When "Medium.com" asked actress Lo Bosworth to talk about her women’s health company “Love Wellness”, the actress made some surprising statements about staying in shape: she exercises less, eats well and sleeps more, almost ten hours a night.
Tip Number One: Exercise Less
Like many millennials, the 32 year old Bosworth used to work out six days a week. No more.
“I have a herniated disc in my spine, so high-impact exercise is off the table for me. I love to run and was a cross-country runner growing up, but I can’t anymore. I love a cardio dance class.
I try to exercise three to four days a week. I used to be really serious about exercise and would work out six days a week. It’s good for your mind, but it’s really not great for your body to exercise every single day. I’ve given myself a break in the past couple years and am happier than ever. If I eat really healthy, then exercise is more for my mental health.”
Bosworth has discovered what countless hard core jogging Baby Boomers have already experienced: daily exercise can wear things out.
Tip Number Two: Eat Better
For that reason, Bosworth thinks that healthy eating is the first priority.
“My daily eating habits are pretty healthy. I’ve made it a focus to eat breakfast every morning, even though I don’t really like to. My favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs with kimchi and a little cheddar cheese. It sounds like a crazy combination, but it’s delicious.
Lunch is usually a salad or something easy. There’s a Sweetgreen right down the street from my office.
I know dinner is when you’re supposed to eat really healthy, but I’m often out to dinner with friends. We’ll share a pasta and a fish and a salad.
I don’t do a lot of snacking. I just don’t have a lot of time to snack, and I’m not one of those people who carries snacks around.”
Weight control and overall health start with your diet. If you eat well, then you won’t need much exercise to keep your weight down. A good breakfast, as Bosworth notes, is the best way to start your day.
Tip Number Three: Sleep More.
“I go to bed pretty early. Unless I have a dinner or a date, I am normally in bed at 8 p.m. I watch an hour of TV and then go to sleep. If you text me at 9:30 p.m., I may not be awake.
Every morning, I wake up around 7:30 a.m. I usually set my alarm for 8 a.m., but I always wake up before it. It’s more of an insurance policy.
Right after I wake up, I like to make myself tea, usually chamomile or peppermint. I don’t drink coffee, but I like to start the day with a hot beverage. Then I try to do at least 10 minutes of meditation. I’ve learned how to do transcendental meditation, but oftentimes I use Headspace, because it feels easier.
I am wide awake and ready to go when I wake up.”
If Bosworth is asleep by 9:30 PM and wakes up at 7:30 AM, then she is getting ten hours of sleep. That may seem excessive. But that amount of sleep might be the key to her success. Sleep deprived Americans should take note: More sleep might make you more productive.