For those who observe it, Lent is a time to reflect, spend more time being grateful, and to sacrifice. But will giving up chocolate for 40 days make you more spiritual or impact your health? Why not commit to doing something good for your health and reflect on the beauty of the body you’ve been given. After 40 days you may find you have a new healthy habit to celebrate!
Here are some suggestions:
Stop Smoking: Quitting or reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke each day will have a big impact on your health.
Ban the Artificial Sweetener: Diet soda and other drinks and foods destroy your body’s ability to process sweet foods. Help you metabolism become normal again!
Unplug: Pry the Blackberry or I-phone out of your hand, disconnect the Bluetooth from your ear, limit your e-mail and online time to reduce Electronic Induced Stress.
Embrace the Fish! Enjoying fish once a week is a healthy habit. Rather than grump about it, explore some tasty new recipes.
Wishing you reflection and peace during this season.
Eliz Greene is the author of The Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart. Drawing on her experience surviving a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggling to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.
As the Director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz travels the country energizing and inspiring audiences in keynotes and workshops on women’s heart health. She writes one of the top 100 health and wellness blogs. Find more at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com.