The top 10 things successful people do in the summer to get and stay healthy in the Okanagan; Episode 3
If you’ve been watching our Top 10 List videos, or reading our blog posts, you’ll know that we’ve produced 2 previous episodes in our Top 10 list of what successful people do in the summer to stay healthy in the Okanagan.
Today we’re going to count down from #4 to #1 so I hope you’re ready to get motivated because we’re shooting for 100+ years of age in great health.
#4 Manage your sleep better.
It’s tempting to stay up later with our longer days so if we do find ourselves out past our bed time on a consistent basis during the summer than something needs to give.
Depriving ourselves of 7.5 to 8.5 hours of sleep a night may seem fine but long term health studies show those who rob themselves of sleep over long stretches of time open themselves up to more disease and an early death.
The “warrior mentality” is bad for your long term health. Don’t do it, even if you think you can get away with it.
The healthiest people in our community may have the odd late night with friends or watch some summertime fireworks, but they are quick to get back into routine and get recharged and refreshed with regular and full sleep cycles.
#3 Exchange your second cup of coffee for something different.
Hey, I love a good cup of coffee more than I should but keeping it to just one a day is the key to enjoy your “cup of joe” without it eroding your long term health.
A good substitute would be green tea if you’re looking for a warm pick me up in the afternoon and a great strategy that I’ve adopted is stoping in at a place like Glow Juicery for a fresh pressed juice for my afternoon pick me up.
Yes it comes with a price tag but it’s not every day and the energy boost you get from healthy things like green teas and fresh pressed juices will keep you coming back for more.
Green tea and fresh pressed juices won’t derail your adrenal’s like the supercharged caffeinated drinks or sugar laden specialty drinks from your neighbourhood java dealer:) Get your fix in the morning and stick with a healthier, healing option in the afternoon.
#2 The healthiest people in our community actually double their efforts to get to the gym
It seems counter intuitive to head inside for a workout when the weather is incredible but you will find the healthiest people in our community are actually getting an extra workout in every week or two.
The extra glass of wine in the evening, or the specialty bread with fabulous cheese with your summer visitors will add up by the Labor Day weekend. The healthiest people in our community adjust their energy output to match.
It doesn’t need to be a lot but it does need to mirror our extra dining adventures in the summer in the Okanagan.
And finally. . . .
The #1 thing the healthiest people in our community do to get and stay healthy in the summer is that they absolutely stay on track with their health care team.
As far as their chiro appointments, they stick to their schedule based on their diagnosis and if they are away for an extended period they either stack some adjustments before they go so they are in great shape when they are on holiday, or they are quick to make them up when they are back so they get their momentum back on track.
Healthy people know that when they are the busiest, their adjustments have the most impact. It is not a time to back off, in fact it’s the complete opposite they lean in so they can do more.
They also keep on track with their RMT and their muscle work to ensure all the increased summer activity doesn’t leave them beat up in September.
Successful people who are healthy keep the right things going all summer long.
And yes, I don’t mind stating the obvious. The healthiest people in our community are under regular chiropractic care because today’s chiropractic looks after the most important structure in the body, the brain, brain stem and spinal cord.
So if you are expecting to live a long and healthy life and ignore your nerve system then I’m afraid you’re going to be really disappointed. On the other hand, if you are looking for strategies to build and sustain health then you really need to take a closer look at todays chiropractic and what it has to offer.
And if you’re interested in truly upgrading your health then give Dr. Ken and I a call.
I am confident if you are looking for an accurate diagnosis, a team that puts your needs first, and won’t waste your time then you’ll be happy here.
The people that are attracted to Lighthouse understand that you need to invest in your health long term and are looking for doctors who are willing to build relationship on mutual trust and respect.
You can connect with us through the details at the end of this video, and if you liked what you heard it would be great if you could give our video a like, share it with your friends and generally help us get the word out. The more healthy and vibrant people we have in our community the better. Let’s do our best to empty out the hospital!
Thanks and I’ll talk to you soon,