There are many healthy habits you could be doing, so we will focus on some key ones:
No surprise here! Having a properly functioning spine with no pain is crucial to moving better, exercising and feeling better!
And remember, you don’t have to have pain to be unhealthy!
Eating a balanced diet with plenty of vegetables, moderate protein, and minimal carbohydrates will ensure you don’t feel sluggish, and provide you with the necessary requirements to function better. It will ensure your body is in a state of “alkaline” rather than “acid”, and when your’re in alkaline it’s nearly impossible to get sick. Most chronic diseases develop in an acidic environment so aim to minimize acidic foods. The #1 culprit is sugar!
When you don’t drink enough water your body holds onto what it has, so you end up carrying more fluid. A simple way to begin losing fluid & weight is to drink water, and lots of it – aim for 3-4 litres per day. If you find this hard, try starting with 600 mL with breakfast and building from there. Adding some freshly squeezed lemon juice will also kickstart your alkalizing environment.
Running, Yoga, or the Gym? Doing the right exercise for you is vital. Your body & mind will thank you for it. Pick something that you also enjoy and if you physically can’t do it right now, don’t worry, you still might be able to. You may just need to work on certain things with your health to get you there. Ask Dr. Tass if you’re experiencing this type of setback.
Take some time out daily for some mental relaxation. Meditation, quiet time, removing yourself from gadgets like tv, mobile phones & computers are great ways to achieve this state of bliss. Once you begin to see the benefits, you will want to do more. Begin with 10 minutes daily.