Keep Yourself Well This Season

One of the most frequent questions I hear, especially this season, is “how can I keep myself healthy?”

One of the best things you can do to keep yourself well is support your physiological function to be optimal. How? The basics are actually very simple.

Below are some highlights – keep in mind that YOU are a beautiful and unique individual, so check with your own healthcare provider to determine what else can support your well-being. 

In a nutshell, prioritize your health at a foundational level to keep your body, including your immune system, functioning well. 

Here are some basics:

  1. Get at least 7 hours of rest every night. Even more if you’re feeling at all unwell. 
  1. Manage stress. There are many, many mindfulness tools and resources available to support and educate you. 
  1. Be physically active, daily.
  1. Drink water – aim for at least 60 ounces daily.
  1. Eat for your health:
    • Eat whole and minimally processed foods, like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, unprocessed meats and seafood.
    • Skip highly processed foods, like commercial baked goods, packaged snack foods and reconstituted or processed meats. 
    • Skip the sugars – limit processed and sugary treats to special occasions, choose a little fruit or >70% dark chocolate for a daily treat if you need.

Do not underestimate the power of these seemingly simple things.
. . . Before you brush them off – yes, you have heard these before, precisely because they are so importantconsider what it would be like to incorporate these basics: what could you start with? Of course, there are many other factors in your health and wellness. By taking care of the basics, you can improve everything else. 

Again, check with your own healthcare provider prior to making any changes to determine what is best for you as an individual.

May you be well.

This blog and website do not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Always check with your own healthcare provider before taking a new supplement and before making any significant diet, lifestyle, exercise or other changes. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on this site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

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