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Six secrets to a happier, healthier life…

Part of your journey to being the happiest healthiest version of yourself means taking the time to take care of YOU! When you are in a good space and feel good, it is amazing what you can do in the world and what you can achieve. Here are some things you can do to make it happen…

1. Nourish your body from the inside out

Eat food that your body LOVES. Double your intake of veges, cut back on added sugar, opt for real whole food rather than heavily processed stuff – you body does amazing things for you and deserves looking after. For more tips on this, check out my ideas on Facebook.

2. Be in nature

I absolutely believe that many of us suffer from a ‘nature deficit’ – not spending enough time outside, in the fresh air and natural daylight, simply walking through the trees, playing on the grass or running bare foot in the sand. Connecting with nature, the real, beautiful world in which we live, is very powerful and allows us to connect with what is really important… and that’s not money, things or stuff.

3. Time out before snooze time

Allow yourself time to be away from your computer, phone or TV before bed to disconnect and unwind and get yourself into a good sleeping routine. Your body and mind need this space.

4. Find out what feels good

Write down a list of things you love doing and make you feel good. I know winning the lotto and a luxury holiday might be the first things that come to mind, but I am talking about free or very low-cost things… like having flowers in your lounge, cooking a healthy dinner for your friends, watching comedy. Focus on some of the little things: how good it feels to give someone a gift, call a friend or try something new. Every day plan to do at least one thing that you know makes you feel good.

5. Surround yourself with amazing energy

Spend time with people who support you and lift you up. You become like the people with whom you spend the most time and they will influence who you become. Choose wisely. Spend more time with the right people. There are times when you can’t always choose who you spend time with, at work for example or the members of your family. You can, however, choose how much they impact on the way you think.

6. Take action!

Want to get your mind and body in great shape? Grab yourself a copy of
Lose Weight for Life today
.

Love, Claire x

Claire Turnbull, BSc (Hons) Dietetics UK, NZ-registered nutritionist. Managing director of Mission Nutrition, and Healthy Food Guide nutritionist.

First published: Feb 2014
Last updated: April 3 2017
Last science review: October 10 2016



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