What if “physically living better” could be dramatically improved in an easy five simple steps? If you could get healthier, more mobile, have better overall mental acuity?
Would you at least give it a try?
You’ve listened over the years as I’ve lived my life on-air in front of you. So you know that when I tell you I’m going to do these five simple steps and urge you to do them alongside me–you know two things actually.
1. I actually will do them…
2. I know that you can as well…
By the way there are a number of other areas of life I can and likely will encourage you to take action on in 2017. I just thought if we got some success going on a few doable small things, that maybe–just maybe, we could take some bigger steps a bit later.
So I asked Kellie Lynam a personal trainer, who also has a background in human behavior & psychology for some insight, and here’s what she came back with:
Water is essential for optimal organ function. We’re made up of more than 1/2 water. Proper hydration (1/2 our body weight in ounces) can reduce fatigue, improve endurance, lower maximum heart rate and enable the body to burn calories more efficiently.
Eating mindfully aids in digestion and better absorption of nutrients. It also helps distinguish between true and emotional hunger. Tips for eating mindfully: put your fork down while you chew, Savor flavor, color, texture. Chew slowly, eat at the table, turn off tv and put away cell phone!
Exercise improves mood, keeps us physically fit, boosts energy, builds muscle and strong bones, strengthens immune system, etc. It can be as simple as taking stairs instead of the elevator, or as complex as beginning a workout routine, but focusing on it — even a little bit will go a long way!
Write down your goals/intentions:
This forces you to clarify what you want. Motivates you to put goals/intentions into action. Becomes a personal road map. A study by the Harvard MBA program showed that those who wrote down goals accomplished more than those who didn’t.
Take a probiotic:
The scientific research on gut health is growing exponentially. The bacteria that lines your gut affects a whole lot more than you’d think (read BRAIN MAKER by Dr Perlmutter.) Taking a probiotic replenishes “good bacteria” in the gut that may have been eliminated due to our diets and lifestyle choices. The good thing is, you can begin to reverse the damage by taking a probiotic. Helps to heal digestive system, optimize digestion, eliminate sugar cravings, strengthen immune system and increase energy.
So what do you have to lose? Let’s do it together! Let’s get a little bit headed in the right direction and see if 12 months from now it made a difference! After all very tiny rudders steer very long journeys, and the tiniest move makes a huge difference!