10 Essentials for Health and Wellness

Simple principles can have large benefits for you. That’s the logic behind the TriVita Ten Essentials.

Find out how they can help you every day by watching our video below.

Video Transcript

I'm Dr. Sheeler. At TriVita, our founder, Michael Ellison, developed the 10 Essentials for Health and Wellness to incorporate into everything we do. Check them out below:


#1 Breathe Deeply to open all your airways and bring in vital oxygen, the foundation of our ability to produce energy.


#2 Drink Water - Dehydration leads to fatigue, a lowered ability to clear toxins from the body and problems such as headaches and dizziness. If your urine is dark yellow instead of a light clear yellow, you probably need more water.


#3 Sleep Peacefully - Deep, restorative sleep: 7-8 hours for an adult and 9.5 hours for teenagers and younger children can make a big difference in your health and longevity.


#4 Eat Nutritiously - What we eat defines the makeup of our cells. Eating healthy whole food with lots of vegetables and fruits can help ward off many different ailments.


#5 Enjoy Activity - Many of the health benefits derived from exercise only require that you be physically active rather than just sitting.


#6 Give and Receive Love - Community and connection are key elements in our lives and our health. Without them we become isolated and lose our support network.


#7 Be Forgiving - Holding onto past hurts and resentments only hurts you. You can forgive a person without forgiving the behavior or re-establishing a harmful relationship.


#8 Practice Gratitude for the large and small things in your life to fill your days with peace and harmony.


#9 Develop Acceptance - Some things are worth struggling against; others are not. Work to figure out the difference and channel your energy positively.


#10 Develop a Relationship with God - Finding a deeper connection to the realm of spirit helps you to live a richer and more fulfilling life.

About VitalityPlanner

TriVita VitalityPlanner is an online guide that helps you take control of your everyday quality of health and wellness and mitigate potential health risks based on lifestyle, age and gender.

Dr. Robert Sheeler

About Dr. Robert Sheeler

Robert Sheeler, M.D. is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Holistic Medicine and Urgent Care. He is certified in Functional Medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine and as a Headache Specialist through the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialists.

His special interests include food and nutrition, Functional Medicine, headache care and Integrative Medicine. In addition, Dr. Sheeler is a certified teacher of Evidence Based T’ai Chi and Qi Gong and has studied numerous mind-body disciplines.