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Wellness Tip:

Replace Scrolling With Connection

We all do it. We open up social media and get stuck mindlessly scrolling. Despite being called “social,” this habit has nothing to do with true connection. 

As research shows, social connection is a must for health and well-being. So, here’s an idea from Dr. Kien Vuu, whose morning routine is below: Replace a session of scrolling with sending a quick message to two people who matter in your life. 

Tell them how much they mean to you, or thank them for something. These small moments of connection will pay far more dividends than mindlessly consuming – and they’ll benefit those closest to you as well.


Routine Breakdown

Dr. Kien Vuu, Longevity Expert, Author & Speaker

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Dr. Vuu is all about elevating human health and potential. As an expert in anti-aging, here’s how he optimizes his mornings:

  • Drinks 8-16 ounces of water with added lemon and electrolytes or mineral salt.
  • Makes an effort to get direct sunlight on his face and skin.
  • Does a 5-min exercise routine to get his energy going. He likes qigong hops and twists, followed by 10-15 burpees.
  • Does 2-3 mins of breathing techniques to enhance focus and relieve stress.
  • Finishes up with a short gratitude meditation.


Why it works:

  • We need to restore hydration after sleep, and this adds a boost of nutrients as well.
  • Morning sun supports the body’s natural sleep-wake cycles and helps maintain our energy levels throughout the day.
  • There’s research to back up the benefits of qigong, suggesting it can lower blood pressure, help with pain relief, lower stress, and more. Getting your heart rate up (even briefly) is also great for improving focus and boosting health.
  • Studies agree that breathwork is a quick way to tame your stress levels.
  • Gratitude is good. When gratitude goes up, our mood, well-being, and sleep quality go up with it


“Every moment in life, we have an opportunity to make a choice in how we show up,” says Vuu. And that’s the key. It doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated; it’s just about showing up. What do you think of his routine?

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