Lost for direction? Overcomplicating? No idea? Where should you direct your focus when trying to achieve health and wellness gains and even performance? Heres a few nuggets from me that may be already common knowledge to you or may incomprehensibly rattle your brain by being completely left field of your current behaviour:
- Healing and rebuilding good gut health – Build your foundations by restoring your damaged gut- think probiotics, fermented foods and cutting sugar, carbs and alcohol.
- Cleansing and fasting – fasting is not starving, do your own research into the benefits (and risks) of fasting to see if it works for you. (I highly recommend this, as do most reputable health and wellness experts)
- Eat fat to lose fat (LCHF) – the days of thinking you get fat from eating fat are dead, get out from under that rock already. My recommendation is a ratio of around 70% quality fats and 20% protein and 10% carbohydrates.
- Developing a good relationship with food – not too dogmatic, yet not too relaxed
- Recognising healthy and unhealthy choices
- Involve the family and friends – tell people about what you are trying and include them to make yourself more accountable
- Meal preparation – one of the biggest keys to sticking to a nutritional habit
- Intense mental focus needed to break old habits and form new ones
- Yoga (3 times/week)
- Meditation (Morning and night for at least 10 minutes)
- Mindful Eating
- Mindful Breathing – start to harness your breath and realise how much you can achieve through breathing focussed exercise.
- Brain Training – learning new skills or refining memory, knowledge, focus, insight and thought patterns increases neural pathways and encourages strong mental fortitude.
- Work smarter and harder - realise that fitness can involve 10 minutes of hard out effort but can also require dedication to technique and mobility drills that seem boring and tedious.
- Move every chance you get – battle sedentary lifestyle and move with purpose
- Build a good relationship with movement – play with movement, it doesn’t always have to be about banging out sets and reps at the gym, play with handstands, balance and crawls to gain control and body awareness.
- Sign up to an event – chose a challenge to train for, do something you’ve never done before like a gymnastics class, or anything that will spark a fire.
- Mobility and flexibility – make you ratio of movement:mobility about 50:50 to be sure you are combatting any tightening.
Lets be honest with ourselves, we have endless information at our fingertips in this age of technology. If you want to know about something, if you want to develop your 'self' and your life or you want to enact hacks for your brain, body and mind do your own due diligence, research and experiment with what works for you.
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