Research has shown that there are specific fundamental elements that support overall health and well-being. AdvoCare’s 5 Pillars of Wellness represent the key lifestyle elements that contribute toward your overall health and well-being. At AdvoCare, we believe a sustainable balance of all five pillars is important in order to live a healthy lifestyle and meet your personal health goals.
Below you’ll find resources associated with these 5 Pillars. We’ve collected this information in the hopes that it will help to contribute to us all staying well.
A balanced diet is one that contains a variety of nutrient-rich foods, including lean sources of protein, plentiful amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables and limited quantities of processed foods and added sugar. It’s an eating plan that should be sustainable and enjoyable!
Any amount of physical activity is better than none, but the recommended about is 150 minutes per week (or two hours and 30 minutes) in at least 10 minute intervals. A pedometer is a great way to help monitor your physical activity levels and stay on target.
Stress is your body’s normal response to a challenge or demand. Not all stress is negative; in fact, a little stress can be a good thing when managed properly. Short-term and low levels of stress can help motivate you to achieve your goals, meet a deadline or get away in a dangerous situation. Prolonged periods of stress, however, can become unhealthy and get in the way of your health and life goals. It can lead to emotional eating, poor sleep and the adoption of more sedentary behaviors. Creating your own stress-management strategy is a great way to keep stress in check.
Believe it or not, sleep is probably one of the most important activities of the day, yet it is the one we most often sacrifice. Those who sleep less than seven hours a night are more likely to have weight issues and other health. The National Sleep Association recommends adults get 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
Even some of the most balanced diets are filled with nutritional gaps. Consistently eating healthy food is the desired goal to help promote health, but food alone may not provide the total daily Recommended Dietary Allowances you need for sufficient nutrition. Nutritional supplements can be made with ingredients that assist with healthy aging, metabolism, weight management, stress management, sleep and athletic performance.
If you’re looking for support in your healthy living journey, the 24-Day JumpStart® is a guided program that can help you stay on track and stay confident in your success. The program focuses on the fundamentals: a healthy diet, supplementation to fill in nutritional gaps, stress and sleep management, and working to incorporate exercise. To learn more about the program and the 5 Pillars of Wellness, download the entire 24-Day JumpStart® Guide PDF here.