World Health Day

Today we are celebrating World Health Day. Sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), it is a day for global health awareness. This year the WHO is focused on promoting actions that improve the health of humans as well as the planet and fostering a worldwide culture of well-being. To learn more about this day and the work being done by the WHO, check out the link below.

https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2022

Rest and Wellness

An important aspect of wellness is taking time away from work to rest and recharge. Research has demonstrated that people who take time off or vacations have lower levels of stress, have a reduced risk of heart disease, and increased motivation. Additional benefits of taking time away from work include:

-Improved physical health: An article by the New York Times reported that taking a vacation every 2-6 years can decrease the risk of heart disease.

-Improved mental health: Taking a vacation can decrease levels of stress, allowing the body to relax and heal.

-Decreased burnout
: Employees who take time off are less likely to experience burnout and have been to shown to be more productive and creative.

The bottom line is that it is important for both your physical and mental health to take a few days off. Whether that consists of a small weekend away or a longer trip, time away from the stress and pressure of work is important. A vacation, no matter how short can help you feel refreshed and improve overall wellness.

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Managing Stress

With many people returning to in person work and kids going back to school, stress levels for many of us are increasing. Although it can be hard to reduce the amount of stress in our lives we can try to improve how we deal with it. Below are some of our favorite ways to help manage and reduce stress.

1. Eat a whole food based diet – low in sugar, low in processed foods
2. Exercise – this helps the body use the extra sugar in the blood, and decreases stress hormones
3. Rest and digest. Eating at your desk, or ‘on-the-go’ means your digestive system is trying to do two things at once. Eat slowly, take a break for lunch by going outside and removing screens!
4. Deep breathing – try a meditation app or just take 5 deep breaths several times a day. This helps calm our nervous system, reminding our bodies that we aren’t in immediate danger
5. Do something enjoyable! Spending time pursuing a hobby is a wonderful way for the mind and body to relax.

Which ones might you try today?

Adapted: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

Make a Change

How do you feel about making a change? Change can sometimes feel overwhelming, but Metabolic Balance® practitioners are experienced health professionals who are here to guide you practically and emotionally so you can reach your health goals. With 20 years of global experience and over 1 million customers, you are in safe hands! Get in touch to find out more about how personalized nutrition may be right for you.

Joy

Find joy today!

We all have a different definition joy but finding something you love and doing it often is great for our overall health! Whether it is being outside, spending time with your family, or doing self care, make sure you find joy. Have you done something you love today?

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Stop the Battle of Wills

Sometimes people feel they don’t have enough self control to eat well and balanced for a long period of time. What we say is that if you are relying on self control then it’s always going to be a bit of a battle. Self control does run out!
To make lifestyle changes that are long term and sustainable, you need to look at how you are feeling and get hooked on that feeling! When you eat right for you with your Metabolic Balance food plan, you start to feel good. In fact you start to feel amazing! When you feel good then you don’t want that feeling to stop and that’s when you no longer need will power! You simply want to keep doing what you need to do to feel healthy! It starts with loving yourself enough and the rest just follows! Join the personalized nutrition revolution, find your Metabolic Balance practitioner, and never look back!

Adapted from Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

Self-Care Saturday

Has all the stress from the past few months and weeks taken a toll?

Trying planning a self-care Saturday!
Spend the day doing things you love and relax! Also try treating yourself and your immune system right with a cup of fresh ginger-turmeric tea. It does not only taste wonderful, but also warms you from inside and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Simply pour hot water over a thumb-sized piece of ginger and some turmeric (fresh or powdered) and enjoy!

Diversity Matters

One of the most important parts of your health is not something you can see or even directly feel. It is the billions of microbes in your gut that through their diversity and metabolism modulate your immune system, mood, and overall well-being. Two of the most important factors that impact your microbiota are your diet and lifestyle. In regards to diet, eating a wide variety of foods, eating foods rich in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, and incorporating probiotic foods are ways to ensure you maintain a diverse and happy community of microbes in your gut. For more information check out this infographic from the European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility.

Optimize Your Time

Time and opportunities are so important. Time skips on past and being healthy and well means you can cherish your time and seize great opportunities.

One way to get the most out of your time is to be as healthy as you can be. Metabolic Balance is a program that can help you optimize your health! To learn more visit our website or send us a message on Facebook.

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You Choose

One day or day one. You decide.

With a Metabolic Balance nutrition plan we give you a roadmap to health and vitality. A healthy body weight, improved blood values and increased quality of life are waiting for you. Start today!