1. Gut feeling
Did you know that 80% of your immune system is located in your gut? Taking care of its health is essential to our overall wellbeing, promoting awesome benefits such as a natural increase in energy, clearing brain fog, aiding clear, bright skin and swinging your body into natural balance. Adding fermented foods to your meals and taking probiotics will support a happy belly and, in turn, a happier mind and mood.
2. Smooth operator
A smoothie a day is a quick, easy and delicious way to ensure you get your daily fill of nutrients. Adding bananas, avocados and yoghurt will make your smoothie more substantial (brekkie on the run?) and will also bring good fats into the mix. Get creative with the incredible selection of fruit and vegies Australia produces and whip up smoothies that are not only full of goodness but will also please your tastebuds.
3. Natural beauty
When it comes to living clean, what we put onto our skin is every bit as important as what we put into our bodies. With a surge of natural beauty products into a once chemical-dominated market, it’s never been easier to look after our skin, naturally.
Swisse’s beauty range is created by using nature’s finest, nutrient-rich ingredients. The Swisse Cranberry Pore Perfecting Clay Mask is a winner, formulated with pink Australian clay and natural fruit acids that effectively but gently restore the skin leaving it soft, hydrated and radiant. Follow up with a natural face oil, like Rosehip, for a naturally gorgeous glow. Your skin will thank you!
4. Meaningful mindfulness
It takes as little as 10 minutes of meditation every day to produce measurable changes in our brain, forming and strengthening neurological paths. Making time each day to clear the cobwebs in our minds reduces anxiety and depression, sharpens focus and intuition and keeps our brains young. If sitting in a state of Zen isn’t for you, then take it from ‘mind full’ to ‘mindful’ by carving out time to recalibrate; simply paying attention to your thoughts, observing them and then letting go without judgement will increase awareness of what is going through your mind and make you more conscious of the thoughts you choose to focus on.
5. Hydration station
You’ve heard it a million times and we are here to remind you again – drink plenty of water! The most humble of beverages is also the most effective at maximising our physical perfomance. Flushing toxins from our bodies, keeping muscle cramps, headaches and wrinkles at bay as well as relieving fatigue are but a few of the benefits of staying hydrated. If drinking plain water bores you (we get it!) then try adding sprigs of herbs, a squeeze of citrus or slices of cucumber or fruit to make it more enticing.
6. Move it!
Moving your body is one of the best ways to boost your energy, your mood and your overall wellbeing and you don’t have to break an almighty sweat to reap the benefits. Yoga, CrossFit, dance classes or cartwheels on the beach – whatever your jam, exercise will improve muscle health, encourage stress relief, assist with weight control and simply get the blood flowing. For added benefit, get outdoors and breathe in the fresh, clean air of our beautiful National Parks and beaches.