I was asked by lots of people on the live Twitter chat for my healthy snack options for the holidays. So I’ll post some of my favourite healthy holiday recipes over the next few weeks for you.
It’s easy to indulge over the holidays, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to over indulge. I like to have healthy, delicious snack options prepared ready in the fridge to keep me on track. One of my favourites is crudités with freshly made dips. The recipes below are really easy, packed with nutrients and are loved by all my family.
Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant and are one of the best plant sources of Vitamin C, which is important for the immune system, skin and tissue health and adrenal function. Consider reaching for rosehip tea next time you need a health boost or for our powerful Luxurious Rosehip Oil if you need a beauty boost!
One of my beauty tips for when I wake with a tired complexion is to splash my face several times with cold water, this leaves me with a firmer, brighter looking complexion, and it’s also a great way to wake up and energise yourself!
Like most busy working women and mothers, I can find it difficult to fit everything into the day, and more often than not exercise can get relegated to the bottom of the list. When I don’t exercise I don’t feel my best, so for me it’s important to capture a minimum of at least 15 minutes of focused exercise a day.
Generally when exercising I like to mix it up, with everything from resistance training to yoga, hiking to going for a bike ride with my son. But when I’m short on time, working long hours or travelling, I’ve developed a 15-minute workout routine that targets all areas, needs no equipment and can be easily done at home or in a hotel room. Not only does it give you a great workout, but it also increases your energy levels and improves concentration!
Humor is infectious. The sound of laughter is far more contagious than any cough or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness. Laughter also triggers healthy changes in the bodymndash;it can strengthen your immune system, boost your energy levels and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, it’s free!
When I’m asked what area in my life is a continual focus it often circles back to balance.
Balance is the equilibrium between the body, mind and spirit, family, relationships, work and play… maintaining balance in all areas of your life is essential for your wellbeing, happiness and productivity.
It’s easy for anyone to get caught up in the demands and chaos of everyday life, but there are simple steps you can take (and you can control), to regain greater balance so you’re functioning at your optimum and at the same time living in a more synchronised and harmonious manner. You’re also then more able to focus your attention and energy on attaining your goals, and moving forward in a meaningful way.
Rose Quartz is often called the “Love Stone,” because it inspires the love of beauty, in self and others as well as nature. Pink Rose Quartz is the most important crystal of the heart and the Heart Chakra, teaching the true essence of love, purifying and opening the heart at all levels. It’s a stone for every type of love; self love, family, platonic, romantic and unconditional love.
In the spiritual realm, Rose Quartz vibrations can penetrate down to the cellular level and reprogram cells for joy and longevity rather than despair and death. It encourages the dissolution of anger and resentment and brings the Light of healing into your life.
Introducing a few activities into your working week will assist with managing stress and may also help you be more productive.
Here are a few ideas…
Start the day nutritiously – this helps keeps your energy levels up and assists concentration. See Nourish Your Body From The Inside for Miranda’s vitamin packed super smoothie.
Walking and fresh air – try to fit in a 20 minute brisk walk, or walk to work if you can… good for you and the environment.
Take a break – download a meditation practice on your iPhone or smartphone, there’s so many wonderful apps that are free and cater for short work breaks and stress relief.
Get a good nights sleep – so important as it’s when your body is best equipped to repair and restore.
Dr. Ian Mussman shares with us his reasons for recommending daily fresh green juice as a cornerstone for beautiful, healthy, glowing skin and optimal health, and answers some common juicing questions.
Fresh vegetables have some of the highest vitality and nutrition of any food available, however no one eats enough vegetables! You are not eating enough vegetables.
Did you know Oat Flour is a key ingredient in the KORA Organics Exfoliating Cream? It’s important to include exfoliating as part of your skincare routine, here are five reasons you will love using the KORA Organics Exfoliating Cream:
- Keeps skin soft and glowing
- Speeds up the skins natural renewal process
- Removes dead skin cells which helps avoid uneven skin-tone, blocked pores and blemishes
- Helps your moisturiser penetrate deeper into the skin
- Leads to visibly brighter skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles