Staying healthy takes a long-term commitment, which is why so many people falter in meeting their goals. The right strategies, modifying your diet and exercise regimen, nurturing relationships, and signing up for a tailored program offered by Deepak Saini Health’s Personal Blue Zone Masterclass, can help you achieve better health, improved performance, and increased longevity. Try these simple tweaks to promote wellness every day—starting right now.
Start with Simple Exercises
Engaging in regular exercise is beneficial. Experts recommend a variety of exercises, from endurance to strength to balance and flexibility, to keep you at your best.
Even exercise like taking the stairs (when it’s safe to do so) can improve health outcomes. You’ll build muscle, improve your cardiovascular health, and even reduce your risk of experiencing a stroke. Of course, stair climbing isn’t the only suitable exercise. From yoga to line dancing to tennis, there’s a physical activity out there that’s right for you.
For example, as the National Osteoporosis Foundation highlights, weight-bearing exercises such as bodyweight workouts are excellent for improving bone density. Muscle-strengthening moves are also crucial for your bone health.
Starting with a low-impact fitness regimen—such as walking, cycling, and swimming—is ideal, especially if you are new to regular exercise. It’s also easy to fit into your day. If you want to keep an eye on your progress, a fitness tracker, smartwatch or Oura ring is a terrific tool. Not only will you be able to track your workouts, but you’ll also be able to monitor all your activity whether you’re walking to work or going up the stairs.
Round Out Your Healthy Diet
No matter how healthy you eat, it’s likely you have nutritional gaps in your diet. Processed food and inadequate micronutrient levels make you more susceptible to illness.
Even the healthiest foods don’t contain 100 percent bioavailable nutrients. This means that your body can’t glean all the good stuff from your diet alone, even if each meal is a plateful of veggies.
To address deficiencies, talk to an expert that can help support your nutritional needs. The right supplements can promote gut health, clear up your skin, deliver extra energy throughout your day, and even promote longevity.
The best vitamins are ones that contain high levels of bioavailable nutrients, so take care to read labels and research supplements thoroughly. Then, you only need to remember to take your supplements each day (ideally with food) to reap the health benefits.
Focus on Relationships
Nurturing meaningful relationships is one way to stay healthy throughout adulthood. AARP highlights a survey which found that older adults who valued friendships enjoyed “better functioning.” And while family relationships are valuable, too, friendships proved most beneficial, according to the survey results.
You might not think your emotional well-being is directly linked with health. But surveys like the one mentioned above remind us of the mind-body connection and the importance of tending to your mental state.
Studies have also proven that social and emotional support can help protect people against early death, illness, and roadblocks toward recovery after surgery or a health scare. This means that friendships and family relationships are more vital than anyone might have guessed, especially in older age.
If you are dealing with relationship issues such as criticism or the blame game, it can bring more negativity into the home and contribute to stress. Negative relationships can be nurtured with house cleansing. Gather a few key ingredients — sage, lemons, white vinegar, sea salt, selenite, a bell, and a fireproof dish — to create a cleansing solution that you’ll then use on door knobs, windows, doors, and frames. This can allow more positive energy to manifest in the home and help improve everyone’s mood.
Check Out Health Programs
While you can benefit from the above tips, every individual has different health needs, so it is important to focus on wellness strategies that are suitable for you. The good news is whatever your age or ability level, you can find a health program that supports your wellness goals.
Deepak Saini Health offers a program designed to help you live a longer, healthier life. It is not a one-size-fits-all program — you will get a customized plan that will teach you about nutrition, functional movement and proper exercise, toxicity and the environment, and sleep and stress techniques. Making such changes a part of your everyday routine can make a big impact on your overall health.
Staying healthy requires balance—and that can even include occasional well-intentioned indulgences. But by taking these simple steps toward better health, you can pursue optimal wellness without drastically changing your habits. And you don’t have to spend unnecessary hours in the gym, either.
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