Health basic — start your journey here

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One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is creating a healthy lifestyle — right now. You might think; how can I maintain my best health, and how do I get started? Follow these tips to a healthier life.

Basic tips for staying healthy

The building blocks for a healthy lifestyle are drinking plenty of water, considering what you eat and being active each day. 

Water, water, water

Drinking eight glasses of water each day may seem like a lot, but staying hydrated is essential for you to feel and function at your best — keeping your vital organs work optimally. 

And remember that every little bit matters; simply switch out your sugary soda or juice for a glass of H2O is a step (or sip!) in the right direction.

You are what you eat

Saying goodbye to processed, sugary foods is one of the best things you can do for yourself. A cornerstone for good health is having a plant-based diet with adequate protein. That means filling your plate with fresh fruits, veggies and lean, healthy protein — either from vegetarian sources or from lean meats. 

It will give you the energy you need to get through your day. The Mediterranean diet is one such diet that has been scientifically validated to support health as we age.

Stay active

Your body is made to move. Not everyone is able to do 20 push-ups in a row or run 10 km, but even those simple stretches from the comfort of your home will make a difference. At least 30 minutes of physical activity every day does the body good.

Short or long workout; both strength and cardio training support your health, and it is ideal to incorporate both of them into your workout routine. 

Any activity that elevates your heart rate is beneficial to your heart, stress levels, bone health and weight—whether that's running, biking, hiking, swimming, aerobics, tennis or even golf— all are great ways to break a sweat.

Refueling with quality protein powder and adequate hydration supports muscle recovery—and makes your next workout session easier

Good sleep

Make sure you are getting a full seven-eight hours of uninterrupted sleep to recharge your body—so you can take on each new day with a cheerful attitude.

Supplements to optimize your health

While a healthy diet is key, it can be difficult to get all of the nutrients you need from diet alone, but vitamins and minerals can help fill in the gaps. 

A multinutrient supplement containing the required vitamins and minerals is recommended by most health authorities. Support your overall wellness by incorporating a high-quality multivitamin, and ensure you're getting enough vitamin D and zinc to support immune health. 

Probiotics, CoQ10 and omega-3 are other nutrients that can complement your wellness journey, but you can also find targeted nutrition formulas that support everything from a sharp memory to a healthy liver

Omega-3 can support cognition and heart health, help maintain healthy vascular function, support joint comfort and much more. Consuming polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA may also help maintain already-healthy blood pressure levels. 

Also promoting hormone health and maintaining already-healthy cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels can also support whole-body health. 

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Breast health support

Research shows that ordinary foods and natural ingredients can support your breast health and help stop the development of breast cancer.

That’s why we have compiled a list of breast health-boosting natural ingredients: Pink ribbon - How to boost breast health

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