ZEN+ : Helping you Stay Young and Age Well

The most fascinating and beneficial experiment in the world

By Marcus Santer

Fantastic Sleep February is producing some real gems.

Once it’s complete I’ll be pulling together the best of them, creating a powerful resource anyone can use for getting better sleep and then making it available to all ZEN+ Daily readers (for a fee of course).

But one major theme that’s stood out and I’ll share for free, is just how unique you are.

Sure, from the 35,000 ft in the air view, we humans are identical.

But when you get up close, you realise that whilst we have many characteristics in common we’re also unique in many ways.

Some are obvious like:

And so on.

But some aren’t so obvious and it’s these unique characteristics I’d like you to consider, because unlike your finger prints, what you do has a massive impact on them and as a result on the quality of your life.

What are they?

Here’s a few to consider:

Your Microbiome – The trillions of microbes that live in you and on you. They’re essential to your health and they’re easily affected (positively and negatively) by what you eat. And your microbiome is as unique to you as your finger prints. Everything you ever wanted to know about microbes but were to scared to ask will be revealed in this months ZEN+ Journal.

Sleep – Essential to your health and happiness. Guidelines recommend you need between 7 to 9 hours if you’re aged 26 to 64 and between 7 and 8 hours if you’re 65+ But how much do you need? Because these are just guidelines and too much sleep will leave you feeling as groggy as not enough.

Naps – Do they work for you? For some people (like me) they’re a blessing. To others they’re a nightmare. What about you?

Exercise – The benefits of exercise are undeniable. But what kinds of exercise work best for you? When’s the best time of day for you to exercise? Are you a hyper-responder, non-responder or somewhere in-between?

Intermittent Fasting – The evidence to show the benefits of fasting on health and longevity is very compelling. But which of the 3 methods I recommend works best for you? Which do you find easiest? Which gives you the best results?

Qigong – What’s the best Qigong exercise for you? Which one or two do you enjoy enough to practice every day?

Do you know which of the above give you the best results?

Because there’s only one way to find out and that’s to conduct the most fascinating and beneficial experiment in the world. Which is:

Finding out what works best for you

Like I said, there are guidelines and helpful suggestions, but you’re unique and one size doesn’t fit all. You’re the expert on you and nobody’s going to spend as much time on you as you can.

So you’ve got to experiment, you’ve got to fine tune ZEN+ to your own unique, individual lifestyle.

And here’s how:

  1. Choose – Decide on something you want to experiment on: Maybe focus on getting 8 hours sleep every night or try fasting for 24 hours one day a week.
  2. Measure – Keep a regular journal of your results and findings
  3. Change – After a suitable amount of time (1 – 3 months) try something different e.g. 7 hours sleep or 14 hours of fasting every day.
  4. Measure – Keep a regular journal of your results and finding.
  5. Compare – Are the results from your 2nd test: Good as? Better than? Worse than? Your first test. Based on your findings either go back to step 3 and try something else: 9 hours sleep, 5:2 fasting etc. Or if you’re happy with your results go back to step 1 and do a new experiment. Maybe this time look at naps or exercise time.

And if you need any help or support with this, consider the ‘Done with you’ program I offer.

More details here if you want to get started.

Or email me if you have questions about the Done with you program.

Bye for now


P.S Fantastic Sleep February SF group members:

You’ll get a copy of the resource I’ll put together when it finishes for free.

After all, you’ve helped me put it together =)

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