Are you looking for ways to level up your health? Here’s what I’m doing.
We all resolve to make significant changes to our lifestyles to improve our health. But do you also struggle to keep up with them? This is because we think that in order to improve our health, we have to alter our lifestyle completely. But that’s not entirely true. Small changes can add up to big health benefits. Here are the top 5 things I’m doing right now:
1. HRV monitoring
Heart rate variability (HRV) is the variation in the intervals between heartbeats. Monitoring your HRV is crucial as it’s a window into your fitness, stress, wellness, and recovery. If you have a high HRV you may have better cardiovascular fitness and more resilience to stress. A low HRV is associated with worsening depression or anxiety. It is even associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, I regularly monitor my HRV to keep track of my health. You can track your HRV easily with various HRV monitors available. Whoop and ouraring are two great options.
2. Deep dive lab testing
Tests have become more important to me as I’m getting older. I believe that regular tests are a great way to monitor risks for diabetes, heart disease, thyroid disease, etc.. The tests help me monitor my wellness accurately and make lifestyle changes accordingly. I’d recommend you find a test provider who is willing to customize your lab testing, this way, you can check it quarterly or at least yearly to monitor your progress.
3. High dose of omega-3 fatty acids
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Currently, I’m also experimenting with high doses of omega-3. The data reveals that vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids improve cognitive function and mood. A study from UCSF Children’s Hospital also shows that a high dose omega-3 promotes serotonin release. Another study reveals that people who consume omega-3 regularly are less likely to be depressed. Talk to your doctor to see what dose is right for you.
4. Reading and creating uplifting content
A lot of people tend to ignore the impact of the content they consume. You must pay attention to it as the relationship between the content you consume and your brain’s dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin levels, is profound. I believe that you really are what you consume. This is why I try to stay away from negativity. I make sure that I concentrate on positive people and content. Creating uplifting content is another way I add positivity to my life and the lives of people around me.
5. Scheduling in specific daily Ayurvedic herbs and spices
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Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health based on balance. I truly believe in the healing power of Ayurvedic herbs and spices. The scientific data on Ayurvedic herbs like turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom and ashwagandha is mind-blowing. Ashwagandha is something I have always loved. This magical anti-aging herb supports all body types. It relieves stress and anxiety, boosts brain function, and reduces inflammation. Because of its incredible benefits, I incorporated this into my Balance and Restore Supplement. For some time, I had gotten out of the habit but after reading studies about ashwagandha’s effect on energy and brain health, I am back on it. I love chai, and to make it more healthy, I add some of my favorite spices into it. Apart from ginger, cardamom and cinnamon, I have recently started adding a dose of turmeric to my daily afternoon tea. Cardamom is rich in antioxidants, cinnamon helps in regulating blood sugar levels and turmeric purifies and cleanses the body. Incorporating Ayurvedic herbs into your diet is a great way to level up your health. If you want an easy dose of spices, try my Chai Latte Mix, available here.
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