Last month I hit a significant milestone birthday: my 50th. Really I’ve been very lucky health wise over the years and whilst I’ve had a few niggles, there’s been nothing too major to deal with. I look around at my contemporaries and it’s a bit of a mixed bag to be honest. Some are in excellent health, but there’s a growing number who are struggling one way or another. I’d like to make sure I stay one of the healthy ones and I’m always looking for ways to improve my health, but it’s difficult to fit everything in. Not only that, I found myself wondering if things I am doing are cancelling each other out. I like the idea of using a well-rounded, integrated approach where everything I do, works with everything else I do, so this is why I’ve been looking at The Restored because they want to help you ‘feel better’ by looking at your health and well-being in the round.
There are a number of foundations of health, according to The Restored, there are four foundations of health: Sleep; Nutrition; Movement; Mindset. The Restored is a new health start-up who are keen to help people ‘feel better’. Combining products and practical guidance the idea is to help you feel significantly better. The Restored are launching a range of innovative health product including supplements, equipment and information in August 2019. It sounds like just what I need.
If this is something that is of interest to you, why not take the The Restored health quiz. You’ll be asked a series of questions about your sleep, the amount of exercise you do and your diet.
The quiz has been developed by a team of experts to help you identify one foundation of health that you can restore – the one that could make you feel significantly different. You’ll probably be able to anticipate which element you are struggling with, but you may not know where to start in terms of improving the situation.
I’m not surprised that when I took the quiz, the main problem I was experiencing was SLEEP. I think it’s very common in parents. I struggled with sleep deprivation when my son was small and now he’s no longer causing me sleep problems, I still seem to be behind with it and I never catch up. Did you know that if it takes you less than 7 minutes to fall asleep, then it’s likely that you are sleep deprived. I’m often asleep in less than 7 minutes, although it has improved over the years, I’ve still got some way to go and I think I’m in need of a little help and assistance.
So what can I do? Here’s one of the ideas that’s been suggested as a result of completing The Restored health quiz: setting in place an effective pre-sleep wind-down routine. The idea is that starting 1-2 hours before your bedtime, begin to practice a healthy sleep routine that helps you “wind down” and prepares your mind and body for sleep. It’s something I can easily put in place and as it involves some ‘me time’ I think I’ll enjoy it too. I’m going to give this a go and let you know how I get on.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.