What is “Active” Living Anyway?
In my book, Second Chance at Health-Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating, movement is the second most important aspect of health after diet. In my book I help you discover the best movement plans for you.
Active living is not meant to be a nebulous goal. It is actually very simple and involves opting for less sedentary activities.
Personally, I LOVE to exercise, so being active has never been an issue for me. I always found it easier to out-exercise my eating habits in my early years. Now at mid-life, I know that I must pay more attention to serving size more than ever. I do know other people who are not as enamored with exercise, hence the information in this book.
I want you to find the type of movement that does not seem like exercise to you. If you are active enough most days of the week, you DON’T have to go to the gym and toil for hours! Energy begets energy. When you increase your activity, you will not be more tired. On the contrary, you will feel more energized.
Activity can include simple things like taking the stairs, using the farthest restroom in your office building, walking to pick up the mail. One of my patients even put a dumbbell at the foot of the stairs, he carried it up when he went up and carried it down when he went down! What about doing squats while you brush your teeth or you are waiting for the microwave to heat up your lunch?
Tap into Your Inner Child
Tapping into your inner child is also a fantastic way to rediscover your favorite activity! Recalling some of your favorite childhood past times can be instrumental in rediscovering your love for movement! I am talking to mid-life people, so most of us had recess! What did you love to play? Basketball? Four Square? Jump rope? Chinese jump rope? Remember those? If you smiled you do! Then find a way to put those fun activities back into your life!
Finding the best exercise or movement plan that fits into your life is a fun activity! Finding the best eating/diet plan can be just as exciting. In my book I discuss plans and some are more structured than others. Regardless of the diet/eating plan that you find works best for you, and the food should be “clean”!
What Is “Clean” Eating Anyway?
“Clean” is the new buzzword that you can’t get away from. I do think that it is a fantastic term to describe food in its purest form, which also happens to be the healthiest as well. I recommend ensuring that the foods that you choose to eat within the eating plans are “clean” type foods. Foods recommended in the variety of eating plans should be the most unprocessed foods that are readily available.
You ARE a Priority
The essential component of this book is your commitment to yourself. This means that YOU must become a priority. YOU are the only one who can improve your activity level and your eating style. Whether your goal is to lose weight, decrease or get off medicine, experience less joint pain, improve your mental health, increase your joy, increase your self-confidence, or just live a healthier life, YOU are the only one who can do this. However, it’s hard to do it alone without guidance, and that is where this book comes in.
I am confident that you will find this book helpful as you navigate through the decision trees to discover the best eating plan and movement plan for you. YOU can decide which works best, and is the most sustainable for you. Additionally, YOU can change it up as YOU change. You will find that as you progress, you will feel better and more confident and will challenge yourself to improve.
Our bodies are meant to move, our minds love goals and only you can take care of you! What are your goals? I can assist you with choosing the best movement and eating plan!
I am excited that YOU have decided that YOU are worth investing in. I hope that no matter what your goal is, you will attain and surpass it. I can’t wait to hear from you as you describe your success story.
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