Aaah, yes, more ubiquitous advice on healthy living. From the slick covers of monthly magazines to overcaffeinated morning show hosts, your clients are getting wellness tips at every turn, but are they getting them from you? What types of advice do you give your clients before they leave your facility? It’s imperative that clients not only know you care about their health during their treatments but also in between. Here are a few simple measures you can share with them before they return:
1. Drink Plenty of Water. The “8 x 8” rule (8-8 oz. glasses per day) generally applies here, but the amount could vary per person due to climate, amount of activity, and weight. Try dividing your weight in half, the outcome is the number of ounces you should drink. Sufficient water intake promotes alertness, encourages healing, flushes toxins, and reduces risk of kidney stones.
2. Take Your Vitamins. Referring back to the first step, add some granulated B12 to one of your glasses of water per day. Taking an easily digestible multivitamin is also important. Daily stressors can chip away at your immune system, so having back-up can help counteract this erosion.
3. Avoid Stress. Realistically? Not always possible. However, you can at least reduce it to a tolerable level.
One thing we all do is try to be accommodating, but sometimes it’s just best to say “no” rather than overextend ourselves to the point of exhaustion.
Regrouping is essential too. Designate thirty minutes a day for decompression, whether you practice yoga techniques, deep breathing exercises, or just lie still with your eyes closed.
Realize that you are not always in control, and don’t just accept it; embrace it. Work with the tools you have and do the best you can.
4. Adopt Good Eating Habits. Yeah, yeah, avoid fast and processed foods. But it goes beyond that. Relax while you have a meal–eat at a table, not behind a desk or over the kitchen sink. And, chew your food thoroughly.
Eat out less and prepare your meals at home, centering them around organic seasonal foods. Although this does require a little extra time, you will reap significant nutritional benefits. Try preparing plenty of food and dishing it out into small containers as “grab and go” meals for the rest of the week. Still short on ideas and time? Consult with a personal chef. Personal chefs don’t just cook for you; they offer advice on food preparation and meal planning too.
Limit alcohol and sweets–empty calories.
If you need a quick snack, go for nutrient-rich foods like fresh vegetables and raw nuts. Every bite you take should be abundant in vitamins and minerals your body can use. Food is not filler; it’s nourishment.
5. Exercise. Movement helps ease your mind and is good for the body. Try not to make it too routine or it becomes a chore. Free-form by breaking it up—perhaps a good brisk hike one day and Pilates the next.
Want more tips? Read the full article here. And, please share with us–what wellness suggestions do you give to your clients?