When feeling well is the goal, it pays to focus on your gut microbiome, the trillions-strong community of bacteria whose job it is to keep you healthy. By now, you may be aware of your microbiome and the need to protect it. But, you may not know that microbial diversity – having lots of different, health-supportive strains of bacteria inside you – is another key element of a healthy gut, and a healthy body. What does microbial diversity do for you? How to protect it and how to enhance yours every day? Here are a few ways to do it.
One often overlooked but extremely helpful health marker I encourage everyone to track is their heart rate variability or (HRV). Learning more about your HRV can give you a better picture of your cardiovascular fitness and your over-all resilience, as well as helping to steer you toward more health-supportive daily behaviors and lifestyle tweaks. Think of HRV as a sort of on-demand monitoring and feedback system for doing stuff that keeps you well.
Resveratrol is a phytonutrient that delivers a wide array of benefits possibly including: improved blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, cholesterol, and markers of aging.
Healthy sources of resveratrol include pistachios, cranberries, cacao, and supplements.
If we know what genetic variants a person has, and how their genes express themselves in various ways to influence a person's health, then that person can make lifestyle and food choices to take those genetic variants into account, and optimize health.
Truth be told, just about everyone’s fitness slipped a bit as we all tried to muddle through. Granted, though we aren’t totally out of the woods just yet, now that the ground feels less shaky, it’s time to find our footing and start moving forward once again. In other words, it’s time to pull ourselves – and our fitness acts – back together. Here’s your slow and steady muscle-building roadmap