Health Tips – 7 Healthy Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle
#1 Healthy Habit : Regular exercise – consisting of some form of cardio workout 5-7 days per week for 30 minutes, plus resistive exercise for 45-60 minutes for 5 days per week.
#2 Healthy Habit : Maintain proper weight (We don’t refer to scale weight alone. We are concerned with weight in pounds of fat. If a person has over 25 pounds on their frame, they are considered over-fat, a better measurement of health than weight alone.)
#3 Healthy Habit : Eat healthy snacks: The purpose of snacks is to regulate insulin levels and to keep the body in the constant mode of burning fat.
#4 Healthy Habit : Eat breakfast every morning: Breakfast is to start your metabolism and, like snacks, regulate insulin levels to burn fat.
#5 Healthy Habit : Use little to no alcohol: One glass of alcohol is the daily limit, but none is better (alcohol promotes the desire to eat and adds substantial sugar and calories).
#6 Healthy Habit : Sleep 7-8 uninterrupted hours per night m(best to go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day).
#7 Healthy Habit : Don’t smoke: Smoking is the number one lifestyle habit that shortens life and accelerates aging quicker than any other lifestyle habit.
(Keep in mind that obesity will surely surpass smoking in coming years.)
Healthy Habits Combat the Negative Effects of Aging
This list of 7 healthy habits for a healthy lifestyle is simple enough, right? Then why is it so hard to incorporate these healthy habits into our everyday lives? Because we do not truly understand that the aging process is a disease, and we need to combat its negative effects on a daily basis. Once we reach the second phase of physiological life (around age of 21!) our bodies make a cellular decision to fight to live or slowly relax and die.
Once we stop consciously promoting the process of living, the body goes into its program mode, and begins the normal (but unnatural) process of slow but- steady death. To sidestep this primary fact requires that we remain in a powerful state of denial. How amazing this simple 7-step healthy habits list is. If science could take any one of these seven healthy habits and turn it into a drug, it would be called a “wonder drug”! This is the “wonder” of choice!
Healthy Habits Effect Your Biological Aging Process
Please look over the chart of these seven healthy habits for a healthy lifestyle, and ask yourself how many factors have you have adhered to for 6 -12 months, and then look at the biological difference. For example, let’s assume you are a 50 years old, and you have adopted 0 to 2 of the seven healthy lifestyle habits for 6 -12 months. You then have the biological age of 72! Congratulations, you’ve accelerated your biological aging process by 22 years! How do you feel about that?
But thank goodness, there is another side to this. Let us take the same situation, but this time looking at the impact of following all seven healthy lifestyle habits for 6 -12 months. Anyone who had done that would have the biological age of 35 years! Wonderful, you’ve reversed the aging process by 15 years! Again, if you practice most, or all of the healthy lifestyle habits, you will reduce your biological age, and the benefits will be a longer and higher quality life!
It’s wonderful that we are learning so much about the positive effects of controlling our health. All we need to do is get the correct personal information about how we fit into this chart. Once we have the information on how to finally get our genetics and personal effort to work for us, instead of against us, we can begin to measure and manage our own health and excel throughout our golden years.
Healthy Habits to Live Longer and Healthier
If you are not excited about this information, then you need to read it again. Even more exciting, the advances in medicine and public health over the last decade offer further hope for our prospects. For the first time in history, we have the power to have our 60’s and 70’s be a new beginning, not the beginning of the end.
Think about the possibility that we can live longer and healthier than any generation before. We now have the ability to focus on our health-span when our predecessors could only deal with their life span. We also have the ability to focus on active life expectancy, years we can expect to live without chronic functional impairments.
The purpose of this article on the 7 healthy habits for a healthy lifestyle is not only to help you to prevent premature illness, aging, and death, but also to extend your active life with the emerging health information I’ve collected over these 30+ years. I will do my best to help you measure and manage all the key factors that can help you improve your health. It is the sum of this personal information that will determine 80-90% of your life span. NO JOKE!
Take the Next Step to Better Health
This article outlines the “how” of how The TheissCare training program has accomplished this goal successfully for thousands of people. It is my profound hope that you will be next.
If this makes sense to you, reach out to me, today. We can schedule a no obligation phone consultation to review your current status and recommend a healthy lifestyle plan for you.
Brian K. Theiss is an innovator and thought leader in the area of performance fitness. He has been an internationally awarded Executive Health and Wellness Consultant since 1987. He has the distinction of being the very first Certified Fitness Trainer by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA).
Brian has trained numerous Fortune 500 executives, professional and elite athletes, and high-profile entertainers. When empowering life’s possibilities, Brian is the go-to choice for the highest performance results.
In 2016, the ISSA again recognized Theiss, as the #1 Executive Health and Wellness Consultant among 250,000 fitness and wellness professionals in 93 countries. It is this consistent recognition of the TheissCare method that brings clients to TheissCare, LLC from around the world.