05 Aug Summer Wellness Tips
Summer Wellness Tips
The summer months are lovely; with lots of social activities that keep us on the go. These social activities all have food to sample as we socialize and reminisce, causing us to eat new and different things. Much of what we consume includes fruit and vegetables, sweets such as ice cream and cakes; which have a lot of sugar, can cause serious health issues, particularly if your body is sensitive and if your consuming too much of it.
While some foods are great for others to consume, some of us have certain “toxic” foods that cause our bodies to react in strange ways. I love fruits, but more than two servings a day impacts my wellness. A couple of days ago, I peeled a pineapple and over indulged, it took four days for my throat to feel normal again. Though I love pineapple, I have to eat it in moderation and be very careful not to get any part of the skin into my mouth.
One of my big summer “toxic” foods is ice cream. I switched my family to frozen yogurt years ago, and my kids learned to enjoy it just the same. That said, for me it will always remain a treat to have sparingly, so I can keep my system healthy and avoid inflammation.
Do you have certain foods you love eating during summer that throw your system out of whack? You can learn to identify your summer toxic foods and learn to substitute with an alternative that doesn’t create a wellness deficit.
I’d love to hear about your summer toxic foods and how you’re finding ways to substitute for them and creating summer wellness for yourself!
To Your Wellness,
- Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, and the world’s leading expert on Interpersonal Wellness Competency Mindset teaching. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. as well as founder and host of the Annual Global Workplace Wellness Summit. Joyce has authored five books and is also a Certified Coach Training Director and Founder of Coach Velocity School of Coaching. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and trainer, working for over 24 years with governments, the private sector, non-profits, and post-secondary institutions struggling with difficult work relationships or stressful situations. She is host of the What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce can be reached at e-mail: www.joyceodidison.com or phone 1 877 999-9591 www.interpersonalwellness.com