I know that you are hoping for a magic pill, miracle cream, or some revolutionary new 10 minute workout that doesn’t require any heavy breathing or sweating on your part. Or maybe you are looking for a diet that includes beer, chocolate, cake, and all the potato chips you can stomach. Americans spend millions of dollars on gimmicks, gadgets, lotions, and potions that promise a shortcut to achieving ultimate health and a great body.
You have been patiently waiting for one of us “fitness guru’s” to finally share with you the secret that healthy and fit people have managed to keep locked up all this time.
Well, sorry to disappoint, but all big secrets to health and fitness have been flying under the radar since you were just a tot. You have heard the most valuable tips 1,000 times. You know them well, but for some reason, you haven’t implemented them into your life.
Today I have a gift for you.
I present for you here, in this short little post, totally free- The Gift of Good Health in 5 simple steps. I know you have “tried it all before” but maybe you were trying too hard, or not hard enough.
Perhaps you got buried in all the mountains of fitness advice thrown at you each day from the internet, TV, magazines, and people in your social circle. Eat this today, not that, but eat that tomorrow and not this. Confused? I don’t blame you. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and overlook the obvious.
Just for fun… how about for a week… try doing the following, and see how great you feel?
1 . Move More
Simply put your body in motion more than you are currently doing. This may mean going for a walk after dinner, playing ball with the kids, riding a bike to work, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, cleaning the house, popping in an exercise video, picking up heavy stuff (i.e. lifting weights), dancing to your favorite tunes, or taking the space at the far end of the parking lot when you drive to work, run errands, etc. Just MOVE MORE.
2. Drink More Water
Water… who knew? It is the greatest diet drink on earth. It aids in the delivery of nutrients throughout the body, helps in cleansing, promotes healthy metabolism, healthy joints, and also can fill you up. Added bonus – water is free!
So, drink up. I recommend drinking your body weight in ounces each day. For example, I weigh 128lbs, so my goal is to drink roughly 128 ounces of water.
3. Eat Your Veggies
I know your mom has been telling you this for as long as you can remember, and I hate to pour salt in the wound, but… Listen to your Mother – she is right.
You should be eating an obscene amount of vegetables. More than you think. A great way to get all the nutrients you need without spending a fortune on supplements is the eat veggies with every meal, and juice veggies for your snacks. I promise you will feel awesome, your skin will glow, your hair will shine, you’ll run faster, jump higher and your memory will be sharper than ever.
4. Get To Sleep
Mom was right again. Pulling all-nighters may seem like fun, but your body needs sleep to rejuvenate and repair itself. Getting 7-9 hours each night will not only leave you feeling more energetic, but it will help to regulate your hormones, which will help your metabolism, stress level, sex drive, and brain function. And sleep is so easy, you barely have to do anything, just lie there and improve your health!
5. Be Nice
What? How is being nice going to help with your fitness? Well, it turns out that being kind and compassionate to others creates a sense of well being and happiness within ourselves and creates a positive energy that has both physical and mental benefits. Performing acts of kindness and compassion can reduce stress, elevate seretonin, release endorphins, and create a number of positive biological responses within your body. Conversely, being mean and expressing anger has equally negative effects on your health and well being. So. practice being nice everyday.
There you have it. The five simple tips for improved health. It can’t be that simple, can it? Yes! I am here to tell you it can. Just try it out for a week and let me know what you think.
BONUS TIP – Go against the Grain – Just say NO to wheat, barley, corn, oats, and millet. Nutritionally, you don’t need them and they are making you fat and setting you up for decreased brain function, Alzheimer’s Disease, Heart Disease, diabetes, and weight gain. So ditch those boring beige grains and replace them with happy colorful veggies.
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