No matter how deep down inside, we as human beings all share a desire to survive, and to thrive. Whether we like it or not, eating is a healthy part of fulfilling this desire. If we don't eat, we won't live, but what we often forget is that what we eat and the way we eat can also change the way we live.
A while ago, we sent out a survey asking people what types of blog posts they would find the most interesting and not surprisingly at all, 90% answered that they want to read more about eating for their health.
This topic of health is huge and there is so much information out there, it can be overwhelming. In this blog, Kerry (co-founder of YOUnique Life) shares some of the insights she discovered along her way to health and vitality.
Not long ago, I found myself exhausted all the time and hit with cold after cold. I was also struggling with my weight and with stress. Being so tired with the plethora of conflicting health...
Do you find yourself feeling stressed as we get closer and closer to the end of the year? There may be huge deadlines to hit, goals to reach, school years to conclude and farewells to be had. Maybe you are feeling like you’re reaching the end of a marathon, and just thirsty for the finish line. We totally get it and believe it or not, so does your body.
Our bodies get stressed in a healthy way when we need to rise to a challenge set in front of us. You will feel your heart beating a little faster, preparing you to take action, your breathing might get quicker, which sends oxygen into your brain. This is the normal stress response, and our perception of it can make it either a positive or a negative thing.
Essentially, good stress helps us when we need to perform our best. If we are anticipating an exam or a presentation in our workspace, or we have a special event ahead, we can feel stressed. This is our bodies’ clever way of communicating that...
As you know, we are not short on nutritional or lifestyle information, in fact we are bombarded with many different opinions about health, eating and at the end of the day, we need to make decisions that will suit our unique genetic make-up. Which is why we believe in giving you the right tools so that you can make the best and wisest decisions for your unique body. Prescriptive eating is needed in certain circumstances, however, we believe you're made to know what will work for you.. let us empower you in looking after your body and soul well.
At YOUnique Life, we have discovered a few things along our personal journeys towards optimal health and vitality. This is something we inherently long for as human beings - to thrive in optimum health and wholeness. This desire is awesome, and it is okay to long for vitality, which is why we'd love to share the principles we operate in when it comes to optimal health.
YOUnique Life principles for optimal health:
It is not always easy to get out of bed ready to take on the world. We totally get it, and we know for a fact that if you manage your mornings well with an awesome routine in place, they can slowly become your favourite times of the day.
Getting a good start to your day is super important, and it doesn't need to be complicated at all. We have 3 simple steps for you to add into your morning routine that are total game changers!
Sipping a cup of warm lemon water first thing in the morning is the most soothing and gentle way to wake your digestive system up.
Not only do lemons carry a number of necessary vitamins and minerals but they also help with removing unwanted toxins from your body.
Lemons are fantastic for your skin as well making you glow with confidence, they are known to help with weight loss, and they will freshen up that morning breath.
We recommend adding a slice of lemon to some warm water before you eat or drink anything else as...
You have been designed uniquely, wonderfully and beautifully. We challenge you to start loving the skin you're in, instead of struggling to become someone else.
It has become more and more apparent to me that over the years, we as human beings strive to become more like someone else, rather than being content with ourselves. We pursue the lifestyles, diets and trends that have been set out by other people. Desiring to change our body shape, our facial features as well as our circumstances and the list is endless.
We slowly but surely land up becoming envious of what another person may have whether it is physically, materialistically, or even emotionally. This yearning to be anybody other than who we are, is crippling and damaging.
However, there is GOOD NEWS. There is only one of "YOU" in this world. Not only is there one of "YOU" now, but there has never been another like you and there never will be again.
When we grab just a...
Have you ever found yourself in a boiling pot of confusion when it comes to which health information to believe, or which way of eating you should follow? Don’t worry, you are not alone and we’re here to shed some light on this very real struggle. Remember it is actually meant to be so simple!
We have had many discussions with people about health, diets, concepts like clean eating, superfoods, protein, carbs, fats, minerals and intuitive eating. With many different viewpoints out there it is hard for a lot of us to really decide what to do with ourselves when it comes to our eating habits.
Do we follow this diet or that diet, should we eat carbs or shouldn’t we? Often we can work ourselves into such a crazy mindset that we forget the reasoning behind why we want to be healthy in the first place!
Here are 3 simple things you can do to avoid the panic and move your mindset towards healthy eating at your own pace:
1. Choose To Keep It Simple
A lot of the...