Nowadays, we are so inundated with information that our attention can easily and frequently be diverted in one wrong direction or another. Remembering the basics of what is good for us can be difficult. Here are three “Rs” that will serve as worthwhile reminders for how to take care of yourself, followed by three “Rs” to supplement good lifestyle and diet choices.
Reminders for Life
Rest is so frequently underestimated. Both waking rest and sleep are hugely valuable and essential to your well-being. An adequate amount of deep, restful sleep (including REM sleep) is critical for cognitive functioning and emotional fitness. Waking rest, wherein you are reclined and inactive, provides a period of “reset” for the mind and the muscles, which enables them to perform well during work and other actively engaging activities.
Reducing stress deserves priority, especially if one experiences stress to a problematic degree. Up to 77% of individuals experience stress to a degree that affects their mental and/or physical health. You can reduce stress by regularly prioritizing your various obligations, and taking care of them according to their importance. You can also actively reduce stress through exercise and mellow mindfulness practices such as deep-breathing, a few minutes of yoga, or prayer.
Responsibility. Knowing that you are responsible for your decisions and acting as such, despite your circumstances or surroundings, is crucial for a person’s well-being and freedom. To accept total responsibility for your choices and their effects on others allows to experience true freedom, and the ability to positively affect the future for one’s self and others.
Remarkable Supplements For Overall Well Being
Supplements are just that: supplemental aimed at good health, used in addition to healthy lifestyle and diet choices. They cannot replace a healthy lifestyle and diet choices. Talk to your doctor before trying or regularly taking any new supplements.
Raspberry ketones are the substances in raspberries that give them their powerful aroma. Raspberry ketones are a worthwhile supplement for multiple reasons. Studies have suggested that these ketones might encourage weight loss by positively affecting how lipids (fats) are metabolized. Some research suggests they might also help encourage lower cholesterol.
Reishi mushrooms have a long history of traditional use in Eastern medicine, and are now highly regarded for their various potential health benefits. Reishi mushrooms contain more than 400 different nutrients, including ones which can lower blood sugar and blood pressure, and reduce risk of diabetes and heart disease. Some studies show that these mushrooms might also increase white blood cell count, which is very beneficial to the body’s immune system and ability to combat infection.
Red yeast rice is a dietary supplement produced with fermented red yeast and rice. Taking this supplement might help reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol. In turn, it might help reduce the chances of stroke, heart failure, and chest pain, all of which are closely associated with high cholesterol. It might also help to reduce plaque build-up in the arteries and promote healthy circulation.
Take care of yourself—that’s your takeaway, plain and simple. Abiding by at least a couple of the above suggestions is almost sure to be of service to your health and yourself. Remember to be patient when attempting to make lifestyle changes, as they can take time to implement. Always speak to your doctor before taking any new supplements.