THE WELL Q&A: Eric Rakofsky
Wellness strategies and quick tips from THE WELL's private trainer
Wellness is a state of happiness while moving freely without pain.
Happiness. Training. Self-care.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Lots of sleep and clean water
Workout clothes, an eye mask, a phone charger and my Oura Ring, a "smart" ring that tracks body metrics.
No screens one hour prior to sleep
Limit screen time to no more than three hours per day and make time for exercise.
Fasting, high fiber, healthy fats, limited protein and carbs.
Expressing gratitude both morning and night, setting an intention and following up with hydration and movement sets me up for success throughout the day.
Olive oil — and I put black pepper on just about everything.
Hazelnut coffee with oat milk
Mixed greens with avocado, mushrooms, strawberries, olive oil and black pepper.
I aim to drink one gallon of water per day. I try to drink at least 20 liters before leaving the house, and recently got a Berkey water filter so I always have easy access to filtered water.
Spa gift card, usually from my favorite place, Great Jones Spa
Movement is freedom. Food is medicine.
Boxing. I love the competitive aspect of the sport. It has always been something that allows me to have complete tunnel vision — I’m only focused on the opponent, bag or the training. Also, exercising hand-eye coordination is good for your brain!
Drink a ton of water, get really good sleep, eat foods that are easy on my stomach and limit exercise to stretching and restorative movements.
Booty bands class (just once!)
Sleep, massage, stretching and quality time with the people I love