Everyday there are multiple media platforms that tell us about the latest fitness and health fads that are influencing consumers. From diet plans, to exercise routines to wearable technology pieces, (fitbit, jawbone, iwatches) you name it, the consumer can get it. However, what positive influence is this having on the overall state of “our” health?
We have more access to information and education, therefore as consumers we are ‘smarter’ right?
We can measure and track our personal health data from a number of different platforms, which provides us with more options to exercise and eat well. Yet more and more people are overweight or obese or putting their long-term health at risk due to the ‘lifestyle diseases’ (type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol or cardiovascular disease).
So where are we going wrong?
Life is all about experiences, both positive and negative so let’s reduce the pressure and stress that we are placing on ourselves and sit back have a nice cold beer or a glass of wine and RELAX! There is a fantastic saying, ‘everything in moderation’ and in today’s society we need to live by this a little more.
Stop comparing ourselves with others, just be internally happy with who you are and what you have to offer. Do what you want as life is a game, some days you win, some days you don’t but you need to be strong enough to make the rules and respond accordingly. Don’t get side tracked by other people’s thoughts and expectations of you; you are your own boss.
I get it, trust me we are all time poor and we are always striving for more, yet time is the only level playing field in humanity. We all have 168 hours in a week, 24 hours in a day, but how do we choose to utilise them is the difference between those that ‘do’ and those that ‘don’t’ achieve what they want to achieve.
The way you look, feel and perform has a lot to do with the way you treat and respect yourself. This is not just the result of quality nutrition and regular exercise. Sleep, relaxation, socialisation and mindfulness are all important ingredients that control your cortisol levels, the stress hormone.
Do more, of what you want!
Numerous studies have found that sustained high cortisol levels have a drastic impact on the normal functioning of your body. Some of these effects include, destroying healthy muscle, slowing the healing of normal cell regeneration, and impairs digestion, metabolism and mental function weakening your immune system.
Don’t become another statistic working your life away, you only have one opportunity so make it a memorable one.
Eliminate any negative thoughts.
Do what you desire.
Dream and believe in your own ability.
Control your destination.
Find your Purpose,
Establish your Passion and enjoy everyday for what it’s worth.
~ The Health Bloke