I’m sure you’ve heard that “sitting is the new smoking.” If this is true, I know many of us had better start some new habits. With “sheltering in place” comes new work from home routines - sitting at your home desk (or makeshift desk), not going outside to pick up lunch, no time in the conference room or chatting at a coworker’s desk, generally... less movement.
Hypertension is a major driver of both stroke and heart attack. But for common cases of borderline high BP, the best medicine is upgrading the way you live: your diet and your exercise habits and the way you deal with stress.
Because mitochondria power the biochemical reactions in most of your cells, when you don’t care for them, your body just isn’t going to work very well. If you’ve noticed that your energy isn’t what it used to be, or maybe you’re struggling more frequently with brain fog, that’s a clear signal to pay your mitochondria more attention.
We all know that exercise does the body good, but did you know it also works wonders for the brain? Turns out, working up a sweat has a positive impact on what’s happening inside your head—and the benefits are major, ranging from improved memory and increased focus to a better ability to manage stress.
When patients tell me they’re feeling wiped out, exhausted and dragging through their days, often it’s because they’re not treating their mitochondria right. Most people don’t realize it but mitochondria play a massive role in their energy levels, how well their metabolism functions and even how much brain fog they deal with every day.