Are you looking to make healthy, positive changes in your life but don’t know where to start?
If so, learning about the concept of alkalinity is a great place to kick off your journey to health and overall wellness.
First off, let’s zoom out and look at the big picture.
Why is an executive coach talking about a specific biochem topic?
Here’s why. I believe that now more than ever, society is looking to leaders to model how to live full, enriching lives, both in and out of the office.
And leaders need to be firing on all cylinders – mind, body, and spirit – in order to lead from a place of authenticity.
It’s hard to lead others well when you aren’t feeling great, isn’t it? It’s hard to lead others well if you’re low on energy, isn’t it?
The good news is that by making more conscious choices on a daily basis, you can feel better, attract better, and live longer.
You see, our society isn’t exactly set up to educate and encourage people to become empowered and own their health and wellness situations. The emphasis is more focused on reacting to and treating disease than it is on creating and maintaining health, in a proactive and preventative way.
The reality is that you have way more power to usher yourself into good health and maintain it – way more than you may realize.
I believe that one of the most empowering concepts you could learn is the concept of alkalinity.
By making the right choices, you can actually engineer an ecosystem within your body that promotes health and fights disease.
Here’s the deal. All living systems in our world have a pH level ranging from 0 to 14. 7 is neutral. Anything less than 7 is considered acidic, and creates an environment for disease to flourish. Levels above 7 are alkaline, and create an environment that promotes health.
Your objective? Keep your body alkaline.
How do you do that? By making the right choices. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Focus on your diet
- Eat alkaline foods – eat a plant-based diet. Fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds. You won’t be starving, trust me.
- Minimize or avoid acidic foods (fish, meat, dairy, alcohol, processed foods, sugar, coffee, empty carbs – basically the standard American diet)
- Minimize exposure to toxins and chemicals. Choose natural cleaning products, invest in good air quality in your home, use organic personal care products.
- Reduce stress levels – sleep, rest and relaxation, spend time in nature, meditation, doing things you enjoy.
- Move your body every day – you don’t have to go hard every workout. In fact, you shouldn’t. Sprinkle in some light exercise like walking, stretching, yoga.
Making alkalinity a priority and keeping the idea top of mind can be a decision that adds years to your life and helps you enjoy a better quality of living along the way. When we tend to all the pillars of overall health and wellness, we’re better-equipped to show up and lead others.
Would you like to chat more about how you can design your alkaline lifestyle? Grab a time today.