6 steps to live longer, and be happier and healthier

6 steps to live longer, and be happier and healthier

via SmartCompany by Dr Ron Ehrlich

For most of us, our overriding goal in life is to fulfil our potential — and whether that is as part of a family, community or business, central to being the best we can be is to also be as healthy as we can.

We face many challenges in our modern world. The key is to identify and minimise what has the potential to compromise your health, and most importantly, to focus on simple principles to build mental, physical and emotional resilience. Here is a short list to get you started.

1. Prioritise

Your health is just too important to leave to anyone else.

If we are faced with a medical emergency we are fortunate to have the wonders of modern medicine to call on, and so often it is lifesaving.

The problem is our healthcare system has become a chronic disease management system. It’s a great economic model, which keeps the chemical, processed food, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries generating billions of dollars.

It’s just not a very good health model. You can either choose to be part of the economic model, or take control of your own health, and reap the benefits.

2. A consistently good night’s sleep

Sleep is your body’s built-in life-support system, affecting every measure of health, physical and mental. A good night’s sleep is a function of quantity and quality.

In terms of quantity, 95% of the adult population requires seven to nine hours.

And in terms of quality, putting your head on the pillow is not enough. The quality of sleep is a function of how well you breathe while asleep.

If, despite your best efforts, you are still tired, seek out a sleep physician to explore your options. It could extend your life, and even save it.

A consistently good night’s sleep is the most important part of your day…

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