This week, I delve into a health challenge that affects an astonishing 1.7 billion people worldwide.
It’s what Dr. Mark Hyman, a renowned physician and best-selling author, calls ‘diabesity.’
What’s ‘diabesity,’ you ask?
It’s the intersection of diabetes and obesity, and it’s more common than you might think.
But don’t worry – I’m not here just to share gloomy statistics.
I’m here to guide you towards better health.
In Dr. Hyman’s acclaimed book, “The Blood Sugar Solution.” he argues that diabesity is a result of not just poor diet and lack of exercise, but also of toxic food environments, stress, and a lack of community.
But how do you avoid this killer?
Here’s a simply guide to help you.
Step 1: Boost Your Nutrition
Swap out processed foods, sugar, and flour with whole foods, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
Step 2: Regulate Your Hormones
Regular exercise and a balanced diet are your friends. They help keep your hormones (and blood sugar levels) steady.
Step 3: Reduce Inflammation
Cut out foods that cause inflammation and opt for anti-inflammatory alternatives. Think leafy greens, fatty fish, berries, and turmeric. Remember, food is medicine!
Step 4: Improve Your Digestion
Your gut health matters. Probiotic-rich foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, and kimchi are fantastic for keeping your microbiome happy. And a happy gut is a healthy gut!
Step 5: Maximise Detoxification
The key here is to reduce your body’s toxic load. Plenty of water, a diet rich in fibre, and steering clear of processed foods can help.
Step 6: Enhance Energy Metabolism Boost your body’s natural energy production with regular exercise and a balanced diet.
Step 7: Soothe Your Mind
Lastly, don’t forget about your mental health. Mindfulness, meditation, and self-care should be your go-to tools for stress management. Have you tried cold showers yet? Don’t be a wimp!
Did you notice a pattern?
Good nutrition and exercise are the keys to a long, healthy, happy life.
We live in a time where eating healthy whole foods and exercising is seen as strange.
And sitting around shovelling processed food into our faces is normal.
As a result, we’re fatter an more unhealthy than ever.
I’m on a personal crusade to change that.
When you prioritise your health, everyone around you benefits.
Remember, health is a journey, not a destination. Each step you take is a step towards a healthier, happier you.
Together, we will improve the health of the world.
One RE:AL Athlete® at a time.
Until next time, keep striving for greater health and performance, and remember that every small change can make a significant difference.
And, as always, if you have questions or need additional help, get in touch.