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Are You A Fan of Team Wellness?

Are You A Fan of Team Wellness?

A funny thing happened on Dr. Mike’s way home from watching a last-second playoff victory by the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Chicago Bulls; he thought about eating a Cinnabon (didn’t, wouldn’t ever, but…). True Cleveland fans know that rooting for the Cavs usually elicits a heightened stress response.

Then, two days later, he noticed how exhausted he was from the stress of watching the game and yet how much he was looking forward to the next one. That made him realize how important it is to stay healthy (he exercises three days a week, walks 10K a day and eats well) if he were to keep going to these stressful games! And that made him wonder if we could come up with a similarly immersive experience that creates enthusiastic participants for Team Wellness—participants who would come back season after season for more physical activity and good nutrition, participants who would then be able to manage the stress that emotional attachments cause without resorting to the consolation of a sugary, fatty treat. 

So we’re asking you to join Team Wellness. You only need to play by five rules.

  1. Ditch: all trans and most sat fat, any added sugar or syrup and any grain that isn’t 100% whole.
  2. Walk 10,000 steps a day.
  3. Sleep 7-8 hours nightly and meditate daily.
  4. Avoid toxins like tobacco and BPAs (wash your hands after touching receipts).
  5. Share laughter and love with friends and intimate partners.
  6. The rewards? A healthier, happier and longer life. That’s the ticket!

Medically reviewed in March 2019.

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