The top 3 things to MAINTAIN a healthy lifestyle change in the fastest way possible
It’s always going to be the small incremental changes you make every day which will make the biggest difference to your life in the long term. Living health and happy can actually be one of the easiest and rewarding journeys you can live. It’s the things that distract us from the actions, and habits that really matter daily which is what leads us to trying new diets, workouts or practices which might not actually help us as much if you were to just stick to a simple and consistent plan.
If its time that you claimed back your health and you don’t know where to start, use this post as a north star towards the essentials.
As we said before, it’s all about keeping it simple.
It’s funny, in today’s world, more feels better. More habits, more training volume, more information. But how many times have we started to regain our health, but we ended up feeling overwhelmed. Our work and social lives as they are is already busy and complex as they are. A healthy you don’t have to be. It’s time to make a change and commit to the basics.
1)Simplify your exercise routine
- Focus on the bang for buck exercises.
- The most fancy and over the top exercise routine is useless if you’re not consistent with it. Simplicity is everything when it comes with starting with an effective exercise routine so when starting out, there’s no better way but with the essentials.
- Think of easy exercises that you know you can enjoy. It might be running. Compound movements like a simple squat, bench press, dead lift workout.
- Smart strength training.
- Like above it’s all about performing simple movements well. When it comes to building strength, compound movements are simplest and most effective.
- How do you know you are progressing? Simply lift heavier the next time you exercise or perform more repetitions of a movement. Start somewhere manageable and slowly add more volume from there.
- Do an 80/20
- There’s one universal law that stands consistent with most areas of life. The 80/20 rule otherwise known as Pareto’s principle. This law describes how 80% of value comes from 20% of a project. For example, 80% of profits usually comes from 20% of items sold. In the content of health, there’s probably just a small handful of activities (20%) which will make a huge difference to how you feel and act every day (80%).
- In the context of processing thoughts. Think what are the important 20% of activities/actions/conversations you can perform that will have the biggest impact and go do it!
- We live in a world of abundance which can be a great thing but it can also come with its own challenges to our lives and mental health. The more complexity we make ourselves vulnerable to the less time we spend on what we find the most valuable in our lives. That could be projects we’ve always wanted to start. Skills we want to learn. The more space you make available in your mind for the things that matter, the happier you’re going to feel long term.
- Stop thinking so much.
• Let’s be honest, you can’t willfully stop thought. But you can stop contemplating. Asking why this and why that about shortcomings or past events can only make you feel less empowered. Investigating thoughts constantly only takes time and mental space away from the things that matter in your life. A great way to reduce how much the mind loops through contemplation is journaling. Seeing your thought process on page give you a tangible way to see your thinking and helps you let go of thought processes that may feel like can never end.
- Cut out some sources of information.
- Consume less information.
- Read fewer books.
- Follow fewer people.
- Get outside and meditate.Go to the beach.
When it comes to health, what we put in our bodies can make or break our health on its own. But nowadays, it seems like everywhere we look, we see new diets, newer health foods, newer super foods and supplements. So where do we start? KEEP IT SIMPLE.
Believe it or not, there is no central diet or food that will make you “healthier.” It’s the abundance of extra calories, chemicals/pesticides and imbalanced macronutrients which cause the most issues. Here are a few tips on what to do to gain back control.
- Eat real food.
- Figure out what WORKS FOR YOU
- What doesn’t cause an immune response.
- What doesn’t cause bloating.
- What doesn’t cause inflammation.
- Eat simple foods like meat, chicken, fish, vegetables, berries, sweet potato and avocado.
- Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.