Our sole purpose at Utzy is to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Our motto, “Supplement with Confidence” isn’t just a marketing quip; it is loaded with truthfulness and a promise that we deliver the highest quality and most effective products possible. Products that you can have confidence in.
At Utzy, we firmly believe that supplementing is a very important action towards overall wellness. Your body needs essential vitamins and minerals to function and flourish. In addition to supplementation, there are other healthful habits and actions that you should do daily that will assist on you on your journey to feeling better and having a more productive life. Around here we refer to them as "The Seven Essentials to Healthy Living".
1. Eat Food Convenient For You – Not Convenient Food
Live by a “pay the grocer – not your Doctor” mentality. Try to consume only REAL FOODS – organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes; as well as natural, pasture raised, grass-fed meats. Make sure to get enough daily fiber.
An excellent way to get quality food is by supporting your local organic farmers as much as possible. Eat Less – but more often! Small meals throughout the day boost metabolism
2. Move it!
A sedentary lifestyle is a proven killer. Get to the gym – and get your heart rate up. Try to exercise at least 5 days a week.
While there are many different approaches to exercise, the biggest step is to simply do something. Park further away, take the stairs, look for small ways every day to move it!
Oh, and if you are looking to get the most bang for your buck, check out our article on the best time of day to exercise.
3. Get Enough Sleep
Almost daily, we see in the news that millions of Americans have problems with sleep. If you are one of them, following the other 6 Essentials may offer great assistance in remedying your problem.
We all need adequate & restful sleep – health professionals recommend 7-8 hours a day. Turn electronics off before bed so that you can wind down. Look for ways to eliminate unnecessary stress in your life, live peacefully.
4. Reduce Toxic Load
Use natural green medicine as a first choice. Avoid using harmful household chemicals and cleaners. Water makes up 60% of your body weight. Drinking adequate amounts of purified water throughout the day is one of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do and helps to flush out harmful toxins.
We recommended the 8x8 Rule- eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day.
5. Think Right – Body Connection
It turns out that the old saying - “as a man thinketh so is he” - is true! The gut-brain connection is a real thing. So work on having positive thoughts.
Science backs up the notion that laughter does a heart good. In fact, happiness and positivity is linked to a “wide variety of forms of well-being,” according to a study published in Clinical Psychology Review.
A major key is to show gratitude toward the people who have benefited your life. Take thankfulness walks. Regularly count your blessings.
6. Live Relationally
Build a community of family and friends that you can rely on, and they you.
Having a "Do Unto Others" focus goes a long way to relational wholeness –
Living by the golden rule is a must in building meaningful relationships and a more positive outlook on life.
7. Create a Plan
Without a plan, chances are you will fail. Address your problems, create a strategy to change, and find people that can assist you on your journey. Creating a plan is the first step on your path to feeling more vibrant, and becoming healthier. First steps may include: seeing that doctor for that physical you’ve been putting off, hiring a trainer, finding a good nutritionist, and building a team to support you. Start small and be consistent!
The 7 Essentials listed above are foundational to our core beliefs of what is necessary to build a healthy lifestyle and future of wellness.