Wellness rules of exceptionally healthy people
Adapted from Well & Good
Hang out with positive people and movers-and-shakers
Research is starting to confirm what your mother always told you—that the people around you can be good or bad influences. Spend time with folks who have the habits you want!
Take a break from your exercise regime
If you never, take a break, that’s not living well. Take Sunday off and you’ll wake up eager to get back on track Monday morning.
Get back to—or into—nature
There’s a reason why apartments overlooking the park are more expensive. Whether we realize it or not, humans have a profound connection with nature. No need to relocate to a hut in the woods, just try walking through green spaces on your way to work or bringing your Kindle to a park bench.
Practice Hari Hachi Bu
This is the Japanese practice for eating until you’re 80 percent full, which is helpful because we’ve all heard that it takes about 20 minutes for our brains to catch up with our stomachs. Eating less is not only associated with avoiding weight gain (duh) but also living longer.
Double Your Ds
Vitamin D, that is! Particularly on those dreary winter days, it’s important to get enough vitamin D.
Docs used to only think vitamin D was good for bones, but new research has associated it with preventing a host of maladies, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression.
Eat your ‘shrooms
But not just the conventional kind. Shiitake, enoki, oyster, and maitake boost immune system activity and have anti-inflammatory properties. They’ve been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and are getting more recognition as health-boosters in the West.
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