There is scientific proof that gratitude benefits your health. Grateful people are more likely to take better care of their health. They exercise more often and attend regular check-ups, which will likely contribute to further longevity. Gratitude reduces toxic emotions, from resentment to frustration, envy, and regret. It effectively increases happiness and decreases depression and anxiety.
Most people know that working out, eating well, and getting the rest your body needs are fundamental components of your well-being. But studies suggest that hitting the gym won’t counteract the negative effect of consuming fatty foods, and mainlining kale won’t cancel out bad eating habits. Just as much as not sleeping well will have a detrimental impact on your mental health and counting your blessings before bedtime will help you to sleep better. Let’s look at ways to add healthy habits to your daily life and give your body the gratitude it deserves.
Minimize your sugar intake
Diets high in sugar can lead to a weak immune system, diabetes, headaches, arthritis, and depression. Sugar causes glucose levels to spike and plummet. It adds to cravings and starts the cycle of false hunger. Sugar can also get in the way of fighting diseases. Too much glucose in the body will cause bacteria and yeast to build up and cause infections. Sugar also contributes to wrinkles and sagging skin. When sugar hits your bloodstream, it attaches to proteins. The blending of these proteins with sugar causes the skin to lose its elasticity and leads to aging too soon. When your body kicks into fight or flight mode when you stress, it releases large amounts of hormones, and when your blood sugar is low, your body has the same chemical response. Eating sugar makes the stress hormones compensate for the crash, which raises your blood sugar, causing anxiousness and irritability. People who eat the most sugar have the lowest intakes of essential nutrients, making them weak and tired.
Drink plenty of water
It is essential to consume enough water daily. Aim to drink at least 2L of water. By doing so, it flushes out toxins from your organs, carries nutrients to your cells, helps your joints by keeping them flexible and lubricated, and helps digest the food that you eat. Did you know water is a natural appetite suppressant? When the stomach senses that it is complete, it sends signals to the brain to stop eating. Water can help to take up space in the stomach, leading to a feeling of fullness and, in turn, reducing your hunger. A person may also think that they are hungry when they are, in fact, thirsty. Get into the habit of putting your water bottle in the fridge for the next day, ready to go, and make sure you stay hydrated.
Healthy eating habits
Eating well will give your body the energy it needs to function correctly, resulting in looking and feeling better! A nutritious diet can make your immune system stronger, help your body fight diseases and keep you feeling energized. Your body’s default state is generally in constant regeneration mode. However, in times of illness, your body may lose its natural health. When the body is not in a natural state of health, it causes degeneration or the breakdown of cells. The potential to get your body back on track lies in healthy nutrition, fasting, and other healing modalities.
Get some sleep
Rest is vital for better mental health, increased concentration and memory, a healthier immune system, reduced stress, improved mood, and even adding to a better metabolism. Aren’t those enough reasons to lie down, take a few deep breaths, and experience that sensory detachment from your surroundings? Rest can look different for everyone. It can be active, such as going for a stroll outside, reading a book, or doing stretching and breathing exercises, or rest can be passive, like taking 10 minutes to sit down and breathe deeply or taking a power nap. No matter how you choose to rest, these daily actions can help you recover and recharge from physical and mental effort.
Treatments to consider:
Infrared Light therapy
This is a perfect way to power up your cells and help your body heal. Using special low-level lasers, infrared light therapy energizes your cells and fights inflammation, giving you benefits that range from increasing energy, reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and helping you sleep better. This process also allows for more energy production in the mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of your body.
A wide range of IV vitamin therapy benefits people can experience after treatment. IV treatment is administered directly into the veins, so the results may be achieved much more quickly than oral or other traditional medicines. This form of therapy is safe and effective and is custom-made to meet the unique health needs or desires of each patient. At Longevity, our patients receive the highest care in IV Nutritional Therapy with physician oversight.
BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men and Women
After your specific test results, we help to design a custom plan and use compounded bioidentical hormones that are individually dosed based on each client’s unique needs.
Most changes in your hormones can be accomplished through lifestyle changes such as eliminating toxins, getting better sleep, and a gut microbiome cleansing. In addition to these lifestyle changes, bioidentical hormones are the best option with the best results.
Whatever your needs are, be grateful for when they are met, and even if you feel it’s a struggle to reach your goals, the Longevity Care Clinic uses ideal methods so you can gain optimal energy, get restorative sleep, strengthen your immunity, and perfectly balance your hormones. Our comprehensive approach lays the groundwork so you can live your best life in the best of health