73. The Four Pillars of Health
Getting healthy and feeling your best is simple. Ignore the noise and focus on the fundamentals, which are The Four Pillars of Health. These four foundational aspects of health create well-being, increase energy, and joy. The four pillars of health are proper diet, a healthy active lifestyle, quality sleep, and connection to others. They’re the foundation for becoming as healthy, vibrant, and energetic as you can be.
Key Takeaways To Tune In For
- [01:49] The Four Pillars of Health
- [02:50] People who create healthy habits in one area of their life end up creating healthy habits in other areas.
- [03:30] Pillar #1: healthy diet
- [04:14] Why you should emphasize plants and proteins
- [05:32] Healthy fats are a key part of healthy diets
- [07:49] Pillar #2: Exercise
- [08:21] Being fit and exercising reduces your risk of dying from any cause
- [10:11] Examples of low intensity but effective exercises
- [12:04] Pillar #3: Sleep
- [14:04] One in five adults sleep less than 6.5 hours at night
- [14:40] Tips to getting good quality sleep
- [16:28] Pillar #4: Connection
- [18:19] Do suffer from Yes Syndrome?
- [21:14] Volunteering in your community can help satisfy the need for connection
Resources talked about in this episode
Blog mentioned – 3 Steps to Eating Healthy for Life
Blog mentioned – 5 Simple Ways to Work Exercise into Your Life
Blog mentioned – Your Checklist to Beat Insomnia
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