Emma Louise NatureDoc encompasses a multifaceted approach to health and Wellness.
It reaches beyond a good diet and takes a whole person approach to Health & Wellness.
Therefore, the idea behind the Emma Winter Wellness logo is that Health & Wellness is a circle that is essentially made up of 8 interconnected elements.
putting the most nutrient rich food in your body. It’s not “I can’t eat the dessert.” It’s, “I can eat the blueberries!” When you focus on how good you feel, fuelling yourself with the best foods you will continue to be motivated to eat these foods. The benefits from skin health to weight loss, and all that’s in between, will follow.
Aside from burning calories...
exercise is important because when you exercise your body releases endorphins, which make you feel good and motivate you to eat well, do your job well and simply be happy! Weight bearing exercises increase muscle mass, which in turn burns more calories even while you’re sitting on the couch. Interval training is also important to help rev your metabolism for hours after you have left the gym. Try 30 seconds at your max followed by 2 minutes at a more relaxed pace.
When you are well rested...
you make better food choices, have more energy to go the gym, walk to work or take time for your favourite activities. When you are not well rested, your defenses are down and you are more likely to overeat and make poor food choices. Lack of sleep causes your levels of cortisol, the hormone associated with stress, to rise. You can improve your sleep by practicing a calm ritual before bed. Try dimming the lights in your bedroom and reduce stimulation by turning off the TV, computer, and yes even your phone!
Stress Management / Environment
the level of the hormone cortisol in our bodies, which in turn makes our bodies crave carbohydrates, specifically high sugar carbohydrates, and store fat around the mid-section. So, even if you don’t eat more due to stress you can still gain weight due to stress! To make matters worse, stress also causes an increase in appetite… We all know what that does! Make time in your day to unwind and reset. Take 5 minutes to sit quietly and practice deep breathing or go for a walk outside for a breath of fresh air.
Meditation / Spiritual Practice
In today's society...
where our lives are full of stress with mental and emotional stimulus being thrown to and taken from us. Having a meditation or spiritual practice can give you some 'down time' to rest from these. Research has also shown that people who meditate are less stressed, healthier, they sleep better, and they have a more positive outlook on life. Simply put, meditation makes you a happier person!
This is the joy and love...
we receive from our relationships. The quality of your relationships with your parents, children, spouses, partners, friends, and coworkers explains a lot about your quality of life and your health. Love, friendships, intimacy, and effective communication are all essential forms of food for the soul.
that surrounds us can impact both our mental and physical health. There are some aspects of our environment that we can’t always control – like the traffic or the construction down the street. But there are plenty of factors that are within our reach and can make a big difference on our lifestyle and mood. For example, the average person spends 30% of their life in work, therefore being in an environment you enjoy and are fulfilling your passion plays a significant role in our health and happiness.