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You're getting healthier! That’s fantastic news! Would you agree that more and more of the people you know are also getting serious about their health? The interest in healthy living is on the rise and it’s wonderful to see! It’s likely that you’ve recently been part of a conversation about better eating habits or exercising, as these topics seem to be popping up in places like staff rooms, checkout lines at the supermarket, and social engagements, etc.
Clients, friends, family and new acquaintances alike, are sharing their healthy habits with me. I love hearing someone say that they’ve recently started walking to work, tried a yoga class (and liked it), joined a gym, or have increased their intake of vegetables; and when they do, they usually add that they are feeling better. A longtime friend, who recently started circuit training, told me that she felt more energetic after only two classes. Wow! It doesn’t take very long to reap the benefits of exercise and healthier food choices.
A gift that motivates us to keep going can lead to a higher success rate in achieving our goals. Healthy actions eventually develop into daily habits and new routines become part of everyday life. Research has proven that health-conscious parents raise healthier children. Those children will one day become adults with the power to shape the lives of their offspring. One small change may seem trivial, however, over time, little steps can lead to healthier families, and eventually to stronger and happier communities.
A great gift would be a voucher for a wellness consultation from Janice Inspiring Change, and why not give yourself one too! Below are some other healthy gift ideas:
· Gym membership
· Yoga punch pass
· Running shoes/hiking boots
· Cross-country skis
· Smoothie maker
· Athletic socks
· Tea infuser
· Healthy gift basket
· Workout gear/gym bag
· BPA-free or stainless steel water bottle
· Health food store gift certificate
· Organic seeds for next years garden
· Natural body products
· Cooking lessons/healthy cook book
· Tennis lessons
· Skating pass
The holiday season is the perfect time to encourage the health-conscious people in your life by giving them a gift of health.
This is Janice, inspiring change
Welcome to my blog!
Everyone wants to feel great and be healthy! Well, it's really not all that complicated. I'll be sharing my knowledge, experience and opinion on health related matters to help you live a healthier lifestyle. But first, a little about me…
During my childhood and adolescence I was overweight and struggled with other health problems and emotional issues. In my late 30's, when I was teaching cosmetology, I suddenly noticed that it was difficult for me to hold my arms up long enough to demonstrate a haircut. Additionally, I couldn’t climb a flight of stairs without stopping a few times to allow the burning sensation in my legs to ease up, so I could continue. I finally had no choice but to stop working. After seeing countless doctors and having numerous tests, I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. One "specialist" reported to my insurance company that I was simply lazy and just needed to exercise. Me? Lazy? I don’t think so!
I had hit a wall. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired! I knew that my body wasn't designed to feel this way and I was determined to become healthy.
Fortunately, I found a holistic practitioner who discovered that mercury poisoning was at the root of my problems (there were other problems too, but that's content for several other blogs). Finally, I had support and a plan in place. I realised that it wouldn't be easy, but it was either sink or swim (figuratively), and I was drowning fast! I grabbed onto the life line, and with determination, I rescued myself.
I was inspired to change my relationship with food, and boy did we have a great love affair! I immediately noticed major shifts in how my body functioned! It was then that I got my hands on as many health books as I could...and so began my wellness journey.
I’m living proof that it’s possible to turn your health around and my own challenges have led me to becoming a nutritional coach. I offer nutritional and lifestyle support for people, like me, who are trying to find answers to their health challenges; for those dealing with existing health conditions searching for a better quality of life; and for those looking to implement preventative measures to help ward off illness and disease, in order to live life to it's fullest.
I feel great and I have more energy now than I've ever had! In September 2016 I took on the challenge of learning to swim (literally) and in April 2017 I completed my first triathlon. Not bad for a lazy person!
This is Janice, inspiring change