It may seem in today’s world of rising chronic disease, cancers, and autoimmune disease, including a burden on our children that it is impossible to live a Healthy Life. Amid what may seem hopeless, I am a hopeful optimist. I will continue to research and partner with others who believe the same. So, why do I care so much about Healthy Living?
I care about people and believe everyone wants to experience a healthy, vibrant, loving life. I am passionate about nutrition, fitness, disease prevention, and research. There are a variety of external factors that are inhibiting us from having our health. Due to the environmental burden, there are things we must do to protect our health.
Here are a few cornerstones of my practice:
EAT a variety of REAL FOOD
🥕Nutrient-dense CARBOHYDRATES from vegetables and fruits, will not only be filled with nutrients but fiber (necessary for disease prevention, fat loss, and more).
🥕Healthy FATS like Raw nuts, Nut Butters (not peanut butter- it is not a nut), seeds, avocado, olive oil, and egg yolks.
🥕Include plenty of PROTEIN it is essential especially as we age, including organic grass-fed meat, pastured eggs, and Sustainable Fish, for Vegans this requires a bit more diligence.
Sleep is the cornerstone for everything
Sleep is our recovery from being awake. You must have a minimum of 7 hours of quality sleep nightly. Most importantly, stop looking at screens once it is dark, and two hours before you want to be asleep. Do not eat if possible within 3 hours of going to sleep. Your room should be around 64˚ and completely dark. Remove all electronic devices and anything that may emanate light. There are many other sleep hacks to up level quality and quantity of sleep.
MOVE MOVE MOVE every day!
We were not built to sit in front of a computer screen for hours every day. Get a fitness tracker of some kind and see how much you move each day. Do what I call “greasing the groove” set an alarm for every 30 minutes and if nothing else take a quick 3-minute walk/stretch, or do 20 air squats, 10 push ups, 10 sit ups – you get the idea MOVE.
Move and take deep breaths often through the day. For example, take deep inhalations and longer exhalations. If you do not incorporate movement start with walking DAILY, ideally in the morning first thing, and again right after dinner. Walking these two times will help with fat loss and sleep.
These are a few of the DAILY Lifestyle behavior modifications required for Healthy Living. Yes, I understand there are days you may not be able to follow all the behaviors, so, enjoy the moment and know it doesn’t mean you have to give in.
The key is to adopt a healthy living philosophy that doesn’t allow you to feel deprived but alive.
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