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Holistic wellness for the long haul(5 Posts)
A plea to all the wise and educated MNs here.
I personally believe in wellness being ' a whole' approach and have some theories/ active practices going on.
Is what I am doing bunkum or rooted in science?
Please please feedback/ flame as needed, particularly if you have experience or scientific knowledge as so much conflicting advice.
For background I am nearly 50, female, blood group O, hypothyroid, a little overweight. No BCG jab as was immune. I vape and 13 years ago was in critical care with pneumonia and chest drain.
Currently not working.
I believe we are in this for the long haul. We cant all stay at home for 2 years.
I want to improve my odds do I carry on with all the below?
Or do I give in to netflix/ booze and depression?
There is evidence that weight training can reverse aging on a cellular level, so I am spending an hour a day 5 days a week lifting quite heave weights.
Will this have an impact?
I am cycling outside HITT level every day to the point I get out of breath and recover. I want my heart and lungs to be younger.
I stopped all booze- again evidence that liver optimisation aids immunity/
I been banging on about Vit D on these threads since Feb. I been taking high levels with K since November. Now sitting in garden when warm. I feel very blessed to do this.
Meditation and Yoga with breathing. For my mental health which has been very poor last 5 years.
Cutting out sugar and trying to stick to keto diet.
Sleeping 7 and a half hours a day
Keep taking my HRT does this keep you biologically younger?
I vape was going to give up but research suggests that nicotine can have beneficial effects ( vaping may negate this but the stress is making me want to smoke again)
Minimise all stress where possible.
Only shop alternate weeks with DH but wear a mask.
I realise I am fortunate to be able to focus on my wellness as not working atm. I do intend to go back to work after lockdown though when I will try to keep up with all of the above if it increases my odds of staying out of hospital.
I am very frightened of getting pneumonia again as was very touch and go before and I was only 37 4 weeks in hospital.
What is everyone else doing? What evidence is there that this may help? TIA
Of everything you've said there the thing that stands out to me the most is the vaping. If it was me I would be really trying to kick that.
@nickblainesmistress Thank you I am really cutting down but its very hard at the moment but its definitely not good to vape long term
Also try taking a good quality probiotic. VSL 3 or Optibac. They are expensive but worth it. Gut health is so important. Saw a thing today saying beans and bananas are great for supporting the healthy bacteria.
Thats good advice too I am really trying to treat food as fuel and resisting to snack and eat empty calories.
Some days it seems really hard though.
I worried about the availability of fresh food going into summer so have been making do with frozen fruit to make smoothies etc.
There is a link with obesity but my middle aged body is struggling with middle aged spread.
The only time in my life I wished I was 25 again
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