What Can I Do Right Now?
Here are 7 things you can do that will imrpove the quality of your life.
Walk every day. Walking has been associated with lowered risk for heart disease, depression, cancer, diabetes and obesity.
Do some form of meditation, gratitude work or journaling. About 80 percent of the titans of industry, entertainment, sports and technology interviewed by Tim Ferriss in his book, Tools of Titans, meditates or does something similar. Similarly, gratitude work and journaling will help you focus on restorative emotions that reduce stress, calm the soul and may extend your life.
Have your hormones evaluated and optimized. You can accomplish plenty with diet, nutrition, and lifestyle, but why not have your hormones working for you rather than against you?
Take sleep and stress seriously. Sleep is restorative and vital. Lack of sleep is a stressor that will add belly fat, shrink your brain and contribute to an early death and a shitty life.
Take the basic supplements. At the very least, supplement with fish oil, magnesium, vitamin D, probiotics, curcumin, resveratrol and a form of vitamin B3 that promotes cellular health and healthy aging (nicotinamide riboside).
Eat real food. I’m talking about food your great grandmother would recognize as food. Food that spoils. Food that was hunted, fished, gathered or plucked. “Eat real food” is the single best and most important nutritional strategy for health and longevity.
Nurture Relationships. Who you spend time with — and what you spend time doing — is a critically important variable in the quality of your life. Find ways to make a contribution to others — it’ll pay you back way more than it costs you in time. Eat meals with families. Volunteer. Make a difference and feel good about it. Nurture friendships.