Health to me is what do I need to be physically and mentally optimal, free of illness and injury and in homeostasis. Firstly I should say that everyone’s homeostasis is different. What makes me feel healthy and happy wouldn’t necessarily work for someone else.
For me to achieve this I need at least 8 hours sleep, I try not to worry about and stress over things I can’t control. Stress is a major contributing factor to many health issues, weight, hormone balance and ageing.
I exercise 5 times a week. For me 6 sessions is too much. Whenever I increase it I can feel my training, results and health suffer.
How I train is specific to my personal goals and body type. I always make time for a 15-20 min stretch post exercise to keep me from picking up any niggles. However some people need to stretch more than that.
From a dietary point of view my philosophy is simple. Eat whole, natural, unprocessed foods. Avoid anything processed, sugar (Natural sugar from fruit, veg and whole grains is fine) and limit alcohol.
Alcohol doesn’t make me feel good. I try to eat around 2-3 pieces of fruit and 4-5 portions of veg per day and eat organic as much as I can. I drink 2-3 litres of water per day.
The only supplements I take are tera nova life drink, symprove probiotics and vitamin D3. Everything else I need I get through my diet.