2 Things YOU Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Health
I talk to people all the time that have health issues that need blood work, dietary protocols, strategic supplements, etc. But one thing I have learned over the years is that if you do not double down on the basics, much of the other stuff (like the blood work, dietary protocols and supplements) doesn't work as well as you want it to.
2 of the most basic things are water and oxygen. Think about that... If we don't have proper hydration or we have low levels of oxygen, our health will suffer. We can do all the other fancy stuff, but if we don't build a solid foundation on water and oxygen, sometimes we fall short. Now, I am not saying that all of your health problems can be solved by drinking water and breathing deeply, but I am saying that this should be a starting point for all of us!
Sometimes we need lab testing or diet tweaks, but we always need to make sure we are properly hydrated and getting oxygen to our cells. So, here are 2 things you can start doing right now to help you optimize your health!
1) Drink enough water. Most people are simply dehydrated. To find your number of ounces of water per day to be drinking, take your body weight in pounds, divide by 2 and drink that many oz. of water per day. That means that a 150 lb. pound person should be drinking about 75 oz. of water per day. Sound like a lot? Most people fall short, so make it a goal. Things without caffeine like herbal tea count toward this goal, so remember that. Caffeinated beverages do not count, however, as they will actually dehydrate you!
2) Breathe deeply! Oxygen is so important to help your metabolism and for the creation of energy. Yet, most of us go through our days without ever breathing deeply. A couple of ways to get good air into your lungs is to exercise at a level that requires you to get out of breath (it's hard not to breath deeply if you are working out intensely!) and to intentionally breath deeply. You can use an app like calm or simply focus on taking 10 deep, slow breaths at intervals throughout the day. I like to do this 3 times per day
If you are reading this, join me over the next week and commit to doing the two things mentioned above and see if you don't feel better! I think you will. If you can do these simple things to feel better, you might be ready to take the next step. Sometimes you just to have a little simple success first!
If you want to join the conversation on our free Q and A facebook check out the link on lnk.bio/drjeni I'll be issuing a challenge to drink enough and breath deeply to the group, so join us - it's easier to do things with a group of like-minded people on the same journey!
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To your health!