Jan 9, 2018
Diets about food are abundant! What about detoxing from all the
chemicals and pollutants that confuse your hormones, slow your
metabolism, and make you feel like it's your fault? You're
exercising after all and eating "healthy" but nothing, nada, no
progress? Well, never fear, it doesn't take less food, more
exercise, in fact quite the opposite though it does take paying
attention to some other things.
The hot topics this time of year are health and fitness. Most
often there's a buzz about a diet of some kind. You most likely
found me and are here too find answers to fitness after 50. The
right nutrition for right now, not a diet is a part of the answer
for that. Since I’m a believer I’m preaching to the choir with this
Flipping 50 community, I just wanted to post a gentle reminder that
toxins are everywhere, not just in our food and water.
If we don’t weed them out, like a garden, the fitness you’re
working for may not have a chance to flower.
Here are six areas you can focus on during this health-focused
time of year (I’m not including people – that’s up to you!) that
either contribute to your health or to your stress.
- Tossing expired items
- Organizing new recipes
- Stocking up on every day dry goods and travel items
My favorite skin care items come in sample sizes and
travel-friendly sizes. I love two lines for travel: AnnMarie Skincare and The
Spa Dr -
they both help me fight off the dry, stale air in hotels,
airplanes, airports and deal with changes in climate.
- Supplement stock up (mentioned on the show: Multivitamin, Omega
3with D3, Probiotic, Digestive Enzyme, Magnesium)
- Protein restock (for smoothies and beyond – still time to get
kit for 20% off this month)
- I didn’t mention this on the episode - If you’re really going
all-in on this toxin-free diet, have your water tested. Know what
your heavy metal levels are and whether you have fluoride or other
toxins that can damage your hormone balance.
The six other areas of a toxin-free diet lifestyle I mentioned
on this super short episode that I suggest you tackle one a week
A Tech Cleanse
- Set boundaries on being online vs. being productive
- Set purpose: research, writing, posting, community
- Cautious contact – if it’s on your body, in your pocket, or up
to your ear, it’s too close.
- Overnight success – unplug electronics surrounding your head.
Remove them from the bedroom completely is even better.
- Midnight to midnight cleanse once a week – it may cause
withdrawals but you can do it! This one will really be reminiscent
of a diet in the true sense! A toxin-free diet is really tough when
it comes to tech. We’re addicted.
- Toss old products – just like the kitchen you can have expired
products here that just need to go!
- Stock up on Plant-based oils and toxin-free skin care
- Cover your home, gym bag, and travel needs so it’s easy to be
ready and less stressed if you frequently pick up and go to get
ready somewhere else.
- Donate items you haven’t worn in two years
- Store items you haven’t worn in a year
- Shop post-holiday sales: PJs, exercise clothes, outerwear if
you need them
- Spare the wear and tear.
- Minimize the water use by truly evaluating a need to wash
- Clean cleaning products.
- Dryer care – toss your toxic dryer sheets full of fragrance and
move to something better.
Cleaning and Air Care
- Essential oil
blends rather than your fragranced candles and room
- Fragrance and chemical-free environmentally friendly cleaning
products or essential oil blends for that too!
- Diffuser/humidifier for a dry winter air solution
Share your favorite ways to clean and purify. Using essential
oils? Making your own soaps and lotions?
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