It’s the dawn of a new year, the time of beginnings, the clean slate, and a fresh start. After all the seasonal excesses, now’s a great time to start or re-start your wellness journey. For many people the first question is, where to begin? In my practice, we answer that question – and hundreds more – every day with the help of the Be Well health coaches, our in-house team of wellness pros who support, guide, educate and advise patients through each phase of their wellness program, from dazed and confused newbie to healthy and focused wellness warrior.
Getting older is a given, but our diet and lifestyle play a huge role in how we look and feel along the way! Aging doesn’t necessarily mean getting sick or feeling less than our best — if we pay attention to a few key factors and make a few important shifts, we can age healthfully and feel as optimal as possible.
Often, all the temptations of sugary, rich foods pose a challenge for those trying to stay healthy. This Thanksgiving, there is no need to fret; you can still be healthy and enjoy yourself. Here are a few tips that won’t leave you feeling deprived.
Here at Be Well we love anything that makes living a healthy lifestyle easier. Apps are a great way to do just that! Here are 6 of my favorite healthy lifestyle apps.
1. Include Greens at Every Meal
You will reap tons of health benefits from eating a variety of green foods. They happen to be the most nutrient-rich form of carbohydrate available to us in a natural form. They’re anti-inflammatory, cancer fighting and bone boosting, to name a few benefits. While incorporating greens at every meal might sound difficult, it’s quite easy with a little direction. Try adding leafy greens (such as spinach) to a breakfast smoothie, have a green juice at lunch and saute your favorite leafy green for dinner.
Sitting is bad for you! Prolonged sitting is linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer and premature death. Some reports are saying that sitting is as harmful as smoking cigarettes.
Here are some tips to add more steps to your workday.
I work with all different types of people to help them reach their personal health goals. While weight loss is an important goal for many, I help people focus on small steps to adopt healthier, life-long habits. It’s important to remember that day-to-day choices influence whether you maintain vitality while you age or develop health conditions. Change may seem tough at first, but with support, determination and these tips, you can be successful!
When it comes to preventing Alzheimer’s disease, there’s some good news. Mounting evidence suggests that the changes you make now can have a significant positive effect on what happens to your brain later. In other words, we may be able to slow or even stop the development of this devastating illness, in part by making lifestyle choices that support long-term brain health. So if you’re interested in keeping your brain in tip-top shape for the long haul, here’s where to start:
Exercising can often feel like the last priority in our hugely overburdened schedules. An hour to run? On many days that sounds totally daunting. But the truth is even starting out with 10 minutes of exercise a day is great. Instead of investing time, invest your INTENTION.
Here are some of my favorite tips to fit exercise in every day:
Glutathione is your body’s most powerful antioxidant and detoxifying agent, and it’s also something of a well-kept secret. Outside the wellness community, few people have even heard of it, but it’s now time to lift the curtain on this life-saving molecule that delivers incredible benefits, and even helps slow the aging process. Though glutathione’s not a magic health bullet per se, it comes pretty close, and getting more of it is absolutely essential to eliminating toxins from your body, keeping disease at bay, maintaining youth and sustaining wellness. Come up short and you’re putting yourself in the path of all manner of health horrors, but get enough and glutathione’s health-supportive properties can be the difference between a vibrant, energetic life and one that’s anything but.