I spent 30 years chasing success and achievement before I discovered a simple truth that should have been blindingly obvious…
I realized that my body could not keep up with my mind.
My health wasn’t optimal enough. And if you’re not operating at a peak physical state, you’ll only achieve a fraction of your potential.
People complain all the time that they can’t find the energy for what they want to accomplish. But you don’t “find” energy; you “create” it. And the way you create it is by the way you treat and fuel the machine that is your body.
My real accomplishments in life began when I took charge of my health and wellness. And the same can be true for you. Here are some of the things that worked and continue to work for me:
- Eat only fresh fruit until noon. HT: Fit for Life
- Don’t combine fruit with other foods.
- Living foods (fruits, vegetables, and nuts) extend your life; dead foods (cookies, chips, and other manufactured substances) accelerate your death.
- Get a massage every week. (Stop crying poor. Find a way to get it done.)
- Stop drinking sodas.
- Substitute stevia for sugar.
- Get good dental and chiropractic care.
- Drink at least half a gallon of water every day. Really.
- Get at least 20 minutes of cardio exercise every day that ends in 'y.' (Yes, every single day.)
- Do strength training to tone and build muscle at least 2-3 times a week.
- Find a healthy, holistic doctor and get annual checkups.
- Spend daily self-development each morning to begin your day with a positive mindset.
Got any other suggestions? Please share them in the comments below.
There is one more thing, not on the list, because we’ll explore it deeper tomorrow. And that is limiting the time you spend with negative people.
Love this topic! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences in words on the web and in your books to help provide great value to others. You inspire me and I respect you immensely.
I totally agree that we all don’t find energy but create it. We need to do something, move and take action in some form in order to grow. Sometimes it is hard to get started or more likely to stay consistent but we must in order for our bodies and minds to be nourished and enriched and thus make an impact.
I also agree that the daily amount of water intake is one of the key elements for growth, mental clarity, nutrient absorption, removal of toxins, and to help support many of body’s other functions to perform optimally. As I age I appreciate the body and mind more than ever. In my very younger days I think I took it all for granted. Not any more!
The push to have humans drink at least 8 glasses of water a day is not based on any scientific evidence. This lie has been perpetuated by the bottled water/sports drink industry. Most of the claims by Internet health gurus and those purported in advertisements are pure bullshit pushed on the public for one purpose - money (or more specifically, greed). Most Americans just believe what they are told without doing any research on their own. Best case scenario - you will spend money on worthless supplements and fake health remedies; worst-case scenario - following some of these health claims can be very detrimental to your health. I suggest you watch the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWASUMMQjj8
Most of what you posted here is correct but some of it is not. If you really want to get an evidence-based explanation regarding total wellness and how to reverse the 15 leading causes of death for Americans, read Doctor Greger's book, "How Not to Die". Believe me, you will be very happy you did. You can also go to his website - NutritionFacts.org - to get answers to any questions you have regarding nutrition.
I will check out the book. But not sure what you could object to above. I saw your other comment about water. Surely you'd agree that drinking lots of water helps detoxification, circulation and optimal organ function.
What kind of massage do You propose? What about to eat meat, chicken, fish or similar?
My favorite is Thai, because of the stretching. Otherwise sports, shiatsu or deep tissue, so you get better circulation. -RG
Checking it out!
Hi Randy! Many thanks for your recommendations. Fortunately, we have really good water to drink here in Austria. That makes it a lot easier to get water in a short time. I still have to develop more motivation for exercising. Meanwhile, I have changed many habits but training is like a thing on a "black list". I am optimistic to overcome this inner hurdle.
Great list....would add a colon cleanse 2x a year....Kathleen Caldwell