What part of your health would you like to improve? Would you like to
lose a few pounds? Do you want to get a little more fit or lower your
stress levels? Do you want to
slow down aging, or lower your risk for disease? Well I have good news for you, because it's all possible!
Nothing’s more important than your health because it affects every part of your life. On the job, at home, time with friends or family, career, quality of retirement, all of it.
When you build your health, your ability to engage in your life in all ways is enhanced. No matter what you do, good health really does make it better. You simply get more out of life.
Chance. Or Choice?
We can't affect getting older. But we definitely have a say in how we get older and how we age.
You only get one body in this lifetime. And if you treat it well and give it what it needs to thrive, while avoiding the things that get in its way, you should get to enjoy it for a long time.
What's in the Toolbox
The essentials in the health building toolbox are nutrient rich foods and exercise. Always have been, always will be. It starts right there.
Nutritional supplements are also an essential tool. Sorry, friends. If you think you don't need to supplement, you are mistaken.
In this, the 21st century, supplements are no longer optional for optimal health. Whether they be select vitamins or minerals, whole foods supplements such as wheat grass, digestive enzymes or other nutritional factors, they cannot be ignored anymore.
Why? Look around. Pollution, processed foods, toxic pesticides, foods that are disigned for shelf life rather than nutrition, fast foods, genetically modified foods, and more. We'll look at a bunch of reasons down the road so you can really see what you're up against.
Then there are herbs and other natural remedies, such as colon cleansing and detoxification, as well as alternative health practices. We'll help you here too.
These are your tools:
Something will work for you.
You just have to look for it.
Good health isn't just about living longer...
It's really about living longer productively, and living disease or pain free, or as close to it as you can. Getting older does not need to equal debility. When did we start thinking that degenerative disease is just a part of getting older? It's not. Premature aging is just that: premature.
The bonus? Studies show healthier people are generally happier people.
Of course they are!
Prevention is the key - And that's where 'you' come in
Building health is a process, and is a result of what you decide to do
today. It starts with a vision of your future health and a few goals,
which provides the pull. Then, it's time.
Start where you are, but don't wait too long
It's never too late or too early to build your health! You just have to
decide. Then once you start, you have to decide not to give up. Slow and steady wins the race. Make a few small changes, let them settle in, then go for a few more. It's more of a marathon than a sprint.
If any one person can do it, so can you. But it does require your participation. Building health is not a sideline activity.
Today's all you've got! There's nothing you can do about what you did yesterday, last week, or last year or even in the last decade. It's all over and done with.
BUT...there's a lot you can do today. You can't change the past, but you can change your future by focusing on today.
The future is relatively predictable.
It's what you do today, in this moment, that creates your tomorrows, your future.
And while we are speaking of your health here, it applies to nearly everything in life, not just building health. Today matters.
You are where you are, in part, because you may not have known any better. We'll help you with that.
But just as likely, you have simply created habits that don't support your best health. So now it's time to create some new habits.
The key is consistency. Anything you do repeatedly and consistently eventually becomes a habit. You do have to wait for it, though. And as you begin to change things up, expect to experience some discomfort in the process. Just don't give up too soon before it passes.
All change gets a little resistance from your body and mind as you reset your habits. But if you stick with it, you'll like what you see and you'll like how you feel.
No matter how big the achievement, it always starts with one step.
The Great Wall of China?
One brick at a time.
You might not get the health you want, the weight you want or the body you want in a week. But it will definitely build over time. Just don't give up too soon before you see and feel the results. Success takes time.
Can you eat a salad today? Can you pass on dessert, or drink water instead of a soda? Can you switch to whole wheat bread for white?
Can you get out for a short walk today or do that extra rep at the gym?
Maybe a smaller portion for dinner tonight. Can
you switch to light beer and maybe a few less? Even small actions are
So take that small step today to build your health.
Then take another tomorrow.