|Andy Cohen--pre-renewed workouts|
--Hint: Gen X is between the Boomers the the Millennials, meaning middle-age-y.
First, Kantor recommends a diverse exercise program--strength, cardio, core, and flexibility. But Gen X is "stressed," he says--so maybe an intense day followed by a more restorative day (yoga or Pilates).
Gen Xers should also strive for quality sleep. Wind down in the evenings, go for a walk, take a bath. Keep the room cool--no devices.
Try to take nutirtional supps instead of prescription drugs. The soil is overcropped and deficient, Kantor says--you may need supplements.
Kantor is also big on alkaline water--he says drink half your weight in ounces of it a day. (I have read several studies, though, that say this alkaline water is a fad.)
Try not to eat out--the food is heavy in fat and sodium, dyes, fructose corn syrup and other baddies.
Avoid artificially sweetened beverages, too. Aspartame, saccharin, sucralose--all have been linked to cancer. Also keep alcohol consumption down. Middle-aged people have no business "getting drunk" or experiencing hangovers.
Eat "super foods." Nuts, seeds, 9 to 11 fruits and veggies a day--with a ratio of 3 to 1 veggies over fruit.
Try massage and acupuncture.
Reduce your screen time.
Declutter, organize, purge old clothes, shred old documents. Clutter equals stress.
Try one or two for a few months. At the Gen X stage of life--too much is too much.
No, I am not calling you old, but you maybe are sort of not young.
I am listening to the Bravo Channel's Andy Cohen's diary book--titled SUPERFICIAL--and he is such a gadabout, such a fan boy and name dropper, and he is out a lot--but I notice, he always notes what time he gets to sleep--and he gets lots of massages and works out with a trainer several times a week, despite obsessing over his pudge and unwhitened teeth.
Gen X all the way.