Strike “it’s all luck.” Highlight effort. Gravitate towards selecting balanced choices.
Fantastic health is not something everyone can achieve. Tricky health diagnoses strike. Whether us, a friend, or a loved one, we will experience chronic illness and disease in our lifetime. It is just a fact of life.
I’m far from pessimistic; I’m proactive.
Dedication, awareness, and commitment are three actions that we can be in the driver seat of.
My goal is to do all I can to prevent, lessen and mitigate negative health conditions.
“There is a limit to the best of health: disease is always a near neighbor,” Aeschylus: Agamemnon, ca. 490 BC.
Wake up, stretch, indulge myself in a healthy morning routine, and voila, the day has started off!
It truly is the small habits that make the grandest differences.
Placing eye drops in first thing, regular dental visits, opting for no sugar added Greek yogurts (Fage is the best) for a snack, and filling up another glass of water.
Unlocking your best health is multi-faceted.
What are my pieces of advice?
I break it down into 5 sectors.
- Research/find or fire your doctor.
- Make time for annual doctor exams, follow-ups (prevention is best).
- Focus on a healthy mental state (surround yourself with a kind, understanding circle of family and friends; take walks to clear your mind).
- Read nutrition labels and consume nourishing, balanced meals. If you have some questions, message me here.
- Listen to your body (Is the oatmeal wreaking havoc on your digestive tract? Perhaps it’s time to undergo a food allergy/tolerance test. Read Dr. Kaycie’s interview here.)
If you have a health-related question, submit it here.
Try to view your health trials and tribulations from a different lens: That they can be a springboard to your version 2.0 of health. Liken it to smartphones, less glitches, bad surprises, and optimal speed.
I hope you are proud of your health. Whether you take baby steps to achieve goals in the quest of ‘unlocking your best health’ or you plan to be all-in tomorrow. Let’s be grateful that we are here, experiencing life, yet another day.
Speaking of baby steps, did you know that “physical activity does not have to be vigorous or done for long periods in order to improve your health?”*
Walking* for example is:
- Low impact
- Can be done at various times
- At your own pace
- Requires no equipment just basic clothing/shoes
And can reduce risk* of:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
And aid* in:
- Joint or muscular pain stiffness
- Reducing body fat
- Increasing endurance and muscle strength
Can you pencil in 15 to 25 minutes of walking 3-4 times a week? Then, perhaps build up from there?
When it is all said and done, you can credit your health to … YOU. Genetics aside, in many ways, your health directly correlates to how you treat your body day in and day out. Strive for a healthier you today!
I hope you unlock your best health this year.
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