Why You May Not Be Healthy Even If You Eat Well & Exercise
Living well isn’t just about doing the right things, like eating well and exercising. It’s also about not doing the wrong things, too. In many ways, actually, it’s more important to not do than to do when it comes to being healthy. So, are you really as healthy as you think you are? What could you possibly be doing that’s hurting your health, performance, and fitness even though you treat your body like a temple? Here are the top five errors:
1. You eat “healthy” foods that cause unhealthy blood sugar spikes
Everyone responds to certain foods differently. One person may eat a sweet potato and have no blood sugar spike, while another’s may go through the roof. Why care? Blood sugar spikes cause premature death, insulin resistance, and chronic health problems. It is important to wear a CGM for at least 1 month as it's the best way to find out which "health" foods leave your blood sugar least unchanged.
2. You do way too much endurance exercise
Too much of any training is not good, but most of all endurance exercise. Too much can: cause bone loss, muscle loss, unhealthy weight loss, blood sugar spikes, overtraining, stress, poor mood, injury, and heart problems. Things get even worse if you don't properly rest enough between workouts, that breaks your body down even more.
3. You live in an area with poor air quality
Chronic exposure to poor air quality takes at least 3 months off your lifespan, plus it comes with the health risks of body toxicity: weight gain, lung problems, asthma, allergies, fatigue, premature death, and low infant birth weight. Most major cities have poor aqi AND tap water quality, water of which carries the same and even more risks!
4. You sit too much during the day
Simply put: chronic sitting is more dangerous than smoking. Move 2 mins every hour and 2 hours everyday.
5. You stress too much
Stress can wipe all your healthy efforts away. Too much stress wears out your body, sleep quality, immunity, and positive mood. Stress kills. It is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.