A Simple Way to Manage Your Health

Dan Pedersen has a couple of good ideas on managing health in the new year, something I’m sure plenty of us are starting to do.

Here’s a list of macro-themes that I think deliver the most value in terms of overall health and well-being:

  • Eat only when hungry, and stop when you’re 80% full. Also, make your diet high in fiber.

  • Stay hydrated.

  • Sleep 8–10 hours per night, consistently. Go to bed early.

  • Exercise moderately, three times per week. Pick something you enjoy doing.

  • Spend 30 minutes per day reading a book and reflecting on what you’re learning from it. (good for brain health)

  • Be thankful and prayerful every day. (reduces stress)

  • Treat everyone with respect. (conflict is stressful)

This is a very simplistic formula. But I think it’s better than getting bogged down in all kinds of time consuming and frustrating details. And although there’s no perfect formula for good health, I think we can stack the odds in our favor by focusing on such major themes.

January 2, 2019