Follow these dietary lifestyle habits regularly to increase your energy this summer!
Eat only when hungry and under optimal conditions. Good digestion is one of the puzzle pieces to optimal health and energy. Allow at least 2-3 hours between meals or snacks and don’t eat for at least 2-3 hours before bed. It’s also wise to eat under optimal conditions, when you are not hurried, stressed, or excessively fatigued.
Don’t drink beverages with food. This ensures adequate mastication and saliva secretion. It’s important to remember that the first step of digestion in the mouth is chewing and the secretion and subsequent mixture of saliva with food. Food should be chewed well in order for it to be of the finest consistency before entering the stomach.
Follow the body’s natural cycle. Eat your biggest meal at noon and don’t eat after 6-7pm or at least 2-3 hours before bedtime. Eating your biggest meal at noon is important because your digestive machine is at its peak operation, this also gives our bodies adequate rest and time for the digestion assimilation process that takes place at night.
Troubleshoot digestion and elimination. Gas and bloating are all signs of poor digestion, which leads to poor elimination, which leads to poor health! If you do get constipated, don’t allow the waste to continue to back up. Be sure to continue on with your regular chiropractic care, as well as drinking lots of clear fluids (clear vegetable broths, water) until you are back on track.
Exercise and de-stress regularly. Get yourself moving, breathing, stretching, and relaxing on a regular basis. These aren’t luxuries of life, they are necessities! Busy and don’t have a lot of time? Try HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), you’ll get a great workout in as little as 5 minutes! And don’t forget about walking, it is one of the best exercises and de-stressors and it’s absolutely free!
For more healthy habits and tips stay tuned throughout the summer!