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What’s your daily routine?

Since the start of COVID-19 back in February, everyone’s daily routines have been very different from what they used to be. COVID-19 has effected the entire world ranging from the economy, work, recreation, and schedules. Some people were forced to work from home while others were laid off or furloughed until further notice.  During these times we can use it as a chance to better ourselves and better our health by setting and establishing new routines and schedules. We all have the same 24 hours, but you have to choose how you will utilize your time for the best results.

Here are some tips on how to make the most of your day. 

  1. Think of any goals you may have. Write them down in a journal or create a vision board. Deconstruct your goal from the end to the beginning by breaking it up into smaller chunks.
  2. Figure out what is important to you. Everyone’s daily routine and goals will be different. Make a list of what you’d like to get done everyday and hold yourself accountable.
  3. What would your perfect day look like if you could do everything you wanted each day? Write down all the tasks you would like to get done daily and make a reminder on your phone or journal and check these items off each day.
  4. Remember to have fun with your routine and schedule and make sure you take time for your self care and well being.

The picture above is an example of Dr. Johnson’s daily routine that he strives to accomplish each day.

 

The 21st Century Health Paradox

The year is 2017 and we are all living in amazing times! We have more science, research, education, and information than all previous generations.  The 21st century health paradox is that we are sicker, more obese, and unhappier than ever before. We also live in a time where humans are living longer than  ever. However, longer isn’t always better. The oldest verified person on record was a French woman named Jeanne Calment (1875–1997), who lived to the age of 122 years, 164 days. Isn’t that amazing?!  Why aren’t we all living to that age? As research and science progresses, the possibility of living longer may be obtainable, but not desirable. The quality of life and living is measured by how someone feels. Aches and pains tend to accumulate over the years and effect people’s quality of life. We now know that we are going to live a longer life than the previous generations. The average lifespan of someone born in the 1800’s ranged from 38-58 years old.  In 2015 the average life expectancy in the US was 79 years old. (The US ranked 31st out of 183 Countries.)

The point of all this information is that we know we are going to live longer and to live happier and healthier we need to invest in our bodies and have a health plan. This should start right at birth but many do not find out about true health until much older. It’s never too late to start investing in your health! A quote I once read from a famous railroad tycoon who was dying of lung cancer said, “All the money in the world can’t by my health back.” And as my idol Jack LaLanne said, “Your health account is like your bank account: The more you put in, the more you can take out.”

For your health,

Dr. Johnson