2023 Well being Habits – A Wholesome Slice of Life


In February 2022 I wrote a submit about which well being habits have been working for me. Over a 12 months later, it’s good to see that a number of of them have withstood the take a look at of time:

  • LMNT for optimum hydration. I’ve one each single day and all the time look ahead to it.
  • Madeline Strikes app for each day energy coaching
  • Chiropractic care. I’m going each different week.
  • Morning mild. When the solar comes up, Finley and I (and David if he’s round) go for a sluggish stroll. It normally finally ends up being 1.25 miles. Outdoors morning mild helps set your circadian rhythm and actually it simply is a pleasant, peaceable approach to begin the day.

I’m nonetheless recurrently participating with all these habits, together with the core others of optimizing sleep, consuming quite a lot of veggies and protein, and preserving my thoughts as peaceable and centered as potential (not recurrently watching the information).

There are a number of extra experimental practices and habits I’ve adopted these days, too. David has been on a giant well being kick, which is motivating for me. We’re having enjoyable attempting some issues collectively as our wellness focus continues to evolve to a longevity-minded method. I care quite a bit much less about my seashore physique and much more about my 25-year from now useful physique. Listed here are a number of of the brand new focuses:

  • Much less alcohol. This was certainly one of my 2023 targets and although obscure, it’s sticking. I’ve tracked when and the way a lot I drink since January 1 and have been happy with how I’ve been capable of break the senseless behavior of pouring a glass of wine. I’m having a drink about as soon as every week proper now, and sticking to 1-2. There have been some exceptions and I’m nonetheless exploring this space, however my sleep and psychological readability appear higher than ever.
  • Weights. I’ve executed energy coaching for years however prior to now month two issues have modified: I’ve been difficult myself with heavier weights. Additionally, we used to take preworkout then go for a stroll and are available again to do weights. We’ve switched that order, hitting the weights proper after taking the preworkout and it has allowed for tougher exercises.
  • Creatine. Okay, this one is tremendous new; I’ve been taking it for about 2 weeks. David introduced it up and since I’ve been researching it, I’m hard-pressed to seek out something detrimental about it. My targets for taking it are elevated muscle and bone density. Since I didn’t do a loading section and as an alternative simply began taking 4-5 g a day, it ought to take me 3-4 weeks earlier than I discover a bodily distinction, so I’ll report again.
  • Protein. It is a well being matter I’m ingesting the Kool-Support arduous on proper now. Getting sufficient protein is tough however once I hit my targets I really feel great- extra satiated, stronger, and so on.
  • Motion all through the day. I’m grateful for a life-style that lends itself to motion. I used to be all the time that particular person that will go stroll some stairs mid-day on the workplace (although that was years… many years?! in the past), however I really feel a secret to longevity is to simply hold transferring.
  • Dry brushing. I began doing this recurrently once I had a lump in my breast scare as a approach to assist my lymphatic well being. I’ve been on and off with it since then, however these days have been extra diligent about doing it earlier than each bathe.
  • Magnesium and Tart Cherry Juice. This scrumptious cherry limeade tasting concoction has develop into my night sipper of alternative. I drink it whereas I prepare dinner or after dinner. It’s scrumptious! The magnesium helps promote leisure, reduces anxiousness, promotes bone well being and train restoration, amongst different issues. You need a magnesium glycinate or bis-glycinate for this goal (there are a number of types of magnesium). I add a scoop of magnesium bis-glycinate to tart cherry juice, which is wealthy in antioxidants, may also help muscle restoration, and is a pure type of melatonin (nice for sleep). I take advantage of about 1/4-1/3 c (I don’t measure) tart cherry juice, then fill the remainder of the glass up with a lime Spindrift. It’s going to bubble due to the magnesium, so have a sufficiently big glass. The consequence? A scrumptious beverage that may assist promote an important night time of sleep!

Optimum well being is all the time an ongoing journey from me. I’m removed from excellent on it, however that’s what makes it enjoyable; there may be all the time an space I can be taught extra about. There are many issues I’d nonetheless like to include extra, that I haven’t but been profitable with making constant. Listed here are a number of:

  • Cardio. I do know it’s not the top all be all, but it surely’s an excellent factor to get your coronary heart fee up a number of instances every week. I have a tendency to love to concentrate on energy so I would like so as to add this in additional usually.
  • Sweating. I don’t sweat simply, which is why I like my sauna bag. Sadly I don’t use it almost as recurrently as I ought to.
  • Stretching. I’ve gotten higher at doing 2 minutes stretch periods a pair instances a day however I actually would like to do a greater job doing full physique stretch/15 minute yoga stretching no less than a number of instances every week. I’ve the toughest time making this a behavior!
  • Candles. I simply can’t appear to shake them. I really like candles. Ironic since I’ve air purifiers and diffusers that I take advantage of and respect. Then I’m going and light-weight a candle. Maybe the enjoyment it brings me outweighs the air pollution? Sigh…

Share with me; what’s working on your well being proper now? What’s one thing you’d love to enhance on?



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