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Bonus Wellbeing With Emer Walsh: Tips To Take Care of Your ‘Whole’ Self

Our January Wellbeing Series with Nutritionist Emer Walsh comes to a close. Find out more about this series, and catch up on Part 1: ‘Feed Your Body To Replenish After A Hectic December’, Part 2: ‘Staples To Ease The Winter Sniffles & Blues’ , & Part 3: Spice Up Your Life For Winter Immunity!

Final thoughts as we move into February…

Making something a habit or routine makes it easier to implement.
Set yourself a target of picking one or 2 of the tips from the January Wellbeing Blog Series to implement next week – maybe it will be going for a daily walk outside and adding turmeric and cinnamon to your dinner.

Change isn’t about fighting yourself!
It’s about making room and, over time, gently loosening the hold of habits that might not serve you by opening up to knowledge about your body and its needs – with curiosity rather than gritted determination.

A good rule of thumb that can help you ease into these new intentions and establish habits is to remember the following:

Experiment:
Enjoy implementing new healthy changes with a flexible and gentle approach! Specific routines often get established when we sample and explore, and in the process, we notice the things we are drawn most to as they find themselves appearing more organically and more often – transitioning from ‘new’ to ‘automated part of our day’.

Assess Yourself:
How you are feeling at different times during the day? What makes you feel good about yourself and what feels like it’s sucking your precious energy away? It might seem obvious, but promise yourself you’ll do more things that make you feel good and less that make you feel low. Eating healthy nourishing foods for the fluctuating Irish seasons should only support you in staying healthy, strong and happy – they are not about perfectionism, but sourcing better energy and a more flexible sense of capability in our bodies and moods.

Other Important Lifestyle Tips To Bring With You Into The Year:

Get as much sleep, rest and relaxation as the body needs.
It’s crucial to have some downtime, some rest and repair time

Get out into the fresh air every day:
Move your body! In an ideal world, spend time in nature – beach/woods/fields.

Stress is not a friend of the immune system:
Surround yourself with like minded people who support you on your journey in health and wellness. Do more of what you love!

Supplements:
Food first – then supplement’. Vitamin D is one thing I WILL be supplementing in the colder months, as well as Selenium & Zinc, Omega 3s, and Liposomal Vitamin C.
Your local pharmacy or HFS will advise you on what supplements you particularly need at any time. Always ensure you disclose any prescription medications you are taking when discussing possible supplementation.

Basic Hygiene Habits:
My long suffering friends will attest to the fact that as long as they have know me I have been regimental about frequent handwashing throughout the day with soap and water and opening windows/doors to allow fresh air to circulate – particularly in the winter months when there tends to be more bugs around that we want to avoid. It is an absolute must in staying healthy in winter, to help support our own immune system and those around us.

That’s all for now on this Wellbeing series… thank you for reading, and we hope that you find some useful tips and maybe create some healthy habits over the next year that will give you some extra energy & nourishment!

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Note: This blog is for Educational purposes only – please contact your GP with any health concerns you may have questions about.