The Saturday Quote:
‘Coach’ John Wooden
Trouble is, how do you know what areas of your life have the biggest impact and what kind of changes help to give you the most bang for your buck?
In my humble but accurate opinion when it comes to ageing well there are 4 big ones.
Zest – Using Qigong, meditation, mindfulness and sleep to help switch off your overstimulated Fight or Flight stress response and deliberately turn on and turn up your Rest, Repair and Build mode.
Exercise – Your body has evolved to move. Give it what it needs and health, fitness and strength can be yours. Without any expensive gym equipment, pointless supplements or membership fees.
Nutrition – Perhaps the most important area of the 4. What you eat today is walking around as you tomorrow.
+ – Mindset. Your thoughts have a major impact on how you feel. How you feel influences the kind of actions you take and the actions you take dictate the results you get. It’s vital you get this flow working for you, not against you.
Now, I don’t know about you, but when I look at the conflicting, contradictory and confusing advise available in any one of these areas it makes my head spin.
But there is a way to cut through the fluff and get to the good stuff.
Lots and lots of lovely research.
These days, using tools like Google Scholar it’s relatively easy to check out the facts behind the claims made by advertisers.
There’s also a wealth of science backed popular literature available too.
So if you’ve got the time and the desire the tools are available for you to make well informed and educated choices about these 4 areas of your life and make those small changes that add up to big results.
And you really must.
Take a look at these 4 big killers:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
Combined they kill nearly 9 out of 10 people.
Yet by making simple lifestyle changes your chances of avoiding them increases significantly.
How long and how well you’re going to live is closely linked to your daily habits and choices.
You see, your body has an inbuilt way to heal itself and stay healthy.
If you’ll work with it.
I hope I’ve made a compelling case as to why you must look at your Zest, Exercise, Nutrition and Mindset choices and consider making small improvements.
But if you don’t have the time, or the stomach to do the research yourself, I think you’ll find The ZEN+ Journal of great value.
Each month I’ll present you with research based ways to help you make those small changes that add up to great results and help you to stay younger longer.
And my 2 month, better than risk free test-drive is still available.
Bye for now
P.S. Luckily I love research, I love reading and I love self experimentation.
Which means you can rest assured if I recommend something, if possible, I’ve tried it myself.
I will never ask you to do something I wouldn’t do, or haven’t done myself.
Way I see it, there’s far too many people out there offering solutions they have no experience with.
Just to make a quick buck.
Personally I wouldn’t trust anyone who didn’t take their own medicine or eat their own cooking.
When it comes to The ZEN+ Journal I assure you, I’ve got plenty of skin in the game.