2023 was the year that most really started taking their health seriously. Not just in sunny, already health conscious cities like LA and Miami, but in New York and London too.
Biohacking, functional foods and exercise were all trending and we're predicting these are going to be even bigger in 2024.
So here we are in January of the new year with some renewed and excitable energy and ready to take on the year. To help with that, pour a "DETOX" drink, get focused and read on for our healthy habits INS and OUTS for 2024.
This is unpopular opinion, but intermittent fasting is not for everyone, especially women who have hormonal issues.
Staying up all night
Being tired is so last year and bragging about how little you sleep because you're so career driven is a pass.
2023 was the year of lifting weights at the gym and we're sooo all for that, it's just not as stimulating and it gets dull fast. We're in our 'let's just move our bodies to feel good' era.
Even if you're ordering salads, fish and grilled veggies or veggie curry at restaurants or fast food spots, there are always hidden ingredients and probably not enough of what you need, because it costs them more money.
Why? Like, we get why, but still - why? It's already cold out.
If we get to it once a week, it's a miracle. It will sit on your bedside table, life will get busy and you'll get distracted. And what happens to it after? Do you ever go back and read them?
Committing 20 mins a day to sit and think about nothing when there are so many things to think about is great if you can manage it. We'll keep it for when we're real stressed.
With the writers and actors strike, we've learned that we can live without TV and that there are so many more productive things we can be doing. Take up a hobbie, start painting, listen to new music, call a friend (yes, pick up the phone and call).
We love following Dave Asprey, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Tim Ferriss to see what crazy biohacking protocols they're following to increase their quality and longevity of life. Buuut, it's getting a bit much. To wake up and have a 15-step morning routine, a restrictive diet and another 20-step nightly routine is excessive and unrealistic for most of us.
Over. it. Who wants to wake up feeling like sh*t anymore? Not us, over it.
We looove a good party with good music, don't get us wrong. Anything is fun when you're on mind-altering substances, but it's the 3 days that follow that don't feel so great.
Alcohol + coffee + soda
Banned. All of them. Ok, not banned, but none of these are great for you and probably don't make you feel good. Alcohol, obviously it's a poison. Coffee dehydrates, increases your stress and anxiety and makes you jittery, especially on an empty stomach. Soda has PFAS (forever chemicals), is bad for bloating and wears down the enamel on teeth.
Eating protein in the morning
The new trend is getting some protein in within 30 minutes of waking up, which will stabilize your blood sugar levels for the rest of the day and keep your energy even and consistent.
Going to bed at 10pm
Grandma was on to something. Getting a full 8 hours sleep and waking up with (or before) the sun sets your circadian rhythm and improves your energy, alertness, focus memory and decision-making
Walks in nature
We're all about making the most of our time and combining mental with our physical health time is like a 2for1 deal. Walking is one of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to get fit and being out in nature also improves your mental wellbeing, stimulates the brain, helps you sleep better and gets the creative juices flowing.
Cooking wholefoods at home
We're entering our cooking era and learning to make yummy, but clean meals made with wholefoods at home. Most foods you get on the go are the wrong portion size, not the freshest ingredients or full of sugars, preservatives or seed oils.
Infrared sauna blankets
The benefits of infrared saunas are incredible: improving immunity, detoxing, debloating, weight loss, better blood circulation, better sleep, better mood. Now all in a cozy, warm blanket you can just chill in at home from the comfort of your couch? Sold.
Gratitude journaling is great, but now imagine being in a park, by water or in a forest AND giving gratitude and counting blessings, while getting in nature and your walk in. 3 birds, 1 stone. Physical, mental and emotional wellbeing checked.
Internalizing your problems with meditation is helpful for some, but talking it out with another person for others and that's just where we're at right now. CBT is talk therapy based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative cycle and a therapist can help show how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
YOLO is back and we want to do it all. Travel, start a new podcast, become an influencer, start DJing, learn a new language, take up salsa dance lessons. Bring. It. On.
We're being more selective of the biohacking protocols we're trying because it's a lot of time and we're not that rich (yet). Like we're not going to live in the wild and grow our own food, never use screens and take 90 supplement pills a day, but we'll use blue blocker glasses when on our laptop for hours, hit the infrared rooms, exercise, eat clean and drink detox beverages.
Whatever your daily issue is, it's probably due to lack of electrolytes in your body and the simple solution is.. take electrolytes. Tired? Electrolytes. Muscles ache? Electrolytes. Have brain fog? Electrolytes. Hungover? Trick question because we're not doing that this year, but if you must.. electrolytes.
Life hack - combine music and dancing with health and wellness practices. Wellness festivals are on the rise and even most music festivals have or have added yoga practices, fitness classes, sound baths, no alc bars and other activities and events to their regular lineup.
Another lifehack - get benefits while doing something you already do daily.. drinking. If you don't know already, we have our "DETOX" drinks that you can easily order online and they taste delicious and refreshing, while reducing inflammation, helping digestion, improving your energy and mood and flushing your body of toxins.