Making healthy habits a priority will enhance your life

by Cheryl Meyer
Making healthy habits a priority will enhance your life

Making healthy habits a priority will enhance your life.

And making time for self-care saves time, enables greater success, ensures a better immune system and leads to a healthier life. Spring is the perfect time to put healthier habits into place and to move forward with your health.

Spring is perfect for new beginnings.

We lead such busy lives. Because of that, self-care often takes a back seat to everything else in our life. Long-term unhealthy habits begin to drag on our body, our approach, our relationships, our leadership, our mood, our results and on how we feel.

Sometimes, we forget how important our health is.

As a result, we start to ignore our body and how we are feeling. What we are missing is that making time for health promotes joy, brain power, resilience, productivity and our relationships. It builds our immune system and keeps us well. Despite what we might think, it does not take that much time.

What are the advantages of great health?

  • Improved cognitive functions like decision making 
  • Stronger concentration and memory
  • Capacity for creativity and innovation increases
  • Improved communication skills
  • Stronger relationships
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Better resilience, mood and energy
  • Greater skill at navigating complex situations

And best of all, “it feels good to feel good”.

8 Key tips to Spring forward with your health:

1. Every day when you rise

Look in the mirror and ask your body “How do you feel?”. Then get quiet enough to listen. Long before your toxic load topples into illness, your body will talk to you. Adjust to how you feel daily.

2. Keep a gratitude and victory journal

Writing down your accomplishments from the day before, big, and small, and then 3 things that you are grateful for at that moment frames your new day in a positive light. Do this daily. This not only keeps you in the now, it also starts off your day on a positive mindset. Make sure you share your gratitude with others in your life.

3. Eat real live food and cook

Plan to have plenty of organic fruits and vegetables on hand, washed and at eye level in your refrigerator so that eating the rainbow and real food is easily accessible. 75% of what you eat should be organic non-starchy plant food. Start off eating healthy breakfast food, organic eggs with veggies or organic oatmeal with organic berries. Then for lunch, make ball jar salads twice a week to grab on your way out the door for lunch. Store them in the fridge. You make your dinner meals on Sunday and freeze them so that healthy food preparation is quick and easy when you walk in the door. Eat meat that eats his own specific diet- grass fed grass finished beef, pastured chicken, and lamb. And finally, stop eating fake, processed, fast food that gives no nutrition to your body but adds toxins. Food quality matters.

4. Control your stress- utilize 3-minute stress busters several times a day

Stress is hard on every organ in your body and chronic or toxic stress accumulates.

First, utilize breathing exercises as part of your daily stress busters. Then interchange with 3 minutes of movement. Do one mid-morning and one mid-afternoon.

  • It could be as simple as standing next to your desk and bouncing for 3-minutes
  • It could be doing Andrew Weil, MD’s 4-7-8 breathing exercise which takes 3 minutes to do 4 rounds. You can do it with him on You Tube until you know the exercise.

5. Get 7 hours of quality continuous sleep

Sleep matters to your mental, physical, and emotional health.

Quality sleep improves concentration and improves cognitive functions like memory, decision making, creativity, and communication during the day. The 7th hour is when plaque is swept out of the brain promoting cognizance.

6. Practice Mindfulness at some time during the day

Mindfulness improves creativity and makes you aware of what others in your environment are feeling. Centering oneself and becoming mindful of your emotions and environment promoting new solutions to the problems of the day.

7. Move

Whether you walk or do a different form of exercise, movement is important to enhance flexibility and to fine tune your heart.

8. And finally, examine your posture during the day

Sitting, standing, walking, and sleeping, your skeleton is like a tree and your internal organs hang off it.

Bad posture places organs in unnatural positions causing stress which then leads to chronic illness. Posture also directly impacts liver health.

Cheryl Meyer AKA Cheryl M Health Muse
Cheryl is a health coach, award winning internationally best-selling author and host of the It Feels Good to Feel Good podcast on RHG TV/VOICE AMERICA.

About the author: Cheryl Meyer

I am a compassionate speaker, author, and coach, to inspire others to take control of their health and be proactive to thrive.

I help people identify and lower their toxic load. I teach 2-minute stress exercises to lower stress and improve productivity.

We have power over our health. The first step is to eat real organic foods of all the colors of the rainbow, cook to control what you eat, and avoid processed and fast food laden with chemicals. The next step is to root out the toxic products in your life and replace them with lower toxin items. Then you need to lower your stress and improve your sleep. These are the steps I took to eliminate the pain of my autoimmune disease.

You cannot be great if you do not feel great. I can inspire you to make the changes necessary to win in business and in life.

I work with people who struggle with a chronic disease and want to be proactive with their health and make lifestyle changes that will support your life and anyone who is healthy but wants to thrive and keep your cognizance.

Take back your power over your health. Commit to health. Choose to make it happen. With choice comes action. "Depending upon the commitment to your goal, a permanent choice becomes a permanent solution. A temporary change is a stay of execution. No choice/no change." Carlos Garcia, MD

If you are a leader, you must be in tune with your body to do your best work and to reach your highest potential. Making time for health promotes success, improved results, brain power, resilience, and productivity.

Find my keynote topics here:

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Who I work with:
• Corporations who want to encourage healthy lifestyles and lower their health care costs
• People with autoimmune disease, cancer, heart disease, depression, skin issues, diabetes, strokes, inflammation.
• People who want to remain healthy and keep their cognizance into old age.

I believe the foundation to healthy eating begins with detoxing off of sugar and the SAD (standard American diet). Its practically impossible to put sustainable habits into place until this addiction is broken. The sugar and chemicals in processed foods, fast foods, frozen processed foods and restaurant foods that aren't made from real ingredients and farm to table, are all designed to addict us. Obesity is BIG BUSINESS. Big Food doesn't want us to win, and neither does Big Pharma. These foods muck around with our hormones, and even turn off two crucial hormones, gherlin and leptin that regulate hunger. Once the addiction is broken these foods no longer taste appealing and real fruits and vegetables start to taste terrific because we get our taste buds back. Until we do this we are starving our bodies for the phytonutrients that we need for health. If we continue to eat the SAD we get standard American diseases, and we will die the standard American death. This is why as a country we are 37th in health and why 54% of our children have a chronic illness. It is why our health care system is broken.
Join me and break your addiction. I am running quarterly detox programs that last a month and create lasting change. Once you buy my course, you will get an email with additional information about the course.

My book, It Feels Good to Feel Good, learn to eliminate toxins, reduce inflammation and feel great again and has won 15 awards . Feeling Good, Living Low Toxin in Community and Everyday Life, gives all my tips to sustain a healthy life (5 awards), a desktop book on stress exercises, and a Victory Log and Gratitude Journal.
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BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley
Institute of Integrative Nutrition, 2017.

Listen to my podcast It Feels Good to Feel Good, Futureproof Your Health


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