The world of fitness and nutrition is a $6 billion dollar industry (and is showing no signs of slowing down). When you are constantly bombarded by taut bodies on Instagram, promises of abs in 12 easy steps on Pinterest and weight loss commercials on TV it can seem daunting to get healthy. Fortunately for you, the concept of health is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Throughout the world, healthy and happy individuals do not look or act the same. There are no go to rules we can provide that will provide with a one-stop health approach and no pill that you can take, our advice is clean and simple and easily tailored to your needs. Read on to learn about our easy steps to becoming healthy.
The average North American is chronically sleep deprived. We spend too much time in front of electronic devices which confuse our Circadian rhythm and keep us up much later than we should be. While there is no golden number for how much you should sleep (it also changes as you age), most doctors recommend between 6 and 9 hours of sleep a night. If you sleep 6 and need more, try to restructure your day so you can sleep more. Turn off your electronic devices at least 2 hours before bedtime and keep cell phones and televisions out of the bedroom. Try to limit your caffeine intake, invest in a good bed and pillows and try to see sleep as a luxurious gift to yourself that you deserve.