Good health goes beyond what you put into your body. So when I took this health assessment the other day, I realized that my top health goals are more than just the food I eat and the amount of exercise I get.
By answering a few questions I was able to see first hand what my individual needs were regarding my health and was provided with insights and recommendations to help point me down the path to an even healthier life than I already have!
Here is what I learned:
I’ve already made some good choices but based on my responses, there are a couple of things I can do to improve my diet.
Like adding a bit more fish……..
Fish is a good source of protein and certain fish like salmon and anchovies are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids add an important nutritional component to your diet. Some of the benefits of getting omega-3 fatty acids in your diet include reduced risk of heart disease, healthier mood, better cognitive function in the offspring of women who consume omega-3 during pregnancy, and healthy brain, eyes, joints, and skin. The American Heart Association recommends eating omega-3-rich fish at least twice a week to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
And adding a bit more dairy…….
Improve your diet by getting 3 servings of dairy or dairy alternatives every day.
Evidently there is a need for concern when it comes to my memory……
Ok, I am getting old. Is it four kids, a job and a house making me forget things? Could it be perimenopause?
There may be lifestyle changes and supplementation that I can benefit from. Some memory and concentration problems are natural as we age. But there is a lot I can do to keep my brain functioning well, including staying physically active, using my brain to read or solving crossword puzzles, and staying socially connected.
My exercise levels are great and of course, I could always stand to lose a few pounds but my overall health score was actually pretty good. How about you? Other than perhaps eating better or getting more exercise, have you stopped to think about your bones and your brain?
Because your health goals are unique to you, you need a plan designed specifically for you to achieve optimal health. The Shaklee Healthprint is a powerful assessment tool that harnesses the work of award-winning Shaklee doctors, scientists, and nutritionists to create nutrition plans customized for each individual. The assessment is free and comes with product recommendations as well as health insights to point each person down the path to a healthier life.