Les 5 facteurs de la santé

The 5 factors of health

In this fast-paced world where the challenges of daily life are numerous, it is essential to focus on fundamental elements that contribute to our overall development, and which are in our control.

The knowledge and advice we will share comes from Ben Bergeron's "Chasing Excellence" Podcast, and a comprehensive understanding of proven practices.

1. Diet - Eat Healthy Foods.

What you eat has a profound impact on your overall health. Go for real, healthy foods that support hormonal balance and proper functioning of your body, including essentials like gut health.
Avoid ultra-processed foods as much as possible. In this category, products with extended ingredients, E ingredients and added sugars.

2. Sleep - For optimal functioning of the body.

Sleep is a crucial element for health and well-being. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation for even a few days can have detrimental effects on the proper functioning of the body which can lead to potential health issues. Aim for 7-9 hours of restful sleep each night to ensure your body is functioning at its best.

A study published in the journal "Diabetes Care" in 2011 showed that people who sleep less than six hours a night have an increased risk of developing a prediabetic condition.

3. Exercise - Support functionality, hormones and muscle health.

Regular physical training plays a vital role in maintaining muscle and hormonal functionality, especially as we age. As we age, we are likely to lose muscle density, a phenomenon known as "sarcopenia".

Sarcopenia is the result of a combination of factors, including decreased hormone levels, reduced physical activity, and lower muscle protein synthesis. This loss of muscle mass can lead to adverse consequences for health and well-being muscle weakness, loss of mobility and balance slowed metabolism, increased risk of chronic diseases, loss of independence.

Exercise has a positive impact on neurological responses, ensuring healthy aging and maintaining mobility.

4. Thinking - Adopting a Positive Mindset

Foster a positive mentality by avoiding complaining and making excuses. The power of positive thoughts is immense. By shifting your perspective towards positivity, you will be amazed at the influence it can have on your overall outlook on life.
In practice, we tend to find what we are looking for. Have you noticed that when you want to buy or have bought a car, you start seeing it everywhere? The same is true when we focus only on the positive.

5. Relationships - Cultivating Deep Emotional Bonds

Building and maintaining deep emotional relationships plays a significant role in your well-being. Connections where you can share your fears and joys have been linked to increased longevity and happiness.

On adult development, Harvard has done one of the longest and most comprehensive studies of adult life ever. She started in 1938 and follows over 700 men, most of whom are now in their 90s. The study was expanded to include the wives of many participants as well as their children.

According to this study, one of the most important factors for a long and happy life is the quality of a person's social relationships. People who have strong relationships with family, friends and community tend to be happier, have healthier mental health and live longer than those who don't have strong relationships. Additionally, the study found that it is not the amount of social relationships a person has that matters, but rather the quality of those relationships.

Take the time to cultivate meaningful connections with others.