Thursday, March 09, 2017

Health ideas for Gen X

Andy Cohen--pre-renewed workouts
Keith Kantor, nutritionist and CEO of Nutritional Addiction Mitigation Eating & Drinking (NAMED), has some ideas for Generation X.

--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.

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