March 05, 2022
Building a healthy lifestyle to reduce your risk of disease is about much more than what you eat. A healthy lifestyle encompasses your day to day eating, consuming, sleeping, stressing, moving and thinking habits.
Here's a tool to remember the main components of building a healthy lifestyle.
Remember your MEDS
Mindset- you are going to have stress in your life; focus on mindset instead of eliminating all stress.
Exercise- move more, focus on strength and don't forget about flexibility and balance.
Diet- all things you "consume" which includes food, hydration, supplementation, medications, what you read and what you watch.
Sleep- quality and quantity
A healthy lifestyle is an ongoing journey. We all start in a different place. If you are just getting started, pick one or two of the MEDS and set goals to improve those one or two. For instance, if you know your sleep patterns are terrible and you don't exercise, set a goal for the week to turn off electronics half an hour before bed and take as long a walk as you can manage each day. The walking will help you sleep and turning off electronics will help your eyes and mind start to rest.
Work with a registered dietitian to build your healthy lifestyle and tackle all of these MEDS. Start with a free 15-minute discovery call.
September 13, 2022