changes to your lifestyle? That’s right, it’s absolutely true – and not difficult to do either.
But to achieve this you do need to make global changes, not just improve your diet or exercise a little more. The real secret to enjoying a healthy and happy life is in achieving and maintaining a state of balance between your body and mind. It has been written many times before, but only when we have achieved equilibrium between mind, body and spirit can we really experience total health and wellbeing.
Shape up and eat smart
Of course, exercise is an essential part of all this because it helps to tone the body, keep hearts and lungs healthy, and assists detoxification. Exercise can be anything such as aerobics or circuit training through to just gentle walking, – simply pick your favourite activity and set aside time and commit yourself to devoting a half-hour per day towards getting your body back into shape.
Eating right is the next essential step to maintaining a well-balanced life; our bodies need the right amount of vitamins, nutrients and minerals to work at its best. Making changes to our diet is easy, – simply keep away from fast foods which contain a lot of saturated fats and sugar and start including more whole grains, chicken, fish, plenty of green vegetables and try to eat fresh fruit instead of juice when available.
Avoid the stress
Reducing the amount of stress we have in our life plays an important part in how we are able to cope with it. Stress damages both body and mind and has been linked with ‘burnout’, fatigue, sleep problems, depression and is known to lower our immune system. Learning techniques to cope with stress and worry are essential to keeping yourself balanced and full of energy.
As well as aromatherapy, there are many techniques such as simple breathing exercises which can be done anywhere at anytime, meditation, or yoga which is a full system for relaxation and de-stressing. There are lot’s of books, eBooks, DVD’s and CD’s available on the subject, or there are courses you can attend.
Lastly, but by no means the least important, is keeping life fun by doing something each day that you enjoy and leaves you feeling relaxed and happy. You are not being selfish by taking time out each day just for yourself, this time is essential and it is just as important as exercising, eating right and reducing stress.
Spend this time with a hobby or pastime that you enjoy, sitting quietly and reading, taking a relaxing aromatherapy bath while listening to your favorite music, or spending quality time with your family or friends. It can be anything as long as it’s something you like and enjoy doing.
12 Tips For Better Health
The biggest step towards better health is admitting the fact that you actually need to make some improvements. Here are some tips to help you become fitter and healthier;-
Choose any of the essential oils listed in the sidebar to lower your stress levels, and for a really effective result blend 3 or 4 of them together. Basil essential oil is really useful with stress because it has a cephalic action that works to refocus and sharpen the mind when you get in a headspin.
Geranium essential oil helps to balance the emotions, whereas neroli, rose otto, clary sage, sandalwood and ylang ylang essential oils can really help to calm you down. If you lack confidence in yourself, include jasmine in your blends since this can be surprisingly beneficial.
Copyright © Quinessence Aromatherapy Ltd 2009. Written by Sue Charles
Change for the better
Supplement your diet
Along with making changes to your diet you should include supplements such as vitamins, nutrients and minerals.
Intense farming methods and food processing strip many of our foods of the minerals our bodies require, so we might be lacking in certain minerals and vitamins.
Adding supplements to your diet can ensure you are getting all the vital minerals, nutrients and vitamins your body needs every day.
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Stress busting oils
There are several essential oils that can help to relieve stress.
The following essential oils are those that I have found particularly effective at easing anxiety, tension and stress;-
To use your oils in massage add 5 drops to 10mls of carrier.
Alternatively, put 6-8 drops in a bath, or burn them in a vaporizer.
If you prefer your products ready-mixed, Quinessence Stress Synergy combines the most therapeutically effective essential oils into one versatile remedy for stress.
Quinessence Synergies can be used in massage, added to a bath, or burned in a vaporizer.
12 Tips For Better Health
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