Improve your cardiovascular health, improve your life.
No matter where you’re at on your health journey, we have tips and tricks that will fit your lifestyle. Getting active to improve cardiovascular strength is always a great tactic, but if that isn’t a great fit for your life right now, no worries! Here are some other strategies to implement this month.
HEALTHY IS SWEATING
The body uses a process called hormesis to respond to stressors in a manner that allows it to come back even stronger than it was before the stressor. This is why working out leads to muscles getting stronger, and why using heat stressors in the form of exercise or a sauna actually leads to major benefits such as:
- Stimulation of the immune system
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduction of inflammation
- Increase in cardiovascular strength
- Antidepressant and mood boosting effects
HEALTHY IS A CALM MORNING
When you first wake up, cortisol, also known as the “stress hormone,” is at a high point in your daily hormonal rhythm as a natural way of preparing for the day ahead. Adding additional stress during this time can spike your cortisol, causing your blood sugar to rise and leading to negative long-term effects such as decreased energy, fatigue, and headaches as well as a lowered immune system. Start your day by making your bed, stepping outside to get some fresh air, or writing down three things you’re grateful for.
HEALTHY IS GENIUS FOODS
Our brains use nutrients from foods just like our bodies do. Giving your brain the right nutrients will supercharge it, allowing you to learn faster, feel refreshed, and give your brain the boost it needs to fight major ailments like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Examples of genius foods are below, and if you’re craving something sweeter, dark chocolate is considered a genius food as long as it has 80% cacao!
NUTS & SEEDS
MEAT & SEAFOOD
Take control of your health.
Join us this month to learn more strategies for implementing these tactics into your daily routine, and check in with our Wellness Coaches about any of your health goals. We’re here to help!