Isagenix Expert Shares Tips to ‘Be Alive, Stay Alive’
Lisa Bingenheimer Hill of Norman wants 2019 to be the year that everyone maximizes their life, their health and their happiness. As an Isagenix Independent Associate, Lisa also coaches lives through her Showing Up for Life Program, which is all about living the best life a person can.
“We maximize a higher quality of life,” she says. “Where are you now, and where do you want to be? There’s so much more in the world than just weight loss. Do you feel energetic, alive, sexy and confident? We meet you where you are and help you live healthier and longer.”
Being happy and healthy isn’t just about nutrition and being fit. Lisa shares her five top tips for ways you can start maximizing your life right now.
1. Get Nutrition
“I begin with getting people on the nutrition that’s right for them. In today’s world, nutrition from food is never enough, so we must fortify and add to our diets,” she says.
While Lisa sells the Isagenix system to help her clients reach their nutritional goals, simply eating more nutritional foods can help you feel more alert, energetic and healthy from the start.
2. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Because our bodies are made up of 70 percent water—and our brain is 80 percent water—staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do right now to feel better.
“When you don’t get enough water, it does affect your brain,” she says. “Water is pure and so important to our bodies.”
Start with a goal of drinking three glasses of water upon waking. Every time you pass a water fountain or sink, take a moment to drink some water, whether you’re thirsty or not.
3. Move It!
“The body is meant to move,” Lisa says. “You don’t have to have a gym membership to work out; you just need to get moving. I tell people to aim for 10 pushups a day and 25 crunches. That’s not a lot, but it gets the body fired up. I love walking. Do something active every day.”
Being active could be spending a few minutes walking around, doing jumping jacks in the morning, riding a bike or even walking the dog.
4. Try Protein Pacing
Americans aren’t getting the high-quality protein they need. Lisa doesn’t preach “three meals a day.” Instead, she recommends getting protein into your body several times a day.
“Almond butter or peanut butter on celery is a great snack,” she says. “If your immune system is weak and you’re allergic to nuts, then the Isagenix protein shakes and protein bars are a good alternative.”
5. Be Still
Whether you call it meditation or relaxing, make time every day for stillness.
“You need to give back to yourself. Take time to be still, whether that’s five minutes or 15 minutes,” Lisa says. “We need to slow down and reconnect with ourselves. We all have such busy lives, but taking a few minutes to be still and disconnect from the noise is so important. You can take a hot bath, get your nails done, walk in the woods or meditate on gratitude.”
6. Be Different
Trying new things and continual learning not only strengthens the brain but also opens doors to happiness.
“Find a new hobby, take a cooking class, whatever—doing new things helps you meet people, have new experiences and feel alive,” she says. “Be different for an hour, a day, a week.”