The three pillars of an active and healthy lifestyle

The Pillars of a Healthy Lifestyle

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Michael Kummer.

What does it take to live a healthy life? While there are many factors that influence your life, in this article, I explore the three main ingredients of a healthy lifestyle: Diet, Exercise, and Sleep. 

Continue reading to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle, why you should be working out every day and the secret weapon that is sleep. I will also share how I use technology, like my Apple Watch to help me with achieving my health goals.

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Simple ways to live healthy

The idea that you should eat well, sleep well and exercise regularly to maintain the health of your body isn’t new. But while most people would agree with that recommendation, only a few follow through on it.

Personally, I believe that is because you can abuse your body for a long time before having to deal with the negative consequences. Another problem is that the human body deteriorates slowly and many folks don’t recognize the signs. Many people I have talked to think it is normal to feel sleepy after lunch or to be bloated every day.

Ask yourself: When was the last time you woke up in the morning of a workday, without an alarm and felt as energetic as you’d be ready to climb Mount Everest? That is how you should be feeling almost every day! The most common response I have gotten to this question was: “Never.”

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, it is entirely under your control to feel great every day and have your body and mind perform to its full potential. All you have to do is pay attention to the three pillars of a healthy lifestyle: Diet, Exercise, Sleep.

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