Core 4

Exercise

  • Every day we need to be moving for 40-60 minutes.
  • Three days a week we need to be exercising at a high intensity (indicated by a red face, heavy breathing and sweating more profusely) for at least 40 minutes.
  • On the other four days we still need to be moving, but a lower intensity will suffice (a brisk walk, a jog, yoga/pilates class).
Hydration 
  • When we are awake we need to drink two litres of water per day.
  • Two litres of water equates roughly to five glasses of water (or four pint glasses).
  • If you are awake for sixteen hours (and you should be), you should be able to find the time to drink five glasses of water.
  • By staying hydrated, every cell in your body works more efficiently – which, by definition, makes you a better person.

Nutrition

  • We need to have a healthy, balanced and nutritional diet.
  • Nutrition, by definition, contributes to health and/or growth.
  • If you know what you are eating on a consistent basis is not contributing to your health and/or growth, please stop eating that stuff and instead replace it with a healthier alternative.
  • It is very much in our interest. As the old adage states – we are what we eat.
    Sleep
    • Every night we need to sleep for eight hours (either continuously, or in two four-hour blocks).
    • When we are asleep our minds and bodies are resting, recovering, growing and developing.
    • Without adequate rest, we will be forced to operate at a sub-optimum level of personal performance; we will have lower concentration, we will be more vulnerable to the effects of stress and we will experience stunted physical and mental development.
    • If we want to be the best version of ourselves we need to sleep - it’s as simple as that.

    Tips for good sleep hygiene:

    • Enforce a personal Digital Sunset (no technology after sunset)
    • Meditate for 20 minutes every night
    • Read a novel in bed before sleeping
    • Do not drink any coffee after lunch (caffeine can stay in your system for up to 9 hours)
    • Exercise daily
    • Develop strong bookend rituals to your day (morning/evening)
    • Make your bedroom as comfortable and as conducive to sleep as possible (make it a sanctuary)
    • Get 1 hour of fresh air daily
    • Buy an analog alarm clock (do not use your phone!)

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