From eNewsletter 6/3/2019
DID YOU KNOW that a new study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one egg per day is not associated with an elevated risk of stroke?Furthermore, no association was found in carriers of the APOE4 phenotype, which affects cholesterol metabolism.
OPTIMIZE YOUR WORK PRODUCTIVITY
Steve and Bonnie: Most jobs require maximizing value for your clients, your company, and yourselves. If your lifestyle is not optimized, achieving your productivity ceiling won't happen. With an optimized lifestyle, everything comes easier and you can maximize productivity not just for your career, but for every aspect of your life.
5 MOST IMPORTANT DAILY LIFESTYLE CHOICES TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL WORK PRODUCTIVITY While these five lifestyle choices may seem elementary, very few of us optimize all five at the same time. Exercise Exercise is not just for physical health. It is just as important for mental health (mood and cognition).
-Are you a workout warrior or do you practice smart exercise? Adding undo stress from too much or extreme exercise can negatively impact your daily lifestyle. Exercise for your genetic type and don't overdo it.
-Have an exercise snack if you cannot formally exercise every day. These are three minute exercise bursts done three times daily.
-Movement is crucial. Get up every 20 minutes and stand periodically.
Sleep Sleep is not just about quantity. It is about quality and scheduling. -Adhere to a set sleep schedule. Go to sleep and get up at the same time. -Finish your last meal at least two to three hours before bed. -Stop using all digital devices at least one hour before bed.
Stress Management Deep breathing exercises, to walking in nature, to full on transcendental meditation, or anything in between, is crucial. Stress impacts productivity and focus, but more ominously, can add at least 25% more risk for cardiac events.
For many, this may be the hardest of the five to optimize. Exercise is considered a stress reliever, so combine the two if need be while working on incorporating a formal stress management technique. Environment If you surround yourself in a toxic environment, you'll be toxic. What steps can you take to lower your toxic load? -Minimize or eliminate smoking, vaping, and moderate to heavy drinking. -Drink filtered water. -Eschew plastic containers whenever possible. Use glass or stainless steel instead. -Eat pesticide-free food as much as possible. -Try to use natural cosmetics, skin and hair care products. -Use natural cleaning and lawn products in and around your domicile. -Limit medications to only what is medically necessary.
Eating Style There is no one eating style for everyone. We are all so specific individually. Many of you already know what eating style is best for you, so adhere to it. -Optimize meal time. Push back breakfast and eat an earlier dinner. More fasting time for your body to regenerate, unless you have a medical condition, can be helpful. -Food is information for your body tissues, cells, and genes. Provide them with good, healthful information. -Drink beverages without caloric or artificial sweeteners. -Eat food without chemicals. -Load up on phytonutrients from fruit and vegetables that your body recognizes as good information. -Consume lean proteins that are not undercooked, overcooked, or overflavored. -Consume grains periodically that are not refined, but available as nature provided, with fiber and existing nutrients.
Conclusion What we're saying is nothing new. But to reach your work potential, you need to optimize these five lifestyle choices. If accomplished, there's no stopping you.
Steve: Acne generally occurs during puberty, or at any time when hormone levels responsible for the secretion of sebum are at their peak. Women may notice a return of acne during the hormonal changes of menopause. Constipation, sluggish liver and kidneys and an inadequate diet are all contributing factors. An imbalance of the skin and gut microflora can contributing factors, as can stress, which causes hormonal changes...this article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members. You can get this article by signing up here. You can get our free eNewsletter by signing up at the top of our website.