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Here’s Your Weekly Health Fix . . . A coaching idea and tip from me, and a health related headline you might have missed . . .
The Easiest Health Hack that You Can Combine With Your Christmas Celebrations 🎄🥳
By this point of the year you’ll have already decided which box you fit in to . . .
Box A is those that are already in a great routine and are committed to and steadfast in their health promoting habits.
Box B are those that will say ‘Fuck it! it’s Christmas, I’ve been indulging all December so I might as well make the most of the holidays and New Year celebrations’.
And if you haven’t made conscious decision, passive-ism will have made that decision for you either way.
Last week’s tip was about your approach to food choices even when over indulging during the holidays. –
Accepting that your consumption may go up but drawing the line at processed food. Eating the home made mince pies to your hearts content, but avoiding the pre-made pastries, the ever present tubs of Celebrations chocolates, and the pre-packaged Christmas dinners.
This week’s top tip is about mitigating the effect of overconsumption.
It’s a super simple tool and it’s available to everyone!
Here’s the deal –
The best way to mitigate the damaging effects of overconsumption is to WALK AFTER EVERY MEAL 🚶🏻
Why? Because walking immediately after eating (or drinking) helps to regulate the post consumption blood sugar and insulin spike.
Immediately is key though – if you laze around you’ll get lethargic and uncomfortable.
Then it will be too late to reap the benefits.
But if you walk right after your big meals and celebratory events – you’ll aid digestion, you’ll limit the short term effect on your blood pressure, you’ll slow or prevent the conversion of excess sugars in to fats (and consequential weight gain).
As it’s such a beneficial trick, and accessible to everyone, why not walk together with your family and friends to continue the party as you go??
2 points to note . . .
If you only have time for a quick walk (10-15 minutes) make it a brisk one. Ideally 30-45 minutes would be the sweet spot.
For maximum effect make sure you get moving within 30 minutes of your last bite.
This tip is on my list of top health promoting habits to live by throughout the year, but especially at this time of year, it can be the difference between enjoying the holidays while starting the new year refreshed and energised versus complete self sabotage and kicking off January 1st in worse condition than you are today.
Let me know if you apply this hack and how it feels when you get into the habit of walking after meals ↵
90% of pregnant women in high income countries are deficient in nutrients crucial to health of baby and mother . . .
Researchers from the University of Southampton discovered that a staggering 90% of expecting mothers lack key vitamins essential for healthy pregnancies. Vital nutrients like B12, B6, D, folic acid, and riboflavin, primarily found in meat and dairy, were alarmingly deficient in these women, posing risks to foetal development.
The study, involving over 1,700 women, exposes a growing issue as more individuals adopt plant-based diets, and the continued exacerbation of this problem due to the global shift away from meat and dairy products. These findings underscore the urgent need to reverse the politically driven plant based trends, and better (more scientifically substantiated) nutritional education of doctors and the public in order to safeguard the well-being of both expecting mothers and their unborn children.
This important acknowledgement highlights yet another disastrous consequence of the misguided net-zero policies being implemented in the developed world, and again poses the question if we should let climate alarmism and it’s related public policies take priority over the health and wellbeing of our women and the next generation?
How much meat (protein) should you consume? This previous Health Fix dose explains an easy rule of thumb.
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. . . That’s it for this dose,
Until the next time – Stay Motivated!💪🏼
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 🎅🏼🎄🥳
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