As one of life’s adventurers, my approach to health has always been; the better I feel, the more I can do!
And if the last year has taught us anything, it’s that life can be unexpected – very unexpected!
During the lockdown, many of us battled with our health to some degree; some of us physically, some of us mentally, and some of us emotionally, so as we ease back towards normality, we all seem to have developed a new appreciation for what it means to be healthy.
In my last blog, I spoke about how I believe health is more about how I feel than how I look – and that remains true. And to the same point, maintaining my health is about keeping myself feeling great for whatever comes my way.
A few years ago, I had my first hip operation – the recovery was quicker than most because I diligently followed the exercises that the hospital recommended. I did it to the letter, never failed so I was back to normal activities in fewer weeks than the hospital expected. I was told to continue daily activities like walking, a dream for me because I love walking, especially around here where I live. They also suggested cycling or swimming or both. Now I have an issue with swimming – I hate the getting changed, getting wet, getting dry and getting changed again! What a bore! I chose cycling because I enjoy it and I have friends who enjoy it too. A lovely therapeutic and social time, even though I was challenged with the steep incline going home. One of the drawbacks from living on a high point in Hampshire. I bought a bike with 18 gears! That was challenging, even though I’m good with numbers, I never knew which one I’d chosen! It was always a topic of conversation when I told people I had bought a Land Rover! Yes, the bike had the very recognisable Land Rover logo stamped on the frame.
I’ve been using a vast range of Forever Living products for quite some time now and would happily attribute my good health and general wellbeing as a direct result. Along with following the hospital’s exercise regime some of these fabulous products also aided my speedy recovery and now I’m looking to beat my recovery record with my second hip operation, when it happens! I’m part of the shocking NHS statistic of over 5 million routine procedures still pending!
Maintaining good health pre-op gives you a head start on your recovery post-op, so as my second hip operation looms somewhere in the future, I’m ramping up my health practices so I can feel my best heading into the operation, fast-track my recovery and get out exploring again ASAP.
To help me on my way, I’ll be using a range of Forever Living products that I use daily and truly love so, I thought I’d show you my top 5 so you can join in and feel your best for whatever life brings your way. Please bear in mind, I’m sharing the ones that are specific to my current health which is poor mobility. There are so many you would be overwhelmed. More about those another time.
Forever Aloe Vera Gel
As one of nature’s natural healers, Aloe Vera is a foundational ingredient for Forever Living – and with good reason! The Forever Aloe Vera Gel provides numerous health benefits like aiding digestion and supporting gastro-intestinal health. It is made of 99.7% pure inner leaf gel and now contains vitamin C which contributes to the normal function of the immune system and to a normal energy-yielding metabolism. So, if you’re looking for an easy way to boost your health – this daily drink is one of my favourites!
This drinking gel combines all the benefits of the pure Aloe Vera drinking gel with added glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane), those lovely elements that assist in keeping your joints flexible, hence it’s popular with those leading an active lifestyle.
Forever Arctic Sea
This is a perfectly balanced blend of omega-3 fatty acids. It supports heart and brain function. The human body cannot naturally make the omega-3 fatty acids which are commonly found in fish. Forever’s Arctic Sea is a blend of natural fish, calamari and oleic olive oil giving the perfect balance of these essential fatty acids. It’s a pure source of EPA for normal function and DHA which contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function.
Where would I be without my daily Arctic Sea? I hate to think!
As the description says “Keep moving towards your next adventure with Forever Move”!
It combines two powerful and patented ingredients: natural eggshell membrane (NEM) and curcumin turmeric (Biocurc), a prized Asian root popular with people who lead active lives. These are perfect for people who lead busy and active lifestyles, sport and fitness enthusiasts, maturing adults (that’s me!) and those who work at strenuous jobs.
Forever Lite Ultra
This plant-powered protein powder comes in two flavours, Vanilla or Chocolate and is the perfect thing to add to your morning smoothies to boost your muscle repair and protein intake. It contains 24g of protein per serving when mixed with 300mls of skimmed milk and is chock-full of vitamins and minerals to support your body through exercise. I love adding a scoop of vanilla to my morning porridge – absolutely delicious! We call this a kitchen cupboard product because of its versatility. You can make smoothies of your choice and it makes really healthy pancakes or banana bread too. A great way to take on board your nutritional requirements as an alternative to a meal when you are pressed for time.
Fancy giving your body a boost and staying healthy for whatever life throws your way? Shop Forever Living products here or get in touch to learn more and find the perfect ones to suit you!
So, what’s next?
As I give my body everything it needs to stay fighting fit, there’s one other thing I’ll be acquiring to keep me exploring – an e-Bike! I’ve had my eye on one these since I gave up my previous two-wheeler, the Land Rover, as the hills where I live are too challenging for me now. I’ve visited the newly opened Cycle Sphere at the hub of Bordon town centre – The Shed, to see what they had to offer. What charming people and so many to choose from. I think I’ve made my choice. I can highly recommend you pay them a visit, they have so much to offer for all abilities and requirements.
I’m looking forward to getting back to my adventures and whizzing up hills with ease – stay tuned to hear where my new bike takes me!