Lisa Snowdon is no longer ruled by her phone.
“The phone gives me a lot of stress and anxiety because I never leave the phone,” said a TV and radio host.
“It’s like our mobile office, it’s always with us. If we’re not using email, we’re using texting, and if we’re not using texting, we’re using WhatsApp.” and may be checking Instagram.
“Of course we all need cell phones, but it’s 24/7. Snowdon, who makes regular appearances, adds this morning.
“By focusing on the present moment, I find myself worrying less about the future and analyzing the past, and enjoying what’s going on around me: the food I’m eating and the people I’m spending time with. Rather than looking at your phone, scrolling, and texting people about your future plans.
“My motto this year is to be more present. It’s as simple as that.”
But this is only part of the picture. When it comes to wellbeing, Snowdon tries to keep things simple.
With gut health supplement brand Symprove, she has just launched a spoof gut health trends campaign for 2023. “Trends” include “Gut Counselor” (which talks to calm your gut), “Boogie Poo Fumé” candles, and “Anal Crystals” (Snowdon jokes in promotional Instagram video). (Your butt realigns your anal chakra).
It’s all a joke, but at its core is a true message for Snowdon.
“Don’t get me wrong, I love crystals. I love stuff like that,” says the presenter, who explored self-care and holistic wellbeing in her 2021 podcast series. lift.
“But crystals should never be in any orifices on your body! You might put a little bit of rose quartz in your bra for confidence because it’s easy to hold,” she adds with a laugh.
“But so many people suffer from intestinal problems that we have to talk about these things. [campaign] It helps people feel more relaxed about it. ”
Like many people, Snowdon has suffered from IBS-type symptoms that “turn on and off over the years, depending on different stresses and jobs,” she explains.
“Stress plays a huge role in gut health, and I’m fascinated by that gut-brain connection. When I was working on the early morning radio [she co-hosted the Capital FM breakfast show for seven years before leaving in 2015]years later, you know, you woke up really early and really noticed that the stress was high and the adrenaline was high.”
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This is when she was introduced to Symprove, who recently became an ambassador.
“At the same time, I became more aware of how my body was responding to certain foods and certain stressful situations. “It really helped me understand,” she says.
“Minimizing stress is obviously very important, but having a good, healthy microbiome and trying to get some live, active bacteria in my tummy to keep everything calm can help me play a little game. I became a changer.
Bowel problems aren’t just about physical discomfort.
“There’s nothing worse than when you’re at work, in a meeting, or out with friends and your stomach hurts and bloats. You’re trying to undo the top button and just want to go home. Mood, confidence.” , affects our overall health, so it is very important to listen to our bodies and what they are telling us.”
Since then, menopause has crept in on Snowdon, who turns 51 in late January.
“It definitely disrupts the gut microbiome. The stress from not being able to sleep really causes a lot of anxiety and things flare up during menopause,” she says.
This is a topic she has campaigned on many times to improve awareness and support for those affected by the condition. Anxiety is cited as one.
“And that’s why I really try to manage stress and calm everything down,” she says.
“I do breathwork – I check in to make sure I’m breathing properly up to my diaphragm and not shallow breathing. I try to do it every day, meditation, in nature Take a walk.I love class and if I can, it would be ideal if I could get up every day or early to go to the gym.”
That includes recognizing “when you need to slow down,” she adds. “When you just want to sit back and relax with a cup of tea, put down your phone and read a book.