We’re focusing on fitness this month. It is one of the magic elixirs to good health. The benefits of physical fitness range from lower blood pressure, weight loss, decreased stress levels, improved mental function– just to name a few. So if there are so many benefits, why don’t we do it consistently?
The other day, I was reading an interview in an article entitle , ” Why you Fail”. In it he interviews a very successful centenarian shares the secret to his success.
His secret?, ‘Keep it simple’. The principles of success are easy to do but that’s also what makes them so easy not to do.
I notice this same scenario being played out when it comes to developing a fitness program. We are all so overwhelmed and over-informed about fitness that it sometimes keeps us from reaching our goals.
Being healthy is really is not that difficult, yet we’ve made it very complicated. To be healthy all you need to do is exercise for at least 20 minutes a day and eat a relatively healthy diet that includes fruits and vegetables, whole grains and minimizes your junk food.
So why is it so hard? As Darren Hardy points out, our brains are hardwired to complicate things. That’s why there is never a shortage of fad fitness gadgets and diets in the market that seduce us into thinking that this one will be the magic bullet. Stop fooling yourself!
At Healthy by Design, we’ve learned over the years that simple is best. Check out how our simple strategies help our clients achieve success:
Keep your Exercise simple:
Yes there may be a small percentage of people who are so advanced that they need advanced exercises but for the majority of us, here’s what will help us reach our fitness goals:
Be consistent. What matters most is that you are active most days of your life. Carve out some time each day to do some exercise.
Check out our https://www.youtube.com/user/activeimage1/videos?shelf_id=1&view=0&sort=dd|library of exercises if you’re looking for some ideas:
Keep your Eating Simple:
Our philosophy for healthy eating is simple:
1. Eat as many vegetables as possible
2. Eat whole grain carbohydrates
3. Drink plenty of water
4. Eat the foods that are right for your body type
5. Listen to your body and feed it what it needs.
Stop trying to complicate your life with trying to figure out what’s trending in the health and fitness world. You know what to do so just put the pedal to the medal and do it everyday.
Remember, easy to do is also easy not to do.
Have a great week.