Diet and nutrition
We get our energy from what we eat and getting the balance right is vital for helping us to feel good.
You wouldn’t expect a car to run without any fuel, therefore it's important to keep topping up our bodies with good nutrition
and fluid. This may sound like an obvious tip but so many people skip meals, avoid important foods groups such as carbohydrates on a mission to feel good, but actually leave themselves feeling depleted. Did you know carbohydrates are our brains preferred source of energy? But when we talk about carbohydrates we are aiming for a diet containing more whole grain starchy carbohydrates (such as wholegrain bread, wholewheat pasta and grains) and fewer refined carbohydrates (such as biscuits and cakes).
With so many pressures from modern day life, stress is a big issue for many people. Stress negatively affects our energy levels, can lead to poor food choices and there’s emerging research showing that it even affects our gut bacteria, possibly leading to various health issues.
Tip: Stresses from your day can often become an obstacle to getting to sleep, which can make you feel even more tired the following day (vicious circle!). Research has shown that finding ways to unwind before bed; such as 15 minutes of meditation, reading, mindfulness, yoga or simply switching your phone off can have enormous benefits. Did you know that the blue light from your phone can affect your ability to get to sleep? Turn your phone onto night mode at least 2 hours before you plan to turn in to get your melatonin flowing!
Eat Nourish Restore
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Eat Nourish Restore is a local organisation that helps people be the best they can. As qualified Nutritionists, they consult, hold events and courses to support your goals. This September, they are delighted to share the first of a series of events designed to perk you up! The series called ‘Perk Up For Parents’
is an event aimed at anyone with children. Whether you’re a first time mum to a newborn or a Dad with 4 teenagers this is the event for you.
23rd September 2018 at 10am. Held at Do It Like a Mother HQ, 861 London Road (Opposite Chalkwell Park)
£22 per person.
For more information click here.
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T: Lucy 07825 703221 / Becca 07977 113757