The human body is an incredible thing. It was made to run, jump, climb, throw, swim, and many other things. It was not made, however, to sit in a chair. Or a car. Or an airplane. Or a couch. The body thrives when it does what it was meant to do. It withers up and dies when it doesn't. In this article I want to talk about why sitting is so bad for you and what you can do to combat these negative effects.
I was reading Jordan Peterson's book and I really like the list approach that he has. It is simple and easy to understand, and I had the idea to do the same thing for a healthy life. I believe that if you follow these 13 rules then you will have the best chance to live a long, healthy, active life and have the best quality of life possible. Details will vary person to person but these general principles can apply across the board. Without further ado here are my 13 rules for a healthy life.
Stress is a powerful stimulant. It is the reason that our bodies adapt. When we train we are putting stress on our body so that it will adapt and come back stronger. Stress is also one of the biggest problems in modern society as people are putting far too much stress on their bodies. Your body can only handle so much stress before it starts coping in unhealthy ways.
Knowing your "why" is a hot topic these days and is something that I have talked about in a previous post. I believe that it is extremely important to know your "why" and I encourage everyone to explore that in themselves. In this article I want to talk about another question that is very important-"Why Not?"
I was listening to the Brute Strength Podcast recently and the host, Michael Cazayoux, was talking about the concept of how you do anything is how you do everything. He talks about this a lot and it is something that I have heard from many different places but for some reason this time it really hit home for me. I really started to think about how this applies to all facets of life and specifically in the gym.
Gut health has been a hot topic in the fitness community recently and rightfully so. As we learn more and more about the body we are seeing how much of an impact our gut has on our health and fitness. This is bad news for Americans because we as a whole have much poorer gut health than people living in other parts of the world.
Mindset is one of the most important aspects in determining if you are going to be successful in your training or not. In fact, I would argue that it is THE most important aspect. Before you ever lose weight, get in shape, get stronger, eat better, etc., you must do it in your head. No person ever achieved a goal without first deciding that they were going to do it in their head. In this article I want to talk about why mindset is so important and give you some tips to help you change your mindset and achieve your goals.
This article is going to be a little bit different in that I want to share with you something that I have come up with that has really helped me out in all aspects of life. This is not unique by any means but it is something that I have developed over several months of trial and error that uniquely fits me and my goals. I call it the Checklist Method. In this article I want to tell you how to use it and how to tailor it to help you reach your goals.