The truth is great health is not complicated. It really comes down to a couple of habits (the good ones) that people consistently abide by. This is above the big four we know already, which are: move your body; eat nutrient dense, real food; don’t smoke; and maintain a healthy weight.
Here Is What Healthy People Do On A Daily Basis
They put themselves first
It may sound like a broken record but if you don’t schedule yourself in then it will not happen. The key is to keep this time sacred. No early meeting, laundry or meteor shower will stop them from taking this time for them.
They’re not afraid of fat
We all know that fat-free or low-fat just means more chemicals and these items are not showing to be more effective in helping people shed some pounds. Also, replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat greatly decreases your chance for heart disease. Aim to get most of your fat from foods rich in mono and polyunsaturated fats such as avocado, nuts, seeds or olive oil.
They do not drink their calories
Other than water, the only drinks worth a pour are coffee (no sugar and cream/milk) tea and the occasional quality protein shake, raw juice or glass of vino.
They use sunscreen daily
Even in the winter months! However I am going to insert a big red flag here. Not all sunscreens are created equal. Learn about the difference between chemical crazy sunscreen and mineral sunscreens. The safest option is covering up and supporting skin health internally and externally.
Apply to every part of your body that is exposed. Do not forget about the tops of your hands and the tips of your ears (third most common spot for basil cell carcinoma – skin cancer). Plus use SPF lip balm. How high? Try to stay 15 UVA/UVB and up.
They don’t fight stress with the blue screen
By the end of a long, harried day, the path of least resistance is often paved with wine, ice cream and endless creeping on Facebook. But these types of activities really only offer instant gratification.
“Do something instead that fosters positive emotion; that’s what induces feelings of calm and safety and puts the brakes on your body’s stress response,” according to Christine Carter, PhD. Senior Fellow at UC Berkley. The meaning behind her message: connect with real people instead.
They’re strict about bedtime
The one thing that needs to stay consistent is when your head hits the pillow. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day is essential to making sure you have enough sleep. Heart disease, obesity, depression, diabetes, mood swings and inability to manage stress are elevated with a lack of sleep. The Sleep Evolution by Arianna Huffington is a great resource on this topic. And remember to set a relaxing routine – so away the devices!
About the Author
Monika Tupholme (BSc. in Biochemistry, CPT, and FNC) is a former professional volleyball player. She is now a Performance Strategist|Educator who helps active people reignite their metabolism so they can lose weight, re-energize, curve joint pain and get their MOJO back. You can follow Monika on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monika_tupholme/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mojomoni/?pnref=lhc Visit her website: […]Read Bio Read Posts