Sunday, March 17, 2013

Do You Have a Choice with Your Health?

This is not a dictatorship, it's a democracy.

And, it goes without saying that because you have free will, you have a choice.

But, honestly, sometimes, I wish you didn't.  Because, when it comes to your health, sometimes even you don't know what's best for you.

Maybe I'm wrong.  Maybe you do know what's best for you when it comes to your health.  After all, you've heard it a thousand times over.  The doctor has told you that you should exercise for your health to decrease your blood pressure and your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  The doctor has told you that exercise will help keep the weight off and that a lower weight is part of keeping you healthy.  

In your most logical mind, you know it to be true.  You know that when you exercise, you do feel better.  You know that even a short walk improves your general mood and you are less depressed.  You know that when you feel good, your sex life improves.  These things you know to be true.  

I've had quite a few conversations in the last week with friends, family and clients about why they don't do what they know they should do:  exercise.

The number one reason people don't exercise is lack of time.  And I think that's bull!

I think you do have the time.  If you have time to surf the net, facebook with your friends, play online games, or pin your favorite pictures to Pinterest, you do have the time.   But, that's not even what I'm really driving at here.

I'm directing my comments to the vast majority of people who admittedly have the time, but don't make it a priority in their life to do some form of activity, despite knowing full well that it will improve their health tremendously.  To these people I want to scream and say, "You are giving yourself a choice, to exercise or not, and you are choosing not to exercise.  Take away the choice.  Don't make it an option.  Make it mandatory, and there is no longer the choice and it will get done."

It's a simple change in philosophy.  You get your work done because you need to.  You tend to your family because you need to. You have made the decision that these are not optional things in your life.  They are mandatory.

So, I challenge you to reconsider your choice with regard to your health.  Don't give yourself the choice to exercise or not to exercise.  Just do it.  I guarantee, you will feel better.  Your relationships, your self esteem, and your health will improve.  

Here's your free gift guarantee:

Try it free for 30 days and see how you feel. Here are some general guidelines to help you with your 30 day trial:
  1. Exercise is defined as any activity that moves your body in a variety of ways.
  2. Your activity can be as easy as walking or light stretching, or as vigorous as a cycling class or lifting weights. 
  3. Schedule 4 activity sessions a week at a minimum, more is better.
  4. Do any activity for a minimum of twenty minutes, more is better.
  5. They key:  don't give yourself a choice.  Make it mandatory.
  6. Every time you find yourself saying, "Nah - I can do it later.  STOP!  Just do it!"
 That's all I'm talking about.  If you do it and you're successful, send me an email and I'll give you - FOR FREE - my 365fitt 10 Minute Workouts (valued at $19.95).

365fitt is about training for the event called LIFE, focusing on physical, nutritional and emotional wellness through lifestyle adaptations.  Kathy is available for personal training and wellness consultations and corporate wellness.  365fitt invites you to participate in a Healthy Active Living trip to incredible destinations.  Please visit 365fitt for more information.  Live 365fitt!

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