Health. Vitality. Self-help.
Personal development. Personal responsibility.
For the last six years or so, I have been driving around the country meeting people and delivering talks about healthy living.
Most places I go, most folks I meet, in general, most people want to lose some weight.
First we have to be specific - it's body fat we want to lose, not just 'weight'.
I mean, rapid weight loss is easy...you could lose 25 pounds by tomorrow if you just chop one leg off, but that's probably going to ruin your week overall, so I don't think it's a very smart idea.
It's body fat that most folks want to lose.
Calories in, calories out
You've heard this bit before.
There are many diets, many systems, many protocols, but the overwhelming majority of them work on the basic principle that you have to eat a little less food, and generally eat "better...
If you have attended one of my live seminars, you will have heard me explain, in as much detail as I had time for on the day, that I believe the Mother Nature's Diet lifestyle offers you the best all-round sustainable healthy lifestyle for avoiding heart disease, stroke, all-types of cancer, type-2 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and more.
The 12 Core Principles have been worked out and put together from my own 27-year journey through obesity and poor health to the outstanding good health and abundant energy that I now enjoy, combined with the hundreds of books and studies I have read, dozens of courses and seminars attended and everything I have learned meeting with experts and learning through observation, trial and error. ...
How is your training going?
Core Principle 9 of Mother Nature's Diet says 'Exercise, daily. Move naturally. Variety, moderation, consistency and structure.'
Do you? Move, daily? With variety and consistency?
Let's focus on the variety bit today.
As a set of basic guidelines, at Mother Nature's Diet we encourage variety, we encourage you to do some cardiovascular exercise, such as running or cycling or swimming, at least a couple of times per week, and some strength training, such as weights, bodyweight calisthenics or similar resistance training, at least a couple of times per week. With a backdrop of walking every day, and a session or two each week of yoga or simple stretching, this makes for a good balanced week - that's plenty of variety.
If you are currently inactive,...
You like your life just the way it is.
You're comfortable where you are, you don't really want to change.
Your body, your weight, your health...how you look and how you feel, you are happy where you are, right?
The brilliant, original and funny Larry Winget says this, and I think he is bang on right.
Perhaps you are sitting reading this. As you sit there, I'll bet you are sitting mostly still, not really moving much at all. I guess you are fairly comfortable. I mean, if you were uncomfortable, you would move, right?
If you were sat there and you were uncomfortable, say your left buttock had 'gone to sleep' or you had pins and needles in one foot, or the chair side was digging into your leg and making you sore, or if there was a lump or spike like an upholstery staple...