By Kris Germain
One of the most devastating things that I continue to learn through the Health and Fitness industry is how many people are losing years of vitality from their lives because of inactivity, lack of sleep, too much stress and poor nutritional habits.
This is not going to be shocking news to most people. Anyone who ingests even a little daily news now understands the overwhelming scientific evidence that screams “Move more! Eat healthier!” The big problem everyone is suffering from is not a lack of education, it’s a lack of direction. How does anyone decipher how to choose from a million different ways to move and eat and make changes that last?
Here’s the good news:
One of the most impressive things that I continue to learn through the Health and Fitness industry is how easy it is to add years of vitality to your life starting today.
Honestly, it’s hard for me not to stop people everywhere and tell them that I could teach them just a few things that will make them feel exponentially better in their days, and add years to their lives. Years of being playful and adventurous like they are now, or once were.
I have so much confidence in talking with people because I’ve seen with my own eyes that 3 general principles, administered patiently and habitually, will change your life.
Elevate your heart rate for 10-20 mins a few times a week.
Take your body through uncommon ranges of motion (Stretching yes, but exercises do this too! Pressing something overhead and squatting properly is uncommon to our regular movement patterns).
Add some load (resistance) to your frame to strengthen bones, muscle tissue and connective tissue (This could be bands, dumbbells, a machine, a backpack, etc).
That’s it. That’s the beginning of the revolution.
The problem is, how do you add it to your life? We’re all stretched so thin!
My advice to everyone is to start with the thing you KNOW you can do.
Start small and go from there. You need to schedule something small, that can be repeated, and enjoy the dopamine hit you’ll get when you follow through. You will be surprised at how gratifying this is.
Maybe it’s going for a walk after work. Put it on the calendar and grab a friend--but this is your revolution, so if your friend can’t go, you still go for a walk.
If you’re at a loss. If you know you need help. If you know having a place to go and a coach to guide you will help move the needle, go to www.crossfit310.com and sign up for our No Sweat Intro. We’d love to see if we can be a help to you.