The Six Pillars Of Health And Longevity

What does it take to achieve good health? Many people think that being healthy and fit is an elusive goal. But in today’s episode, Phil McDougall talks about the six pillars of health and longevity – six relatively simple things that you need in order to be healthy and live a long life.

Phil McDougall is the Director of Athletic Performance at Strength Matters. In today’s wide-ranging episode, Phil talks about the six pillars of health and longevity, Strength Matters Professional Certification, and the importance of self-healing. Listen to the episode to learn how to do breathing reps, the many benefits of walking, and how you can improve your diet by making meal plans. You’ll also learn about blue zones and why they matter.

Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • What Phil does for Strength Matters
  • What SMP certification is
  • The six pillars of health and longevity
  • How to do breathing reps
  • What daily joint mobility means
  • The benefit of walking 10,000 steps a day
  • How making a meal plan can improve diet habits
  • How best to stay hydrated
  • Why self-healing is important
  • Body composition
  • The benefits of standing or walking around at a workstation
  • Blue zones – areas of the world with the highest rates of longevity

Links and Resources:

Phil McDougall

Strength Matters

Blue Zones


“One of the fundamentals that we put into level one is what I call the six pillars of health and longevity.”

“In a perfect world, your client would turn up 2-3 times a week, you’d have that time with them, and without really caring about anything else, you’d notice the improvement. But it doesn’t work.”

“Yeah, sure, exercise helps get rid of stress, but what is the one exercise that is the best stress reliever? Walking.”

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