5 Key Ways to Live a Healthy Life

Ry the Stretch Guy, Toronto, On, Therapeutic

It would be cool if there was a magic pill for a healthy life.

It would be great if there was a shortcut. It would be nice if it didn't take work.

Unfortunately - to live a healthy, happy, long, fulfilling, high-energy, pain-free, productive life - we need to put in the effort!

Here are 5 key ways (in no particular order) to help us do that...

1. Drink roughly half your body weight (in lbs), in ounces of water every day (i.e. 200 lb person should drink 100 oz of water every day).

2. Eat the best quality, naturally occurring, minimally processed, whole foods that you can get your hands on.

3. Get outside in the sun every day for a reasonable amount of time. This depends on where you live and of course don't get burned. If you're not getting out you may want to look into supplementing with vitamin D.

4. Do something that challenges your muscles and cardiovascular system on a regular basis (minimum 3x per week). One of the best ways to do this is lifting weights in the gym. But activities like playing sports, running, hiking, biking or dancing (the list is endless) are great ways to do this as well. Also, there are many health benefits in a simple 30-minute walk every day! 

5. Do the things that you need to do in order for your body to recover.  Sleep is number 1 on this list but can also include things like stretching (perhaps a Fascial Stretch 😉), foam rolling, getting treatments from a therapist (Chiro, Massage, etc), Yoga, Hypopressives and the list goes on from there.

Ryan began his career as a Certified Personal Trainer. Through his experiences, multiple certifications and studies he helps his clients increase strength and improve fitness through safe and effective exercise routines. Noting that many new clients often came to him in some kind of pain, Ryan sought therapies and techniques to help them with recovery. 

Ryan is continually educating himself in many avenues of health, wellness, and fitness. His qualifications include:

  • Can-Fit-Pro Personal Training Specialist (for 8 years)
  • Former CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach
  • Darby Training Systems level 1 Certified
  • Stretch To Win Fascial Stretch Therapist level 2
  • Former GoodLife Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Member of Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherpists

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