Ive just spent 4 luscious days in the Algarve and yes there were English bars offering the using burgers and chips and beer but if you look a little harder there is a wide and wonderful selections of fresh fish, meat and vegetables available at the local supermarkets and outdoor markets and many restaurants and bars offer healthy low fat meals and green smoothies..
If your going to drink wine and beer (which lets face it your are..) just make sure to follow each drink with a bottle of mineral water, as this will help keep you hydrated and prevent ghastly hangovers, and keep your daily food intake sensible with protein, lots of salad and vegetables and good fats.. we all love and need vitamin D but using sunscreen is the most important rule before stepping out.. many problems stem from forgetting this important step.!
Secondly, you may not fancy hitting the gym in your week or two of relaxation but holidays are for exploring and visiting the local towns, beaches and historical places can keep you busy for hours!.. If you can swim in the sea, do it! the sea is an incredible healing and holistic therapy!.. also many of these towns have steep flights of stairs, again great cardio!
I also took with me the correct daily amount of each supplement as it is is also very important to stick with your usual daily health plan, no excuses!
Have a great holiday!!
Getting enough sleep, careful planning of what and where to buy, avoiding processed food and anything bleached like white rice/bread, stock up on good oils, superfoods like chia seeds, goji berries, seeds, blueberries, spirulina, include nuts, pulses, fresh leafy vegetables like kale and spinach, thin skinned fruits and nut milks everyday if possible, use clever carbs, like sweet potatoes and quinoa... these basic eating principles with form a strong nutritional foundation that will allow you to feel strong enought to get a balance between work and excersice and time to do what you wish. Choose a form of exercise that suits your body type and personality, so much out there to choose from, dont limit yourself, go for a few different classes or use different personal trainers or friends to inspire and motivate you, make these key factors in your daily life and everything will fall into place.
Never have I ever felt quite so excited and happy as to the birth of this website, I have always had a passion for finding the perfect balance in life, where I feel fit, healthy, happy and passionate about living my life each day.. now I am looking forward to sharing my experience and helping 'YOU' on the road to health and wholeness.
Easter is all about new beginnings.... fresh starts and chocolate! It's the first sign of Spring... a time to Spring clean shake off old habits and... eat chocolate. But what if you said to yourself this weekend "Okay this is the last time i'm going to eat chocolate for 8 weeks and instead after this weekend's blow out I'm going to use the "fresh start" as the beginning of a new healthy me?
Everyone needs a starting point and motivation. Choose Next Tuesday as your fresh start day and us as your motivators.
Health and happiness has always been a goal and a priority in my life. An important factor has been the discovery of holistic therapies and alternative medicines. It has given me an acute awareness and understanding of the basic needs required to thrive and live a full and happy life.