Cook and Eat a Meal With Friends

2 Oct

Cook and Eat a Meal With Friends

“I focus my energy on what I call ‘deep health,’ which comes from a balanced diet of fresh whole foods; sufficient exercise combined with rest; clean air and water; and living with purpose and joy.”

Another great quote from John Berardi. Truthfully, we could’ve found a quote conveying the same information from just about anyone who’s studied longevity, but Drew’s got himself a bit of a man-crush on Berardi so why not go with his?

It’s widely agreed upon that deep health is more than busting out killer workouts and making sure you eat well enough to do it again and then sleeping enough to at least function the next day. There’s a key element to longevity that often gets overlooked and is rarely delighted in enough:

Love.

Companionship.

Meaningful Relationships.

Not acquaintances or quick interactions with coworkers or baristas throughout the day – we’re talking about mutual support, affection, and comfortable vulnerability between loved ones.

This is not just me spouting off some hippie peace-love-eternal happiness…this is a Harvard study concluding THE MOST IMPORTANT thing for longevity is a source of love in your life. This is health professionals agreeing that deep connections are THE MOST IMPACTFUL thing for living a long, quality life.

This challenge reminds us to truly appreciate the value of loved ones in our lives while also sharing a healthy meal that benefits our bodies. Grab a friend (someone from the SHOP or another close friend – maybe that person you always hit with the “let’s get together soon and catch up!” mantra) and carve out time this weekend to cook and share a meal together. Each of us need to eat every day anyway, so let’s make a point to use this commonality to connect and cherish one another’s company, building meaningful relationships and enriching one another’s lives with longevity!

Can’t agree on something to make? No worries – here’s Drew’s trusted Beef & Brussies recipe!

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES from Precision Nutrition

https://www.precisionnutrition.com/deep-health

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👊🏼 When you coach for #deephealth, you consider the multi-dimensional thriving of a whole person in their whole life.⁣⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 🤔 Not just body fat percentage and blood work, but also factors like how people think, feel, live, and connect to others.⁣⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ ⚖️ Since all areas of deep health are deeply entwined and strongly connected, it’s important to note that that struggling in one domain usually means struggling in others.⁣⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ ✋🏽 But…⁣ Improving one domain can also improve others.⁣⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 🔑🔑 This is the power of deep health coaching.⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 🏊🏼‍♀️ Maybe you help your injured client find alternative activities and mentally manage their pain.⁣ For instance, you might introduce them to water sports or swimming. You help them normalize injury and work on rehab.⁣⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 😊 They get back to movement. They feel happier. They meet new friends at dragon boating or the local pool.⁣⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 🌟 Winning.⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 🚀 Pull a lever in one domain of deep health, and gears in other domains will also move.⁣⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 🏹 Use the connections between deep health domains to your advantage. If one area is off-limits or temporarily broken, try another one.⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ 🧐 So, how can you coach for deep health… and better results? Find out more in our latest article up on the blog. [Link in bio].

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