🔥📢WEEKLY CHALLENGE TIME! 🔥📢 💜 For decades, we’ve heard about the importance of taking care of our heart by exercising and eating a healthy and balanced diet. 💚 But now, we also know that our gut health is just as important … and that the health of our digestive system plays a HUGE role in our cardiovascular and brain health! 👩🔬 The amount of research coming out in this area is pretty amazing, with new findings practically every week. 💪Your challenge this week is to focus on your gut health and show it a little extra love!
💡Try incorporating as many of these steps as possible into your routine and see how much better you feel! 📓Pro tip: Keep a journal to track your results with bloating, how you sleep, and how you feel in general. Here are some suggestions: 😷 Slow down your eating! This will help your digestive system do its job better. Plus, it’ll help you stop eating before you’re too full, and you’ll also swallow less air (which cuts back on gas). 🍽 Eat smaller meals. Too much food in your stomach = reflux. Yuck! ⏰ Get on a meal schedule. Try to eat at the same times each day. Your body performs best with a regular routine. 😴 Stop eating a couple hours (at least) before bed. For many people, the GI system is most active during the day.
🥦🥑🍆 Get 20-30 grams of fiber a day. If this is more than you normally eat, slowly increase fiber so you don’t end up feeling bloated, uncomfortable and gassy. 🧘 Reduce stress. Your body has a much harder time digesting food when you’re feeling tense and stressed out. 🧘 Do deep breathing exercises. Think about breathing down deep into your belly! 🍲 Probiotics. Consider eating low-sugar, probiotic yogurt to boost the healthy bacteria in your gut. If you want to take a supplement, be sure to check out Realfitnation.com/real-fit-deals first because our Ultra Probiotic includes enzymes, which is also so important for fut health! ⛹🏼 Exercise. Working out helps your body move food through your digestive tract! So… are you in? Your gut (and your heart!) will thank you for it. Let us know in the comments! ⬇️⬇️