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What do you want to do with your health? What are your goals and your ultimate aspiration? In this week’s Insights, I talk about how our answers to these questions are absolutely critical for the way we’re living our lives.
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Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- My ultimate aspiration for health
- How I picture myself in old age
- What I need to be doing now to achieve my aspiration for health
- Looking after your brain health includes making sure you have enough omega-3, drinking plenty of water, and challenging your brain with solving problems.
- Mental nourishment is things like 10 minutes of meditation and periodically taking breaks.
- We shouldn’t be afraid of healthy amounts of fat in our body. But keep in mind that having too much fat predisposes us to metabolic conditions.
- As we age, particularly for women, once we become postmenopausal, we experience big drops in our estrogen, which is vital for bone density.
- Our gut microbiome has a strong bearing on our health.
- Get an appropriate amount of sleep.
- Engage in activities that blend mental cognition with physical activity.
- Keep an eye on your body composition and make sure that you have a healthy amount of fat as well as healthy amounts of muscle.
- Do resistance-based exercise, especially when you are postmenopausal.
- Put a lot of focus on your gut health.
- Be careful about the right intensity of exercise at the right time, and the right type.
“If we can really anchor that ultimate vision [for health], it’s going to really inform what we do today.”
“What do you want to be doing when you’re 85? What do you want to be doing when you’re 100? Reverse-engineer the steps you’re going to need to take so you get a clear indication of what you need to do now.”
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Links to things I discuss in the show:
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
More from Leanne Spencer:
Bodyshot Performance Limited Facebook page
Remove the Guesswork BOOK by Leanne Spencer
Rise and Shine BOOK by Leanne Spencer