Tips for Good Health

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Often taking the time to look after ourselves in the hectic world we live in, can be difficult. However, there are a number of simple, everyday things you can do to make sure you keep in good health.

Remember to drink water

Water is needed for every chemical reaction in the body. Without enough water our bodies cannot function efficiently and quickly become tired and fatigued. Our concentration can also be impaired.

A simple trick is to keep a bottle of water within easy reach throughout the day. If you don’t like drinking water, perhaps try adding lemon to it or drink herbal teas hot or cold. However, make sure you reduce carbonated or energy drinks as in the long term they actually reduce our energy levels and can contain harmful chemicals.

Get moving

Movement or exercise is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve your health and well-being.

Simple daily movement can not only cure chronic conditions, but research also suggests that it can slow or even reverse the ageing process.

By getting out and going for a walk each day or doing simple changes like taking the stairs instead of the lift, walking your children to school or walking to your local store instead of driving can all make a positive difference.

Fresh air and nature

Fresh air and nature boosts our well-being and uplifts our spirits. However, unfortunately for many people modern day living involves waking up, hopping in the car, working in an air-conditioned office and driving home through traffic again.

When possible, try and spend more time in nature and outdoors – this may be as simple as eating your lunch in a park instead of an office.

Relax and spend time alone and in silence

Relaxation is essential to your health and well-being.  It is the antidote to stress!

When we relax and spend time alone in silence, our body has an opportunity to unwind. It allows us to step out of the hectic world we live in and tune into ourselves and listen to the still voice within, which gives us valuable guidance.

Nurture yourself

Looking after yourself and taking time for yourself is essential for your overall physical and emotional health.

Many of us have so many responsibilities in life, we forget to take care of ourselves! And while it is hard to prioritise simple pleasures like taking a long, warm bath or booking in for a massage, self care is an essential part of stress management.

Eat regularly and eat well

By eating regular meals and healthy snacks you will help keep your blood sugar levels stable. Stable sugar levels help prevent mood swings and strong feelings of hunger, which can often result in over-eating.

Also make sure you substitute fast food for something more yummy like a healthy fresh fruit juice or a smoothie! Fast food zaps your energy, whereas a piece of fresh fruit, natural squeezed juices and smoothies increase our energy and are an easy way to get vitamins and minerals.


Sometimes an inspirational or moving quote at the beginning of your day can put you in a better frame of mind to simply enjoy and be grateful for your day.


It is surprising how many people don’t get enough quality sleep. Adequate sleep is vital to your well being and it gives your body the opportunity to rest and renew itself.

Develop some good daily habits

The following daily habits are a great way to increase your health and well-being every day.

Wake up Happy: Stretch in bed and choose to feel good. Smile before you get out of bed and visualise yourself having a great day.

Cleanse: Drink a cup of warm water with lemon on waking up. Warm lemon water is the perfect morning drink, is a wonderful liver stimulant, aids the digestive system and helps promote a healthy immune system.

Meditation: Take 10 minutes (at least) each day to do whatever meditation suits you. This may be a visualisation or a process of just being still and listening to music.