It is vital to us as humans to build strong and healthy relationships, and to connect meaningfully with others. When this doesn’t happen – and we experience loneliness and social isolation, there are major repercussions on health. Conversely, the healthiest, longest-lived people on earth, in the Blue Zones, enjoy well-developed social networks.
Getting enough good sleep is essential to your health – and this involves the quantity as well as the quality of your sleep. Sleep hygiene practices include daytime napping, exercise, what you eat and drink before bedtime, exposure to natural light as well as to your digital devices, your sleeping environment, and your regular bedtime routine.
Physically conditioning and caring for your body lay the foundation for your experience in years to come. Your activity goals must be to move enough to gain the health benefits for your body and mind in the short term, and to be able to continue moving well into your future years, with ease and delight.