As spring turns to summer, here are some pearls of wisdom for everyone to keep in mind for a healthy life.
Sleep. We have to rest and recover. This is even more important as we age. Seven to eight hours of sleep is ideal. Wearable electronics can help to analyze the amount and quality of our sleep.
Stretch. Daily stretching helps maintain flexibility, improve recovery and slow down aging. From a 15-minute daily routine, to yoga classes, to pre- and post-exercise routines—the body will benefit from regular movement.
Cardio. Walk, hike, bike, swim, run. The heart needs to work to move nutrients to the body to heal, recover and perform. Thirty to 45 minutes, three times a week is a great starting point. Regular cardio contributes to better sleep, weight loss and mental clarity.
Nutrition. No matter what diet, choose a consistent balance of protein, good fats and healthy carbohydrates. A balanced diet increases energy, aids in recovery and reduces the risk of diseases, such as cancer, stroke, heart attack, diabetes and more.
Brain. The brain benefits from reduced stress, brain games, music, better nutrition, art and so much more. Activating the brain will activate the soul.Dr. Nathan Conlee has been in practice since 1987 and is clinic director of Winterhaven Health Center, where he utilizes functional chiropractic, neurology, nutrition, physiotherapy and more. Connect at 520-322-6161, [email protected] or PerformanceNeurology.com.
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