I am very fortunate to have received 3 years of medical residency lifestyle medicine training alongside family and osteopathic medicine. This of course adds to all my previous years in chiropractic and clinical nutrition. Although everybody's different, you may use this post as a lifestyle medicine targets checklist. Indeed, this is what I enjoy helping my patients, Physicians & health care professionals with the most.
You see, lifestyle medicine encompasses all components of health. Physical, mental, emotional. Not surprisingly, all of us can benefit from awareness and acknowledgement that all these rules play in our lives. Today, let's check in on the most important daily targets.
Mindfulness or Meditation: Spend a few minutes each AM and PM practicing mindfulness or meditation. This can help center your mind, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. Reflect and monitor your daily habits: Take some time to reflect while acknowledging your prior achievements and areas for improvement.
Mindful Breakfasts: Choose a nutritious breakfast daily. This also helps you gain sustained energy throughout the day. If you have not already done so, grab our Lifestyle and Nutrition plan HERE It's free and we have had patients lose over 50 lbs and improve their health dramatically in six months just by following.
Exercise: Engage in some form of AM physical activity or better yet your own home exercise routine. Regular exercise is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. I can help you design what's best for you.
Dramatically cut screen Time: Reduce the amount of time spent on phones, especially early in the morning and at night especially. Just park it in another room after work and throughout the night and walk away.
Practice Tracking & Gratitude throughout the day: I urge you NOT to use an electronic device for this! My favorite is still a small paper notebook and pen that slips into a pocket. Cultivating a positive mindset all day will contribute to far better mental well-being.
Stretch or Yoga: Incorporate some daily, simple stretching or yoga into your morning and evening routines. Even a minute goes a long way to improve flexibility, reduce tension, and help promote a sense of serenity.
Establishing a consistent sleep routine is crucial for overall health and can positively impact your energy levels and mood. With all the above and often some targeted dietary supplements you'll find this better than ever.
Connect with Loved Ones: We all need downtime and healthy human relationships. When you do see others, hang out with supportive friends and family members. Be careful here and don't fall into codependent traps. Real family social connections contribute far more to physical, mental and emotional well-being and have really lost their way for so many of us.
Finally, the key is to make and tweak these simple life changes that create sustainable habits rather than attempting drastic changes that may be difficult to maintain. As a Private Practice Member you get to meet me regularly as your confidant. In addition to thorough primary care the major thing I really love about my practice is the ability to help you with personal, lifestyle, nutrition, medical and habit challenges, and help you make adjustments where needed. Listen to your body, prioritize self-care, and make choices that contribute to your overall well-being. Just ask for help if you are already a Practice Member, but if not just reach out to us HERE to get started! ~ We Are Here for You
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