This particular post is going to encompass 10 things that I personally follow for impeccable health. You can incorporate these into your lifestyle as well and reap the rewards.
Let us dive right in.
#1 Take Cold Showers
Yes, COLD. This increases brown fat, dopamine and norepinephrine.
Generally, it is great after workouts to improve recovery and long days as it dissipates stress.
#2 Lift Weights
Lifting weights is good for building muscle and increasing BDNF which enables your brain to grow.
#3 Fasted Cardio
This also increases BDNF substantially. In the wild, when we were hungry, we would have to chase down our food.
This naturally aligns with what we would have done thousands of years ago.
I never used to run but for some reason I have really gotten into it. The runners high is much stronger than what I get from lifting weights.
#4 Eat Lots of Fat & Cut the Carbs
Contrary to what we have been brainwashed to believe, saturated animal fat is one of the best things for us IN THE CONTEXT of a low carbohydrate diet.
If you are eating high fat with high carbs (SAD = Standard American Diet), you just spike your insulin and end up storing all the fat you ate.
Optimally, you want to be in ketosis. More on this in later articles.
I will be first to admit, I never took stretching seriously until I realized how much of a wound-up ball of muscle I was. Plus, everyone made fun of me because I couldn’t touch my toes.
So I’ve made it my mission to be able to touch my toes within the next 3 to 4 months.
Stretching helps in many ways from reducing pain to making movement easier. It should be incorporated into everyones morning and night routine.
I personally do sun salutations and a few other stretches I found on YouTube.
Meditation can be powerful if utilized correctly. Most meditation is BS. More on this later.
#7 Get Some Sunlight
Get some sun and do not put on sunscreen. If you burn easy, build up a tan slowly.
No animal on this planet requires a factory-made sunscreen; why should you?
I believe if you eat healthy; your body will be able to make necessary adjustments.
This year has not even got into its hotter and sunnier summer months; yet the carnivore diet has my skin glowing with a golden tan that I’ve never had before.
#8 Supplement Nutritional Deficiencies
It is important that you supplement nutrition deficiencies especially if you are not eating right or using drugs like amphetamines that deplete your magnesium.
I usually just supplement some Magnesium Glycinate before bed to enhance the quality of my sleep and Magnesium L-Threonate before I start my day to increase cognition.
I will occasionally drink snake juice (an electrolyte mix) if I am doing an extended fast.
99% of your problems will be solved through diet. I would recommend situating that first and getting started on a ketogenic diet. I will be writing a large post on this soon explaining nutrients like electrolytes, water-soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins, etc.
Yes, not eating is extremely beneficial. This allows your body to clean out all the junk in a process known as autophagy.
One or two times a month I like to do a 2 to 3 day fast. During the fast I feel like I’m on an energy-saving mode. It also is a great tool for mental performance as well.
After my fast, I feel my body is so much cleaner, I have no inflammation whatsoever and my baseline energy goes up.
Not enough people utilize this tool nor do they do it correctly.
#10 Get a Massage
Chances are that your muscles all bound-up. Massages help tremendously with this. I started going once a month about 8 months ago and it definitely has helped with my mobility and recovery.
If you haven’t ever had one or have not had one in a while; I would recommend you get one!
That about sums this post up. Let me know what you will be trying from this list or if you practice any of these, what has helped you most?
Until Next Time,