5 Ways To Improve Your Health Today

5 Ways To Improve Your Health Today

We are bombarded with advice on ways to improve our health. Often it can feel overwhelming and so as a result, we do nothing.

 

However, small improvements to how we live day to day can have a significant impact on both our short and long term health.

 

For many, lockdowns have had a negative impact on both physical and mental health. So what can you do to make some positive changes?

 

Each of these very simple habits has wide ranging benefits for our health and wellbeing. Here are five simple ways to improve your health today.

 

 

ADD AN EXTRA PORTION OF VEG TO EVERY MEAL

Fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants… the list of beneficial nutrients in vegetables is long. These nutrients play vital roles in keeping us well. Vegetables can also aid weight loss but unfortunately, most of us don’t eat nearly enough. One great habit to get into at every meal time is to ask, how can I include one extra portion of veg? I do this myself – there is always room for one more portion! I draw a blank, I simply eat a carrot, a handful of cherry tomatoes or a chunk of cucumber while I am making my meal.

 

TAKE A VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENT

One quick spray a day will take you seconds but optimal vitamin D status helps our immune system protect us from infection, it is vital for bone health and it plays a key role in regulating our mood. I cannot over emphasise the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. Every week I see client test results showing low levels. If you don’t already have a supplement, try BetterYou’s DLux 3000iu. I keep mine in my bathroom cupboard next to my toothbrush to make sure I take it every day.

 

DRINK ENOUGH WATER

The irony about water is that we all know we should be drinking several glasses a day, and yet most of us don’t. Dehydration can compromise our energy levels, concentration, bowel movements and much more. Get yourself a one litre bottle and know that you have to drink two bottles a day to hit your goal.

 

GET OUTSIDE

Our exposure to light is far from optimal. We spend much too much time in front of screens and far too little time outside, exposed to the sun. This impacts our biology in a range of different ways, including interfering with our sleep-wake cycle. Getting outside every single day is one of the best ways to improve health. Even if you can just manage a 10 minute walk in your lunch break. Humans were not designed to spend every waking minute in doors, sitting in front of a screen.

 

MEDITATE DAILY

I advise meditation to every client I work with. The science is there to prove just how beneficial meditation is but you have to practice it yourself to experience how life changing it can be. I know it’s not easy to switch your mind off and that it’s easy to sit there thinking “I could be answering emails and doing something ‘useful’ with this time”. I’ve been there. Stick with it. Commit to at least 10 minutes every day and it will do wonders for your wellbeing. If you struggle to switch your brain off, try using the meditation app MEYA. Or simply focus on your breathing; the 4-7-8 breathing method works well for many.

 



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.