If you want to enjoy the health benefits of optimized physical health, you can start making proactive changes today.
1. Embrace the healthiest diet for you.
Every body is different, but most bodies don’t respond well to fad diets and weight loss supplements that sound too good to be true. (They likely are!)
Identify gaps in your nutrition and develop a healthy eating routine that makes sense for you and your lifestyle.
2. Give yourself a gut check.
Digestive health is a key component of optimal physical health. Everyone should be having at least one easy, solid bowel movement each morning. If that’s not the case, your gut likely needs optimizing.
Gut conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the hours of sleep you get each night, and even your self-esteem can affect your immune function.
Follow your gut and take steps to improve your microbiome.
3. Boost your mood.
Your mental health isn’t separate from your physical well-being.
Embrace healthy habits that fight back against anxiety and depressive symptoms. That could be more regular physical activity and sunshine with a walk around Sloan’s Lake, breath work or meditation practice, improving your sleep schedule, or better hydration. It’s all connected.
4. Combat chronic stress.
Chronic stress can increase inflammation in the body. Your body is not meant to handle long-term stress. While we cannot eliminate all stress from our lives, we can certainly change the way we perceive the stress in our lives and pinpoint major stress factors.
Managing stress is just as important as a healthy diet for optimal health.
5. Balance your hormones.
A hormonal imbalance can keep you from maintaining a healthy weight, mess with your gut, and even lead to high blood pressure. It can also hamper your social health.
A smart approach to optimized health considers how conditions like hypothyroidism (thyroid hormones), chronic stress (cortisol), and overall adrenal function affect wellness.
6. Ask for help.
Don’t be ashamed to ask for help. PrimeHealth’s functional Denver health clinic can get to the bottom of what’s standing in the way of a healthy body.
Let’s say you’ve loaded up your diet with healthy fats, reduced snacking, and bumped up the cardio with a regular exercise routine. Maybe you’ve even started a regimen of vitamin D and other supplements.
But you’re still not feeling your best.
Lifestyle choices are a big piece of that puzzle, but our strategy is evidence-based and holistic. We look at your whole-body health.