Oftentimes, it can feel like the moment you start to take your health into your own hands it turns into a massive undertaking - so much so, that you end up putting off making any changes. At Kosterina, we are focused on accessible wellness -- and what realistic changes we can make to live a longer, healthier life.
One of our favorite health experts here at Kosterina, Dr. Frank Lipman, recently co-authored a book called The New Rules of Aging Well: A Simple Program for Immune Resilience, Strength and Vitality. Dr. Lipman and his co-author, Danielle Claro, dedicate an entire chapter to something they call "Easy Adds" - or essentially, tiny, everyday habits you can begin to incorporate into your life for optimal wellness. Some of my favorite of his recommendations touting enormous health benefits are: - Foam rolling every day - Sweating out toxins in a sauna (yes, please) - Supplementing with additional magnesium - Taking a cold rinse after a hot shower - Jump-starting your circadian rhythm with a few minutes of sunshine every morning.
Admittedly, in my book, taking a cold rinse after a hot shower is NOT an easy add (I simply cannot bring myself to do this even though I know it's good for me!) but I think the rest are easy enough. Our health and longevity truly come down to the small choices we make each day.
Peace, love & EVOO, Katerina
Olive Oil Sommelier Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina Olive Oil, which produces 100% organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece sold directly to consumers online. Katerina is an ecommerce expert and has built beauty, home and wellness businesses for Amazon, Jet, and Walmart. She founded beauty services company, Manicube, which was sold to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden in 2015. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and eating for health and longevity.
This time of year, there's always a lot of pressure to implement quick-fixes around our health to reach certain goals. But, my purpose in starting Kosterina was always to help more people create accessible, healthy habits for themselves and their families over the long-term.
We've been spending more time at home than ever this year because of the pandemic, and because of that many of us have been engaging in old pastimes like playing board games or even making crafts. But, none of those activities beat how much we've been experimenting with cooking at home over the past 8 months.