Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals – rogue molecules that travel around your body raising hell and damaging your cells. Eat your antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies to prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, and even aging.
Balanced lifestyle is the key to a healthy life. Consume a variety of foods from each food group in the right proportions, change your workout routines once in a while, get enough sleep and take care of yourself.
C-vitamin as ascorbic acid is an essential building block of collagen, a structural material for bone, skin, blood vessels and other tissue.
D-vitamin: every tissue in our bodies needs vitamin D because it’s crucial for preserving health and preventing disease. The best sources of vitamin D are the sunlight and the supplements. I don’t get enough sunlight year-round so I prefer taking vitamin D3 supplement everyday.
Energy spark! Energy is our health and this blog is all about health and wellness.
Fiber can lower blood sugar, cut cholesterol and it keeps us feeling fuller for longer. It also keeps our bowels healthy, and helps prevent constipation, and other digestive problems.
Goal: set some health goals to maximize your enjoyment of life!
Hydration: drinking water throughout the day is essential for good health and wellbeing. Insufficient hydration fatigues you, weakens the body’s immune system and leads to chemical, nutritional and pH imbalances that can eventually cause sickness and premature aging.
Iron is vital for our bodies to function properly. Eat some iron-rich foods such as red meat, spinach, beans, rye bread etc. in order to avoid iron deficiency that can cause iron deficiency anemia (symptoms include feeling tired, looking pale and breathless).
Jump for joy – bounce your way to better health!
Keep going to achieve your dreams!
I remember my synchronized skating coach, Anu Oksanen, saying this when my teammates and I were extremely exhausted because of our crazy tough practices for the world championship competition:)
Laughter relieves stress and lengthens life!
Mind and mood are essential parts of complete healthy you!
Nutrition is crucial to overall good health! Be aware of what kind of food your body really needs for having energy during the day, avoiding any disease and feeling great in your body, mind and soul. Check out the eatwell plate here!
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat (the good fat we need) and a single tablespoon of it increases the amount of heart-saving, cancer-fighting, vision-boosting, immune-repairing, bone-strengthening vitamins such as A, E and K, as well as carotenoids.
Protein is a major functional and structural component of all our cells, and is needed for growth and repair. It is good to eat protein at each meal because it’s more satisfying than carbohydrates or fats!
Quinoa is nutrient-rich food and it’s gluten-free. Quinoa seeds are high in protein, calcium, iron and fiber.
Relax to remember! Besides eating well and exercising, relaxing is as important for your sustainable wellness. A nature walk or yoga are my favorite ways to relax.
Sweating helps your body get rid of toxins, gets your circulation going, increases cardiovascular activity as well as your metabolism and boosts your immune system.
Tea, particularly green tea, has been associated with several health benefits.
Unsaturated fats (healthy fats such as monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats) are vital to do everything from building cell membranes to performing essential functions of your brain, lungs, eyes, digestion process and immune system. Hence, replace unhealthy saturated fat and trans fat foods, such as butter, red meat, and high-fat dairy products, with foods that are high in healthier unsaturated fats such as fish, beans, nuts, seeds, avocados and low-fat/nonfat dairy products.
Vegetables: due to the nutritional and health benefits, we should eat vegetables about a third of our daily consumption of foods.
Water – drink more water!
Xylitol helps to keep a neutral pH level in your mouth. It also prevents bacteria from sticking to the teeth, and thus prevents tooth decay.
Yoga is referred to mind, body and spirit. It relaxes you and develops your flexibility, strength, balance and posture.
Zzz: Getting enough sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and it can benefit your heart, mind, wellness and more. About 7-9 hours of sleep is mostly recommended for adults. However, we are all different and your age influences the amount of sleep needed as well.