Wellness is as individual as your fingertips, and means something different to everyone. With this in mind, Live Well London, a 3 day celebration of wellness, nutrition, emotional and physical wellbeing, asked its health and wellness experts what their top tips were for living well on a daily basis – and they’re all within your reach.
1. Find balance
“Don’t force yourself to get up at 6am every day for a run or to drink super green juices. Fit activity into your lifestyle and make healthy eating swaps when you can, but don’t deny yourself a treat such as chocolate or cakes when you fancy it. Try and make sure to sleep 7-8 hours per night if you can.”
Rachel Evans, award-winning health blogger, Healthy & Psyched
2. Exercise for enjoyment
“Find something you enjoy doing every day that makes you feel healthy. What works for you may not necessarily be what works for your best friend, social media influencer or colleague. Take this enjoyment and try to incorporate it into your every-day routine. I try to move every day in different ways. Sometimes it is high intensity, sometimes it is merely stretching.”
Clarissa Lenharr, registered nutritionist
3. Perfection rejection
“It’s all about consistency, not perfection, nourishment not deprivation. Self-care is a necessity and not a luxury. Start by making small do-able changes that can become part of your daily life; you can build on it and create a lifestyle that helps you reach your wellness goals. I have a two year old so we go for daily walks, run around the park or go to softplay, whatever works that day. I aim to workout a few times a week, a combination of a home work-out using instagram and youTube videos. I am not that good at it but I try my best at yoga as well – restorative exercise is super important for hormonal health!”
Angelique Panagos, nutritional therapist
4. Small steps to big changes
“Self-care can be as simple as eating your favourite breakfast, getting a good nights sleep, or turning off social media for the evening. It doesn’t have to be a huge act, just taking my dog for a walk makes me feel better. I try not to pay attention to what other people are doing, and focus on what works well for me.”
Laura Phelan, Eating Disorder Practitioner, Phelan Well
5. Focus on how you feel
“Create intrinsic goals, not just extrinsic goals. Focus on how you want to feel and why health will help you to cultivate more happiness and fulfilment, rather than how it changes your appearance. Journaling or working with a life coach are great for self discovery, both of which I do and practice myself.”
Amy Rushworth, Confidence and Transformational Life Coach, Wellness with Amy
6. Be You
“Don’t feel the need to conform or fit another person’s ideal. Understand what works for you and find your own way. Embrace culture, equality, diversity, fitness, health and recognise your individual nutritional needs. Life’s more fun when you challenge convention, break the rules and pursue your passion. Why fit in when you can stand out?”
Shivraj Bassi, Founder and CEO of Innermost
Innermost is proud to be the lead sponsor of Live Well London, which takes place 1 – 3 March 2019 at Old Billingsgate. We'll also be on hand providing shakes at Stand A27. Rachel, Clarissa, Laura and Amy will be giving a seminar on falling in love with food on Friday 1st March at 12pm, and Angelique will be talking about the connection between hormones and nutrition on Sunday 3rd March at 12.30pm.
Tickets are on sale now from £35 www.livewelllondon.com.