Regardless of your training goals, these basic lifestyle guidelines are a great starting point for anyone. Taking a holistic approach helps you to focus on factors that contribute to overall health.
But where should you start? Try these 6 basic lifestyle guidelines for health and longevity:
- WORK-LIFE BALANCE
There are 24 hours in any given day; find the appropriate balance between work and rest to best suit your lifestyle.
- DRINK WATER
Water significantly affects energy levels and brain function. Drink at least 1/2 of your bodyweight in ounces per day.
- BEDTIME ROUTINE
Go to bed and wake up at the same time to maintain a good circadian rhythm. This process regulates your sleep-wake cycle.
- GET OUTDOORS
The sun and moon correlate with our mood and energy levels. Get exposure to daylight and sleep in-line with the moon.
- MOVE EVERY DAY
Drinking water, blood flow and good digestion are essential daily routines. Facilitate recovery faster by moving.
- DIGEST YOUR FOOD
Invest in eating. Sit down, chew your food, put the phone away and have a conversation!
It is so easy to get caught up in the various complexities available to us that we forget about the simple things that our body still needs: regularity, movement and sustenance.
Don’t underestimate the importance of or look past the basics!