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The way we start our day is the way we will finish our day. So when it comes to committing to a healthy lifestyle that allows us to be at our best, we want to start the day right. Unfortunately, as we get older, ongoing tummy discomfort can become a challenge. The good news is that some simple lifestyle changes may be all that is needed to help you feel lighter and more active on a daily basis. To help you achieve your health and wellness goals in 2017, Metamucil has developed the Feel Super with Metamucil Wellness Plan, in partnership with Fernwood Fitness, which is packed full of movement, mindfulness and nutrition advice, to help you maintain digestive peace and be your best self each day.
Tummy troubles can develop for a number of reasons. Stress, a poor diet, intolerances that develop over time and fatigue are just some of the reasons our digestive system may not be functioning at its best. And our health can suffer as a result. As we learn more about the importance of maintaining a healthy digestive system, we come to understand that so much about the way our immune system works, and the way we feel, comes down to the health of our digestive tract.
Consuming enough of the right types of fibre is an easy way to keep your digestion running smoothly. Yet the average Australian generally falls short of their daily fibre intake thanks to busy lifestyles, buying quick and easy meals on the run and not getting enough fresh fruits and veggies. Consuming enough dietary fibre is crucial for digestive health. A high fibre diet will also help to manage blood cholesterol levels as well as help us to feel lighter, and more active each and every day.
If you know that you need to improve your digestive health, and that you probably don’t get enough dietary fibre in your diet, an easy way to give your body the good quality fibre it needs is to start the day with your own daily glass of super, Metamucil. Metamucil is a multi-health fibre supplement made from 100% natural psyllium, known for its digestive health benefits. Enjoyed as a supplementary drink (just add to water) or in a tasty smoothie such as our Banana Breakfast Smoothie, incorporating a daily serving of Metamucil acts as a daily cleanser for your insides and is an easy way to give your digestive tract the help it needs.
Digestive health and daily wellbeing is not only about what we eat – it is about our total and holistic health which incorporates our daily movement and the way we nurture our minds. Busy lifestyles can mean that exercise and movement fall by the wayside contributing to us feeling tired, overwhelmed and stressed. But the good news is, you don’t have to spend hours at the gym to achieve sustainable lifestyle balance. Simply incorporating more walking into your day, along with a few stretches or a regular yoga class are effective ways to get back in touch with your body. Regular movement is also an important part of keeping your digestive system functioning optimally.
And let’s not forget the importance of looking after our busy minds. Stress can play havoc with our minds and our tummies, which is why actively incorporating stress management strategies into our day is a key aspect of total mind and body wellness. Again this does not have to be difficult or require a lot of time. It is as simple as remembering to take time out to breathe deeply. It’s about practicing mindfulness so you can focus and stay in the moment rather than constantly worrying about the little things outside of the ‘now’. And finally, it’s about actively looking for ways to add more positivity into your day with simple mindful exercises such as keeping a journal or starting and finishing each day with a few minutes of meditation.
So, if you and your tummy are in need of a reboot, the Feel Super with Metamucil Wellness Plan will help you to look after your tummy, mind and body. Remember – good health starts with healthy digestion.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
1 tbsp. cacao powder
1 tsp. chia seeds
1 dose (1.5 tsp.) Metamucil Natural Daily Fibre Supplement
1 cup of ice
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
This post is a sponsored collaboration between Metamucil and Shape Me.
Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fibre from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may lower cholesterol levels. Reductions in cholesterol may contribute to reducing the risk of heart disease
Dosage varies on desired benefit. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional