Listen to Your Body & Vitality
Blog 22 (my lucky number) ...will be the last blog of the series, and it’s an important one :-)
Listening is one of the best skills you can have in life; whether that be listening to other people and what they are expressing or most importantly, listening to yourself, your intuition and your body. If you have been following my blog series over the past year there has been clear consistent messaging about health and wellness, some of which may help you personally, and some of which might not. However, if we aren’t trying new ways to get better for ourselves first and foremost but also for the people we love…what are we doing in this life? :)
Our body is giving us constant feedback, whether it be to something we eat, how we have slept or something new we have tried. Feedback can be in the form of pain, or energy levels, or how our digestive system reacts, but what does any of this feedback really mean if we are not listening to it!? This is not necessarily a skill, but it requires some self accountability, commitment and finding a way to record everything that works for you (such as healthy habit apps or in your iPhone notes). If you record information about your lifestyle, what you eat, how active you have been, how much sleep you have, alongside the outcome of how you are feeling every day, you will find patterns about what works for your body and what doesn’t. I touched on this specifically to do with sleep in my “Sleep - Consistency is Key” >> blog.
There has definitely been a shift, but my personal belief is that our society in general has a tendency to accept things as being normal, and then just get on with our lives, instead of challenging why you may feel a certain way or how you can take preventative steps to stop negative things occurring to our bodies. Of course some things are out of our control, but very often there are also reasons for why it happens, so we have to listen to our bodies and take the steps to improve ourselves when they are signalling that something is not ok.
One thing that you can try, as a preventive method, is to have an analysis done by a professional vital substances expert, who can tell you what your body is missing - this helped me a lot. For example, you could be feeling very low on energy and go to visit your doctor, who tells you that your body has a magnesium deficiency, so you take magnesium. However, if you go further in depth, the vitamins actually need to have a good bioavailability to be able to reach the right cells of the body, and ultimately if the bodies calcium levels are not high enough, the magnesium supplements would be pretty useless (a good rule of thumb is a 2:1 calcium-to-magnesium ratio). My recommendation would be that you check every 3-4 months, to see if your body is lacking anything, if possible. Trust me when I say that if your body is fuelled and full of all the right nutrients, you feel like a new human, recovered, fit, have lots of energy, better stress resistance, strong immune system, good sleep, ageing prevention etc.
My personal “go-to” for supplements is Fitline** >>. Here you can take a look at the brand and what products they have to offer, and I recommend once you have done the correct analysis, you will find the right personalised products. And if you are just looking for something to make you feel more energised without going too in detail, try out the Fitline Optimal Set (Power Cocktail and Restorate) >>, which is a great combination.
To wrap up this blog and the entire series, I just want to say thank you for joining and reading along. I always say that if I helped one person, then it was worth it for me and I mean it. All of the blog posts were intertwined in some way shape or form and come back to one central important topic: your health and wellness. Whether it be finding ways to get your body moving, improving your mental health, reducing stress or finding healthy substitutes for your unhealthy cravings, there is always something you can try, in order to improve your wellbeing. And just remember, to stay centred; be happy with how you are living your life because YOU are in charge.
**Note: I was not paid by this brand to be featured in this blog, but I do receive commission on any sales that occur from the link provided.
Here is a breakdown from all the blog posts in this series, split into topics, just in case you missed any or want to revisit. Save and send them to friends!!:
- 20-Minute Body Weight Workout >>
- Yoga to Improve Strength >>
- 5 Exercises in 5-Minutes: A Simple Yoga Routine to get Your Body Moving in the Morning >>
- Mobility: Feet are the Body’s Foundation >>
- Hip Mobility >>
- Improve Your Posture: Upper-back & Shoulder Strength, Mobility and Stretching >>
- Mobility: Thoracic Spine and Lumbar >>
- Self Affirmation >>
- Emotions >>
- Chakras and Your Body’s Energy Points >>
- Remove Negativity >>
- Breathing and Relaxation >>
- Positive Mindset >>
- Start Your Journey with Meditation >>
- 8 Foods to Build Into Your Diet To Boost Your Immune System >>
- Healthy Food Substitutions: This or That >>
- Benefits of a Daily Routine >>
- Electrosmog >>
- Sleep - Consistency is Key >>
- Goal Setting to Ensure Success >>
- Pep Talk - Turn “I want” into “I will” >>