You've committed to two weeks and are successfully developing habits to create a happier you, and a healthier lifestyle designed to last. In week #1, we were mindful about getting up and moving. From fitting in some squats in the morning, a jog at lunch or yoga after work to shed the stress, keeping your body moving helps keep joints lose, muscles tight and gives you the energy you need to get through life’s little challenges, whatever they may be.Last week, we challenged you to increase your water intake and provided you with some easy ways to keep hydrated on the go.
So, what’s next? So far it’s been all about what to do. This week, we focus on what to cut back on in order to feel your best. Here we go!
The goal of the O2 Living 6-Week Wellness Journey is not to find a fast fix to losing weight; we're creating sustainable habits that promotes an overall healthy lifestyle, both inside and out. Reducing (or eliminating) toxins from your diet sounds easy, but might be harder than you think. We’re not talking a full-on juice cleanse quite yet. We’re talking about crunching down on the food and drink choices that may be a large part of your daily diet.
This includes food and drink that contain (or may contain) chemicals or pesticides (including non-organic fruits and vegetables); processed sugars; caffeine; and other foods that may be doing more harm than good. Quick tip from the experts! You don’t go cold fish. Change isn’t made overnight, and you don't have to say goodbye to these foods forever. Gradually try substituting foods in your daily diet that contain toxins with ones that don’t. This doesn't mean you can't have a sweet treat or enjoy some french fries every once in a while. We're aiming to be mindful about our everyday choices and limiting our exposure to unwanted toxins.
Get creative, be patient with yourself, and have fun!
Allergies... We certainly hear that word a lot today. It is estimated that 50 million Americans suffer with some form of allergy, placing it on the top of the list of medical ailments. So what actually causes allergies and why do allergies appear to be on the rise?
We all get stressed from time to time. These days it seems turning on the news, opening up social media or even visiting a grocery store can cause a lot of stress. Stress can be very hard on the body, and many of us are unaware to the imbalances and changes stress can have on us. Recent scientific studies have indicated that stress could be one of the main causes of many auto-immune diseases including cancer. Read our blog to learn more about how we're attempting self-care and stress management.