Make Health And Fitness A Priority
This month we have been sharing ideas to help you relieve stress. We know that stress is a big topic and something that has an impact on our lives in this modern world. Our topic today is Make Health and Fitness Priority One - A Plan For Your Best Life! The intention of this idea is to help you see that if you feel better in your day-to-day life it simply makes everything better from our viewpoint.
I’ve heard it said that at any given time in our society that 10% of the population has vibrant good health and about the same has sickness meaning this 10% is living in a health crisis and under doctor’s care. In the middle is somewhere in between. Not good health or bad health. This is the worst place to live in our opinion because so many things are a struggle and life is not fun.
There does seem to be a common belief that we have no control over how we feel, and many say that their illnesses are normal because they run in the family. This is simply not true. You and I actually have more control over how we feel than we believe. There are some very common things that we can do to move toward that top 10% who have vibrant good health, and you may be surprised that it is not as challenging as you may think.
Here is an idea/plan for health and fitness first – be sure to share your thoughts, questions and ideas in the comments at the end of this post.
Eat Well To Live Well With Life-Affirming Foods
There are many, many diets on the market today! The spectrum spans from vegan to paleo, raw food to blood type diets and so much in between. I feel the reason there are so many different types of ideas for eating for a healthy lifestyle is that there are so many different types of people on this earth who eat.
At the end of the day, it is your responsibility to experiment with any of the ideas that you may feel would be best for you. I can tell you over the years that I have tried many different diets from a vegetarian diet to the blood type diet and finally landed on a Paleo-ish diet.
The reason I say Paleo-ish is because on occasion we do eat some foods that might not be listed on a pure paleo diet. As stated earlier in this post experiment with what works for you.
You see having the awareness to see and feel what works are the most beneficial thing you can do as you go through change. When you are experimenting with a type of diet or way of eating see how you feel.
For example: when I attempted a vegetarian diet, I was hungry and tired all the time and I just kept gaining weight. Yet I continued eating this way for months and months because I had heard it was “supposed to be healthy”.
So, when I began eating a paleo-ish diet I found for the first time in my adult life I was not hungry all the time. This felt like a miracle to me. I was thinking clearer, and my energy improved in a way that afternoon naps were no longer a necessity for my life. It was remarkable.
Yet if I hadn’t done the years of experimenting, I wouldn’t know if it were the right way for me to eat.
The other thing that has happened to me was that for the first time I think in my life food is an amazing experience, the flavours are outstanding, and it is fun to enjoy good quality life-affirming food, eating at my own dining room table. Even on the odd evening when I don’t really feel like cooking, there is something that can be whipped up that fits my needs, is simple to prepare and tastes excellent.
Yet, remember that there are many ways to eat and you must find the way that feeds your body, your mind, and your soul!
If you are looking for a Paleo Cookbook we recommend The PaleoHacks Cookbook – you can check out it here - https://bit.ly/2YaUujZ
Move Well - Movement As Medicine
Get moving because it matters for your health. There are two different things to think about here.
Good Health & Moving for your Fitness:
I really enjoy kettlebell training, HIIT training, lifting weights, stretching, going for walks, hikes in nature, and find ways to include it in my lifestyle daily.
If you are looking for a home workout recommend The Home Workout Revolution and you can check it out here - https://bit.ly/3g78Hqc
Sleep is really the forgotten health ingredient and is a huge health issue today for reducing stress and anxiety.
In fact, I heard a while back that if we just focused on better sleep most of the health issues people suffer from today would just go away! That is how important sleep is for better health. Remember better sleep, better health, less stress, lose weight.
Tips for Proper Sleep:
Have a Support System in Place
Change can be a huge challenge and if you don’t have the support system in place to succeed it just won’t happen. And I know this is true because I could not have made all the changes I have made without my partner and the support system that we have in place!
So, find someone to support you on your journey to health. Connect with me and let me know how you are doing with this one and let me know how I can support you on this journey.
When we really think about it, our journey and the wisdom in that journey is the gift of learning how to live with health first and really begin to realize that we are not destined to live with the poor health or the illnesses of our family or friends. If we begin to look at improving health, fitness, sleep, eating well, the journey will be triumphant!
One of the most effective ways to achieve this is to know your WHY!
It really does start with getting absolutely clear on YOUR WHY.
WHY do you want to feel better, move better, sleep better and live your best life?
It really is that SIMPLE! And sometimes if it sounds simple, we make it hard and unachievable!
Write this down and really feel it! See it in your mind how it will feel once you achieve your desired health. Once you do that then gain the knowledge you need to have success with your health and fitness and find support from people who are around you or find NEW people to support you.
This is how important support is for your good health.
I began this journey many years ago and can share from my experience that finding my health began with being with my mother in the hospital where she had fallen and broke her hip. I knew that evening that if I didn’t make the changes necessary to move toward health, I would be my mother’s poor health in the years to come.
That vision of change has fueled me all these years and continues to fuel my health and fitness goals today.
What is your WHY to gain clarity with your health and fitness first plan?
We appreciate that there never seems as if there are enough hours in the day, but it is so important to invest some time to Make Health and Fitness Priority One - A Plan For Your Best Life. Taking care of your mind, body and emotional needs will help you be able to live your best life.
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