So they say that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. And they’re right. Ninety percent of our focus really should be on food for optimal health. But what about a good diet with nightly Almond Butter & Vanilla dark chocolate bars? Or the occasional 3 serving bag of Dang rice crisps? (So good, btw). Can I out-exercise that? If food is most important to maintaining a healthy weight, do we really need to workout at all? If so, how long do we need to work out for? And what’s the best type of workout? So many questions.
In the Kosterina household, we are disciples of revolutionary functional medicine doctor, Dr. Mark Hyman.I've spoken about Dr. Hyman's work here before, but I am deep into his latest book (like, with underlining and highlighting and everything).
Most of us have spent long stretches of time inside over the past few weeks. But, we know how important time in nature is for our health and longevity. Modern science has proven we intuitively knew: fresh air, time in nature or "forest-bathing" can literally shift our perspective.
This weekend, we are going to be celebrating Greek Easter, which is the most culturally significant holiday for our community. (And yes, it typically falls one week after Catholic Easter, super confusing, I know). As my family and I prepare for this holiday, I wanted to share some reflections about our traditions and how they relate to wellness.
As we settle into this new way of living, I know a lot of us are turning to cooking more meals at home. It's a wonderful way to connect with our families, share our love and eat delicious food. But, one of the questions that always comes up is: What oil should I use to cook with?
We're in the thick of uncertainty during this global pandemic and one thing we can do to spur positive change during this time is to create healthy habits. Although working out is not always at the top of my list, lately, I've been finding that creating time and space to move my body has been extremely helpful for my overall mental well-being.
How are you doing? I've cut myself off from watching CNN because my cortisol levels go through the roof. In the name of mental well-being and stress-reduction, I'd like to share some goodnews about the Coronavirus that you may not be hearing about if you're watching the news. I recently tuned in to The James Altucher Show, featuring Futurist (and fellow Greek) Peter Diamandis, who gave me some new perspective on the chaos that's shaping our world.
I hope that you're staying safe and calm during this unprecedented, scary time. I am praying for the health of our communities here in New York, throughout the US, in Greece, and around the entire world.
For a long time, we've been hearing in the wellness world that carbs are bad. Don't eat bread. It doesn't have any nutrients, it causes leaky gut, it makes you fat, etc. But guys, I’m not going to make it through the rest of my lifetime without bread.