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Being human takes guts, but a sense of bold confidence doesn't come easily for everyone; and often requires you to start from the inside. You may need to overcome mental roadblocks and bulldoze through personal physical barriers that have held you back. Now is the perfect time to break free of those internal boundaries and challenge yourself to live boldly and bravely. Here are some ideas to unlock your potential from the inside out, allowing you to live gutsier at any age: Start with a gut check To be your best self and have the "guts" to tackle whatever lies ahead, get your gut in check and reap the glory. According to a recent Renew Life survey, three out of four women (72 per cent) report that they've experienced occasional digestive issues in the past 12 months, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea. Not only may these all be signs your gut is in need of replenishment and balance, but they're enough of a reason to sit on the sideline rather than experience a new adventure. Nutrition experts like Ellie Krieger, RD, host of Ellie's Real Good Food show and author of several healthy cookbooks, agree that one of the most efficient and impactful ways to bring balance to the digestive tract for better digestive and immune health is with a daily probiotic like Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics, recommended for their blends of multiple strains and billions of live cultures, which reflects the natural diversity in the gut. Try something new When you try something you've never done before, it stimulates the body and mind. Don't worry about failure -- just keep an open mind and have fun. No matter the outcome, you'll create lifelong memories. For example, even if you aren't crafty, sign up for a pottery class. Always wondered about yoga? Take an intro session. Want to make new friends? Attend that community function. When you get outside your comfort zone, you may be surprised just how much fun you have. Eat new foods Expand your nutritional palate with healthy items that aren't staples on your daily menu -- mix them with dishes you know and try them a couple of times. Training your brain to recognise new flavours and smells requires multiple exposures, and proximity to familiar favourites helps make things safe by association. You never know what might become your next favourite dish. Some healthy foodie trends you may want to try include sea vegetables like dulse, a seaweed, and items that include probiotic cultures, such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, and yoghurt. You might even consider signing up for a cooking class to learn new skills in the kitchen. Take a spontaneous day off Call in on a random day and give yourself the gift of an unplanned day off. Maybe it's a particularly nice day and you can go hiking or you can surprise your best friend with lunch on her birthday. Take a "me day" and enjoy. Reflect on and be a role model Who do you admire for their guts? Is it someone famous or someone close to you? Think about what they do that inspires you. If you can, tell them why. For example, write your mom a letter about how she's impacted your life. It's sure to make her day. While thinking about role models, reflect on how you can be a better one yourself. Whether you hope to inspire your friends, children or co-workers, be the best you that you can be. Always stand up for what you believe in and be true to yourself. One way to do this is to donate to a cause close to your heart. Challenge yourself Need extra motivation for living gutsier? Join a fun challenge that can both guide you plus provide a sense of community and support. Sign up for a 5K with a friend or commit your family to meatless Mondays for a month. When you do challenges in groups, it can be a lot of fun. .

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Apr 22, 2017
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