When you were in your youth, teens, twenties, and thirties, your health was probably taken for granted.
Let’s face it, you were young and building your life around a million distractions, so unless you experienced an unforeseen health issue or were born with adversity that required you to focus on your health, you most probably felt well, and so got on with your life.
And I’m not suggesting that if you are in your forties, fifties, sixties or beyond that you can’t continue to move through your days without feeling well, but I believe it’s important you make yourself aware of possible shifts to your health which may result from the greatest change to your hormones since puberty – Perimenopause and Menopause. To age is a gift.
Your mind, emotions, and actions have a genuine connection and inner balance. When one part of you is out of sync, you become unbalanced.
Tranquility is an important key to restoring that balance, maintaining health, and finding renewed energy but with hectic lifestyles and raised expectations, finding time to create peace may be ignored.
Living your days under an umbrella of negative energy, stress, and anxiety is ‘heavy” resulting in you undervaluing yourself.
Here I offer you 30 different tips and strategies to create your inner calm and tranquil environment that you can benefit from immediately.
You will be exercising a minimum of 5 days per week at a level that will challenge your joints, muscles, and cardiovascular system as you take on regular exercise.
You will be doing 2 x strength training sessions per week, two higher intensity cardio workouts, and will walk 2 days per week for at least 30 minutes, at a pace that elevates your heart rate.
If you feel as though you can increase your intensity at any time, then please do so.
Start any day of the week. No need to wait for Monday to come around. I suggest you print off this sheet and tick off each activity as you complete it.
Make it a habit to drink 1.5 to 2 litres of water every day. Cut your sugar intake from foods and drinks down by 50% to what you are consuming right now. You want to consume no more than 20g of sugar per day.
This is an intense exercise program for the experienced exerciser. Make sure you always finish every workout with a solid 10-minute stretch and hold stretches for approximately 20 to 30 seconds each.
Program 3 requires you to have a very conditioned fitness level and works on short intense bursts of energy, with a 90-second recovery - for approximately 15 minutes. It is entirely up to you which activity you choose to elevate your heart rate ie: Sprinting, cycling, swimming.
The key is to ensure you work at your maximum ability for the 40-second sprint component.Most Days will consist of a combination of cardio and strength exercises. Warm-up with a walk or squats and arm circles to warm major muscles is a must for a few minutes before starting.
Understanding the steps and formula you need to take to be the best and healthiest version of yourself can often be the main obstacle that stops you from getting started simply because you are confused about where to start your journey.Being happy within your own skin is not just about eating well, or exercising regularly, getting good quality sleep, or having friend support, or taking part in support groups who hold you accountable for your actions.