Body Balance - It's not just standing on one leg!

Look after yourself inside and out! When your lifestyle is in balance your body will be too.

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In the scientific world we term balance of the body systems – homeostasis.

I have always loved this word. It just sounds right to me and it makes sense.

Often when I see a room full of executives at one of our corporate wellness workshops I can scan the room and spot people who are out of balance.

They look tired, dark circles under their eyes, some have a grey skin pallor, others are holding extra weight on their bodies and not looking comfortable while a few may be slumped with poor posture.

Big, busy, city life is tough sometimes. I get it…I live it too!


The reality is that many people find their lives and bodies out of balance because they have allowed work to become their priority with room for little else.

“My most successful and rewarded clients are those who have decided that looking after their health is a fundamental aspect of their lives.”

I do realise that to some people this may feel or seem selfish.

My belief, from seeing transformations first hand, is that once an individual lays foundations for themselves surrounding health and wellness they look, feel and perform better in work and all other areas of their lives.

This may feel big and scary to some of you out there but I can assure you that these personal foundations can be small consistent practices every week.

“Small changes can make big differences!”


Personal health foundations:

  • Movement
  • Mindfulness
  • Nutrition

Over the next three weeks I will give you some of my top tips and tools in each area of the personal health foundations.

Keep an eye out for a new post every week here on Psychologies Magazine Life Lab Blog.


Practices for this week:

This week I invite you to explore how you are feeling about your body, nutrition, energy levels and your performance at work, home and in activities.

Get a journal or write in your electronic device….

Give yourself permission to take ten minutes at the start and end of each day.

Each morning ask yourself these questions:

  • How do I feel in my body? (use words)
  • What is my energy like?
    • (rate it on scale of 1-10 – 1 being totally exhausted & 10 being bright cheery and fit as a fiddle)
  • Have I scheduled time to be active today?

Every evening write the answers to these questions:

  • How do I feel in my body?
  • Did I perform effectively, efficiently and in a productive way today?
  • What is my energy like?
  • Did I move my body today?
  • Did I make time to eat nurturing, nutrient rich food today?

Answer the questions on each day that speak to you. If you don’t feel like writing answers at least contemplate and become acquainted with yourself and how you are feeling each day.

The answers to these daily questions will give you some insights and awareness of where your own personal balance is at the moment.

This will help you to focus as we move through the personal health foundation tips in the coming weeks.

Read the next post in this series The Movement Foundation


If you want to dive right in and get started I recommend getting my

EBOOK – Simple Healthy Living – A Guide for Busy People


Prefer to explore this with your team in a corporate setting? –

BOOK ME in for an interactive, informative and fun Corporate Wellness Workshop.


Get in touch!

I would love to know how you are doing over the coming weeks.....

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Charlene Hutsebaut

Corporate Wellness Speaker, Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Writer & Brand Ambassador, Charlene Hutsebaut, Personal Training & Wellbeing Consultancy | | @positivelyslim

Charlene Hutsebaut B.P.E., B.Ed., CSCS is a personal trainer, pilates instructor, brand ambassador, speaker and writer with over 15,000 client hours and 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Charlene was honoured to be a Top 10 Global Finalist in the Life Fitness -Personal Trainers to Watch Competition 2015. She was the only UK woman chosen and one of only three in the top ten. The same year she was awarded a Mayor of London Volunteer Award for getting her community moving & united. In 2016 she was part of the team at Eversholt UK Rails Group to win a Vitality Insurance - Healthiest Workplace Award. In 2017 she was asked to take part in the Periscope TV Wellness Warriors Channel and was shortlisted for We Are The City Sport Award. Charlene runs her Personal Training Consultancy in London at the exclusive St. Pancras Hotel Spa and is a sought after inspirational corporate wellness speaker, creating bespoke wellness initiatives to get employees thinking about their self-care through workshops & executive senior leader programmes. She has had regular fitness columns in Passport – the inflight magazine for Monarch Airlines and Total Sports Performance. She is the fitness expert for the book The De-Stress Effect and was featured in How To Hygge. She has written for HuffPostUK, Bodyfit, Prima, FitPro, Fitness Life New Zealand and has been featured in London, Fabric, Grove, Woman, Natural Health magazines, as well as The Daily Mail and Express. | Charlene has been a brand ambassador for Huggies Diapers with Lisa Scott-Lee, Simply Great Drinks alongside UK Olympian Victoria Pendleton and TV’s Doctor Christian Jessen and most recently with Long Tall Sally & Nominou. | Find Charlene most days sharing the healthy realistic message on twitter, periscope, facebook and instagram at @positivelyslim