OUR 5 PILLARS OF HEALTH
1. OPTIMUM NERVE FUNCTION
Our nervous system controls every aspect of our human experience - it is our body's control, regulatory and communication system for every movement, thought, and response. When the nervous system is functioning optimally, our body is able to self-heal, self-regulate and self-optimize. When this system is compromised, this ability diminishes.
The human body is literally built to move! Movement helps get blood flowing through our veins, strengthens the musculoskeletal system, optimizes cardiorespiratory function, and improves our psychological state. When we move well, we can experience and engage with the world better.
Exercise abilities & preferences will be different for everyone but the most important thing is consistency. Whether it's running, hiking, biking, swimming, weight training, yoga, Pilates, climbing or simply getting out for a walk everyday - the options are endless. Choose a method you enjoy so you're more likely to stick with it, and make it part of your routine to give your body the exercise it needs and deserves.
3. REST & RECOVERY
Optimal health is all about balance, and it's equally important to make time for rest and recovery. Establishing healthy sleeping patterns is hugely important to allow your body and brain to repair and heal, fend off disease, consolidate memories, process emotional experiences, and so much more.
Rest opportunities during the day are equally vital. Being on-the-go all the time, constantly stressed or anxious, and never slowing down puts a significant strain on our nervous system, compromising our ability to heal and repair. Keep yourself functioning at your best by allowing time to re-charge!
The fuel that we put into our bodies directly affects our health, mood, energy levels, and ability to function at our best. Ever noticed that bloated, tired, icky feeling that kicks in about half an hour after you've consumed a fast food lunch? Or the sugar crash after half a pack of choc-chip cookies? This is a direct result of fueling your body with low quality, inflammatory ingredients that do more harm than good.
Prioritize your health by nourish your body and mind with wholefoods like fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, nuts, legumes (such as beans, chickpeas, lentils), fish, shellfish and eggs. Investing in your nutritional choices now will guide and shape your future path of health and quality of life as you age.
5. MENTAL WELLBEING
Mental and physical health are intrinsically intertwined. Our mental wellbeing directly affects our physical state, and vice versa. It's therefore imperative that we give ourselves the tools to effectively manage stress, regulate emotions, and maintain a positive mindset. Nurturing our mental wellbeing can take many forms, whether it's a daily meditation practice, making consistent steps toward long term goals, maintaining social connections & relationships, learning a new skill, or picking up a new hobby. Make time for the things that bring you joy, peace, or gratitude, and savor them.