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Does Dr. Russ Follow His Own Recommendations?
Created on 9/14/2012

A lot of people comment that I seem very healthy - a very nice thing!

Then they often ask if I follow the health guidelines that I share with readers.

Well, YES, I do!

Here's a brief outline of some of the things I do to help promote health and wellness in my own life:

- get at least 7 hours of sleep each night - and if there's a night where I've gotten less, I make sure to get a nap sometime during the day where possible (even 10 minutes can make a huge difference)

- have limited caffeine, usually in the form of green tea, though sometimes I splurge for a soy latte

- eat breakfast every day - usually a high fiber cereal with soy milk and fresh / frozen berries, occasionally eggs

- exercise every day - even if my schedule is tight I do my best to get at least some aerobic work in (running or walking, cycling or basketball) and maybe some weight lifting, too

- I meditate for 5 minutes every morning and for 5 minutes before going to sleep at night

- I follow an anti-inflammatory diet (essentially a mix of Asian and Mediterranean food)

- I take vitamin D, a fish oil supplement and a multivitamin

- I spend a lot of time with my wife and kids

- I work hard and enjoy it (I really do)

- I give thanks often

- I remind myself daily that my purpose is service

- I laugh. A lot.

- and every so often I splurge - maybe it's pizza, or an ice cream cone, but there are some foods that feed my spirit even more than my body, and I'll indulge on infrequent occasions.

Following a healthy diet and lifestyle doesn't guarantee that I will be healthy or remain that way, but it gives me control over what I can take control of -

and just might give me the best chance of being healthy in the future.

May you be well, too.
Dr. Russ
** Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment. **

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