At such a vital time in their lives, it’s so important for mothers to put their wellbeing at the top of the priority list. Mums should be looking at what keeps them feeling good and how they can do more of this on a daily basis. Understandably, days are packed full and can really test our stamina, however I encourage all mums to make a few simple priorities a part of their every day:
This will flush out toxins and prepare your gut – aiding digestion and encouraging the production of bile. It’s such a simple way to cleanse and reenergise your body for the day ahead.
High in antioxidants, fresh fruit and vegetables are ideal for stressed days and keeping you nourished and able to deal with the demands of family life. Green vegetables are a powerhouse of nutrients.
In particular lean meat, fish, eggs, legumes, nuts and low fat diary. All very versatile and all so easy to incorporate into any meal of the day for the whole family.
Gut health is the key to a healthy and well functioning body! Find some really simple bone broth recipes, and make yoghurt and kefir (a fermented milk drink) a part of your everyday diet. Try adding fermented foods to your main meals. You’ll benefit by increasing your digestive juices and it will be easier for your body to break down food. Try apple cider vinegar- add it to salads or have it as a refreshing drink; fermented cabbage or other fermented vegetables as a side dish; Kombucha – a fermented tea full of probiotics.
Carry a bottle of water everywhere you go. Drink lots of herbal teas, fresh green juices (which are great during spring) and coconut water. Delivering a powerful punch of electrolytes and naturally occurring sugar to the body, coconuts are the ideal drink for their ability to re-energise and rehydrate. They are rich in potassium and are especially good for alkalising the body.
6. Move it!
Do some activity every single day. Even just a quick 10-minute burst of movement will deliver more oxygen to your bloodstream and keep you feeling energized, motivated and overall, happier.
7. Call time out for yourself
Every day make sure you do something that is just for you. Not you and kids or you and your partner. Just you. Think about what energises you and do more of it. Again, this can be a simple quick activity, or a longer period of time once a week.
Guest contributor – Vladia Cobrdova, About Life, Wellness Ambassador