After years of working in the health and fitness industry it is very clear to me that people tend to have very pre-conceived ideas of what they need to do to get fitter, slimmer, faster, stronger or whatever their goal is.
Runners and triathletes always tell me they need a ‘stronger core’ for example while overweight people often tell me they need ‘somebody to kick my butt’ and make them less ‘lazy’.
They have already decided what they need to do and just want you to fill in the blanks with the missing exercises – just like they go to the doctor to be prescribed the ‘right medication’. Would you go along to a heart surgeon and tell him or her what needs to be done?
Wouldn’t it be lovely if it were that simple? Take the medicine or the exercise or the superfood three times daily and problem solved! Has this ever worked for you? I doubt it!
What most people think they need for optimal health and fitness:
2. Hard physical training.
4. Static stretching and strengthening regimes.
What really works:
1. Regular deep sleep.
2. Regular movement throughout the day (not exercise prescriptions).
3. Real whole food, preferably organic, only when really hungry.
4. Avoiding any kind of medical or dental intervention unless absolutely essential, including medications and vaccines.
5. Relaxation, deep breathing, meditation, mindfulness, being in the present moment.
6. Minimising all toxic environmental exposures – cosmetics, cleaning products, sprays, air pollution etc. Remember that anything that goes onto your skin or is breathed in can be absorbed into your bloodstream.
Get most of the above right and you have a great foundation for adding on particular skills or attributes that you as an individual require.
So you see, it is simple, but not in the way most people think it is!
If what you are currently doing is working and you are happy, fit and healthy, do more of it!
If not, then maybe it’s time for a change. Just start moving gradually from the first list to the second and see how you feel.
If you are in any doubt as to any of the above, then you should consult first with your medical practioner of course. Many GP’s are moving towards this more holistic approach.
If your doctor is not, then ask questions. Ask about the side effects of the drugs you are being advised to take, ask what research has been done to show their efficacity. Check for yourself who carried out the ‘research’ (ie. were they truly independent?)
Ultimately, it’s your miraculous self-healing machine and any way you choose to change your physiology will have consequences.
Your body has not evolved to screw up!
If you need help with any of this please get in touch – David 07504439555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.