Below are the five tips that I believe are most essential to living a healthy and vibrant life with high energy.
Tip #1: Sleep - Adults should be getting at least 7 hours of sleep 😴 daily. Some benefits of getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep include reduction in stress levels, decrease in appetite, sleep enhances physical activities and increases your resting metabolism. Aim to get at least 7 hours of sleep ideally between 10.00pm to 5am if you can.
Tip #2: Plant based foods - This means focusing primarily on foods from plants 🌱 including veggies 🍅 🌶 🌽 and fruits 🍌 🍉 and nuts, seeds and oils. Eating just one plant -based meal a day can reduce carbon emissions annually. This doesn’t make you a vegan or vegetarian or that you will never eat meats, it just means you are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources.
I have committed to getting at least one meal a day from plants and continue to work on increasing this number. Some benefits include support for the immune system, improved digestion and reduction of inflammation.
Tip #3: Movement - Our bodies were designed to move and if you know me, you know I say that all the time. Movement affects everything from circulation and digestion to immunity. Some benefits include healthy joints, strong bones and good circulation. Movements that I love are running🏃🏾♀️, working out 🏋🏾♂️, jujitsu and most recently hiking 🥾. It doesn’t matter how you move, just move.
Tip #4: Proteins - these are macromolecules that play many critical roles in the body and most of the work in cell structure and the function of tissues and organs. More than half the adult population is not getting the right amount of protein. Visit calculator.com/protein to find out how much protein your body needs daily. Some benefits of protein include strengthening bones, reduces cravings and desire for mid night snacks, helps maintain fat loss and increases muscle mass & strength.
Tip #5: Mindset - Last but certainly not least, a positive mindset is key to wellness and vitality. As you may know, your thoughts affect your emotions which in turn impact your decisions, your decisions lead to your actions, your actions get you results that you may or may not want. Therefore, maintaining a positive mindset is key and this is why I dedicate time each morning to set my intentions for the day. Even if it’s just a few minutes, try to incorporate meditation or prayer before beginning your day and you will reap positive outcomes.
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