The importance of adding more greens into our diet
Green leafy vegetables play an important role in keeping us healthy and preventing illness. However, only 25% of us eat 3 or more servings of vegetables every day.
Eating our greens has been shown to have many positive health benefits as they are packed full of nutrients, antioxidants, and fibre and are low in calories. Leafy greens are high in Vitamins A, C, E and K as well as calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and potassium. By including more greens into our daily meals we are loading ourselves up with all the goodness that helps strengthen our health.
Getting back into exercise after pregnancy can be a challenging and daunting prospect. It is important to check with your GP or obstetrician prior to commencing any physical activity as a precaution and to enable a healthy recovery. Given the nature of a natural versus C-section birth, there are different recommended time frames before starting.
For most of us, we live each day with a sense of 'rush' whilst struggling to get our daily chores done. Rushing the kids to school before arriving at the office and getting started on the never-ending list of emails. Sound familiar? As we rush we tend to forget about being present in the moment and enjoying life right now.
Mindfulness and meditation practices have been around for many years where it has the ability to rewire and reset the brain by focusing your attention on the present moment, similar to a form of 'mental training'.