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The 6 Elements of Good Health
Not only are we in the dead of winter, we’re also stuck at home due to the pandemic. Dreary weather and no social outlet can leave us mentally and physically drained.

To keep our architect friends healthy, creative, and inspired, we’re sharing what works for us: the six key elements of health. Yes, these are no brainers, but being mindful of them each day makes all the difference.

Water: Most of us do not drink enough water. If you’re dehydrated, your mind gets sluggish, and your creativity and productivity suffer. How much should you drink? Divide your weight in half and that’s the number of ounces of water you should drink in a day. Add more when you exercise. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you should drink 80 ounces of water a day. Your hair, skin, digestion, joints, and mind will benefit.

Oxygen: Become mindful of your breath. You’ll see that most of the day you take shallow breaths. Purposeful deep breaths send oxygen to your brain and other organs. This is especially helpful in stressful situations or when you need to generate creativity.

Sleep: Without good sleep, you’re not your best. Looking at our phones or watching television is the last thing many of us do before going to bed, which can activate the mind and keep us up. Evaluate your bedtime routine and ditch the electronics.
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Did You Know
Half your weight.
The amount of water you should drink in a day in ounces.
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