What is it? A nutrient made up of amino acids which is an essential part of the human diet. It is used by the body to build & repair tissue.
Benefits: Critical to build muscle mass, supports neurological function, helps balance hormones, increases metabolism & energy.
Interesting fact: Protein is in every single cells of our body!
How to: Make sure you consume some of these foods which are high in protein – eggs, fish, beef, lamb, chicken, pork, turkey, yoghurt & kefir, cheese, beans & legumes, nuts & quinoa.
What is it? A hindu discipline involving controlled breathing, meditation and body positions.
Benefits: Improved mood, flexibility, strength, posture and balance, increased blood flow, focus and awareness, and deeper sleep.
Interesting fact: Yoga therapy has been linked to improvements in depression, schizophrenia and other psychiatric conditions.
How to: There are so many different types of yoga so head along to a class at your local studio or gym, practice postures using an app on your smartphone or try to follow a youtube video.
What is it? A practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualisation, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation and enhance personal and spiritual growth.*
Benefits: Improved focus, relaxation, memory and energy, increased immunity, resilience and optimism, decreased stress and anxiety, amongst many other benefits.
Interesting fact: Meditation can make you more alert than sleep!
How to: Download a guided meditation app, sit and focus on your breath for 5 minutes, practice yoga, head outdoors and sit quietly in mother nature, deep breaths when your stuck at traffic lights or other “frustrating daily events” to transform them into a positive.
“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” – Katherine Dunham