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Here’s a brief idea from me, and a few content recommendations that have the potential to shift your thinking in a significant way.
IDEA FROM ME:
Over the last few years (I blame turning 40), I’ve been taking much more interest and care of my health. I want to live as long a life as possible. And not just long for the sake of it – I want it to be a high quality of life.
So, I’ve been educating myself and adopting new habits. Recently I wrote out the health habits that are important to me, in order of priority. I figured it might be helpful to share them.
A quick caveat. I’m not 100% consistent with all of them. But, I am with some, and I’m getting better and better at making some of them consistent habits.
Alcohol – 3 drinks a week, limited to Friday and Saturday
Be in bed for 8 hours (for 7 hours sleep)
Eat mostly paleo – meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar
Exercise 4 times a week – a mix of strength, core / mobility, gymnastics and aerobic workouts (programmed by my personal trainer). Try and generally be active around that (bike, run, walk, play sports etc.)
Drink 3 litres of water a day
Practice time restricted feeding – eat in an 8 hour window (generally 12.00 to 20.00)
Caffeine – maximum of 2 drinks a day, and never after midday
Take my supplements daily (Vitamin C, Multi-Vitamin, Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Zinc, Quercetin)
Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Dr. Satchin Panda are two people I follow closely for their health insights. What I like about them both is they’re very good at translating complex things into practical advice. This is a great conversation between them, full of tips for sleeping and being at the top of your game.
I’m on a mission to go back and re-read the books that have had a big influence on me. I forgot just how good this book by Ajahn Brahm was.
Ajahn Brahm has been a monk for over 30 years. He uses the book to tell short stories (108 to be exact) – each one leaving you with something to really think about. He’s a brilliant storyteller, who manages to cover difficult topics, in a light hearted and very funny way.