Neuroscientist at Stanford reveals his top 3 health practices – Read about them here
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New Delhi: Several experts across the world have their own set of strategies to improve health and well-being. While every tactic may come with a distinct set of rules, the end goal of each plan is the same – holistic health. The characteristics of a good wellness plan are:
- It focuses on holistic health.
- It aims at improving well being.
- It is appropriate for people of all age groups.
Huberman’s wellness strategy
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Andrew Huberman, neuroscientist and professor at Stanford, recently talked about his top 3 health practices on LinkedIn, namely:
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- Morning sunlight viewing to set circadian rhythm, focus, mood, etc.
- 180-200 minutes of zone 2 (moderate) cardio per week for cardiovascular health.
- NSDR (Non-Sleep Deep Rest; 10-30 minutes, 3-7x per week) for stress migration and cognition.
Here is what Huberman’s wellness strategy implies:
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- Morning sunlight viewing to set circadian rhythm, focus, mood, etc: Your circadian rhythm, also known as the body clock, plays an important role in determining your sleep and wake cycle throughout the day. Huberman suggests looking at the sunlight every morning. Inability to do so may result in a disrupted circadian cycle, late sleep and late wake cycles, unhealthy behavioural and mood changes, decreased focus, etc.
- 180-200 minutes of zone 2 (moderate) cardio per week for cardiovascular health: Exercise is one of the most common ways of ensuring holistic health. When it comes to fitness, staying physically active will not only improve physical health but will also boost mental health. Huberman recommends 180-200 minutes of moderate level cardio exercising to facilitate cardiovascular health. some cardio exercises may include skipping, jump squats, burpees, etc.
- NSDR (Non-Sleep Deep Rest; 10-30 minutes, 3-7x per week) for stress migration and cognition: After Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, revealed how NSDR helped him sleep, the concept gained popularity almost instantly. Sleep is essential to ensure holistic health and unavailability of the same can result in deteriorated mental and physical health. A well-rested mind is not only free of stress, anxiety, and other mental health disruptors, but it also experiences boosted cognitive skills such as improved learning, enhanced focus, etc. To read more about NSDR, click here.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.
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