It's easy to say healthy living is all about habits and systems. The reality is that in order to make changes, to create different habits and systems you need to get across the "rickety bridge".
You need to do things differently. Our habits keep us wanting to do the same thing.
So what is the very first step in making those changes?
If you're interested in making amazing changes in your life and you'd like some help, email Dr Orlena at [email protected]
Eating healthily in pregnancy can give your baby a huge health boost later on in life.
Although the general rules of healthy eating apply in pregnancy there are a few issues that are important to be aware of.
Dr Harriet Holme, author of Eating During Pregnancy, chats to Dr Orlena tells us how to eat well in pregnancy.
Dr Orlena's Super Simple Healthy Eating for Families System: https://www.drorlena.com/simple-system
Dr Harriet's Free Check List for when trying for a baby: https://healthyeatingdr.com/what-to-eat-when-trying-for-a-baby/
Buy her book Eating During Pregnancy: https://healthyeatingdr.com/product/eating-during-pregnancy-book/
Dr Harriet Holme's Website: https://healthyeatingdr.com/
It's tempting to believe that alcohol is good for us. A glass of red wine to help us relax with dinner. However, alcohol does a lot of damage to our bodies.
But it's not all bad news!
Dr Stephen Neff tells is story of addiction and recovery and how he now leads an amazing life full of passion and joy without any alcohol.
Fit and fabulous without alcohol.
Mentioned on the podcast:
Stephen's book: "My Steps to Sobriety" available on amazon.
Dr Orlena's Super Simple System to Healthy Living for Families: https://www.drorlena.com/simple-system
Making changes to our daily routine can be challenging.
Today Dr Orlena talks about one fact about your brain that can help you make changes that will stick so you can lose weight, get healthy and feel fit and fabulous.
Easy Family Healthy Boost: https://www.drorlena.com/easy-family-health-boost
Lisa Feldman Barret's TED talk "You aren't at the mercy of your emotions, your brain creates them" .
Routines and habits are everything. If you feel tired and overwhelmed habits will be making it worse.
Healthy habits help you feel energetic and fit. You can do anything and everything.
Changing habits is daunting.
Dr Orlena chats about her transformation from unfit to "exercise junkie" who swims and cycles everyday.
How it was easy and fun and not daunting or difficult.
Join the Easy Family Health Boost here: https://www.drorlena.com/easy-family-health-boost
Most kids I've met love screen time. I don't know about yours, by if my kids aren't hooked up, they're asking to plug themselves in. As a mother, I can see the benefits of screen time for kids (not least, a bit of peace and quiet for me.)
But what about our kids' brains? I worry that young brains get hooked on screen time (not to mention my own, older brain!)
Plus I notice that there's often an undercurrent of stress surrounding screen time. When can we have more? Can I play longer? The screaming and crying when it's over.
We've experimented with not having screen time at all. It works remarkably well. After a few days, my kids will start playing cards together.
But I don't feel this is a long term solution. How can us parents manage screen time so that our kids can enjoy it in a healthy way?
Dr Tara Egan is here to help us out.
Nowadays we’re able to connect with...
As a parent of 4 young kids, I've noticed that kids can add a lot of stress to my day. All the shouting, screaming and big emotions.
I want life to be calm and stress free. And I want to enjoy my kids! I want to have fun with them rather than feeling I'm battling them all the time.
Dr Orlena chats to Kristina Campos from The Impactful Parent about easy ways to connect with our kids so that we can all enjoy a calm and less stressed family life. And so our kids can grow up fit and fabulous.
It’s all about creating connection. It’s normal for kids to start to pull away from their parents as they enter the teenage years. It’s a time of transition and self discovery for our children.
Inevitably, they’ll face problems during these years. If you’ve build a good connection with your child, they’ll feel more...
Part of a healthy life is being able to reduce and manage our stress levels.
EFT is a simple tool that we can all implement to help us and our family relax.
EFT stands for emotional freedom technique. It involves tapping on acupressure points around the arms, head and face whilst reciting phrases that target an emotional issue in your life.
Kate Moryoussef is a registered EFT and wellness coach and explains what it is and how it can transform your life.
Connect with Kate on her website: https://www.coachingbykate.me.uk/
Kate's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/coachingbykateuk/
Healthy habits aren’t about discipline, they’re all about how you set up your life to make them easy. Including your house!
A cluttered house increases feeling of stress and make it harder for you to maintain your healthy habits.
Equally a decluttered house is calming, relaxing and supports your healthy habits.
Today I welcome Lisa Zarwrotny from Positively Productive to help us declutter so our healthy habits happen without us thinking about them.
“It’s not just the stuff on the floor! Clutter is anything that gets in-between you and the life that you want to live!” Peter Walsh
Clutter can get in the way of living a healthy and fit and fabulous life. For example, if you walk into your kitchen and it’s so cluttered you can’t find what you need, you’re more likely to reach for easy, unhealthy foods, or even order a take out.
But if your kitchen is a tidy and enjoyable...