Focus on Wellness and Longevity as You Mature in Years – By: Malika Comfort, nutraMetrix Global Operations Manager –
Aging shouldn’t be feared and in fact, should be embraced. With age comes wisdom and experience, and how well you grow older depends on what practices you put in place early on to help you age gracefully. While there are health factors that may be unavoidable, some challenges can be addressed starting from a younger age with proper support. Yet, even right now you can add routines to your lifestyle that may help you feel your absolute best, and all it takes is a little extra effort.
Exercise to Fit Your Lifestyle
Who doesn’t want rock hard abs and visible muscle definition, and especially as we get older? To get or maintain this type of physique, you’d need to spend countless hours in a gym, probably work with a trainer, and have an airtight diet that focuses on building muscle. But if you’re like most Americans, this much effort is not ideal in today’s busy society. Only about 19.3 percent of Americans actually fall into the “fit” category according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (1)
However, if you are not able to dedicate time and effort into a vigorous workout routine, you can still get adequate exercise for a healthy lifestyle. Low impact exercise each day will help with overall health and many of these exercises can be done from the comfort of your own home or during breaks at work. For instance, walking each day has benefits that helps to improve sleep, muscle strength, mood, balance to help prevent falls, and much more; did you know that most people in the US only gets 3K to 4K steps in per day, and steps under 5K per day is considered a sedentary type of lifestyle by doctors? (2) Find the right exercises that fit your lifestyle and make them a daily routine. Here are a few low-impact exercise suggestions:
- Walk – aim for at least 10K steps per day
- Swimming, Yoga or Pilates
- Any exercise that prevents your feet from pounding against the ground
Consume a Healthy Diet
We hear far too often that we must eat healthy to be healthy; but what is healthy eating? Eating healthy means consuming nutritious foods that help to maintain energy, focus, hydration and immune support, and we can get these nutrients through foods like dark leafy greens, colorful fruits and veggies, whole wheats and lean proteins. And drinking 4-6 cups of water daily has a plethora of benefits that range from digestive support to protecting organs and tissues. (3)
Add a Little Extra
Aside from a healthy diet, one of the best ways to add additional nutrients to your daily food consumption is through supplementation, particularly if you are not getting enough from your food. This Fall, consider adding nutraMetrix® MycoAdapt to your hot beverages or foods like soup, sprinkle in salads or over lean proteins. nutraMetrix MycoAdapt is formulated with 4 key ingredients – Cordyceps mushrooms, Lion’s Mane mushrooms, Turkey Tail mushrooms and Astragalus, making this powerful combination of mushrooms work cohesively to support cognitive health, your immune and digestive systems, and help support energy and endurance. To learn more about these super ingredients and get the benefits of mushrooms without the unpopular mushroom taste, find nutraMetrix MycoAdapt on www.nutraMetrix.com and order yours today.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.