Wellness is as individual as your fingertips and means something different to everyone. With this in mind, we are excited to announce our partnership with Live Well London, a 3-day celebration of wellness, nutrition, emotional and physical wellbeing.
Live Well London asked its health and wellness experts what their top tips were for living well on a daily basis – and they’re all within your reach.
“Don’t force yourself to get up at 6am every day for a run or to drink super green juices. Fit activity into your lifestyle and make healthy eating swaps when you can, but don’t deny yourself a treat such as chocolate or cakes when you fancy it. Try and make sure to sleep 7-8 hours per night if you can.”
Rachel Evans, award-winning health blogger, Healthy & Psyched
Exercise for enjoyment
“Find something you enjoy doing every day that makes you feel healthy. What works for you may not necessarily be what works for your best friend, social media star or colleague. Take this enjoyment and make it part of your every-day life. I try to move every day in different ways. Sometimes it is high intensity, sometimes it is merely stretching.”
Clarissa Lenharr, registered nutritionist
“It’s all about consistency, not perfection, nourishment not deprivation. Self-care is a necessity and not a luxury. Start by making small do-able changes that can become part of your daily life; you can build on it and create a lifestyle that helps you reach your wellness goals. I have a two-year-old so we go for daily walks, run around the park or go to soft play, whatever works that day. I aim to work out a few times a week, a combination of a home work-out using Instagram and youTube videos. I am not that good at it but I try my best at yoga as well – restorative exercise is super important for hormonal health!”
Angelique Panagos, nutritional therapist
Small steps to big changes
“Self-care can be as simple as eating a good breakfast, getting a good nights sleep, or turning off social media for the evening. It doesn’t have to be a huge act, just taking my dog for a walk makes me feel better. I try not to pay attention to what other people are doing, and focus on what works well for me.”
Laura Phelan, Eating Disorder Practitioner, Phelan Well
Focus on how you feel
“Create intrinsic goals, not just extrinsic goals. Focus on how you want to feel and why health will help you to cultivate more happiness and fulfilment, rather than how it changes your appearance. Journaling is a great way to do this, something I practice myself.”
Amy Rushworth, Confidence and Transformational Life Coach, Wellness with Amy
Love your body
“You only get one, so it’s vital that you take care of it! I start my day with a HUGE smoothie, and I’m a big fan of Innermost’s The Health Protein. I usually stick to vegan protein as I find sometimes whey can cause me to bloat when I mix it with other ingredients. I love that the blend mixes well and tastes great.”
Zoe Woodward, Aloha and Coffee
Rachel, Clarissa, Laura and Amy will be giving a seminar on falling in love with food on Friday 1st March at 12pm, and Angelique will be talking about the connection between hormones and nutrition on Sunday 3rd March at 12.30pm, both at Live Well London, which takes place 1 – 3 March 2019 at Old Billingsgate.