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Dishing It Up By Numbers

Toronto Holistic Nutritionist Laurie McPhail Dishing It Up by Numbers

You’ve heard of Paint by Numbers? Well, this month we’re Dishing It Up by Numbers.

While we’re in back-to-school mode and making our to-do lists (and since numbered lists seem super popular), I thought it would be fun to reflect on a number of ways we can hone healthier habits as we head into fall.

Dishing It Up by Numbers

  • Eight easy ways to be healthier right now
  • More than 6 drinks a week leads to higher health risks
  • 5 Good Habits That Might Cause Premature Aging
  • 4 Important Things We Get Wrong About Aging
  • Strength Training Can Help You Live Longer (2 sessions a week)
  • Power of the Streak: Could It Be Our Best Motivational Tool?

And I couldn’t finish this list without adding my own #1 for a little back-to-school homework:

  • Try 1 NEW VEGETABLE each and every week. How long you can keep your streak going?

Read on for a bite-sized summary and links for each story …

Eight easy ways to be healthier right now?
“Are you confused by wellbeing advice? Start with these tips — and a slice of Jarlsberg.”
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More than 6 drinks a week leads to higher health risks
“Having more than six drinks per week leads to an increased risk of a host of health issues….And for women who have three or more drinks per week, the risk of health issues increases more steeply compared to men”.
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5 Good Habits That Might Cause Premature Aging
“When does something healthy become unhealthy? When you do it too much, to the exclusion of other choices….even healthy habits can benefit from a shake-up.”
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4 Important Things We Get Wrong About Aging
“Here, the four mistakes people make when they think about aging—and how to live your best life no matter what decade you’re in.”
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Strength Training Can Help You Live Longer (in just 2 sessions per week)
“The maximum longevity benefit comes from one or two resistance exercise sessions a week totaling 30 to 60 minutes.”
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Power of the Streak: Could It Be Our Best Motivational Tool?
“Indeed, the lure of a perfect streak is embedded deep within the human psyche. How can we leverage that to help us, without being totally derailed when a streak, inevitably, ends?” I found this article of great interest given I have personally experienced the power (and pain) of streaks. I’m on a 691 day exercise streak with Aaptiv and a 172 day streak learning French with DuoLingo at the moment. And I’ll never forget the time I was up past midnight and my 293 day bed-time meditation streak with Calm reset to 0. I admit I really lost my Calm that night.  😉
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