When it comes to health, an ounce of prevention is certainly better than a pound of cure, especially when the cure comes in a pill.
Please keep in mind that leading a common-sense, healthy lifestyle is your best bet to achieve and maintain a healthy body and mind. And while conventional medical science may flip-flop in its recommendations, there are certain basic tenets of optimal health (and healthy weight) that do not change, including the following:
1. Proper Food Choices
for a comprehensive guide on which foods to eat and which to avoid, see Glycemic Index of foods. Generally speaking you should be looking to focus your diet on whole, ideally organic, unprocessed foods. For the best nutrition and health benefits, you will want to eat a good portion of your food raw. I believe the two primary keys for successful weight management are severely restricting carbohydrates (sugars, fructose, and grains) in your diet, and increasing healthy fat consumption. This will optimize insulin and leptin levels, which is key for maintaining a healthy weight and optimal health.
2. Regular exercise
Even if you`re eating the healthiest diet in the world, you still need to exercise to reach the highest levels of heath, and you need to be exercising effetely, which means including high-intensity activities into your rotation. High-intensity interval-type training boosts human growth hormone (HGH) production, which is essential for optimal health, strength training and stretching. I highly recommend that twice a week your do Peak Fitness exercise, which raise your heart rate up to your anaerobic threshold for 20-30 seconds, followed by a 90 second recovery period.
3. Stress Reduction
You cannot be optimally healthy if you avoid addressing the emotional component of your health and longevity, as your emotional stare plays a role in nearly every physical disease—from heart disease and depression, to arthritis and cancer. Meditation, prayer, social support and exercise are all viable options that can help you maintain emotional and mental equilibrium.
4. Drink plenty of clean water
5. Maintain a healthy gut
About 80 percent of your immune system resides in your gut, and research is stacking up showing that probiotics-beneficial bacteria-affect your health in a myriad of ways; it can even influence your ability to lose weight. A healthy diet is the ideal way to maintain a healthy gut.
6. Optimize your vitamin D levels
Research has shown that increasing your vitamin D levels can reduce your risk of death from all causes.
7. Avoid as many chemicals, toxins, and pollutants as possible
This includes tossing out your toxic household cleaners, soaps, personal hygiene products, air fresheners, bug sprays, lawn pesticides, and insecticides, just to name a few and replacing them with non-toxic alternatives.
8) Get plenty of high quality sleep:
Regularly catching only a few hours of sleep can hinder metabolism and hormone production in a way that is similar to effect of aging and the early stages of diabetes’s. Chronic sleep loss many speed the onset or increase the severity of age-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and memory loss.
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