What is Live4It?
The Live4It Program is designed to focus on the often-overlooked elements of lifestyle and environment. Lifestyle and environment can influence more than 70% of our lifespan!
The name Live4It says it all: the “It” is positioned at the end of the phrase because “It” is the end goal. “It” is the prize that makes the lifestyle and environment change worthwhile. The “It” looks different from one individual to the next, as are the changes that each of us is willing to make in order to live a longer, healthier life.
Live4It begins by encouraging you to “LIVE” using 4 focus areas:
Lifestyle (Mind, Body, Spirit)
Find ways to slow life’s pace and control stress – yoga, meditation, deep breathing all work.
Regular physical activity – start slowly with what you can do and build from there.
People who attend religious services tend to live longer.
Invest in One Another
Strong bonds between family and friends lead to a longer life. Healthy habits are contagious – invest in healthy friends and give some of your time to help others.
Value Preventive Health
Regular checkups can help you live a longer and healthier life. Early detection of a disease means more effective treatment. Begin to plan how you can get to your healthiest weight, and if you smoke, how to add years to your life by quitting.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
It’s about the types of food you eat – not a set diet. Whole-foods, less meat and more color (fruits and veggies) on your plate can result in a healthier you. More water and alcohol in moderation are very important. Most of all – don’t forget to laugh!
Live4It is for everyone! It’s about what is right for the individual. It’s about what is right for YOU. We also want to lessen and overcome the hurdles that stand between you and your ability to attain your goal of living a longer and healthier life. That’s why Live4It provides resources like competitions, inspirations, social events, outreach opportunities and mental health tools to assist you in making the changes you want – at your pace.
What are you living 4? Answer that question and begin the journey to changing your lifestyle and your environment…If not for you, for “It”.