Our pick of Liz Earle’s best wellbeing advice

We share a lot of advice about health and wellness here at Liz Earle Wellbeing, but which tips really make a difference? Here, the Liz Earle Wellbeing team share the best lessons they’ve learned from CEO, Liz Earle, over the years.

The best wellbeing tips we’ve learned from Liz Earle

Exercise has to work for you

I used to think that I had to find at least five hours a week to get some meaningful exercise into my life. That was totally unrealistic, and so I tended to give up very quickly, despite the best intentions.

Liz has taught me that a set of simple exercises that only take a few minutes can be just as good for us – it’s the consistency that’s important. So I now do a few lunges, squats and triceps dips whenever I’m waiting for the kettle to boil. Such an easy way to fit more movement into my life!

Polly Beard, Commercial and Brand Director

Hydrate first thing

One healthy habit I’ve picked up working alongside Liz is to start the day with a large glass of electrolyte water.

Every morning, I make a large glass of (lukewarm) water with a pinch of Himalayan rock salt and a squeeze of lemon or lime – I drink through a metal straw to protect my teeth.

Not only does this healthy habit help me to rehydrate after sleep, but it also makes me feel re-energised and less fatigued. Electrolytes are also crucial for our body’s pH balance and supporting healthy brain function.

It’s also a great way to restore a bit of balance if you’ve had a few too many the night before! Don’t tell Liz that bit though…

Rachel Andrews, Social Media Manager

Prioritising protein

For me, I’ve learnt the importance of starting the day right. Eating a breakfast that’s high in protein and teeming with healthy fats has been an absolute game changer for my energy levels and overall health.

I was vegetarian for years, but became quite unwell as I wasn’t making sure I was getting the right nutrients. Incorporating more protein into my diet helped me hugely!

Leni Syndica-Drummond, Image Editor and Production Assistant

Caring for gut health

Gut health hadn’t really been a priority for me before joining Liz Earle Wellbeing.

Nowadays, I’m much more aware of just how important it is. I’ve always been a big foodie, so I try to aim for a wider diversity of plants in my diet, and also incorporate the five Ks.

Betty Beard, Head of Commercial

Embracing morning light

Getting out in the morning light has been a really positive change for me. Especially working from home, it’s easy to roll out of bed and open the laptop but, making sure I take this time for myself helps to set me up for a good day.

Plus, as sunlight helps to regulate our circadian rhythm, I find I sleep loads better, too. And who doesn’t want that?

Amy Moore, Head of Digital

Don’t stress the small stuff

Spend any amount of time with Liz and you’ll quickly realise she’s unflappable in a crisis. She doesn’t rush – her motto is ‘if it has to be now, it has to be no’ – and takes her time to get things done the right way. I’ve learnt that, while we can’t always choose the challenges we’re faced with, stress is often a choice. We can choose to stay calm and not get in a flap, particularly when faced with day-to-day stresses that will be very quickly forgotten.

I’ve also learnt from Liz that taking proper care of my nervous system makes this a whole lot easier. That means prioritising sleep, exercise, alone time and getting outdoors, as well as taking a magnesium supplement.

Ellie Smith, Magazine Editor

Find out more about Liz’s healthy living hacks in her new book, A Better Second Half

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