If you want to live well longer, the classics of good sleep, good food, plenty of movement and relaxation are absolutely foundational. Building on that solid base, you can get a little more creative with this powerful anti-aging, vitality-enhancing health hack, cold exposure, incorporating brief periods of exposure to cold temperatures into your daily routine. Why? In simplest terms, it may help make you one of the physiologically youngest people you know!
Sleep – and doing it well – has become a huge issue, even for those who never had much trouble with it, pre-pandemic. On the bright side, the new, slowed-down routine has given the sleep-deprived time to focus on straightening out their sleep issues. By the time we get to the other side of the pandemic, those new, good sleep habits will be firmly entrenched.
While kindness may have seemed in short supply during the upheaval of the past few years, now is the perfect time to reconnect with the idea of sharing kindness that only you can give. Not only will it make others feel better, it will also support your own physical and mental well-being. In other words, everybody wins!
Even with vaccines starting to roll out, everyone still needs to keep focused on what they can do for their own immunity. With more easily spread mutations unloosed and clusters and spikes still to be battled through, it will be months before the world can truly breathe a sigh of relief, if we’re lucky. Until then, your best immunity defense – whether you’ve had the shots or not – is to keep your gut in tip-top shape: to feed it, care for it and tend it like your life depends on it because it does.
Poor or inadequate sleep takes a big bite out of how well you learn, how clearly you think, how well you age, how effectively you fend off illness, your mood, your weight and yes, even your sex drive. So, if you think sleeping like crap every now and then is no big deal, think again.
When you cut out sugar – whether by going cold turkey or by tapering off – all sorts of wonderful health changes begin to kick in almost immediately. You’ll start feeling the difference within a matter of days. So, if you want to feel better, look better and age better in 2021, now’s the time to break up with the sweet stuff.