What’s more important… heart health or brain health?
In a world of lockdowns and social distancing your heart and mind can suffer and not just because you’re not getting the exercise you need.
So here are Coach’s 7 tips to avoiding heart disease and living a fuller life:
- Get 7+ hours of sleep each night.
Simple, rather than binge watching netflix into oblivion o’clock, set an alarm to go to bed… ironic right.
With the right amount of sleep, it’s easier to think clearly throughout the day and achieve success, when you have success it’s easier to go to bed earlier to do it again tomorrow.
- 15 minutes of Vitamin D per day…
It’s free to get, go out in the sunlight, even if it’s just on your balcony and soak it up.
It reduces the chance of heart disease, boosts weight loss and fights off depression.
- 2 Litres of water per day.
Simple enough, your brain is made of 73% water, so make sure you are getting enough in to keep it functioning optimally.
- Create a routine and schedule it in.
The brain loves patterns, it can use them to become more efficient. So schedule you sunlight in, schedule social media time in, schedule your sleep and meals. Particularly if you are confined indoor in this current time.
- 10,000 steps per day.
“But we’re stuck inside” I hear you say, well last I checked you can still go for a walk and if you’re trying to maximise social distancing, find a fire trail in the national park and follow that. Or just do several flights of stairs 3 times a day to get moving. But get moving!
- 5-6 Serves of veggies and 2 serves of fruit.
Your WHOLE body needs vitamins and minerals to function at capacity. So feed it well. I’m not saying you can’t have the foods you want.
I’m just saying you NEED to eat your fruit and vegetables.
- Socially interact.
Even if you can’t meet up somewhere in person, what’s stopping you from introducing yourself to your neighbour across the fence and keeping each other company in your own backyards.
Google hangouts with friends.
Phone calls to loved ones.
Online fitness classes.
Just get involved, take a chance and be a little vulnerable to sharing with someone. You can thank me later.
These are all things I know to be true and tested for keeping a healthy human. I hope you take advantage of this information!