Living the inner city life means being exposed to increased threats in the form of pollution and stress. These healthy city living tips should help keep you healthy and stress free ...
Healthy City Living... Stay stress free
City life is addictive, the hussle and bussle, the conveinience, the people and the places all serve up a cocktail of interesting localised communities within a wider community, that generates a heat and excitement all of its own.
But, there is a price to pay for belonging to this community.
Sometimes city living is the loneliest place in the world, even though you are surrounded by millions. Sometimes, the noise, the pollution, the traffic and the neverending pressures can get to you so much, that your health suffers.
City living means living with city pollution.
Smog, heavy metals, high levels of particle pollution, a deadly cocktail of ash, soot, diesel exhaust, chemicals, metals and aerosols that can shoot up and down depending on the weather or just daily traffic.
Not such a great problem when you're young but as you get older city living can age you more rapidly than country living.
If you live in the city, you are exposed to increased threats to health in the form of pollution and stress. Use these simple tips to help you stay young and healthy in the city.
Not Five a Day - Seven a Day ...
The usual five pieces of fruit or veg a day should be increased to at least seven.
Freshly pressed juices or freshly pressed smoothies can be acceptable substitutes, providing they are freshly pressed and not made from concentrate. This will ensure a high intake of fibre, essential for the efficient excretion of toxins from the colon.
Juice Your Vegetables...
Juicing your vegetables helps retain all their natural goodness and means your body can absorb the vital nutrients without increasing stress levels on your digestive system.
If you feel pushed for time you can use Juice Bars but must realise that the rushed for time feeling is a symptom of the stress in city living. You should try to make the time to juice your own.
City Life Stress Levels ... WOW
Stress levels in the city are usually higher than elsewhere. Help your body deal with this increased stress by including plenty of foods rich in the three anti-stress nutrients;
- Vitamin B3 - found in fish, eggs, wholegrains and poultry
- Magnesium - found in pumpkin and sesame seeds, fish, wheatgerm, green vegetables
- Vitamin C - found in citrus fruit, peppers, kiwi fruit and berries
Relax and De-Stress... Regularly.
Take time to relax and de-stress where possible. Lack of time is often the main excuse for avoiding exercise, yet taking time out to invest in yourself is essential.
This investment will allow your adrenal glands to relax, encourage the immune system to thrive and reduce potential long term damage caused by long term stress. Try the 48hr De-Stress
Avoid the temptation to eat fast foods every day
MacDonalds - Wendys - Burger King - Dunkin Doughnuts - Starbucks. Fast foods are often lacking in nutrients, due to their processed nature, and are frequently high in sugar and low in fibre, which can disrupt your blood sugar levels and hinder toxin excretion. Try our 7 Day Detox