The Essential 8 is great, but you need to know what the Needed 9 is, and we’ll tell you why.
According to the American Heart Association, the Essential 8 are guidelines for good health and wellness. These guidelines cover various lifestyle choices and health measures like diet, exercise, smoking, sleep, weight, cholesterol, and blood sugar.
Each component is vital in maintaining cardiovascular health and preventing chronic diseases.
With the growing concern about environmental pollution and its impact on health, particularly regarding aging, there is a compelling argument for adding a ninth essential: “Knowing Your Toxin Levels.”
This addition acknowledges the increasing exposure to various environmental toxins and the importance of monitoring and mitigating their effects on our health and well-being.